14 Jun '16, 11am

#Singapore film about #deathpenalty explores psyche of people who have to do the killing

#Singapore film about #deathpenalty explores psyche of people who have to do the killing

John Lui The Straits Times June 13, 2016 In the movie Apprentice, characters are surrounded by death. More specifically, they deal with deaths that happen because of the death penalty. The topic might be fraught with controversy, but writer-director Boo Junfeng wants to steer clear of making moral points. "The themes are larger than that topic," he says. "Capital punishment is something that I have always been concerned with, and I wanted to tell a story about it," says the 32-year-old film-maker, who last month saw the film make the official selection in the Un Certain Regard section at the prestigious Cannes International Film Festival. "The point of view that I wanted to take was not going to come from the prisoners. I feel we have seen films like that before." "I had a genuine curiosity about someone who is actually empowered to kill," says Boo, at a press conference a...

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