Directed by: Fariza Azlina, Effendee Mazlan / Malaysia / Malay, English Subtitles / 2011 / Drama, Crime / 100 minutes / San Diego Premiere
Ad and Am, two struggling brothers involved in a baby trafficking syndicate, dream of escaping their desperately grim existence. Ad, the younger brother, finds hope through a dancing competition, as he sees the RM50,000 prize as a ticket to get out of his miserable life. Am, on the other hand, has no qualms dabbling in shady dealings to squeeze extra cash until the day he can start his life anew. Unfortunately, he finds his cash reserves dwindling due to his penchant for easy money by gambling. Eventually, both of their lives are at risk when the syndicate comes after them.
Songlap, the second feature film by co-directors Effendee Mazlan and Fariza Azlina Isahak, will take you through the gritty underbelly of Kuala Lumpur's sprawling metropolis and keep you on the edge of your seat as you join Ad and Am in the search for their own private utopia.
Official Selection: 2012 Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival
The Ocean Beach Playhouse (View)
4944 Newport Avenue
San Diego, CA 92107
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