Claustrophobia (2008 film)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
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 Mark Lee Ping Bin
Edited by Kong Chi-leung
Irresistible Films
The Film Development Fund of Hong Kong
Runaway Films
Runaway Films
Mega Profit Creation
Distributed by Edko Films
Release date
  • 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 (traditional Chinese: 親密; simplified Chinese: 亲密) is a 2008 Hong Kong romantic drama film written and directed by Ivy Ho in her directorial debut, and starring Karena Lam and Ekin Cheng.


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.


  • Karena Lam as Pearl
  • Ekin Cheng as Tom
  • Felix Lok as Karl
  • Derek Tsang as John
  • Chucky Woo as Jewel
  • Eric Tsang as Dr. Chiu
  • Andy Hui as Ken
  • Siu Miu-yin as Dr. Chiu's nurse
  • Cary Cheng as Dr. Chiu's patient
  • Ben Wong as Michael
  • Dhillion Harit Singh as Lift passenger
  • Zhou Ji-cheng as Lift passenger
  • D.S.F. Chow as Pier hand
  • Cheung Yat-fei as Man at restaurant
  • Lulu Wong as Girl at restaurant
  • Pancy Chan as Yvonne
  • Allie Poon as Bianca
  • Kong Ka-yin as Rollerblading girl
  • Choy Ka-chai as Rollerblading guy
  • Wong Kin-ko as Woman in conference room
  • Yeung Chiu-hoi as Man in TV commercial
  • Iris Ngai as Girl in TV commercial


Awards and nominations[edit]

Awards and nominations
Ceremony Category Recipient Outcome
28th Hong Kong Film Awards Best Screenplay Ivy Ho Nominated
Best Actress Karena Lam Nominated
Best New Director Ivy Ho Nominated
15th Hong Kong Film Critics Society Awards Best Screenplay Ivy Ho Won
Film of Merit Cllaustrophobia Won


External links[edit]