Bunohan

  • 97'
  • Malaysia
  • 2011
Dain Said’s film is about three Malaysian brothers who all have their own ways of dealing with the other two, and all three also have links with the underworld. It has an unmistakably classic dimension. Adil is the youngest of the three and decides to fight a kick-box contest for financial reasons. But when he resigns from the contest earlier than agreed, the Mafia hitman Ilham is sent after the kid. The man turns out to be his half-brother.
Bakar is the eldest of the three and meanwhile pretends to be looking after their very ill father in their birthplace Bunohan (which means ‘murder’). In reality, he is trying to acquire ownership of a few hectares of beach to be able to sell it to property developers for a lot of money.
Greed is the three-headed monster from the underworld in Said’s intriguing confrontation between the old and the new Malaysia. It consumes family bonds and untouched nature in order to build holiday resorts.

Director
Dain Iskandar Said
Premiere
European premiere
Country of production
Malaysia
Production Year
2011
Festival Edition
IFFR 2012
Length
97'
Medium
35mm
International title
Return to Murder
Language
Malay
Producer
Nandita Solomon
Production Company
Apparat
Sales
Arclight Films (IFTA)
Screenplay
Dain Said
Cinematography
Jarin Pengpanitch
Editor
H.K Panca
Sound Design
Vincent Poon
Music
Tan Yan Wei
Cast
Faizal Hussein, Zahril Adzim
Local Distributor
Universal Pictures International Netherlands BV
Website
http://apparation.com/feature-films/completed/bunohan