Edinburgh International Film Festival 2005

The EIFF programme says: "Fantastical, high octane, bizarre, kick-ass, ninja, zombie, sci-fi, kung-fu, horror, thriller cult movies way past your bedtime."

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The Dark The Dark
The Dark and Dumplings
Antibodies (Antikorper) (Country: Germany; Year: 2004; Director: Christian Alvart; Writer: Christian Alvart; Stars: Wotan Wilke Mohring, Heinz Hoenig, Andre Hennicke, Ulrike Krumbiegel, Hauke Diekamp, Nina Proll, Jurgen Schornagel)
A serial killer plays mind games with a policeman.
UK Premiere
A Bittersweet Life (Dal Kom Han In Saeng) (Country: South Korea; Year: 2005; Director: Kim Ji-woon; Writer: Kim Ji-woon; Stars: Lee Byung-hun, Shin Mina, Kim Young-chul, Whang Jung-min, Kim Roi-ha, Moon Ching-hyuk, Lee Ki-young, Oh Dalsoo, Jin Gu, Kim Hae-gon)
A tale of revenge, infidelity and gangland warfare in South Korea.
UK Premiere
The Dark (Country: UK; Year: 2005; Director: John Fawcett; Writer: Stephen Massicotte, Paul Tamasy, based on Sheep by Simon Maginn; Stars: Maria Bello, Sean Bean, Sophie Stuckey, Maurice Roeves, Abigail Stone, Richard Elfyn)
A Welsh ghost story with watery connections.
World Premiere
Dumplings (Country: Hong Kong; Year: 2005; Director: Fruit Chan; Writer: Fruit Chan, Lilian Lee; Stars: Ling Bai, Pauline Lau, Tony Leung Ka-Fai, Meme Tian, Miriam Yeung Chin Wah, Miki Yeung)
Ageing star seeks out an anti-ageing recipe... just don't ask about the special ingredient.
UK Premiere
One Nite In Mongkok (Mongkok Hakye) (Country: Hong Kong; Year: 2004; Director: Tung-Shing Yee; Writer: Tung-Shing Yee; Stars: Daniel Wu, Cecilia Chung, Alex Fong, Anson Leung, Kar Lok Chin, Suet Lam, Sam Lee)
Triad tensions in Hong Kong bring a hired assassin from the mainland.
UK Premiere
One Nite In Mongkok One Nite In Mongkok
One Nite In Mongkok and Snuff Movie
P (Country: UK/Thailand; Year: 2005; Director: Paul Spurrier; Writer: Paul Spurrier; Stars: Suangporn Jaturaphut, Dean Barrett, Shaun Delaney, John Kathrein, Chartchai Kongsiri, Opal, Pisamai Pakdeevijit, Supatra Roongsawang, Narisara Sairatanee, Amy Siriya, Paul Spurrier)
Thai country girl uses terror magic in Bangkok go-go bar.
UK Premiere
Snuff Movie (Snuff-Movie) (Country: UK and Romania; Year: 2005; Director: Bernard Rose; Writer: Bernard Rose; Stars: Jeroen Krabbe, Lisa Enos, Hugo Myatt, Joe Reegan, Teri Harrison, Alastair Mackenzie)
Psychodrama by horror auteur Boris Arkadin.
World Premiere
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