Apprentice

  • Feature
  • 2016
  • 96 Minutes
  • Singapore, Germany, France, China
  • Language: Thai

Aiman, a 28-year-old correctional officer, is transferred to the territory’s top prison. He strikes up a friendship with Rahim, who is revealed to be the chief executioner of the prison, and one of the world’s most prolific. Can Aiman overcome his conscience and a past that haunts him to become the executioner’s apprentice?

Director: Junfeng Boo

Screenwriter: Raymond Phathanavirangoon, Junfeng Boo

Production Company: Akanga Film Asia, Peanuts Pictures, Zhao Wei Films


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Awards

2016: Cannes Film Festival , Un Certain Regard, France

Toronto Film Festival, Canada

Busan Film Festival, South Korea

BFI london Film Festival, United Kingdom


Cast and Crew

Screenwriter: Raymond Phathanavirangoon, Junfeng Boo

DOP / Camera: Benoit Soler

Editor: Natalie Soh, Lee Chatametikool

Music: Alexander Zekke, Matthew James Kelly

Sound: Ting Li Lim

Producer: Raymond Phathanavirangoon, Fran Borgia, Fong Cheng Tan

Cast: Rahman FIR, Su Wan Hanafi, Ahmad Mastura, Boon Pin Koh, Nickson Cheng, Crispian Chan, Gerald Chew


Director

Junfeng Boo

Boo Junfeng (b. 1983) is one of Singapore’s notable young filmmakers. Trained in film schools in Singapore and Spain, his works often centre on themes of identity, memory and sexuality. Since 2005, his short films and talent have won him acclaim at numerous, renowned international film festivals. He is a Singapore International Film Festival regular where he won Best Director, Best Cinematography, Special Jury Prize, Special Achievement Award and twice Best Film. In 2008, he became the first recipient of the McNally Award for Excellence in the Arts. He was also accorded the 2009 Young Artist Award and the 2011 Singapore Youth Award by the Government of Singapore.
His debut feature film Sandcastle premiered at Cannes Film Festival’s International Critics’ Week.

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