AT THE END OF DAYBREAK

By Yuhang HO

GOLDEN SCENE COMPANY LIMITED - as SALES All rights, World

Drama - Completed 2009

A modern Malaysian film noir where a single mother tries to assist her 23 year old son who is accused of statutory rape when his relationship with his 15 year old girlfriend is discovered.

    • Year of production
    • 2009
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • MALAYSIA, HONG KONG (CHINA), KOREA (South)
    • Languages
    • CANTONESE, MALAYSIAN
    • Duration
    • 94 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Yuhang HO
    • Writer(s)
    • Yuhang HO
    • Producer(s)
    • Lorna TEE (Paperheart Limited)
    • Synopsis
    • Malaysia, now. 23-year-old Tuck Chai is dating Ying, a schoolgirl who isn’t yet 16 but their parents know nothing about the illicit relationship. Tuck Chai lives with his mother, a woman who has never got over her husband abandoning her. She drinks too much, and doesn’t look after herself too well. But she would do anything for Tuck Chai. When Ying’s parents want to report Tuck Chai to the police with the charge of statutory rape for having sex with a minor, Tuck Chai’s mother pleads with them to settle out of court for cash compensation instead. After receiving the money, Ying’s selfish parents decide that they want to go to the police regardless. Events become a blur. Ying tricks her parents and goes for a fateful meeting with Tuck Chai. The tensions between Tuck Chai and his mother become explosive. Before long, several lives are ruined and the police are involved after all.
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