4:30 (2005) - Royston Tan - Singapore

4:30 (2005)
Country: Singapore
Release Year: 2005
Director: Royston Tan
Writer: Royston Tan, Liam Yeo
Music: Vichaya Vatanasapt
Art Direction: Daniel Lim
Language: Mandarin, Korean, English
Genre: Drama
Runtime: 88 min
Cast:Kim Young Jun, Xiao Li Yuan
Studio:NHK, Sin. Film Commission
Zhao Wei Films, Celluloid Dreams
Imdb: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0497877/
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"4:30" traces the relationship between Xiao Wu, an eleven year old Chinese Boy and his tenant Jung, a thirty-something Korean man. Told entirely from the perspective of the boy, Xiao Wu, this story of two very different characters is less about friendship than about a shared experience and appreciation of solitude. "4:30" starts with Xiao sneaking to the room of Jung in the early hours of the morning, and stealing from the Korean man. Just as getting intoxicated is a habit for Jung, who only staggers back to his rented room when drunk, soon stealing for Xiao Wu becomes equally as compulsive. We soon realize that Jung's true intention for staying in Singapore is suicide. It is only through Xiao's encounter with Jung failing in his bid to die that he begins to understand his true fascination with Jung.

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