Synopsis: Aiman is a 28-year-old Malay correctional officer who is recently transferred to the territory's top prison. He lives with his older sister Suhaila in a modest housing estate. At his new workplace, Aiman begins to take an interest in a 65-year-old sergeant named Rahim. Soon, it is revealed that the charismatic Rahim is actually the long-serving chief executioner of the prison. Rahim also takes notice of the principled and diligent Aiman. When Rahim's assistant suddenly quits, he asks Aiman to become his apprentice. Aiman tells Suhaila of his new job position, but Suhaila becomes upset, as their father was actually executed by Rahim. Aiman knew this all along. Can Aiman overcome his conscience and a haunted past to possibly take over as the next chief executioner?
Genre: Drama
Director(s): Junfeng Boo
Production: Film Movement
  6 wins & 5 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
115 min


Five minutes.

Have you ever been involved

with any political organization

Or group of people whose activities

are political in nature?

No, sir.

In the last seven years,

Have you consulted with

a health care professional

Regarding an emotional

or mental health condition?

No, sir.

Prior to prisons, has the government

ever investigated your background

Or given you

a security clearance?

Yes, sir.

I was an army regular.

What was your clearance level?

Cat 2, confidential.

How long

have you been with prisons?

Two years.

Always technical workshop?

Yes, sir.

Larangan is different

from commonwealth.

We're a maximum security prison.

- Have you been here before?

- No, sir.

Why'd you join prisons?

I wanted to help

those who want to change...

And make them better people.

You'll be handling

rehab prisoners.

But here,

we also have punishment cells

And condemned cells.

You're aware of that?

Yes, sir.

Your cat 2a clearance will give

you access to blocks a to d.

But the maximum security side

at block e is out-of-bounds.

- You got that?

- Yes, sir.

Here's your new security pass.

Put your full name here,

your id, and sign here.


Let's go.

Aiman! I need

to get something. Open quick!


I need the spray.

There's a cockroach.

Just whack it!

The cockroach is the flying type.

What are you doing?


What are you looking at?

Why are you so shy?

You can't tell

I'm on the toilet?


Grandma told me

her stomach is hurting again.

When was her last checkup?

Last month, but they've

scheduled another appointment.

Can you take shorter showers?

Our bills have gone up

by quite a lot.

Just because you can afford it now

doesn't mean you should be wasteful.

It's a good thing grandma isn't here.

She'd make you bathe with a bucket.



Tastes good?

It's okay.


wear your shoe properly first.

Wear your shoe properly.

Hey, it's you again!

Hey, inmate!

Don't use your hand.

Use the pliers.

If your hand

gets stuck, then what?



Joseph always goes there.

You know Joseph?

- I know.

- Speaking of Joseph.

I've told him, just let

them order what they want.

- Comfort food.

- Last meal?

Last meal, you know.

Just let them be happy, right?

We need to fatten them up. Too

light and they won't go down.

Yeah, he can be

a little thick sometimes.

I don't know what goes on in his head.

He never gets it right.

What's this?

The cabinet door fell off.

So dangerous.

It narrowly missed my feet.

Do you remember? How you used

to hide in that cabinet?


You managed to fit in there

even when you were fat.


When was I ever fat?

You remember

those Popeye stickers?

You used to sing...

Papa the sailor man! Choo-choo!

I tried to tell you it's Popeye,

but you kept going "papa."

It made grandma so upset.

I'll look

for a new cabinet this weekend.

I can fix it.

Just get a new one.

This one's so old anyway.

Don't worry, I can fix it.

I don't care what management says.

Tell them what I said.


Let's go.

Where are you going?

Meeting john.

What time are you coming back?


What time is late?

Do I have a curfew now?

I'm asking, that's all.

Late means late.

You mind your business

and I'll do the same, okay?

What's that supposed to mean?

You know I don't like you working in

that prison, but I don't say anything.

What does this have

to do with the prison?


One moment, john.

Did I interrupt something? No, it's okay.

Come, let's go.

- Return this for me.

- Yes, chief.

Go pack up block e.

Get someone to help you.

Yes, chief.

Chief Rahim borrowed this that day.

Are the other guys around?

They went for lunch.

Do you need help?

Come, lift this with me.

One, two, three!

Push the trolley.

This one's spoiled?

Something inside's broken.

- I think I can fix this.

- We've tried already.


There's some more.

These two also go

into that room.

- Can you manage?

- Yes.


Yes, chief!

- Did you call them or not?

- Yeah, they only have one inch.

Why you never checked earlier?

I didn't know ah Tiong's

not working there anymore.

Did you try other suppliers?

Yeah, I called a few.

But they also don't have

three-quarter inch.

I asked you to go down last week.

You go down or not?

Not yet, chief. I thought it

was better to call them first.

What about beach road?

The fishing shops there?

I don't know those, chief.

I know somewhere.

- Like fishing shops?

- No, chief.

It's like a warehouse,

for boatmen.

At Sembawang.

Do they have these?

We can give it a try.

You're one of Sabir's new guys?

Yes, chief.

How do you know of this place?

My grandfather was a boatman.

He used to take me there.

Joseph said

you can fix the scale?

I can try. Shouldn't be tough.

You're a mechanic?

No. I went to the vocational

training institute.

What did you do before

joining the service?

I was in the army.



What was your vocation?


We don't get a lot of guys

like you, from the army.

Most guys come straight

out of school.

Nowadays, no one is tough

enough for a job like this.

Those scholar types

just don't get it,

Always hiding behind

all the f***ing rules.

You see that tree?

Know what tree that is?

White people call it

a "ceme-tree."

You're a serious guy,

aren't you?

The size doesn't really matter.

I can reduce one strand.

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