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 interiors
GARY DAUPHIN, VILLAGE VOICE

"StrikingÉBizarreÉKhooŐs 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."
HOWARD FEINSTEIN, TIME OUT- NEW YORK

"This is the real Singapore FilmÉ ItŐs a great breakthrough."
DEREK MALCOLM, THE LONDON GUARDIAN

SELECTED FILM FESTIVALS:
Berlin Film Festival, Venice Film Festival, London Film Festival