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?
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