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23:59 (2011)

An army recruit was found dead during a 24km road march. After the death of the recruit, strange things started to happen, haunting all the soldiers in the barracks.

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Gilbert Chan

Writer:

Gilbert Chan
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Cast

Credited cast:
Tedd Chan Tedd Chan ... Tan
Stella Chung Stella Chung ... Shirley
Philip Hersh ... Boss (voice)
Henley Hii Henley Hii ... Jeremy
Lawrence Koh Lawrence Koh ... Dragon
Tommy Kuan Tommy Kuan ... Lim
Josh Lai Josh Lai ... Chester
Mark Lee ... Sergeant Kuah
Susan Leong ... Yi Gu
Benjamin Lim ... Captain Hong
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Storyline

A rumor had been circulating like wild fire amongst the soldiers. A mad woman living on the island had died at the exact hour of 23:59, and it is believed that her spirit had returned to haunt the soldiers at the exact same time. One of the recruits, Tan, the introverted platoon outcast, is adamant that he will be the next victim of the mad woman's spirit. He tries to convince his buddy Jeremy that the woman's spirit has been visiting him every night. Jeremy laughs it off and claims that there are no such things as ghosts in this world. They only exist because of Tan's overactive imagination. However, during the 30 km road march for the platoon in the forest, Tan was found dead by the river, with his limbs contorted in a strange way and an expression of deep fear on his face. Overwhelmed with guilt, Jeremy decides to investigate Tan's death, convinced that it was not an accident as what the military officers believe. Little does he know that the truth behind Tan's death will unearth a...

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Horror

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some violent content | See all certifications »

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Followed by 23:59: The Haunting Hour (2018) See more »

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23:59: Wasted potential
24 December 2018 | by PlatypuschowSee all my reviews

This Singaporean horror has a concept and simply doesn't make best use of it. The movie starts strong but quickly stumbles into mediocrity.

It tells a story set on a military base about a group of young recruits and the supernatural events that transpire on and around the base.

It looks fantastic, considerably better than I would have expected and the writing is well above par as well. Sadly though it manages to be creepy in places the story is a bit of an incoherent mess and by around the half way mark it quickly becomes apparent that it isn't going anywhere good.

The ideas behind it though solid were clearly in the wrong peoples hands and instead of potential being met we have this messy little feature.

Watchable but ultimately fails on most fronts.

The Good:

Couple of nice ideas

Production values

The Bad:

Plot falls apart badly

Things I Learnt From This Movie:

It's not just Japan that likes their muddled inconclusive plots


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Country:

Singapore

Language:

Mandarin

Release Date:

3 November 2011 (Singapore) See more »

Also Known As:

23:59 See more »

Filming Locations:

Malaysia See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$600,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,208,479
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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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