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Flower in the Pocket (2007)

Two boys, Li Ahh and Li Ohm, grow up motherless. Their father, Sui, is a workaholic who shuts himself out of the world. The boys' quest to reach out to their father leads them to adopt a ... See full summary »

Director:

Seng Tat Liew

Writer:

Seng Tat Liew
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5 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

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Zi Jiang Wong Zi Jiang Wong ... Ma Li Ohm
Ming Wei Lim Ming Wei Lim ... Ma Li Ahn
James Lee James Lee ... Ah Sui
Amira Nasuha Amira Nasuha ... Ayu
Mislina Mustaffa Mislina Mustaffa ... Ayu's Mother
Inom Yon Inom Yon ... Ayu's grandmother (as Mak Inom)
Azman Hassan Azman Hassan ... Mamat
Wen Xin Yong Wen Xin Yong ... Maria Tiew
Kah Loong Lo Kah Loong Lo ... Ah Fatt
Zhang Phang Chong Zhang Phang Chong ... Lost boy
Venus Chong Venus Chong ... Lost boy's mother
Tuck Cheong Wong Tuck Cheong Wong ... Headmaster
Farah Abdul Rani Farah Abdul Rani ... Malay Tudung teacher
Kiew Suet Kim Kiew Suet Kim ... Mrs. Ong
Andre Au Andre Au ... Mrs. Ong's son
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Two boys, Li Ahh and Li Ohm, grow up motherless. Their father, Sui, is a workaholic who shuts himself out of the world. The boys' quest to reach out to their father leads them to adopt a puppy. But when the animal is sent away for being a nuisance, the boys are devastated. For the first time, Sui realizes that all his children ask is simply to love and be loved. Written by Freddie

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Comedy | Drama

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Country:

Malaysia

Language:

Malay | Mandarin | English | Cantonese

Release Date:

3 May 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Eine Blume in der Tasche See more »

Filming Locations:

Petaling Jaya, Malaysia

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MYR 150,000 (estimated)
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Da Huang Pictures See more »
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Color
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First Malaysian film released on DVD in The Netherlands. See more »

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As beautiful as a flower
15 June 2008 | by VergilyaSee all my reviews

This is one of those sweet indie movies that you would enjoy for its simplicity, the small things in life and down to earth realism. Liew Seng Tat, the director, writer and editor, has done a marvelous job in showcasing two young brothers and their everyday antics in an unsophisticated town. The composition is artistic, the acting natural and the storyline flows with ease. It is poignant, funny and heartwarming. And it makes you feel tingly all over.

The boys and their father hardly spend any time together due to the nature of their father's job. This is a movie with a clear message of innocence being scrutinized and misconstrued as defiance by adults. If anything, the director/writer must have had some fairly similar experience or his comprehension of a child's mind is admirable.

Some of the memorable scenes include their friendship with a girl known as Atan who brings them home for lunch one day and how their names are glamorized by her mother, and then there was the fish incident which makes one think of eating fish again and how the two boys prepare their strange concoction which is to be their dinner.

James Lee, a well known director and writer, plays the somber looking, anti-social and overworked father with credible dedication. The three children certainly steals the entire show.


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