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Spinning Gasing (2000)

Harry Lee returns home to Malaysia from overseas studies. He has failed everything and is kicked out of home by his father, a disgrace. He forms a dance band with Yati, his childhood friend... See full summary »

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Ellie Suriaty Omar ...
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Corinne Adrienne ...
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Azri
Edwin R. Sumun ...
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Sanjeet Jarnail ...
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Rosyam Nor ...
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Harry Lee returns home to Malaysia from overseas studies. He has failed everything and is kicked out of home by his father, a disgrace. He forms a dance band with Yati, his childhood friend. Harry is Chinese by race and does not believe in god. Yati is a modern Malay and Muslim who believes in her heritage and religion. The five members of this band (Malay, Chinese, Indian and Eurasian) represent the multi-racial nature of Malaysian society, and English is their common language. The band members are forced to flee Kuala Lumpur, the capital city, when the loan sharks demand repayment of a debt. They flee to the picturesque East Coast, where traditions and myths still hold strong amongst the villagers and fishermen. They are in familiar yet disturbing territory, and their hip and modern dance music blends with the magical folk songs of an old culture. Away from the pressures of urban life, Yati and Harry's childhood crush develops into something much stronger, a love that crosses racial... Written by Teck Tan <niche@ppp.nasionet.net>

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18 October 2001 (Malaysia)  »

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MYR 2,500,000 (estimated)
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Yati: Naming your son after Lee Kwan Yew is like naming your daughter after Margaret Thatcher.
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it was good
30 December 2001 | by See all my reviews

firstly i would like to state that I'm an 19 year old Malaysian who is annoyed at MOST of Malaysian movie, i really am, most of Malaysian movie are typical love story. But lately there are some titles which really attracts me to the cinema one of them is Spinning Gasing.Spinning Gasing is by far the coolest Malaysian movie i ever seen but still lacks of being great.The acting was good, Chantal was natural,Yati was unexpectedly good, harry was okay but his accent was way over acting,Ariff is not bad (he's the comic relief), JJ was either there or not.The plot was good i can see nothing wrong with it.Either than that I salute the director to go quite over the edge a little in this movie,people who seen this movie you may know what i mean.All in all this movie is good but can be better.I give it a 7/10


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