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Open Fire
(Bukak Api)

by Osman ALI

The story revolves around a small group of transsexual sex-workers under the care of Kak Su who runs a tailor workshop. Through the myriad of characters, we are introduced to Chow Kit and the colourful sex-worker community of Kuala Lumpur. Together they deal with the challenges of being sex-workers in a very traditional society, where police raids are daily occurrences, and hormone treatments, drug use, brutality and AIDS are part of the life- style — a subculture of squalor and glamour filled with contradictions and hypocrisy. Rejected by their families, they depend on each other, where friends are the only people one can trust and where only love and affection can fuel community spirit and action.

  • Titre français
    Bukak Api
  • Original title
    Bukak Api
  • Titre international
    Open Fire
  • Scénario
    Osman Ali
  • Photo
    Daven Ragharan
  • Montage
    Rakesh
  • Son
    Nur Zaidi
  • Musique
    Anton Morgan
  • Production
    Julian Jayaseelan
  • Support de projection
    35 mm
  • Sous-titrage
    VOST électronique

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