• Apprentice (2017)


Release Date: March 3rd, 2017

Not Yet Rated |1 hr 36 min

Plot Summary

Aiman, a 28-year-old Malay correctional officer, is transferred to the territory's top prison. At his new job, he is asked to become an apprentice to Rahim, the facility's executioner. Aiman tells his sister of his new position, and she becomes upset when she realizes their father was actually executed by Rahim. Aiman knew this all along. Aiman must overcome his conscience and a haunted past if he wants to become the next chief executioner.

Cast: Firdaus Rahman, Wan Hanafisu, Mastura Ahmad, Boon Pin Koh, Nickson Cheng, Crispian Chan, Gerald Chew

Director: Boo Junfeng

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Augenschein Filmproduktion

Keywords: Intense , 2010s , Sister , Brooding , Car , Prison , Temptation , Emotional , Transformation , Father ,

Ratings & Reviews

  • 90
    Boyd van HoeijThe Hollywood Reporter

    One of Apprentice’s strongest selling points is how, in a very compact yet pleasingly dense way, it takes viewers into both the world of the executioners and the executed criminals’ family members who remain behind, two often almost ignored categories in films touching on capital punishment. show more

  • 90
    Lisa NesselsonScreen International

    Tightly focused and ambitious in its multiple themes, the tale touches on how the death penalty radiates out to affect the living. show more

  • 88
    Chuck BowenSlant Magazine

    Writer-director Boo Junfeng casually reinvigorates the prison drama, boiling its elements down to their primal essence. show more

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