IN WHAT CITY DOES IT LIVE?

By Seng Tat LIEW

MANDRA FILMS - as PROD

Black comedy - Post-Production 2013

Home is not where you live; it is who you live with.

    • Year of production
    • 2013
    • Genres
    • Black comedy
    • Countries
    • MALAYSIA
    • Languages
    • MALAYSIAN, ENGLISH
    • Director(s)
    • Seng Tat LIEW
    • Synopsis
    • Pak Awang's only child is getting married and he wishes to give her a house as a wedding gift. Unable to afford a brand new house, he comes up with a brilliant idea to relocate and restore an abandoned house near the village. Despite rumours of the house being haunted, he manages to convince his fellow villagers to help him move the house by carrying it physically back to the village.
      Solomon is a Nigerian immigrant working illegally as a street peddler, trying very hard to adjust to life in the city of Kuala Lumpur. Refusing to participate in con-businesses and money laundering like some of his countrymen, he opts to run a small business of his own. Down on his luck, Solomon runs into trouble with the police and has to run away. He jumps onto the back of a moving truck and ends up in the aforementioned village. While wandering around, he finds the house that was being moved and decides to hide in it.
      The same evening, a villager passes by the house when noticing a black shadow (Solomon) inside. He freaks out and rushes back to the village to tell everyone. Nobody actually sees Solomon in person and this generates vivid rumours that the relocation of the house has disturbed some evil spirits. This causes disruption in the village and the transportation of the house comes to a halt.
      Pak Awang tries to convince the villagers not to be superstitious, but his efforts fall in deaf ears. While Pak Awang becomes more and more estranged by his own people for not having the same beliefs, Solomon is happy with his new found 'home' and becomes a permanent tenant of the house. The question is, for how long?
    • Partners & financing
    • Torino Filmlab, Hubert Bals Fund, Fondation Groupama Gan (Opening Shot)
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