12 Apr '11, 9pm

Far from the jackpot: Strong performances by Lim and Song lend credibility to a storyline heaving with histrioni...

THE Ultimate Winner is every bit the old-school movie, if you know what we mean. Li Nanxing reprises the only role he's ever played: That of the gambling goon who can do a Rain Man at the blackjack table, but haplessly screws up all the good things he's got going for him in life, including his relationship with his wife (Rebecca Lim). To give credit to Li, the movie marks his first stab at directing, in collaboration with Harry Yap. The Ultimate Winner also stars Hong Kong actor Aaron Chen as a rich and smarmy businessman, Constance Song as Little Miss Privileged who carries a torch for Li's character, and a host of MediaCorp stars like Dai Yang Tian, Zheng Geping, Chen Shucheng and Rayson Tan. Strong performances by Lim and Song lend credibility to a storyline heaving with histrionics, attempted suicides, medical miracles, convertible racing and rich middle-aged men who t...

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