30.09. - 09.10.2021

We, the Dead Malaysia 2017 | 106 min | OV with English subtitles | Colour | FF 2018

Edmund Yeo

EDMUND YEO (*1984) was born in Singapore and grew up in Malaysia. For his second feature film We, the Dead, he was awarded the prize for best direction at the Tokyo Film Festival.

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A young woman is drawn in to the misery of refugees in South-East Asia and finds herself on the border between this world and the afterlife. If Ling can just make it to Taiwan, her life can at last begin. At the moment she's still living on the Thai-Malaysian border and saving up for the journey. As more and more Rohingya flee from Myanmar, Ling has a chance to earn some quick money. But the tough facade she puts up is worn down by what she sees and hears, and she herself has to flee – but now her destination is no longer Taiwan. What starts out as a social-realistic refugee drama, ends up plumbing the depths of the human soul.
Original title: Aqérat
Film type: Fiction Feature
Original language: Malaysian, Cantonese, Hokkien, Mandarin
Section: Asia Express
Language and subtitles: OV with English subtitles
Director: Edmund Yeo
Screenplay: Edmund Yeo
Cast: Daphne Low, Kahoe Hon
Producer: Ying Xian Lim, Edmund Yeo
Director of Photography: Leslie Leon Lee
Music: Wong Woan Foong
Production Design: Cheng Thim Kian
Editor: Edmund Yeo
Sound: 0
Costume design:
Commissioning Editor:
Format: dcp
Printsource: Good Move Media
German Distributor:
World Sales: Good Move Media
Production: Greenlight Pictures, Pocketfilms
Contact: Esmé Hogeven, Good Move Media:


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