Forest of Death (film)

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Forest of Death
Forest of Death film poster.jpg
The Hong Kong theatrical poster.
Directed by Danny Pang
Produced by The Pang Brothers
Written by Cub Chin
Danny Pang
Starring Shu Qi
Ekin Cheng
Music by Payont Permsith
Cinematography Choochart Nantitanyatada
Edited by Curran Pang
Distributed by Universe Films
Release dates Hong Kong:
22 March 2007
Running time 85 min.
Country Hong Kong
Language Cantonese

Forest of Death (also known as Sum yuen) is a 2007 Hong Kong horror film directed and co-written by Danny Pang.


Police detective Ha Chun-Chi (Shu Qi) is investigating a rape and murder that took place in a mysterious forest that has also been the scene of many suicides. The main suspect in the murder case is Patrick Wong (Lawrence Chou), but he denies committing the crime.

Ha's investigation leads her to botanist Shum Shu-Hoi (Ekin Cheng), who has been experimenting with plants from the forest. Shum's girlfriend, May (Rain Li), feigns interest in the forest to gain information for a tabloid television show she works for.

Shum's experiments reveal that the plants can act as witnesses in the murder case, and sets up a re-enactment of the crime in the forest, where the plants will act as lie detectors.



Forest of Death was released on Region 3 DVD in Hong Kong by Universe Laser on 10 May 2007. It also screened out of competition at the 2007 Bangkok International Film Festival.

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