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Grandma (2007)

Ah ma (original title)
Ah Ma is lying in the hospital, her life hanging by a thread. Her family gathers by her deathbed to send her off. Overwhelmed by sadness, they struggle to find their own way of coming to terms with the impending end.

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Ting Tan Chui ...
Ah Ma
Kelvin Ho ...
Eldest son
Yann Yann Yeo ...
Youngest daughter
Xiongkun Fong ...
Army boy
Kaelen Michael ...
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Ah Ma is lying in the hospital, her life hanging by a thread. Her family gathers by her deathbed to send her off. Overwhelmed by sadness, they struggle to find their own way of coming to terms with the impending end.

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A beautiful addition to Singapore Cinema
9 July 2007 | by (Singapore) – See all my reviews

Anthony's Chen Ah Ma did not seem to be that much big a deal when I started watching it. But as the piece progress it explores more into these characters that different family members can relate to. Everything the film captures are like snippets of photographs of these people during their grandmother's last hour of death. Different generations of family, dealing with their feelings differently and it does not take much talking to show it. Though the ending falls short for me personally, because it seems pretty random and sudden. To top it off, the ending song "Little White Boat" just tops the picture off nicely. It proves that the greatest stories we have to tell are the ones we already have within us.


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