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Director: Mark Tan
Scriptwriter: James Thoo, Mark Tan
Cinematography: Aaron Chung
Distribution: Sparky Pictures
Cast: Razif Hashim, Christien
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Jarum Halus

Director: Mark Tan
Malaysia | 2007 | Beta | 135 Min. | OmeU | World Premiere

Set in modern-day Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, JARUM HALUS is an adaptation of William Shakespeare’s classic play “Othello”.

Young Chinese executive Daniel Oh is the blue-eyed boy of his Malay boss Datuk Kalel. When Daniel elopes with another Malay colleague’s daughter Mona, his best friend and fellow employee Iskandar – Kalel’s son – uses this as the seed in a plot to bring about Daniel’s downfall.
JARUM HALUS is a story about the fragility of relationships, and how “little sins” can easily snowball into great tragedy.

Using a mix of Malaysian-styled English and Malay, JARUM HALUS marks the directorial debut of young Malaysian filmmaker Mark Tan.

Note: “Jarum halus” literally means “fine needle” in the Malay language. It is also however an idiom meaning “a web of deceit” or “a conspiracy”.

 

(official Synopsis)

 
 
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