OLD MANSION

By Qian JIAYU

HOUSE OF FILM - as SALES All rights, World / DISTR

LGBT - Completed 2012

A rare LGBT / Supernatural thriller from China. A story of passion, love, and murder spanning the cultural Revolution to the present day.

    • Year of production
    • 2012
    • Genres
    • LGBT, Thriller
    • Countries
    • CHINA
    • Languages
    • MANDARIN
    • Budget
    • 3 - 5 M$
    • Duration
    • 90 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Qian JIAYU
    • Writer(s)
    • Qian JIAYU
    • Producer(s)
    • Zhang JIANPING
    • Synopsis
    • Mark, a New York psychologist, suffers from nightmares. Driven by the horrifying images he visits an old mansion in Shanghai.
      The mansion reveals new layers of a family mystery and a horrifying act that took place there long ago.  Mark’s hallucinations focus on a strange symbol and lead him to a plastic surgeon called the Master of Illusion. At the same time, Old Charlie, a detective haunted by the decades old murder, hopes Mark’s visions will lead him to the missing body.
      Mark’s fiancée, a biology professor, discovers a gene that has an extraordinary effect on artists, designers and plastic surgeons, transporting them to another realm. Gradually the connections among the symbol, the mansion, and the rare gene are revealed. But Mark’s life slowly falls apart as his obsession with discovering meanings reveals the shocking family secret and brutal crime.
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