4.23.2016

"APPRENTICE" by Boo Junfeng


(Photo credit: Meg White)
"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 and direct by Boo Junfeng, starring Fir Rahman, Wan Hanafi Su, Mastura Ahmad, Koh Boon Pin, Nickson Cheng, Crispian Chan and Gerald Chew, this "Psychological Drama" is Junfeng's second full length feature film, after the debut of his "Sandcastle" (2010).

Produced by Akanga Film Productions, Augenschein Filmproduktion, and Cinémadefacto, it's World Premiere scheduled for June 1st in France for the prestigious Cannes 2016 - in the "Un Certain Regard" category, with the movie opening in Singapore on June 30th, 2016.

Stay connected to the film via it's Facebook page, hostage "#apprenticefilm" on social media, and film credits on IMDb