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Apprentice

Apprentice

Boo Junfeng

Singapore, France, Germany, Hong Kong SAR China, Qatar | 2016 | Genre: Psychological Drama | second feature film | running time: 96’

"There’s no denying that the country has another formidable filmmaking talent in Boo Junfeng."
Boyd van Hoeij - The Hollywood Reporter

festivals & awards

Un Certain Regard, Cannes Film Festival 2016

synopsis

Aiman is a 28-year-old Malay correctional officer who has recently been transferred to the territory's top prison. He lives with his older sister Suhaila in a modest housing estate. At his new workplace, Aiman begins to take an interest in a 65-year-old sergeant named Rahim. Soon, it is revealed that the charismatic Rahim is actually the long-serving chief executioner of the prison. Rahim also takes notice of the principled and diligent Aiman. When Rahim's assistant suddenly quits, he asks Aiman to become his apprentice.

info

original title

Apprentice

genre

Psychological Drama

country

Singapore, France, Germany, Hong Kong SAR China, Qatar

running time

96’

produced by

Akanga Film Asia - Singapore
Peanuts Pictures - Singapore
Zhao Wei Films - Singapore

in co-production with

Augenschein Filmproduktion - Germany
Cinema Defacto - France

directed by

Boo Junfeng

written by

Boo Junfeng, Raymond Phathanavirangoon

sales

Luxbox

Can Aiman overcome his conscience and a haunted past to possibly take over as the next chief executioner?
TFL Awards

TFL Audience Design Fund 2016

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Junfeng Boo

Film Director

boo.junfeng@gmail.com

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Hédi Zardi

Sales

hedi@luxboxfilms.com