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Director: Boo Junfeng
  • Drama
Japanese Premiere
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10/27 13:40- (96min) -
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Guest (tentative): Q&A: Boo Junfeng(Director/Screenplay)
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10/29 13:25- (96min) -
  • Q&A
Guest (tentative): Q&A: Boo Junfeng (Director/Screenplay)
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Aiman is a 28-year-old Malay correctional officer who is recently transferred to the territory’s top prison. 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. But in fact, Aiman’s father was executed by Rahim. Can Aiman overcome his conscience and a haunted past to possibly take over as the next chief executioner?
Director Boo Junfeng

Born in Singapore in 1983, Boo Junfeng trained in film schools in Singapore and Spain. His works often center on themes of identity, memory, and sexuality. Since 2005, his short films and talent have won him acclaim at numerous renowned international film festivals. His debut feature film Sandcastle premiered at the Cannes Film Festival’s International Critics’ Week.

Staff Director/Screenplay : Boo Junfeng
Executive Producer : Eric Khoo
Executive Producer : Pang Ho-cheung
Executive Producer : Subi Liang
Executive Producer : Jim Rogers
Executive Producer : Paige Parker
Screenplay/Producer : Raymond Phathanavirangoon
Producer : Fran Borgia
Producer : Tan Fong Cheng
Cinematographer : Benoit Soler
Cast Fir Rahman
Wan Hanafi Su
Mastura Ahmad
96min. Color Malay, English [Subtitled in English and Japanese] | 2016 Singapore, Germany, France, Hong Kong, Qatar |
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