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Men Who Save the World (2014)

Lelaki harapan dunia (original title)
The shadow of an African immigrant in an abandoned house was mistaken for a ghost and the hilarious situations that ensued, creating havoc in a quaint Malay village.

Director:

Seng Tat Liew

Writer:

Seng Tat Liew
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Cast

Credited cast:
Jjamal Ahmed Jjamal Ahmed ... Mat Kacamata
Harun Salim Bachik Harun Salim Bachik ... Megat
Muhammad Farhan Bin Mohamad Nizam Muhammad Farhan Bin Mohamad Nizam ... Zakari
Hazeehan Binti Husain Hazeehan Binti Husain ... Isteri Penghulu
Othman Hafsham Othman Hafsham ... Encik Juta Seri
Jalil Hamid Jalil Hamid ... Tok Bilal
Azman Hassan Azman Hassan ... Khamis
Khalid Mboyelwa Hussein Khalid Mboyelwa Hussein ... Solomon
Bob Idris Bob Idris ... Mat Lembu
Rykarl Iskandar Rykarl Iskandar ... Hamka
Sofi Jikan Sofi Jikan ... Wan
Hishamuddin Rais Hishamuddin Rais ... Tok Bomoh
Azhan Rani Azhan Rani ... Cina
Roslan Salleh Roslan Salleh ... Penghulu
Suky San Suky San ... Mat Kompang
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Pak Awang finds an abandoned house in the jungle and decides to give it to his daughter as a wedding present. He enlists the help of the villagers to help him carry the house into the village, unknowingly carrying along an African immigrant hiding inside it. Misunderstandings ensue when he spots the dark figure inside and mistakes him as an Orang Minyak, one of the ghosts from Malay myths. Written by Anonymous

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Language:

Malay

Release Date:

27 November 2014 (Malaysia) See more »

Also Known As:

Men Who Save the World See more »

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The film was selected as the Malaysian entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 88th Academy Awards but it was not nominated. See more »

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Lelaki Harapan Dunia is a dim spark in this hopeful revival of Malaysia's once-celebrated film industry.
11 December 2014 | by atharibahardinSee all my reviews

A bright entry -- the film begins positively, full of hope and optimism. Easy to feel a connection with the characters through excellent acting (especially from Wan Hanafi Su & Azhan Rani), fascinating cinematography and well-written script. It serves as a satire of the rural Malays stereotype which the Director carefully blends into Malaysia's socio-political dimension.

Yet, halfway through, this witty film turns into a silly comedy -- which is an outright disappointment. In a swift turn, the film loses its personality. It runs out of ideas when the film is about to climb to its climax — before gradually falls into comatose and succumbs to dreariness.

As a whole, Lelaki Harapan Dunia is a dim spark in this hopeful revival of Malaysia's once-celebrated film industry. I'm not a film connoisseur but I'd say that this one leans slightly towards singkong (cassava) rather than keju (cheese).


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