A girl who grew up without a family and education is forced to seek refuge in the underworld, amongst the street gangsters. She soon grows tired of her meaningless life, but her road to redemption is one paved with many obstacles.
Working with cinematographer Rahimi Maidin, director Syamsul Yusof leaves no stone unturned in finding places to put a camera: gear knobs, pedals, helmets. The result is an impeccably crafted, smartly scripted, and fast-paced action drama, built around a superb leading performance by Nabila Huda.
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Michel Gondry, 2008, United States
Mike Leigh, 2008, United Kingdom
Johnnie To, 2008, Hong Kong
Götz Spielmann, 2008, Austria
Wong Kar Wai, 2004, Hong Kong
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