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Chinese Eye (2004)

Sepet (original title)
A look at how two young lovers from totally different background cope with family and social pressure.

Director:

Yasmin Ahmad

Writer:

Yasmin Ahmad
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Cast

Credited cast:
Choo Seong Ng Choo Seong Ng ... Ah Loong
Sharifah Amani Sharifah Amani ... Orked
Linus Chung Linus Chung ... Keong
Mei Ling Tan Mei Ling Tan ... Mah (Ah Loong's mother)
Ida Nerina Ida Nerina ... Mak (Orked's mother)
Harith Iskander Harith Iskander ... Abah (Orked's father)
Adibah Noor Adibah Noor ... Kak Yam
Kar Hoong Thor Kar Hoong Thor ... Pah (Ah Loong's father)
Zehan Marissa Zehan Marissa ... Lin
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Edmund Tan Edmund Tan ... Mobile Phone seller
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Storyline

A look at how two young lovers from totally different background cope with family and social pressure.

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Taglines:

One Chinese boy, one Malay girl, one unforgettable love story

Genres:

Romance | Comedy | Drama

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Details

Country:

Malaysia

Language:

Mandarin | Cantonese | English | Hokkien | Malay

Release Date:

24 February 2005 (Malaysia) See more »

Also Known As:

Slitty Eye See more »

Filming Locations:

Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia See more »

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Budget:

MYR1,000,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

MHz Film See more »
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Color:

Color
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Goofs

During Orked's final car ride to the airport, the view from the window passes by the same street more than once. See more »

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Followed by Gubra (2006) See more »

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Sepet Makes the Audience Laugh with Joy
1 March 2005 | by mindy-35See all my reviews

This is the kind of movie I always feel really lucky to see. It may play for only one week, or even one day, in a U.S. theater. But if you have the chance, you must see it. Open a window into another culture, and another place. I am living in Malaysia, and the censors were so harsh toward this movie, the director almost decided not to release it in her own country. But in the end, she said okay. Scenes were cut. If you can see it outside Malaysia, think how lucky you are to see it as the director intended, with the playfulness and the honesty left intact.

It's not some complex, artsy, literary story. It's just first love. Two kids. You know this story. We all know this story, no matter where we grew up. But what's so good about this film is that it's not dressed up in some Hollywood (or even Bollywood) fakeness and overdone. There's no stupid John Williams soundtrack telling you how you should feel. There are just the streets of Ipoh, a boy in a T-shirt, a girl in her baju kurung (and her dad in his sarong, hee hee!), and that human adventure of discovery that happens when you really, really like someone.


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