Movie Review: APPRENTICE 徒刑

Written and Directed by: Boo Junfeng

Main Cast: Fir Rahman, Wan Hanafi Su, Mastura Ahmad

Supporting Cast : Koh Boon Pin, Nickson Cheng, Crispian Chan, Gerald Chew

Presented by:
Akanga Film Asia
Peanut Pictures
Zhao Wei Films
Augenschein Filmproduktion
Cinema Defecto
Sun Entertainment Culture
Making Film Productions
Infinite Frameworks
ZDF Das Kleine FernsehspielArte

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?

The movie will be showing in cinema on 30 June 2016. 

Official Website

Movie Trailer 

Singaporean Films At Cannes

My review:

A great film by Boo Junfeng. If you are curious on how does an executioner does his job on executing death penalty prisoners, this movie could be a great education for the people.
Life portrayal of an executioner apprentice that suffer from emotion struggles between his sisters, superior and the death of his father.
It's definitely a great watch that could give the society, the people a different view of life.



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