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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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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 »

Connections

References Chungking Express (1994) See more »

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Fantastic!
31 August 2005 | by drcsyeeSee all my reviews

I was impressed with the story telling ability of the director. A simple and yet touching story. The best movie that I have seen this year. Very different from the type of movies that I would usually watch (e.g. Lord of the Rings, Star Wars). I am looking forward to its sequel.

Perhaps its appeal was the realistic rendition of life in Malaysia. That's how we talk... a 'rojak' (mixture) of various languages... with the Englishman's English to become Malaysian English. Despite being a multicultural country, very few Chinese or Indians intermarry with the Malays in West Malaysia. Whilst in East Malaysia on the island of Borneo, the proportion of intermarriages in the population between the Chinese and the local populations of Ibans, Bidayuhs, Kayans, Muruts, Kadazans, Melanaus etc is much higher. The proportion of the population with mixed blood may approach 30 - 40%.

Lots of my Indian and Chinese friends who never watches any Malay movies before actually went to see SEPET. Lots of my Malay friends also felt that it was good. We couldn't understand the massive protests from the movie directors' association when the movie emerged as the best movie in Malaysia's annual movie award recently.


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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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Box Office

Budget:

MYR1,000,000 (estimated)
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Production Co:

MHz Film See more »
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Technical Specs

Color:

Color
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