Jian Gui (2002)

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Alternative titles

  • Gin Gwai Alternative
  • The Eye Alternative

Synopsis

At the age of two Mann went blind. Eighteen years later, a new and risky corneal transplant operation restores her vision. A series of inexplicable events, however, leads her to believe there is more than meets the eye to her new-found gift of sight. Mysterious black-clad figures seem to foreshadow sudden deaths and horribly disfigured denizens haunt her everyday existence. Unable to define her own identity, she comes to understand that whenever she looks into a mirror she doesn't see herself but instead she sees another woman; Ling, the original owner of the corneas.

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