Dream Home

Cinemania

North American Premiere

Hong Kong | 96 MINUTES

DREAM HOME

Horror, Thriller

Cheng Lai-sheung is a young, upwardly mobile professional working as a telemarketer in Hong Kong. She is finally ready to invest in her first home, a lavish penthouse apartment in the upscale city district that she has lusted after since leaving behind her impoverished childhood. But when the deal falls through at the last minute, Cheng does her gruesome part to drive down the property value and decrease the occupancy rate. She'll do anything to keep her dream alive… even if it means keeping her would-be neighbors dead.

Dream Home is a grisly fantasy, but also a smart cultural critique, the rare slasher film that brings as much innovation to its story and message as it does to the violence itself. Known for his creative stories and darkly humorous perspective, director Pang Ho-Cheung renders his disturbingly imaginative violence perversely plausible against an all-too-real backdrop of urban housing crisis and lifestyle fetishization. The result is a decidedly metropolitan spin on Guignol horror, and an incisive comment on a (literally) cutthroat real estate market.



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CAST & CREDITS

Directed by Pang Ho-Cheung and Pang Ho-Cheung

Pang Ho-Cheung is one of Hong Kong's most acclaimed young directors. His film Isabella won the Silver Bear at Berlin in 2006. Other credits include Trivial Matters, Exodus, You Shoot I Shoot, Beyond Our Ken, and Men Suddenly In Black, winner of the Best New Director award at the Hong Kong Film Awards.
Production Designer
Man Lim Chung
Director
Pang Ho-Cheung
Screenwriter
Pang Ho-Cheung, Derek Tsang, Jimmy Wan
Editor
Wenders Li, H.K.S.E
Primary Cast
Josie Ho, Eason Chan, Derek Tsang, Lawrence Chou, Juno Mak, Michelle Ye
Composer
Gabriele Roberto
Director of Photography
Yu Lik Wai, H.K.S.C.
Producer
Conroy Chan, Josie Ho, Subi Liang