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Malam

Directed by

Leonard Yip

Year

Runtime

2021

83 minutes

Genre

Crime, Drama, Thriller, Tropical Noir

Language

Malay

Synopsis

Jay, a young man haunted by a murder committed back home in Malaysia, is sent to a housing block marked for demolition in Singapore.


There, in this uncanny and at times surreal setting, he meets elusive and resilient Hannah, the only female member of a toxic 'family' of criminals. Jay's presence disrupts the fragile alliances between occultist boss Seow, sociopathic thug Alan and disillusioned henchman Patrick. Jay and Hannah plan their escape with Seow's money but find themselves caught in an endless night of seduction, deadly violence, and betrayal. And when the sun comes up, it won't be over.


'Malam' plunges into a humid, seething underworld of sexual jealousy, perverse power struggles and Southeast Asian folklore. It is a contemporary and atmospheric thriller about the chance for hope in a deeply corrupted world.

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Producer(s)

Michel Cayla, Panuksmi Hardjowirogo

Produced by

M'GO Films

International Sales/Distribution

M'GO Films

Cast

Jean Goh Sijia, Vishnu Krishnan, Louis Wu, Luoyi, Sebastian Pio Pereira, Say Ping Yap

Tags

2021, Malaysia, Criminal, Relationship, Seduction, Crime, Drama, Thriller, Murder, Violence, Betrayal, Culture, Bengawan Solo, Tropical, Noir

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