"Mee Pok Man"
Directed by Eric Khoo
A slow-witted noodle shop
vendor working in a crime-ridden section of Singapore falls in love with a
prostitute looking for a way out from under the control of her vicious pimp.
When she is left battered on the side of a road, the lonely Mee Pok Man
tries to save her, taking her home with him and attempting to care for her
even after the dark reality of the situation sets in. "...an authentic
tragedy of erotic obsession or the blackest of black comedies...cool tender
and stoic, even in the face of extreme perversity" (Tony Rayns, Time Out).
Shown at several major film festivals, Eric Khoo's debut feature helped
introduce the world to a burgeoning new Singaporean cinema. Cantonese and Hokkien with English subtitles.
Singapore 105 minutes.