Tanjong Rhu: REVIEWED

Genre: Drama     Run. Time: 19mins     Language: Singlish     Year: 2009
Directed by: Boo Junfeng
Written by: Boo Junfeng
Starring
Nick Shen Weijun as Kelvin
Scott Lei as Jason
Yeo Yann Yann
Pierre Goh
Misc.
Also known as The Casuarina Cove
Available as part of the Boys on Film 6 collection

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“A former military officer makes a film about a man he encountered in Tanjong Rhu, a secluded cruising ground.”

… in 1 word:
Powerful.

… in 10 words:
Cultural and linguistic differences melt away whilst watching this short.

… in 100 words:
Some stories are so cultural specific that they are hard to understand. Some foreign language films lose some of their meaning in subtitles. This however is untrue of Tanjong Rhu. The story that is told is raw and it is difficult to not be moved by it. There are things that should be universal but are not and tolerance of sexual orientation is one of them, and this short is just a snapshot of what goes on around the world. It is beautifully crafted and the actors give brilliant performances. Take time out of your day and watch this now!

Now go and watch it…
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