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Siva, a Singaporean-Indian man is released after in prison for contraband smuggling. Unable to find forgiveness form his mother, he begins a quest to locate his ex-wife and daughter. Just as he finds solace and hope in the company of an illegal Chinese prostitute, he is confronted with an unbearable truth about his family. How far he will go in order to redeem himself from guilt?Written by
The script needs serious work and although an Arri Alexa was used, this could well be shot on a DSLR. The plot is so tenuous that it's almost non-existent. Everything that can be said in the story could be done in 30 minutes, and better. The rest, like one reviewer has said, is all filler.
Siva, an Indian man, was thrown in jail for smuggling contraband goods. He gets out of the jail and cannot find a proper job. He tries to locate his wife and daughter, while striking up the most unlikely relationship with a Mainland Chinese who later works as a forest hooker.
Karagoal's vision is unremittingly bleak. Much of the dialogue in this film are swearing, cursing and expletives. Sivakumar Palakrishnan and Huang Lu do their human best to fill the roles with believable gestures, but they cannot do much to the underdeveloped characters. Some backstory would have benefited them, and certain details need to be ironed out. If all Chen Chen wants is to earn money, why can't she do the same in China?
The ending is highly unsatisfactory--the director simply seems to have run out of things to say.
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