When Aiman, a Malay correctional officer, is transferred to the territory's highest security prison, he quickly catches the attention of the seasoned chief executioner, Rahim. Aiman's goal is to become the executioner's apprentice. His motives are mixed, both professional and personal. This unconventional prison film provides a "stunning" look at lives affected by capital punishment. Film by Boo Junfeng.
Running time: 96 minutes, in Malay with English subtitles.
See the film and stay for casual conversation afterward.
"Mysterious and nuanced." ~ Nick Schager, The Village Voice
"Suspenseful...tightly focused and ambitious." ~ Lisa Nesselson, Screen International