Category:Films set in Singapore
Pages in category "Films set in Singapore"
The following 80 pages are in this category, out of 80 total. This list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
The following 80 pages are in this category, out of 80 total. This list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
1. 15 (film) – 15 is a 2003 Singaporean film about teenage gangsters in the Singapore suburbs. Directed by Royston Tan, the film is a version of Tans 2002 award-winning short film. It is one of the few Singaporean films to feature brief full-frontal male nudity, together with the Singaporean-Thai film Pleasure Factory, the film stars three real-life juvenile gangsters, all aged 15, giving an accurate depiction of Chinese teenage gang-life in the Singapore suburbs. The 2003 film features two more gangsters as characters as well as a sequence with more affluent English-educated Singapore youths. Rather than scripting the movie or employing professional actors, Tan attempted to capture the lives of his characters in realistic fashion. In Singapore, the film premiered during the 2003 Singapore International Film Festival, in 2003, it premiered in Canada during the Montreal World Film Festival, and in Britain during the London Film Festival. In 2004, it premiered in the United States during the Sundance Film Festival, the film also saw its first US theatrical release in New York City on 13 April 2005. In Singapore, the film is distributed by Zhao Wei Films, in North America, it is distributed by Picture This. Under pressure, Royston Tan ended up making reportedly 27 cuts to the film, opposition was also raised against the heavy use of Hokkien in the film, which is discouraged by the Singapore government in favour of Mandarin and English. These restrictions infuriated Tan, and later led him to create his satirical short film Cut, the film received mixed reviews from film critics. In Rotten Tomatoes, it earned ratings of 50% based on 10 reviews, in Metacritic, the film earned a metascore of 47% based on 6 reviews. The film has been advertised outside of Singapore in gay publications, however, in an interview segment of the DVD Roystons Shorts, a collection of Tans short films, Tan affirms that the boys whose lives he portrayed do not identify as gay. Thirteen+2, Aimless Singaporean rebels in directionless youth flick,15, The Movie 15 at the Internet Movie Database 15 at AllMovie 15 at Rotten Tomatoes 15 at Metacritic 15 at Box Office Mojo
2. 1965 (film) – 1965 is a 2015 Singaporean thriller/historical film directed by Randy Ang and co-directed by Daniel Yun. It was released in cinemas on July 30,2015, and stars Qi Yuwu, Deanna Yusoff, Joanne Peh, James Seah, Sezairi Sezali, Mike Kasem and it was released to commemorate Singapores fifty years of independence. 1965 is a dramatic thriller that uses a piece of Singapore history like never before. Telling engaging and touching stories of immigrants and natives, how a group of people, divided by race, language and religion and their paths will cross and clash in race riots during the months leading to the separation from Malaysia, and to the independence of Singapore. Filming started in November 2014, with most of the filming done in Batam, at various locations and it was initially proposed that Tony Leung Chiu-Wai would play the role of Lee Kuan Yew. However, many Singaporeans felt that a Singaporean actor should be given the role, david Lee of Singapore Film Society also felt that Lim has the gravitas required of the role, and hes English-speaking as well. To prepare for the role, Lim took months, and visited the National Archives of Singapore at least five times a week, staying for hours at a time to study Lees audio and film clips. Two songs were written for the film, namely Sezairi Sezalis Selamat Pagi, the latter has been on the top of the iTunes Singapore song chart for at least four weeks. List of Singaporean films of 20151965 at the Internet Movie Database
3. Across to Singapore – Across to Singapore is a 1928 American silent romantic drama film directed by William Nigh, and starring Ramon Novarro and Joan Crawford. The plot involves a triangle between a woman and two brothers, set on board ship and in Singapore. The screenplay was written by Ted Shane based on the novel All the Brothers Were Valiant by Ben Ames Williams. This was the film based on this novel, the first was All the Brothers Were Valiant. In 1857, Joel Shore, the carefree youngest son of a family, has a flirtatious friendship with Priscilla Crowninshield. However, unbeknownst to him, Priscilla has been betrothed to Joels much older brother, the wedding is announced in church as a surprise, and Joel and Priscilla are both shocked, with Priscilla refusing to kiss her new husband after the ceremony. Mark, a captain, sails to Singapore, accompanied by Joel. Priscilla tells Joel she had no idea about the marriage and tries to kiss him, at the same time, Mark, mad about Priscilla spurning him, drinks heavily during the voyage and begins to see hallucinations of Priscilla. He senses that Priscilla loves someone else and threatens to harm whoever it is, Mark continues to drink once they arrive in Singapore, but a conspiratorial crew led by Finch sails from Singapore without him, with Mark killed in a bar fight. Joel is put in handcuffs for allegedly not coming to his brothers aid during the fight, reaching home, Joel is freed, he finds Priscilla, and, taking her with him, he returns to Singapore for Mark, as he does not believe Mark is dead. They arrive in Singapore six months after having left, and find Mark a drunken mess, Mark sees that Priscilla does not love him, and he steps aside for his brother
