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Men who saved the world

In a quaint Malay village, the villagers unite to help Pak Awang to physically carry an abandoned house from the jungle into the village, as a gift for his daughter who is getting married. Coincidentally an illegal African immigrant, who is on the run, found the house by accident and decided to hide in it. When the village drug addict, mistook the black shadow he saw in the house as a ghost, the villagers fear that the relocation of the house has enraged the devil. The relocation of the house comes to a halt, much to the distress of Pak Awang. A series of wild mishaps befall the village and lead to false accusations, hilarious situations and ‘ingenious’ actions to protect the village from ‘danger’.

Director:  Seng Tat Liew

Writer:  Seng Tat Liew

(Co-)producers:  Everything Films, Volya Films, Flying Moon Filmproduktion, Mandra Films

Release Date: 2014

Partners: Netherlands Film Fund, Visions sud est, The Sundance Fund, Berlinale World Film Fund, Hubert Bals Fund, Prince Claus Fund, Torino Film Lab, 

Length: 90 minutes

Genre: Fiction

Editors: Patrick Minks, Seng Tat Liew

Director of photography: Teoh Gay Hian

Festivals: 2014 Locarno International Film Festival, 2014 Toronto International Film Festival, 2014 Nara International Film Festival, 2014 Busan International Film Festival, 2014 Vancouver International Festival, International Film Festival Rotterdam 2015, Malaysia Film Festival 2015

Awards: Malaysia Film Festival 2015 

Best Film | Best Director | Best Original Story | Best Child Actor | Best Production Design

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