Magazine article Screen International

Cannes: Luxbox Closes Pre-Sales on 'Apprentice'

Magazine article Screen International

Cannes: Luxbox Closes Pre-Sales on 'Apprentice'

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The film, the second feature from Singapore's Boo Junfeng, has also gone to Turkey (Bir Films), Mexico (ND Mantarraya), Singapore (Clover Films) and Hong Kong and China (Bravos Pictures). Version Originale Condor plans to release the film in France on June 1, 2016.

A co-production between Singapore, Germany, France, Hong Kong and Qatar, Apprentice revolves around a young prison officer, who strikes up a friendship with the prison's chief executioner, and is asked to become his assistant and possibly successor.

Shot in Singapore and Australia, the film stars veteran Malaysian actor Wan HanafiSu (Bunohan), Mastura Ahmad and newcomer Fir Rahman as the young protagonist.

The film was produced by Peanut Pictures' Raymond Phathanavirangoon, Akanga Film Asia's Fran Borgia and Zhao Wei Films' Tan Fong Cheng, with Germany's augenschein Filmproduktion and France's Cinema Defacto on board as co-producers. …

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