Claustrophobia (2008 film)

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Claustrophobia poster.jpg
Directed by Ivy Ho
Produced by Cary Cheng
William Kong
Yee Chung-Man
Written by Ivy Ho
Starring Karena Lam
Ekin Cheng
Music by Anthony Chue
Cinematography Lee Pin-Bing
Edited by Kong Chi-Leung
Irresistible Films
Distributed by Irresistible Films
Release dates
  • 26 October 2008 (2008-10-26) (HKAFF)
  • 12 February 2009 (2009-02-12) (Hong Kong)
Running time 100 minutes
Country Hong Kong
Language Cantonese

Claustrophobia (simplified Chinese: 亲密; traditional Chinese: 親密) is an 2008 Hong Kong romantic drama film directed by Ivy Ho.


Pearl (Karena Lam) has quietly fallen in love with her boss Tom (Ekin Cheng), who’s married with a family. Without warning, Tom asks Pearl to interview for another job. Wounded, Pearl demands that Tom terminate her. The gauntlet has been thrown down. In a space as small, crowded and claustrophobic as the office, love doesn’t grow - it incubates and breeds, like a virus.



Awards and nominations[edit]

15th Hong Kong Film Critics Society Awards

  • Won: Best Screenplay (Ivy Ho)
  • Film of Merit

28th Hong Kong Film Awards

  • Nominated: Best Screenplay (Ivy Ho)
  • Nominated: Best Actress (Karena Lam)
  • Nominated: Best New Director (Ivy Ho)


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