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Woman on Fire Looks for Water
118 Ratings


A father and son wrestle with love in a small Malaysian fishing village. While the father looks up an old lover he should have married years ago, his son faces a romantic dilemma of his own…

Our take

The story of a doomed love triangle is told in expressive long takes and a carefully observed regionalism that few film artists could achieve. Woo Ming-jin captures the textures of repressed desire and the rhythms of rural life in a Malay fishing village with an entrancing tempo and nuance.