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When ambitious young correctional officer Aiman is transferred to the country's highest-security prison, he catches the attention of the seasoned chief executioner Rahim. Aiman's desire to become the hangman's apprentice is not only professional but born of an unspeakable urge to reconnect with a past that haunts him. Far from being a conventional prison movie, this slow-burning psychological thriller is a "stunning" (Film School Rejects) and "tightly focused and ambitious" (Screen Daily) look at all the lives affected by capital punishment.
APPRENTICE, which premiered in Un Certain Regard at the Cannes Film Festival and went on to win the Rising Director Award at the Busan International Film Festival, is “an extremely well researched, very detailed, absorbing trip into a very bleak, untrodden world that impresses all of the way through with its clever story structure.” (The Hollywood News)
DIRECTED BY BOO JUNFENG
SINGAPORE | 2016 | ENGLISH/MALAY WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES