Being Human 做人



After being fired by his company for using unscrupulous methods to do business, Mai Wei starts his own slimming company using the same unscrupulous ways, using counterfeit products and taking advantage of ignorant clients. His focus is to be successful and spite his former employers. His conscience warns him, his wife and his brother-in-law frequently question him. However, he ignores them. His wife finally conceives after eight years of marriage but Mai Wei gets a taste of his own medicine.

Director: Jack Neo
Release Year: 2010
Subtitles: English, Malay, Chinese
Genre: Drama
Language: English, Hokkien, Malay
Producer: Toong Soo Wei, Sim Wee Boon, Patrick Tong
Rating: PG
Runtime: 44m00s
Production Country: Singapore
Accession No: 2013-D-2112

Cast List:

  • Mark Lee, Yeo Yann Yann, Nono, Tay Yin Yin, Wang Lei, Jeremy Chan, Ng Hui, Brandon Wong, Meixin


  • Chief Producer - Jack Neo
  • Associate Producer - Cherry Yin
  • Associate Producer - Seah Saw Yam
  • Screenplay - Jack Neo
  • Screenplay - Ho Hee Ann
  • Art Director - Zoe Chu
  • Director of Photography - Kane Chen
  • Costume Designer - Elisa Lam
  • Editor - Yim Mun Chong
  • Editor - Iceberg Design
  • Post Production - SixTrees Viz Comms & Iceberg Designs.
  • Visual Effects -


  • Activities - praying at the temple, boss firing staff, bringing food for the boss, throwing a plastic bag of food from upstairs, being hit by a falling plastic bag of food from above, doing pregnancy test, driving a car, drinking, soaking in the bath tub, gossiping, entertaining a client, customer service, removing leg hair, daugther carrying father, queuing at noodle stall, opening ceremony of a new company, bowl of noodle falling on the head, acupunture, selling slimming products, sales meeting, arguing, boxing match, meeting with child care teachers, teaching children at child care centre using hand puppet, things dropping, making phone calls, Chinese New Year family gathering, giving angpow, discussing divorce in bed, press conference, fighting, taking pills causing liver failure, climbing up a wall using a rope, man crying, doctors operating on patient, dining at a restaurant, doing blood test for liver donation, person in coma, husband and wife kissing
  • Emotions - happiness, sadness, remorse, anger, doubt, confusion, love
  • People - businessman, Managing Directors, slimming centre clients, obesed ladies, pregnant lady, boss, gangsters, doctor, patients, noodle seller, reporters
  • Place - company offices, stage, doctor's clinic, child care centre, bathroom, hawker centre, roof top of high-rise building, hospital, ICU, operating theater, HDB flat
  • Relationship - husband/wife, brother-in-law, sister-in-law, doctor/clients, teacher/pupils, father/daughter
  • Theme - having a conscience, doing business honestly, heeding the advise of others, doing good to others.