Mee Pok Man

Last Updated on 20 April 2018
mee pok man

Awards won:

  • Special Jury Mention, Best New Asian Director1st Pusan International Film Festival 1996
  • Official ScreeningTaipei Golden Horse Film Festival 1995
  • Special Mention Prize (FIPRESCI/NETPAC)8th Singapore International Film Festival 1995

Lonely, misunderstood and ridiculed, the Mee Pok Man runs an all-night noodle stall in a notorious part of Singapore. His patrons are mostly of hookers, pimps, outlaws and thugs. Among them is Bunny, a disillusioned prostitute who desperately wants to escape her vicious pimp, Mike Kor and his band of hoodlums. Bunny dreams often of escaping her dreary existence and pins her hopes on her sleazy English boyfriend, Johnathan Reese (David Brazil). Unknown to Bunny, the Mee Pok Man is obsessed with her. He sees her as a fragile angel whom he must rescue from the muck and filth that she is mired in. An accident brings them together. But just as the two lonely souls begin to connect, fate intervenes and deals them a cruel hand. Cheated of his happiness, the Mee Pok Man rejects society and dives headlong into a relationship that is at once touching as it is bizarre.

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Running time

98 minutes

Format

35mm

Key cast

Joe Ng, Michelle Goh, Lim Kay Tong

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Shaw Organization, Media Asia

Contact

(65) 6735 7053 (Zhao Wei)

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