- Japan Premiere
Special Programs <In & Out of Work: Looking at Asia through the Prism of Employment>
Director: Shanjhey Kumar PERUMAL
2015｜Malaysia｜79min｜Language: Tamil, Malay, Mandarin｜Subtitles: Japanese, English
|3/5 (Sun)||14:35 *Sold Out||Cine Libre Umeda 4||◎|
|3/9 (Thu)||21:20||Cine Libre Umeda 4|
- Harvin RAJ
Senthil Kumaran MUNIANDY
Tinesh Sarathi KRISHNAN
This coming of age story is centered on Appoy, a spirited kid who would rather watch gangster flicks and make prank calls than memorize his multiplication tables. Desperately trying to keep his son on the straight path, Appoy’s hard-working father becomes increasingly abusive, as the boy is inexorably drawn to the criminal lifestyle of his uncle, a henchman for a local Malaysian gang.
Set in the early 1990s, a critical period in Malaysian Indian history, the story subtly underlines the plight of the Malaysian Indians. Forsaken by the estate owners who had employed them for generations and systematically marginalized, they are forced to move to the cities and survive under harsh circumstances. Left out of the nation’s urbanization and development plans, many live as squatters and work at minimum wage jobs.
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