Visible Secret
Hong Kong 2001
Directed by Ann Hui.


Shu Qi sees dead people in this mystery/romance which also stars Eason Chan as a somewhat dopey, lovestruck guy intent on wooing her. Things get stranger and stranger for Eason as his romance blossoms, until he can no longer tell who is alive, and who is a ghost, and who is the girl he has been falling in love with. Sam Lee co-stars as his roommate. A really well crafted story which doesn't give away its secrets until the very end.

Rating: Highly Recommended (Highly Recommended)

Posted by Peter Nepstad on May 16, 2004.


Comments

A weak second half as the writer lost focus, movie meanders and wanders about, finally staggering to a conclusion which while not satisfying for the viewer, is somewhat predictable, especially if you have watched 'the sixth sense'. The movie succeeds more as a drama with some nice comedic touches. Don't try to figure this one out..its strength is derived from the cinematography and atmosphere settings; as a ghost story it is neither scary nor chilling (see the original 'Pulse' for that). [2 out of 4 stars]

Posted by: alanjayh at July 7, 2007 02:58 AM

The characters do the ghostbuster thing for a bit before the hero must spend time waking up to red paint everywhere and running for his life. It's really funny. I saw 6th sense before seeing this movie and still did not guess the ending. The ending isn't really like 6th sense anyway except that it's a surprise involving a ghost.

Posted by: Ruth at July 9, 2008 06:09 PM
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