Dream home

1h 36min  2010

When she was a child, Cheng Lai-sheung (Josie Ho) could see Hong Kong’s famed Victoria Harbour from her apartment. But as time passed, the old buildings in front of her home were demolished to make way for a huge residential project that now blocks her view. Increasingly disappointed and upset, she vowed to one day save up enough money for her family to move into a new apartment with a magnificent sea view.

In order to achieve her dream, Cheng has to work hard at two full-time jobs. She even goes as far as stealing customer data to sell to other companies. However, no matter how much she toils, she cannot earn enough to keep up with the ever-increasing values of Hong Kong’s real estate. With her father terminally ill and medical expenses rising, she decides to make a fateful choice for her family: to let her father die and cash in his insurance.

But even the insurance money proves to not be enough, since property prices keep leaping higher. Her dream home now seems forever out of reach…until suddenly, it dawns on her: in order to get what she wants, she must take matters into her own hands…even if it means getting her hands seriously bloody.

Genres         Crime, Drama, Horror

Director       Pang Ho-cheung

Starring        Josie Ho, Ching Wong, Helen To

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awards

“The Best Actress” (Josie Ho) – The 43th Sitges Film Festival, Spain
“The Best Special Makeup Awards” – The 43th Sitges Film Festival, Spain
“The Best Asian Film Bronze” – The 39th Montreal Fantasia Film Festival 2010
“The Mad Movie Award” – The 10th Neuchâtel Int’l Fantastic Film Festival, Swiss
Nominated “The Best Actress” (Josie Ho) – The 30th Hong Kong Film Awards
Nominated “The Best Visual Effect” – The 47th Taiwan Golden Horse Film Festival
Nominated “The Best Sound Effect” – The 47th Taiwan Golden Horse Film Festival

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