The story is of a photographer named Jiney who becomes increasingly bored with taking "scenic" shots of her surroundings and wants to experience something to inspire her. One day she is witness to a car crash that kills the pedestrian and she is torn whether this is something she should photograph or not. This is the beginning of her decent into a damaged obsessive compulsion with dying and death. She begins to photo chickens being killed in a market and goes on to photo dead dogs and birds and she rapidly descends into madness The two main characters are actually played by sisters who are famous singers in Hong Kong they play a lesbian couple though this actually comes over as a very close female friendship in the film, Jineys descending into her psychosis is very disturbing to watch as it looks so real and though it is gradual you can see it is a cumulative experience. Look for the balcony scene where Jiney tells her girlfriend she is obsessed with suicide and climbs over the balcony 10 floors up i wont spoil it but it is tense
Her lover finally gets her away from her dangerous obsession with death only to have someone send her a video of a girl being beaten to death. jiney eventually has her girlfriend kidnapped by the freak who sent her the video, i think i will end this here as it will give too much away but keep watching as there is a twist at the end and you will wonder how such depraved people could possibly exist also look at the making of as you will learn there was a lot more to the film that was cut out and you will also learn how the sisters approached the roles especially the one who played the one going insane (jiney). She even frightened the male actor who played her friend in the scenes where she tortures him as he thought she was crazy enough to seriously hurt him for real.
I thought this was a very well made and excellently acted film about obsession and madness, far better than Hollywood could ever make