|MEE POK MAN|
|DIRECTION / SCEENPLAY: ERIC KHOO|
|105 min. Color Singapore 1995 35mm/video Chinese w/English Subtitles|
|CAST: Joe Ng, Michelle Goh|
Lonely, misunderstood and ridiculed, the Mee Pok Man runs an all night fish ball noodle stall in a notorious part of Singapore. His partons are a motley assortment of characters. Among them is Bunny, a disillusioned prostitute and her villainous pimp. A bizarre love story unfolds between Bunny and the Mee Pok Man which culminates in unexpected tragedy. MEE POK MAN is a critical look at Singapore society as well as a moving portrait of obsession and love.
"An often striking mindfuckÉserves up nicely impacted
images of need and loss amid SingaporeŐs warrens of apartment-block
pulsating score and direction stand in marked contrast to the stultifying
modernity and uniformity of repressive Singapore. One can only hope
for more discoveries like Eric Khoo."
"This is the real Singapore FilmÉ ItŐs a great
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