Category:Films set in Singapore
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1. Independence Day: Resurgence – Independence Day, Resurgence is a 2016 American science fiction film written and directed by Roland Emmerich with co-writers Dean Devlin, Nicolas Wright, James A. Woods, and James Vanderbilt. Through reverse engineering, the world has harnessed the power of alien technology, plans for a sequel to Independence Day began as early as 2001, with 20th Century Fox eventually green-lighting the project in 2014. Principal photography began in April 2015 at locations primarily in New Mexico but also in the Bonneville Salt Flats of Utah, which were featured in the original. Independence Day, Resurgence was released in the United States on June 24,2016, in 2D, 3D, the film received generally unfavorable reviews from critics, who found the plot convoluted and action sequences overblown, though some praised its overall humor. As the twentieth anniversary of the approaches, ESD Director David Levinson meets with warlord Dikembe Umbutu. They travel to an alien city destroyer and discover that alien survivors sent a distress call to their home world before their defeat. An unidentified spherical city destroyer ship emerges from a wormhole near Earths Moon, narrowly escaping death, those on board the space tug are able to avoid capture and return to Area 51. General Joshua Adams groups interrogate one of the held in captivity at Area 51s prison facility from the war. They learn that the aliens exist in eusociality and that one of their colossal Queens is commanding the invasion, Levinson hypothesizes that and leads an attack on a city destroyer ship, if they kill the supervising Queen, her forces will cease drilling and retreat. In Area 51, Okun opens the container and releases a giant white sphere of virtual intelligence. She reveals that her mission is to evacuate survivors from worlds targeted by the aliens, whom she calls Harvesters. Knowing the Harvester Queen has become aware of the spheres presence, Whitmore volunteers to pilot the transport ship on a suicide mission, leading the Queens ship into a trap before detonating a bomb, thus sacrificing himself but destroying the enemy ship. However, the Harvester Queen survives by using an energy shield and this allows Dylans party, which arrives just in time, to kill her before she can take the sphere. With the Queen dead, all the alien fighters are rendered inactive, while the mothership stops drilling. Okun reveals that the sphere has asked humanity to lead her resistance and has offered them new technology in preparation for a counterattack on the Harvesters home world. The following includes backstory and details covered in the current film, in the original 1996 film, in cast interviews and in the canon novel Independence Day, Crucible. Originally from the city of Los Angeles, he grew up in an orphanage after his parents were killed in the invasion of 1996, jeff Goldblum as David Levinson, a scientist, MIT-educated computer expert, strategist, and environmental activist. Formerly a satellite technician at a television company in New York City
2. Road to Singapore – Road to Singapore is a 1940 American comedy film directed by Victor Schertzinger and starring Bing Crosby, Dorothy Lamour and Bob Hope. Based on a story by Harry Hervey, the film is about two playboys trying to forget previous romances in Singapore, where they meet a beautiful woman, distributed by Paramount Pictures, the film marked the debut of the long-running and popular Road to. Series of pictures spotlighting the trio, seven in all, the supporting cast features Charles Coburn, Anthony Quinn, and Jerry Colonna. Josh Mallon and Ace Lannigan are best friends and work aboard the same ship. As their ship returns to the US after a voyage, they see all the other sailors being mistreated by their wives and girlfriends. Unfortunately, this vow is tested almost immediately, first, Ace is confronted by the family of a former lover, Cherry, who insist he marry her. Then Josh, who is the son of shipping magnate, has to fend off his fiancee, Gloria. Things get worse when Josh and Ace get caught up fishing, glorias hostile drunken brother starts a fistfight and a news reporter takes photographs that cause a scandal. Josh and Ace flee to Hawaii and then head for Singapore, however, the pair only get as far as the island of Kaigoon before their money runs out. They rescue Mima, a local from her abusive dance-partner, Caesar. Soon Mima is running the two lives, much to their chagrin. The trio try to make money in different ways, including trying to sell a spot remover that is so bad it dissolves clothes. When Joshs father finally locates his son, he and Gloria fly out to bring Josh back to face his responsibilities. The resentful Caesar leads them to where Ace, Josh and Mima are enjoying a local feast, by this point, both Josh and Ace have fallen in love with Mima. She is heartbroken to learn that Gloria is Joshs fiancee, Ace proposes to Mima, but before she can accept, Josh returns. The two friends almost come to blows over Mima, but then decide that she should choose between them, Josh boards an ocean liner with Gloria and his father. Meanwhile, Caesar informs the police that Ace is on the island illegally. Ace is arrested when he cannot produce a passport, but manages to escape and he and Mima flee aboard a ship, but Ace comes to realize that Mima really loves Josh
