FLOWER IN THE POCKET

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FLOWER IN THE POCKET

Liew Seng Tat
Malaysia, 2007
Fiction, 97min, OmeU

FLOWER IN THE POCKET

Liew Seng Tat
Malaysia, 2007
Fiction, 97min, OmeU

Cast: 
Lim Ming Wei
Ma Li Ahh
Wong Zi Jiang
Ma Li Ohm
James Lee
Ah Sui
Amira Nasuha Binti Shahiran
Atan/Ayu
Mislina Mustaffa
Atans Mutter
Screenplay: 
Liew Seng Tat
Sound: 
Ong Cheng Lam
Camera: 
Albert Hue See Leong
Editor: 
Liew Seng Tat
Composer: 
Arif Rafhan Othman
Decoration: 
Gan Siong King
Costume: 
Wong Tay Sy

Production: 
Da Huang Pictures 118A, Jalan Sultan Abdul Samat Off Jalan Tun Sambanthan 50470 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia T 3 22 73 94 96 info@dahuangpictures.com
World Sales: 
Tan Chui Mui 118A, Jalan Sultan Abdul Samat Off Jalan Tun Sambanthan 50470 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia T 3 22 73 94 96 info@dahuangpictures.com
Format: 
Video (Digi Beta)
Color

A film without a mother. A film with a father who has withdrawn into himself. And especially a film with two charming crooks who have no trouble misleading the audience. While the father throws himself into his shop-window dummy firm and seems to look for love among the lifeless models, his sons Ma Li Ahh and Ma Li Ohm roam the streets. Out of sight of adults, the kids have adventures, big and small, and find a little comrade in the form of a puppy. He becomes the most valuable thing they have, but it will soon be in danger of losing. Flower in the Pocket is an example of what has become known as the Malaysian New Wave. In fact it is a small wave of closely cooperating film makers who make touching features on small budgets on digital video, with the directors themselves acting as producers, scriptwriters, crew and even actors in each other's films. Flower in the Pocket is characterised by a melancholic absurdism and a slightly perverted cheerfulness. In this way, the film floats in an intangible way between being a film for children and for very mature adults. (Gertjan Zuilhof)