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Crossroads

The thriller is structured around a rookie cop whose moral compass is tested by the systemic corruption that surrounds him: his senior partner is collecting bribes from illegal immigrants to fulfill his wife's middle-class aspirations. Its dizzy pleasures include an honest depiction of familial bonds, a humane portrayal of migrant workers, and imaginative casting, with Indonesia's Ario Bayu (Buffalo Boys) and the Philippines' Timothy Castillo (Neomanila) playing illegal immigrants pushed to the edge.

Language
  • Malay
  • Indonesian
  • Tagalog
Runtime
85
Production Year
2018
Film Type
Feature
Production Countries
  • Malaysia
Casts
Zahiril Adzim, Ario Bayu, Asmara Abigail, Timothy Castillo
Production Company
Jazzy Pictures, KL POST, Pixel Play
Premier Status
International premiere

Crew List

Director
Nam Ron
Screenwriter
Ayam Fared, Pitt Hanif
Producer
Rozi Izma Abdul Karim, Bront Palarae
DOP / Camera
Mohd Helmi Yusof
Editor
Razaisyam Rashid

Director/s

Nam Ron
Nam Ron
Profile

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Film Critic

Fighting thuggery and corruption

Azizollah Haji Mashhadi
Azizollah Haji Mashhadi

“One Two Jaga” (also known internationally as Crossroads: One Two Jaga) is a 2018 Malaysian crime action film directed by Nam Ron. In the city of Kuala Lumpur, the Malaysian capital, a native worker is severely harassed, tortured and tries to flee to Indonesia. While an experienced policeman is trying to fight corruption. It seems that in today’s world, which is clearly overwhelmed with despair and hopelessness, doing the right thing is not only “hard” but also dangerous. This film is a good example of a cinematic work with the theme of tackling corruption, which, at the same time, portrait a clear picture of a corrupt police’ life who is affiliated with the Royal Malaysia Police and takes bribes from owners of small businesses and immigrants and have a role in many criminal activities.


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