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A Chinese Ghost Story

Original title
Sien nui yau wan (A Chinese Ghost Story)
Year
Running time
98 min.
Country
Hong Kong Hong Kong
Director
Screenwriter
Yuen Kai-Chi (Novel: Songling Pu)
Music
Romeo Díaz, James Wong
Cinematography
Poon Hang-Sang, Sander Lee, Tom Lau, Wong Wing-Hang
Cast
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Producer
Cinema City. Producer: Tsui Hark
Genre
Fantasy. Action | Cult Movie. Ghosts
Movie Groups
A Chinese Ghost Story
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Synopsis / Plot
Ning Tsai-Shen, a humble tax collector, arrives in a small town to carry out his work. Unsurprisingly, no-one is willing to give him shelter for the night, so he ends up spending the night in the haunted Lan Ro temple. There, he meets Taoist Swordsman Yen Che-Hsia, who warns him to stay out of trouble, and the beautiful Nieh Hsiao-Tsing, with whom he falls in love. Unfortunately, Hsiao-Tsing is a ghost, bound for all eternity by a hideous tree spirit with an incredibly long tongue that wraps itself round its victims and sucks out their life essence (or 'yang element').
Awards
1987: Sitges Fantasy Film Festival: Best Special Effects
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