While searching for the secret to anti-gravity, Professor Hashimoto, a brilliant and unorthodox scientist, has created the Menger Sponge. This bizarre matter has the unusual property of absorbing all energy and holding it in what can only be described as an artificial black hole. Most startling of its many uses is that in its liquid form, it allows you to see ghosts, spirits who have refused to cross over to the world of the dead. Putting together a team of international scientists, Hashimoto has accomplished the impossible. He has captured a ghost, that of a young boy who has the unfortunate habit of killing anyone who makes eye contact with him in the most gruesome ways imaginable.
For the first time, men of science can study the afterlife, seeking answers to the mysteries that have eluded mankind since the dawn of time. But when answers are not forthcoming, the professor recruits Tung into his team. Tung is a police detective who, along with his investigative skills, has an extraordinary knack for reading lips. It will be his job to follow the ghost and piece together the truth behind the boys haunting. However, even as the investigator probes into the spirits past, it becomes obvious that each member of the team has his or her own agenda, and the secrets they are unlocking may not be used in the manner they were intended. Tung soon finds himself on a most dangerous journey, putting not only his own life but those of his loved ones on the line, in search of the ultimate truth.
Silk is the brainchild of Chao-Bin Su, whod previously made his mark with the script for Double Vision. Both films follow similar themes that blend science and the supernatural to tell a very human, emotional story relying on the very notion of vision, images and how they are perceived. In Silk we watch, fascinated, as layers are peeled away, multiple storylines converge and the real motivations of the various characters are exposed. It is a remarkable feat of visual storytelling that keeps the audience on the edge of its seat. The film manages to breathe new life into the Asian ghost genre -- not an easy thing, with all the films being produced in the past few years. It manages to be entertaining and frightening, while dealing with how perception influences our vision in an intelligent fashion.
Director: Su Chao-Bin
Screenplay: Su Chao-Bin
Cast: Chang Chen
Producers: Ming Tu
Distributor: CMC Entertainment