Zhao Wei Films Apprentice (2016)

Apprentice (2016)

Apprentice (2016)
Feature Film

Directed by:
Boo Junfeng

Written by:
Boo Junfeng

Story by:
Boo Junfeng
Raymond
-Phathanavirangoon

Executive Producers:
Eric Khoo
Pang Ho-Cheung
Subi Liang
Jim Rogers
Paige Parker

Co-Executive Producers:
Alvin Chau
Alex Dong

Co-Producers:
Jonas Katzenstein
Maximilian Leo
Tom Dercourt
Sophie Erbs

Producers:
Raymond
-Phathanavirangoon
Fran Borgia
Tan Fong Cheng

Associate Producers:
Huang Junxiang
Rachel Higgins
Philipp Stendebach

Starring:
Fir Rahman
Wan Hanafi Su
Mastura Ahmad
Koh Boon Pin
Nickson Cheng
Crispian Chan
Gerald Chew

Cinematography by:
Benoit Soler

Music by:
Alexander Zekke
Matthew James Kelly

Production Designer:
James Page

Edited by:
Natalie Soh
Lee Chatametikool

Int. Sales Agent:
Luxbox

Release date:
1 June 2016
(Cannes Film Festival)
30 June 2016
(Singapore)

Running time:
96.05 minutes

Language:
Malay/English




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Synopsis

Aiman is a 28-year-old Malay correctional officer who is recently 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. Aiman tells Suhaila of his new job position, but Suhaila becomes upset, as their father was actually executed by Rahim. Aiman knew this all along.

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



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