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By Junfeng BOO

CINEMA DEFACTO - as PROD

Drama - Production 2014


Festivals
& Awards

Cannes 2016
Un Certain Regard
Toronto - TIFF 2016
Official Selection
BFI London FF 2016
Official Selection
Busan - BIFF/APM 2016
Taipei Film Festival 2016
Netpac Award
Qcinéma 2016
Grand Prix
Saint Louis International Film Festival 2016
International Faith Award
    • Year of production
    • 2014
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • FRANCE, SINGAPORE, GERMANY
    • Budget
    • 0.6 - 1 M$
    • Director(s)
    • Junfeng BOO
    • Writer(s)
    • Junfeng BOO, Raymond PHATANAVIRANGOON
    • Producer(s)
    • Raymond PHATANAVIRANGOON (Peanut Pictures), Fran BORGIA (AKANGA FILM ASIA)
    • Synopsis
    • Aiman is a 28-year-old Malay correctional officer who is recently transferred to the territory’s top prison. Aiman lives with his older sister Suhaila in a modest housing estate.
      At his new workplace, Aiman begins to take an interest in a 65-year-old sergeant named Rahim. Soon, it is revealed that the charismatic Rahim is actually the long-serving chief executioner of the prison. Rahim also takes notice of the principled and diligent Aiman. When Rahim’s assistant suddenly quits, he asks Aiman to become his apprentice. Aiman tells Suhaila of his new job position, but Suhaila becomes upset, as their father was actually executed by Rahim. Aiman knew this all along.
      Can Aiman overcome his conscience and a haunted past to possibly take over as the next chief executioner?
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