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A Better Place Than This (2012)

A lonely Singaporean death row guard tries to help a young Australian convicted of drug trafficking accept her fate despite a bizarre contradiction - he is her executioner. Inspired by the ... See full summary »

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A lonely Singaporean death row guard tries to help a young Australian convicted of drug trafficking accept her fate despite a bizarre contradiction - he is her executioner. Inspired by the true life figure Darshan Singh, Singapore's Chief Executioner and self-styled death-row confidant. Written by Anonymous

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Featured in the season two of Film School Shorts (2013), {Into the Dark (#206)}_. See more »

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Excellent film
20 May 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Beautiful, sad and subtle film that slowly draws you in and even though you are certain of the ending, it sustains hope. Painfully realistic and darkly moving.Brilliant. Having lived for many years in that part of the world I was aware of the tragic nature of people caught up in the drug smuggling that was common amongst young travelers and friends of mine had received harsh sentences in neighboring countries. This short film manages to evoke the fear and fatalism associated with smuggling and its terrible consequences. The acting was completely authentic and the executioner's misery was painful to watch. I'd never heard of this film and was surprised at the sophisticated lighting and score that more than anything made the emotions so credible It is not a film that I would recommend for the faint of heart but it is powerful.


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