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Directed by Ho Yuhang
Malaysia, 2004


Tranquil, realistic drama about alienation, identity and loneliness in Malaysia that is imprisoned between tradition and modern life. Lai sells toy rifles on the market and spends his spare time gambling in pool halls. He lives with the ailing See, who does monotonous copying work, day in, day out.

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Awards & Festivals

International Film Festival Rotterdam

2005 | Winner: Netpac Award

2005 | Special Mention: Tiger Award

Busan International Film Festival

2004 | Special Mention: New Currents Award

Fribourg International Film Festival

2005 | Special Mention

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