Two men -- one elderly, one in his twenties -- are touched by tragedies linked to a single source in this drama from Malaysian filmmaker Woo Ming Jin. Yun Ding (Berg Lee Seng Wan) is a ...
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Two men -- one elderly, one in his twenties -- are touched by tragedies linked to a single source in this drama from Malaysian filmmaker Woo Ming Jin. Yun Ding (Berg Lee Seng Wan) is a young layabout who earns a meager living with his friend Long Chai (Cheong Wai Loon) by leaving sharp objects on the road, and then charging motorists to help fix their inevitable flat tires. Sometimes Yun and Long catch fish from the nearby ocean, but a strange and virulent illness has been infecting the local catch, and those who eat it die in a matter of hours, putting the local fishing fleet out of business. One veteran fisherman, Ah Ngau (Chung Kok Keung), has lost his wife to the illness, and after his home was quarantined by the local health department, he's left with nowhere to go but a homeless shelter. Yun is also touched by loss when Long unexpectedly dies, and he ends up escorting customers to a brothel to keep his head above water. As his prospects become more grim, Yun becomes fascinated ...Written by
Mark Deming, Rovi
If you're looking for fast editing, well-crafted dialogues and sophisticated camera work look elsewhere. This is cinema about simple people told through simple means, but they are no less authentic than a high-budget blockbuster.
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