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Wayang Boy (2014)

107 minutes / Comedy

Plot Synopsis:

Wayang Boy is a family comedy about Singaporeans living amidst the influx of foreign immigrants. Caught in the hoo-ha is an Indian boy, Raja. Raja is new in Singapore and he is brought to Singapore by his Chinese stepmother Emma. On his first day of school, Raja is nicknamed “a foreign talent” by the class bully, Xavier. The two boys get into a fight, dragging classmate Shi Han into the mess. The school principal decides to give the boys an ultimatum – to join the Chinese Opera troupe, or face a month in detention. Queen Elizabeth is visiting the school in three weeks and the principal wants to impress her with a multi-racial Chinese Opera performance. Through the mayhem of putting up this multi-racial “wayang” performance, the children learn the meaning of living together as one united people, regardless of race, language, or religion.

Director: Raymond Tan

Producer(s): Louis Chew

Produced by: Brainchild Pictures, mm2 Entertainment

Language: English, Mandarin

Cast: Denzyl Y. Dharma, Law Kar-Ying, Michelle Yim

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