Visible Secret

2001 [CN]

Fantasy / Horror / Mystery

Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Spilled 32% · 100 ratings
IMDb Rating 5.8/10 10 458 458


Top cast

Qi Shu as June / Wong Siu-Kam
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946.18 MB
Chinese 2.0
23.976 fps
1 hr 42 min
Seeds 3
1.9 GB
Chinese 5.1
23.976 fps
1 hr 42 min
Seeds 13

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by Lestat65 9 / 10

An eerie little gem...

... that keeps reinventing itself. You've never quite seen a film like this. It takes a while to get into the story, but the payoff is well worth it. The less said about the plot the better. It's a vibrant, spooky comic book come to life with a wonderful offbeat sensibility. Visible Secret has all the best elements of The X-Files, Sixth Sense, Jacob's Ladder and Scooby Doo. I'm definitely ready to explore more of Ann Hui's earlier work. Highly recommended.

Reviewed by dbborroughs 6 / 10

Creepy if not completely clear horror film

Creepy and very strange film about a woman who sees ghosts, possessions, and headless corpses.(Look fast for Anthony Wong as a decapitated man at the start).

I don't completely understand what was going on, which I know is one of the reasons the film is slightly disturbing. Its an odd mix of horror and comedy that has too many threads flying about, many of which are are left hanging or explained poorly. The films look goes a great way in creating a mood and one feels off just by looking at the film.

Probably the only one of the recent spate of Chines Horror films I've been watching lately films I may watch again.

Reviewed by lost-in-limbo 8 / 10

I see…?

The unemployed Peter encounters the shadily unusual June when clubbing one night, and straight away the two fall for each other. However since June has entered Peter's life, things has turned out rather strange and she reveals to him in a erratic manner that she can see spirits with left eye. Through her, he learns that a headless loan shark ghost that was killed in a traffic accident, is possessing citizens of Hong Kong seeking revenge on those people and their families that he thinks is linked to his death.

More so a touching drama with supernatural elements, blossoming romance and oddball hilarity is how to describe this handsomely haunting, but evocative treat for the senses. Even with its familiar premise idea (think of "The Eye" and "The Sixth Sense"), this Hong Kong feature turns in one curiously textured screenplay, which is intelligently crafted to get you intrigued, where everything finally falls into place after pulling you into many different directions and possibilities. The central point of Kwang Abe's story is one of those character finding themselves devices, which is learning to first respect who they are and throw in some meaningful character relationship building. There's a twist or two in there. While, the twists might be predictable, but elaborately effective nonetheless. However at times it does feel episodic and leisurely ticks along, before letting the mystery really fold out. Also it might feel a little too long when coming to its long-winded, if underwhelming resolution. The morbidly quirky humour and visual gags worked in, feel right at home to the material, characters and situations.

What it has going for it, is its moody direction and atmospheric locations with sublime shadings, lighting and detail. Director Ann Hui paints many surreal images which float between slightly grisly to beautifully melancholy. The eloquently inventive framing from Arthur Wong's crisply dusky cinematography sets the dreamy tone and a creepy ambiance settles into Tommy Wai Kai-Leung's stirringly unhinged music score. Make-up is well-displayed and special effects admirably creative and fitting to the style of the film.

The two leads are equally splendid with the extremely wonderful Shu Qi's vividly plucky turn as June and Eason Chan's perfectly sombre performance as Peter. The support cast are reasonably low-key and more there for the story's progression, but what is offered up is colourful bunch with the likes of Sam Lee, Anthony Wong Chau-Sang, James Wong, Yiu-Cheung Lai, Jo Kuk and a memorable Tony Liu. Everyone's performances gel together, to make believable and emotional ties.

A charming, offbeat little winner. Maybe too long in its story, but the novelty and atmospheric tone works from the get-go.

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