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River of Exploding Durians
7.2
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153 Ratings

RIVER OF EXPLODING DURIANS

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Directed by Edmund Yeo
Malaysia, 2014
Drama

Synopsis

In a Malaysian coastal town, a rare earth mining plant that is very polluting is being built. However, high-school student Ming only cares about his strolls on the beach with Mei Ann. Meanwhile, history teacher Ms. Lim has started an activist group to protest against the construction.

Synopsis

In a Malaysian coastal town, a rare earth mining plant that is very polluting is being built. However, high-school student Ming only cares about his strolls on the beach with Mei Ann. Meanwhile, history teacher Ms. Lim has started an activist group to protest against the construction.

Our take

River of Exploding Durians is Edmund Yeo’s poetic first feature-length film and a return to his native Malaysia. A bifurcated story of young love that at the same time subtly and subversively explores a range of socio-political issues.