Woman on Fire Looks for Water

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Woman on Fire Looks for Water




Woo Ming Jin




35 mm


98 min


  • Chong Shun Yuan, Chung Kok Keong, Foo Fei Ling, Jerrica Lai, Mak Foong


  • GUIÓN: Woo Ming Jin
  • FOTOGRAFÍA: Wan Chun Hung
  • MONTAJE: Edmund Yeo
  • PRODUCCIÓN: Edmund Yeo,
  • Woo Ming Jin


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The young Ah Fei lives in a small fishing village, where he catches and sells frogs. His bachelor father, Ah Kau, is a fisherman. The old man sees his death approaching and goes looking in a nearby village for a woman who was his great love, but whom he did not marry back then. His son is in love with a girl who only wants a relationship if he earns more. The son goes to work in a factory and faces a dilemma when his boss wants him to marry his daughter. While the father regrets the decision he took in his youth, his son looks as if he’s about to make the same mistake. Woo Ming Jin (The Elephant and the Sea, screened at Bafici ‘08), one of the great Malaysian film talents at this moment, tells the story with beautiful images of an authentic fishing village, with an eye for local decay.

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