The Second Life of Thieves

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The Second Life of Thieves

Directed by Ming Jin Woo

  • Malaysia 2014; 87 min
  • Original version: Malay
  • Genre: Drama


THE SECOND LIFE OF THIEVES offers a fairly complex story with various characters. It is set in different times and moves back and forth between present and past, about 30 years ago. One of the protagonists is Mr. Tan, the head of a small fishing village, the kind of village so familiar from Woo. Tan had for years a secret relationship with Mr Lai. In this way, the film tackles a homosexual theme, which is striking and risky in Malaysia. One day, Mr Lai has disappeared, together with the wife of Mr Tan. A quest starts in present and past.



    Woo Ming Jin