Malaysian title JI WU [Tricked]
director: Jeffrey Chiang
starring: Carlos Chan · Carmen So-up · Bryant Mak · Mimi Chi Yan Kung
· Shaun Chen
low, sell high" has always been the confidential motto of the real
estate business. In this film, it becomes the cryptic operating mantra
for a company that buys properties for cheap after someone has died
or been killed there. Further, operating on the belief that the house
is now haunted, the company can expect the buyer will soon be back to
continue the depreciating loop. But nothing is left to chance. The realty
company is owned by Lucy, secretly a witch queen, who oversees the operation.
Into this scenario, comes an ambitious real estate agent named Charlie.
He has been successful with another agency (one of the area's top five
realtors), but is having financial troubles due to the massive hospital
bills for his sick father. Charlie happily joins the new firm but soon
finds himself facing serious ethical and dangerously horrific problems.
director Jeffrey Chiang found success with his indi horror film NO
ENTRY, which led to financing from Herman Lau's Hong Kong studio.
The result is this sharp, HK thriller making waves on the International
genre scene. It is one of numerous recent horror films with the current
Hong Kong housing-shortage problem as the catalyst (also see DREAM
Hong Kong/Malaysian film with English subtitles; widescreen (16:9),
uncut (96 minutes) in DVD encoded for REGION ONE NTSC, playable on any
American DVD machine;
Extras include theatrical trailer.
Recommended for Mature Audiences.