Bunohan (2011) | SEA of Sadness

23rd August 2019
Friday 8:00pm - 10:00pm

Venue:

Oldham Theatre

Description:

English Title: Bunohan: Return to Murder
Director: Dain Said
Runtime: 97 min
Country: Malaysia, USA
Language: Malay with English subtitles
Rating: NC16 (Some violence)

WINNER OF 5 AWARDS INCLUDING
BEST FILM & BEST DIRECTOR
Malaysian Film Festival 2013
BEST SCREENPLAY
ASEAN International Film Festival 2013
GOLDEN HANOMAN AWARD
(Best Asian Feature Film)
Jogja-NETPAC Asian Film Festival 2012
NETPAC AWARD (Best Asian Feature
Film Not in the Chinese Language)
Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival 2011

Balancing action with a tale of culture in crisis, Bunohan (meaning murder) tells of dark passions poised between modernity and tradition. Against a backdrop of diverse national and religious  identities, a face-off between three estranged brothers ensues. Botching a deathmatch in Thailand, kickboxer Adil flees his crooked promoter, with hitman half-brother Ilham assigned to take him  down. The chase takes them to hometown Bunohan, where Bakar schemes to usurp their father’s land to seal a development deal already resulting in desecration of local gravesites. Amidst this  volatile reunion, spirits hover in the background, ruminating on the region’s fate.