12 Storeys Trailer

The film depicts a day in a HDB block of residential flats in Singapore with all the action occuring within a 24-hour period. There are essentially three main storylines:

China Bride
Ah Gu (Jack Neo), a middle-aged man has brought home a pretty young wife from China (Quan Yifeng), but he has to cope with her overly high expectations, and hence increasing frustation and disappointment with life in Singapore.

San San
San San (Lucilla Teoh) lives alone with only suicide on her mind. A meeting with the daughter of her mother’s former employer, Rachel (Neo Swee Lin) acts as a trigger for an outpouring of sadness.

Sister’s Keeper
With parents away, upright but overbearing eldest brother Meng (Koh Boon Pin) takes the opportunity to lord it over his rebellious younger sister, Trixie (Lum May Yee) and little brother Tee (Roderick Lim). Meng’s persisitent interest in Trixie’s personal life leads to first, an interrogation, then an argument, and ultimately something far more explosive.

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  • UOB Young Cinema Award (10th Singapore International Film Festival)
  • NETPAC – FIPRESCI Critic’s Prize (10th Singapore International Film Festival)
  • Maile Award (Best Film 17th Hawaii International Film Festival)
  • 10th Singapore International Film Festival, April 1997
  • 50th Cannes Film Festival
  • 30th Anniversary of ASEAN – ASEAN Film Festival, June 1997
  • Asean- Canberra Film Festival, August 1997
  • 46th Melbourne International Film Festival, July 1997
  • Montreal World Film Festival, August 1997
  • East- Asia Film & Television Festival (Penang), August 1997
  • Films from the South Film Festival (Oslo), September 1997
  • Filmfest Hamburg 1997
  • Mill Valley Film Festival, September 1997
  • South East Asian Film Festival (Vancouver), September 1997
  • 16th Vancouver International Film Festival, September 1997
  • 2nd Pusan International Film Festival, October 1997
  • 41st London Film Festival, November 1997
  • Hawaii International Film Festival, November 1997
  • Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival, November 1997
  • Mumbai Festival of Films, November 1997
  • Tokyo International Film Festival, November 1997
  • Stockholm International Film Festival, November 1997
  • 27th Rotterdam International Film Festival, January 1998
  • Fribourg International Film Festival, March 1998
  • 17th Istanbul International Film Festival, April 1998
  • Newport International Film Festival, March 1998
  • NetPac Asian Film Tours, March 1998
  • Brussels International Film Festival, January 1998
  • NAT International Film Festival, February 1998
  • Thessaloniki International Film Festival, 1998
  • Bangkok Film Festival, 1998
  • Commonwealth Film Festival (Kuala Lumpur), September 1998
  • Asean Secretariat Exhibition (Jakarta), September 1998

Directed by Eric Khoo    Written by Eric Khoo / James Toh   
Executive Producers Jacqueline Khoo / James Toh / Jimmy Wee    Produced by Brian Hong
Starring Jack Neo / Koh Boon Pin / Chuan Yi Fong / Lum May Yee / Lucilla Teoh / Ritz Lim
Cinematography by Ho Yoke Weng     Music by Kevin Mathews    Edited by Jasmine Ng     Distributed by Golden Village Pictures
Release date 12 June 1997     Running time 105 minutes     Language English / Mandarin