When ambitious young correctional officer Aiman is transferred to the country’s highest-security prison, he catches the attention of the seasoned chief executioner Rahim. Aiman’s desire to become the hangman’s apprentice is not only professional but born of an unspeakable urge to reconnect with a past that haunts him. Far from being a conventional prison movie, this slow-burning psychological thriller is a “stunning” (Film School Rejects) and “tightly focused and ambitious” (Screen Daily) look at all the lives affected by capital punishment.
Stars: Firdaus Rahman, Wan Hanafi Su, Mastura Ahmad
Director: Junfeng Boo
In Malay with English subtitles
Washington DC Short Film FestivalOfficial Selection
Un Certain Regard
Cannes Film FestivalOfficial Selection
Palm Springs International Film FestivalOfficial Selection
All tickets including reserved booths will go on sale Tuesday, April 4th at 10:30 am online and at the Bear Tooth box-office!
- Art House-
Run time: 1:41 h