MO SHI MO WANG

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MO SHI MO WANG

LOVE CONQUERS ALL

Tan Chui Mui
Malaysia, 2006
Fiction, 90min, OmeU

MO SHI MO WANG

Tan Chui Mui
Malaysia, 2006
Fiction, 90min, OmeU

Cast: 
Coral Ong Li Whei
Ah Peng
Stephen Chuah Jyh Shyan
John
Leong Jiun Jiun
Mei
Ho Chi Lai
Hong Jie
Screenplay: 
Tan Chui Mui
Sound: 
Steven Leong
Camera: 
James Lee
Editor: 
Yu Hang Ho
Decoration: 
Eleanor Low Chia Yee
Costume: 
Lim Yoke Peng

Production: 
Da Huang Pictures 118a Jalan Sultan Abdul Samad 50470 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia T 3 2273 9496 info@dahuangpictures.com
World Sales: 
Da Huang Pictures 118a Jalan Sultan Abdul Samad 50470 Kuala Lumpur T 3 2273 9496 info@dahuangpictures.com
Format: 
Video (Digi Beta)
Color

A special gaze on an ordinary love story - that is director Tan Chui Mui's gaze on the subtle emotions of love. Ah Peng has moved to Kuala Lumpur from Penang and works at her aunt's restaurant. She frequently calls her boyfriend in Penang to overcome her loneliness in the strange city. When she starts dating the persistent John she begins to experience subtle emotional changes. From this moment onwards, director Tan Chui Mui starts analyzing Ah Peng's complicated psyche. Even after Ah Peng falls in love with John, she still calls her boyfriend and tells him - in front of John - that she loves him. Is love merely an expedient means for Ah Peng to overcome her loneliness? To express such subtle and complicated moments, Tan Chui Mui embeds painful depictions of Ah Peng's loneliness throughout the film. Ah Peng's non-expressiveness has an appealing, listless quality that one sometimes senses in a late afternoon. Can Ah Peng overcome all things through love? The film's final twist makes us aware of its paradoxical title. This debut piece by a female director is remarkable in its portrayal of the peculiar flow of hushed emotions. (Kim Ji-Seok)