3. 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
4. The Letter (1940 film) – The Letter is a 1940 American film noir directed by William Wyler, and starring Bette Davis, Herbert Marshall and James Stephenson. The screenplay by Howard E. Koch is based on the 1927 play of the name by W. Somerset Maugham. The play was filmed in 1929, by director Jean de Limur. On a moonlit, tropical night, the workers are asleep in their outdoor barracks. A shot is heard, the door of a house opens and a man out of it, followed by a woman who calmly shoots him several more times. Leslie tells the servant to send for her husband Robert, who is working at one of the plantations and her husband returns, having summoned his attorney and a British police inspector. Leslie tells them that Geoff Hammond tried to love to me. Only her attorney, Howard Joyce, is rather suspicious, Ong Chi Seng tells Howard that the original letter is in the possession of Hammonds widow, a Eurasian woman who lives in the Chinese quarter of town. The letter is for sale, and Ong himself, whom Howard had believed to be impeccable, Howard then confronts Leslie with the damning evidence and she breaks down and confesses to having written it, though she stands by her claim of having killed Hammond in self-defence. Yet Leslie cleverly manipulates the attorney into agreeing to buy back the letter, even though in doing so he will risk his own freedom, Robert, depicted as a decent man thoroughly in love with Leslie and somewhat gullible, is readily persuaded. Hammonds widow demands that Leslie come personally to hand over the $10,000 for the letter, with the letter suppressed, Leslie is easily acquitted. During a celebration after the trial Robert announces that he plans to draw his savings out of his account in order to buy a plantation in Sumatra. Howard and Leslie are forced to tell him that his savings are gone, after demanding to see the letter, Robert is devastated to learn from Leslie that Hammond was her lover for years and that she killed him out of jealousy. At a party celebrating Leslies acquittal, Robert tells friends of his plans to buy the plantation, Leslie, overhearing him, leaves the party, and Robert breaks down. Leslie goes to her room, tries to take up her lacemaking, stepping onto the balcony, she sees a knife laid on the matting. Robert comes into the room and offers to forgive her if she can swear that she loves him, Leslie at first agrees and tells him she loves him, and that she will do all in her power to make him happy. When he kisses her, she cries No. and then breaks down and confesses, With all my heart, Leslie looks out at the patio mat, and the knife is gone. She knows that Hammonds widow had planted it there, and then has taken it away and she knows the woman waits for her--to kill her, and she realizes this is her fate
5. 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
6. 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
7. Island of Lost Men – Island of Lost Men is a 1939 American film directed by Kurt Neumann and starring Anna May Wong and J. Carrol Naish. It tells the story of the daughter of a general who goes to look for her father after he disappears, the film received mixed reviews and was the last that Wong made for Paramount Pictures. Kim Ling, the daughter of an accused of embezzling $300,000 of government money. She eventually discovers a camp run by Gregory Prin north of Singapore. There she meets Chang Tai, who is undercover investigating Prins activities, together they manage to discover Lings father and the money, as well as identify several known fugitives. After the arrival of Tex Ballister, who reveals Tais true identity and attempts to blackmail Prin and this allows Ling, her father, and Tai to escape. Production was delayed by cost overruns of approximately $25,000, among the most expensive scenes were those involving the jungle and the river scene. Wongs salary was $6000 with another $1000 paid for overtime, while Quinn only earned $750, the original title for the film was Guns for China. However, the U. S. State Department implored studios to avoid referencing or alluding to the then-ongoing Second Sino-Japanese War, after discussion with its sales manager in Japan, Paramount Pictures changed the title to Island of Lost Men. Wong sang Music on the Shore, composed by Friedrich Hollaender, the song was written especially for her. Island of Lost Men received its American release on August 16,1939, Variety praised the general production, acting, and sets, however, it considered the plot to be trite. The Daily Variety noted that Wongs singing was pleasing, the English magazine Kinetographic Weekly was dismissive of the film, but appreciative of Wongs acting. The studio did not renew her contract afterwards, possibly because of the budget overruns in Island, white Woman Footnotes Bibliography Island of Lost Men at the Internet Movie Database
8. Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End – Pirates of the Caribbean, At Worlds End is a 2007 American epic fantasy swashbuckler film and the third installment of the Pirates of the Caribbean film series. It is the last film in the series to be directed by Gore Verbinski and it was filmed in two shoots during 2005 and 2006, the former simultaneously with the preceding film, Dead Mans Chest. The film was released in English-speaking countries on May 25,2007, the film was praised for its performances, musical score, action scenes, and special effects, but was criticized for its plot and running time. At Worlds End was a box office hit, becoming the most successful film of 2007, with over $960 million worldwide. It was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Makeup and Hairstyling and the Academy Award for Best Visual Effects, which it lost to La Vie en Rose and The Golden Compass, respectively. A fourth installment, On Stranger Tides, the first in the series to neither be directed by Verbinski nor star Bloom and Knightley, was released in cinemas on May 20,2011. With a production budget of $300 million, Pirates of the Caribbean, At Worlds End was the most expensive ever made at the time of its release. To control the oceans, Lord Cutler Beckett executes anyone associated with piracy by ordering Davy Jones to destroy all pirate ships in the seas, condemned prisoners sing Hoist the Colours to compel the nine Pirate Lords to convene at Shipwreck Cove to hold the Brethren Court. Traveling to Singapore, the crew meet Captain Sao Feng, who owns navigational charts to the Locker, Becketts soldiers invade, but the crew escape. Feng and Turner make a deal to give Jack to Feng, the crew travels to the locker and rescues the marooned Jack. They find themselves trapped, encountering dead souls, including Elizabeths father Governor Swann and they learn the Dutchman must always have a captain. Returning to the world, the Pearl is attacked by Sao Feng. Sao Feng tells Elizabeth that the first Brethren Court bound Calypso in human form after she betrayed her lover and he plans to release her to defeat Beckett. Davy Jones attacks Fengs ship, but Feng appoints Elizabeth his successor as Pirate Lord before dying, admiral Norrington frees Elizabeth and her new crew from the Dutchman, but is killed by a crazed Bootstrap Bill. The Black Pearl arrives at Shipwreck Cove where Barbossa attempts to persuade the Brethren Court to release Calypso, Davy Jones visits Tia Dalma in the Pearls brig, revealing she is Calypso, and they promise to be together again. Jacks father Captain Teague and Keeper of the Pirate Code, informs the Court that only an elected Pirate King can decide, to avoid a stalemate, Jack casts his vote for Elizabeth, making her King. The Brethren Court and Becketts fleets emerge for war, Barbossa frees Calypso, but when Will reveals it was Jones who made it possible for the first Court to imprison her, Calypso vanishes and summons an enormous maelstrom. The Pearl and the Dutchman battle in the maelstrom, Elizabeth and Will are wed by Barbossa before swinging over to the Dutchman to aid Jack
9. Rebel (2012 film) – Rebel is a 2012 Telugu action-romance film written and directed by Raghava Lawrence. The film stars Prabhas, Tamannaah, Deeksha Seth and Krishnam Raju and was produced by J. Bhaghawan, apart from directing, Raghava Lawrence also handled the choreography, screenplay and music direction for the film. The film was released worldwide on 28 September 2012, the movie has been loosely remade into Bangladeshi Bengali as Hero, The Superstar. It was dubbed into Hindi as The Return of Rebel and Malayalam as Rebel. Rebel Collected ₹35 crore and was declared due to budget of ₹50 crore Rishi is a happy-go-lucky son of Bhupathi. Rishi is influenced by his fathers ideals and grows up just like him, however, Bhupathi doesnt want his son to take up violence and make more enemies like him. He sends his son to Bangalore for studies and to learn music, there Rishi falls for Deepali, an orphan, and brings her to his house in the disguise of his old music teacher as he wants his father to be happy that he doesnt take up the violence. During the festivals held in their village, Simhadri sends 100 thugs to kill Bhupathi, Rishi saves his father by eliminating all the thugs. Bhupathis brother joins hands with Simhadri, so they can kill Bhupathi, Bhupathis wife, Simhadri tells Rishi that a local goon helped Bhupathis brother kill Bhupathi and his family. Rishi wants to destroy Bhupathis killers, but Simhadri kills himself, in a rage, Rishi stabs Simhadris corpse more than once. Raju is one of Bhupathis bodyguards, some of Bhupathis bodyguards are still alive. Raju and the other bodyguards assist Rishi to get revenge, two years later, Rishi discovers that a Goon named Stephen was doing illegal business in Hyderabad for a very long time. Rishi also discovers that a man named Robert started working with Stephen right after Bhupathis murder, Stephen and Robert became powerful underworld dons. Rishi suspects that his uncles new identity is Robert, Rishi finds out that Stephen and Robert have an assistant, Nanu, who works in Bangkok. Rishi and Nandini fall in love each other. While drunk, Nanu shows his cell phone to Nandini because she wants to see the pictures of Stephen, when Rishi sees the pictures of Stephen and Robert, its confirmed that Rishis uncles new identity is Robert. Since Simhadri told Rishi that a local goon helped Robert kill Bhupathi, later, Raju tells Nandini about Rishis tragic past. Nandini still wants to help Rishi locate Stephen and Robert, Rishi bribes Nanus henchmen to stop protecting Nanu. Rishi tells his henchmen including Raju to take Nandini back to her home, Rishi tortures Nanu, until Nanu agrees to lure Stephen and Robert into a trap
10. 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