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24

Directed by

Royston Tan

Year

Runtime

2021

76 minutes

Genre

Mystery

Language

English, Mandarin, Malay, Various Chinese Dialects, Bengali

Synopsis

In the afterlife, a sound recordist lingers in the mortal realm while staying wedded to the profession. Armed with a recorder, a boom mic and a pair of headphones, he silently inserts himself in public and private affairs at uncustomary proximity and records even the slightest drop of water. His ‘presence’ at times incongruous and seemingly obtrusive but other times incapacitated by his spectrality, the recordist’s stolid visits to peculiar sightings, friends and family ponder the reverberations of his passing.

24 is a delicate study of how loss is felt and coped with. Its minimalist camerawork and crisp images shine the spotlight on human expressions and narratives, reaffirming TAN’s knack for crafting mundane stories that resonate.

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Producer(s)

Karen Khoo, Jun Chong

Produced by

Chuan Pictures

International Sales/Distribution

Chuan Pictures Pte Ltd

Cast

James Choong, Liang Tian, Joanne Chung, Michael Tan, Rebekah Sangeetha Dorai

Tags

Mystery, 2021, Royston Tan, Sound Recordist, Afterlife, Loss, Humantiy

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