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The Diam Diam Era (2020)

107 minutes / Comedy, Drama


Plot Synopsis:

Continuing the story of 'Long Long Time Ago' series, the third film was set during the 1980s, spanning from early 1976 until the late 1980s. It follows the story of the Lin family's second generation and their neighbours in HDB flats, as they experience great changes in Singapore's environment, policies and livelihood.


After the death of his older sister, Ah Kun (Mark Lee) has turned over a new leaf and become a taxi driver. He often argued with his son, Yong Xin and nephew, Shun Fa due to differences in their views because of generation gap. During the time, Singapore was going through a number of reform policies, such as the forced closure of Chinese schools and the introduction of Singaporean elite system.


The film also focused on the troubled relationship between Yong Xin and Shun Fa as the former is an egoistic jerk for being an overachiever especially in English language and due to this reason, looks down on the latter who's the opposite, even resorting to using him as a scapegoat just to save his reputation.


Ah Kun became dissatisfied with many of the government policies. He decided to speak out by setting a new opposition party. How will the story of their lives go?


Director: Jack Neo

Producer(s): Marc Iserlis

Produced by: J Team Productions, mm2 Entertainment

Language: English, Mandarin, Malay, Tamil, Hokkien

Cast: Mark Lee, Richie Koh, Danny Lee, Meixin Macy, Henry Thia, Wang Lei, Benjamin Josiah Tan, Suhaimi Yusof, Silvarajoo Prakasam, Regina Lim, Yap Hui Xin, Ryan Lian, Tasha Low, Charmaine Sei


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