I remember watching an Asian horror movie (possibly from Hong Kong?) some time between 2010 and now. It was not older than 5 years by that time, I think.

The movie repeatedly featured a ghost that appeared as a young woman whose arms were noticeably dark blue from the elbows down. The revelation in the end was that the woman was one of many workers in an underground sweatshop (for dyeing fabrics or something - hence the blue arms) who overheard a secret conversation between the owners of said sweatshop, was discovered, and murdered by getting an axe smashed into her head.

At least a few of these aspects are probably misremembered, because my otherwise quite reliable google-fu does not seem to help here.

  • They Wait, perhaps?
    – Adamant
    Jun 29, 2016 at 20:51
  • Two by two, hands of blue.
    – Adamant
    Jun 29, 2016 at 21:20
  • @Obie2.0: Well, no, not that one. Jun 29, 2016 at 21:42
  • @Obie2.0: It is, going to accept that answer. My comment was referring to "two by two, hands of blue", which is how I think the two doctors that experimented on Firefly's River Tam were referred to. Jun 29, 2016 at 21:43

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Could this be They Wait?

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Here is the ghost, a woman with blue-stained arms:

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According to a review:

When the inquisitive young Sam starts exploring in Uncle Raymond’s old factory, he encounters the ghost of a Chinese girl who worked there half a century ago. These experiences send Sam into a somnambulic state, which is when he starts creeping us out by saying stuff like, “There is a lot of work to be done”, eventually falling into a coma. Have the spirits taken him? It would certainly appear so, and his mum has only until the following morning (when Ghost Month ends) to rescue his soul.

This certainly fits with the sweatshop angle.

  • That's the one. So, the point I was missing was that it was a Canadian movie, while featuring many Asian characters. Jun 29, 2016 at 21:44
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    Not to forget that the title is incredibly nondescript and wouldn't have caught my attention in a listing of horror films ;) Jun 30, 2016 at 7:54
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    @O.RMapper that is what your friendly neighnorhood stack exchange is for. :)
    – Adamant
    Jun 30, 2016 at 7:56

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