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By Junfeng BOO

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Drama - Completed 2016

Aiman, a correctional officer, is transferred to the territory’s top prison. He strikes up a friendship with Rahim, who is revealed to be the chief executioner of the prison, and one of the world’s most prolific. Can Aiman overcome his conscience and his past to become the executioner’s apprentice ?

Festivals
& Awards

Festival de Cannes 2016
Un Certain Regard
Toronto - TIFF 2016
Contemporary World Cinema
Busan - BIFF/APM 2016
A Window on Asian Cinema
Chicago IFF 2016
Qcinéma 2016
Asian Next Wave Grand Prize
Mumbai FF 2016
World Cinema Section
Tokyo - TiffCom 2016
World Focus Session
BFI London FF 2016
Dare Section
    • Year of production
    • 2016
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • SINGAPORE, HONG KONG (CHINA), GERMANY, FRANCE, QATAR
    • Languages
    • MALAYSIAN, ENGLISH
    • Duration
    • 96 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Junfeng BOO
    • Writer(s)
    • Junfeng BOO
    • Producer(s)
    • Raymond PHATHANAVIRANGOON, Fran BORGIA, Fong cheng TAN
    • 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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