4. Ah Boys to Men – The main plot revolves around a group of army recruits in National Service in Singapore. Neo had wanted to shoot a film since his army days. Ah Boys to Men is the first local film to be released in two parts and the first to film in Pulau Tekong, as well as the first South-East Asian film to feature Dolby Atmos surround sound. The films theme song, Recruits Anthem was written and composed by one of the cast, the film was released on November 8,2012. It is the highest-grossing Singaporean film of all time, and has grossed over four times of its S$3 million budget, buoyed by audience demand, a third installment titled Ah Boys to Men 3, Frogmen was released on February 19,2015. It features the same cast but is not a sequel to the second film. The film opens with the Republic of Singapore apparently being under an invasion from a fictional army, with iconic Singaporean landmarks coming under fire. It is later revealed that the war was fictitious setting of a war-based role-playing game played by Ken Chow, Ken plans to study abroad with his girlfriend Amy, but his plans are derailed by NS. After being chided by Amy for his childishness, Ken takes it out on a rubbish bin. A disappointed and embarrassed Amy looked very sad and angry, back home, after being driven back by his father, Ken confides to his parents about his fears of National Service. His overprotective mother decides to help him think of ways to defer, eventually, they are all forced to face the hard truth - there is no going against the law. The Chow family sadly send off Ken on the day of his enlisting, thereafter, Ken and a few other recruits are assigned to Ninja Company and are sent to their bunk and introduced to their Platoon Sergeant, a portrayal of the tough-nails sergeant stereotype. Whilst waiting for the haircut, Ken gets to know a few people - Lobang, Aloysius Jin Sia-lan. After two weeks of training, Ken and the recruits are allowed to book out. A lavish party is thrown to celebrate Kens return, but his mood is ruined when he is shown a photo of his girlfriend with another man, Ken angrily confronts her and demands that they meet, which she does not agree to. She later admits that she has fallen for another man and dumps Ken on the highway, determined to regain her love, Ken devises a plan to escape from Pulau Tekong and send her off, for he feels she is merely just testing him. Ken stops drinking water, in hopes to get an injury, for which he would be sent home for ten days. However, he gets into a worse than expected and he is quickly sent off to a hospital after collapsing during training
5. Ah Boys to Men 2 – Ah Boys to Men 2 is a 2013 Singaporean-Chinese comedy film produced and directed by Jack Neo, written by Neo, Lim Teck and Leonard Lai. It is the second of two cinematic parts and it was released on February 1,2013. It is the highest-grossing Singaporean film of all time, and has grossed over four times of its S$3 million budget. A third installment titled Ah Boys to Men 3, Frogmen was announced by Jack Neo to be scheduled for production in August 2014 based on the story of a group of navy boys, Ah Boys to Men 3, Frogmen was released in cinemas on February 19,2015. Ken is quick to adopt a change in personality by becoming an on-the-ball recruit, differing viewpoints sour the friendship between Ken and Lobang. Meanwhile, Kens father has become partially paralyzed because of his stroke but is determined to make a recovery, after booking out, Aloysius seeks advice from his parents as he feels excluded from the group, his father tells him the best solution is not to do anything. Back at Tekong, Recruit IP Man learns about Real Bullet Zhen Zi Dan, IP Man hits back by criticizing Mayoki for her inferior qualities. Real Bullet in turn uploads a video of him and Mayoki engaging in an initimate act. However, a gang soon chases after them after Real Bullet calls for back-up, however, at the restaurant, they are ambushed by more gang members, who have managed to track them down. Ken runs back to save his mates, per the principle Leave no man behind, unlike Aloyisus, because Ken saved his life, Lobang vows to stop smoking in return. After an investigation by the sergeants, Ken and the perpetrators of the earlier scheme carried out that day are punished, Kens concerned parents speak to CPT Tham after learning of what had happened. His father has shown signs of improvement and is starting to be able to talk, thanks the OC for training Ken to become a real soldier. The OC agrees to make an exception and exclude Ken from punishment, Ken, though, after learning that the others still would be punished, is granted permission to continue his punishment. The next day, Lobang attempts to sabotage Aloysius for abandoning the earlier on by throwing his rifle magazine but after a comical turn of events. However, Aloysius quickly gives his magazine to Lobang during an equipment check, while searching for the missing magazine, the relationship between the two grow better. Choong is chased by a herd of wild boars halfway into an assessment for leadership potential. Following their passing out parade, the recruits reunite with their kins, Kens father is present and comes to greet Ken, he is finally able to walk steadily without any aid. As the film ends, various recruits postings are shown — with Lobang being posted to Officer Cadet School, Ken also goes to Specialist Cadet School, later to be posted to Officer Cadet School
6. Ah Boys to Men 3: Frogmen – Ah Boys to Men 3, Frogmen is a 2015 Singaporean comedy film produced and directed by Jack Neo, and the third installment in the Ah Boys to Men film series. It was released in cinemas on 19 February 2015, the film raked $2.83 million at the box office within four days, making it the first Asian film with the highest ever box office takings in its opening weekend in Singapore. The DVD version of Ah Boys to Men 3 was released on 8 May 2015, the film negates all happenings in the predecessors and explores what might have happened should the boys have been assigned to the Naval Diving Unit. Jin, Aloysius father Ye Li Mei as Mrs. Jin, IP Man, only appears in the credits The film was shot at the Naval Diving Unit in Sembawang Camp. The film was written by Jack Neo & Ivan Ho, with the film being directed by Jack Neo. The official theme song of Ah Boys to Men 3, Frogmen, titled Who Else, was written, composed and performed by Tosh Zhang, an official music video was uploaded on YouTube on February 4,2015. Ah Boys to Men 3 was released on DVD on 11 May 2015, the film was expected to be a hit with profits estimated to surpass over $3 million at the box office after release. Singapore Box Office reported that and estimated $7.63 million have been grossed from the duration from 19 February to 7 May. By the end of its run, the film had grossed $7.8 million. List of Singaporean films of 2015 Army Daze Official website Ah Boys to Men on YouTube