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Drama - Completed 2009

& Awards

Directors' Fortnight 2009
    • Year of production
    • 2009
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • Languages
    • Duration
    • 75 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Chris CHONG CHAN FUI
    • Synopsis
    • In a rural Malaysian oil palm estate, Betik returns home
      from the big city of Kuala Lumpur. To regain his rhythm of
      living back home, he takes on a day job shooting karaoke videos.
      At night, he tries to help his mother at the family’s karaoke bar
      downstairs – a karaoke where the local Indian estate workers, their families, and
      the Malay Muslim villagers next door gather and sing. Each
      song resonates for someone in the villages. And it is here
      that Betik meets a girl who seduces him with a future that
      he has come back for. A job, love and family: His return home comes together
      quickly. But nobody is as naïve as he seems. Everybody wants
      something. In the innocence of a small village in the estate,
      subtle manipulations and deceptions seep through. The
      songs continue to be sung, unwavering.