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Men Who Save the World

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Men Who Save the World (Lelaki Harapan Dunia)

Directed by Liew Seng Tat

  • Malaysia, Netherlands, Germany, France 2014; 93 min
  • Original version: Malaysian
  • Genre: Comedy

  • Contemporary World Cinema - Toronto IFF


  • From the director of THE GIRL WITH NO HEAD presented at IFFAM Project Market

Synopsis

Set in a rural village, MEN WHO SAVE THE WORLD revolves around a group of comical villagers, who spring into action after the owner of an abandoned house decides to restore it as a wedding present for his daughter. In a series of unfortunate events, the group attracts what they believe to be a spirit, and band together in an effort to protect their village. The ensuing action is charmingly ludicrous, containing everything from a missing camel to cross-dressing shenanigans. Liew's sense of humour is warm and wry, and ultimately a lighthearted depiction of the beliefs that either bond a community or set it apart in chaos.

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