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Apprentice (2016)

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Inevitably, a transfer to a maximum security prison will eventually challenge the integrity and ethics of a young correctional officer on his way to become a chief executioner.

Director:

Junfeng Boo

Writers:

Junfeng Boo (story), Junfeng Boo | 1 more credit »
6 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Firdaus Rahman ... Aiman
Wan Hanafi Su ... Rahim
Mastura Ahmad Mastura Ahmad ... Suhaila
Peter Boon Koh Peter Boon Koh ... James (as Boon Pin Koh)
Nickson Cheng Nickson Cheng ... Joseph
Crispian Chan ... Randy
Gerald Chew ... Hock
Ong Chao Hong Ong Chao Hong ... Death Row Officer
Sean Tobin Sean Tobin ... John
Delon Tan Delon Tan ... Twin
Dillon Tan Dillon Tan ... Twin
Najib Soiman Najib Soiman ... Sabir
Goh Mia Chuan Smiley Goh Mia Chuan Smiley ... Father Daniel
Prem John Prem John ... Locker Room Officer
Marcus Mok ... Mr. Siew
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Storyline

Aiman is a 28-year-old Malay correctional officer who is recently transferred to the territory's top prison. He lives with his older sister Suhaila in a modest housing estate. At his new workplace, Aiman begins to take an interest in a 65-year-old sergeant named Rahim. Soon, it is revealed that the charismatic Rahim is actually the long-serving chief executioner of the prison. Rahim also takes notice of the principled and diligent Aiman. When Rahim's assistant suddenly quits, he asks Aiman to become his apprentice. Aiman tells Suhaila of his new job position, but Suhaila becomes upset, as their father was actually executed by Rahim. Aiman knew this all along. Can Aiman overcome his conscience and a haunted past to possibly take over as the next chief executioner? Written by augenschein Filmproduktion

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Fascinating and well-directed! See more »

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Drama

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The movie received an 8 minutes standing ovation during its premiere at Cannes Film Festival 2016. See more »

Quotes

Rahim: Principles are important.
Rahim: Those who have principals, they become leaders.
Rahim: The others who hide behind the rules, they are merely followers.
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Excellent
21 July 2017 | by harrys12See all my reviews

If you love real movies where there is no bad and good when humans interact then you have to watch this film.

Treats the same theme of "el verdugo", for many the best Spanish film ever. The dilemmas of the executioner who struggles to convince himself that this is a job like every one else and someone has to do it. Needs guts to be a legal serial killer and sleep well during the nights without doubt.

Just see it and you will feel compassion, hate and frustration at the same time. When a movie makes you feel strong feelings, is a good movie.

Nothing else, a must watch.


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Language:

Malay | English

Release Date:

3 March 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

徒刑 See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$2,578

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$60,752
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1.85 : 1
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