At the End of Daybreak

  • 94'
  • Malaysia
  • 2009
Former Tiger Award candidate and leader of the Malaysian New Wave, Ho Yuhang (Sanctuary, Rain Dogs) is back in Rotterdam with At the End of Daybreak. The source of inspiration for the story is formed by the news report on Malaysian TV about the murder of two girls. Ho Yuhang studied the case and incorporated the story in his film about a 23-year-old man who has an illegal relationship with 15-year-old girl. Through the interference of her parents, whom the police want to involve, everything gets out of hand.
With a mix of professional and non-professional actors, Ho has made a crime drama with a socially critical undertone. The rigid Malaysian morals are at least partly to blame for the tragic events.

Director
Ho Yuhang
Countries of production
Malaysia, Hong Kong, South Korea
Production Year
2009
Festival Edition
IFFR 2010
Length
94'
Medium
35mm
Original title
Sham moh
Language
Mandarin
Producer
Lorna Tee
Production Company
Paperheart Ltd
Sales
Golden Scene Company Ltd.
Screenplay
Ho Yuhang
Cinematography
Teoh Gay Hian
Editor
Mindy Wong
Production Design
Gan Siong King
Sound Design
Tu Duu-Chih
Music
Pete Teo
Cast
Chui Tien You
Local Distributor
Hubert Bals Fund