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Haji Gul Aser
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
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My job is to make sure he dies instantly. Make sure there's no pain. In some countries they use the short drop. It's pitiful, you know. The guy really suffers. They'll let him struggle for 30 minutes until he turns blue and soils his pants before he dies. But here, we are humane. We make sure it is quick and painless. The perfect job is when we fracture between the second and third vertebrae. This spot here. Can you feel it? When he drops, you will hear a 'crack!' And that's it. He stops moving...
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Strong and straight forward drama in which a young prison guard is trained by an old chief to be the next 'hangman'. Both the young guard as the old chief have their inner demons and strong difficulties in coping with the job. Being a kind of legal killer is not like another day in the office. It leaves marks. This film describes in a non-sensational way that those who actually have to execute the death penalty, die also a little bit inside with each hanging the system 'asks' them to do.
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