Return to Murder

Return to Murder  {Bunohan}
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Return to Murder
Malaysia, 2011, 97 Minute Running Time
Topics: Asian, Crime, Drama, Gangster, Martial Arts
Program: World Cinema
Language: Malay English Sub-Titles

Kickboxing mixes with family drama, blood, and mysticism in this revenge tale with echoes of King Lear. Adil is a young Malaysian kickboxer who fights in a club just across the border in Thailand. Deep in debt to the club’s owner, he agrees to a fight to the death. But when things look bad for Adil, his friends pull him out of the ring and run off with him. The club manager then hires a Malaysian assassin named Ilham to dispatch Adil. Ilham tracks Adil to their mutual hometown of Bunohan. The name of this rural village also means “murder” in Malay, a sinister coincidence apparently not lost on the characters. But when lham discovers that Adil is actually his stepbrother and their ailing father still lives in Bunohan things become more complicated. This dark and densely layered film about deception, betrayal and the ties that bind is wondrously shot in a style that combines the gritty and the elegiac amid a landscape of stunning beauty. Be advised: this film contains scenes of disturbing violence.

Producer: Nadita Solomon, Tim Kwok
Editor: HK Panca
Screenwriter: Dain Said
Cinematographer: Charin Pengpanich
Music: Tan Yan Wei
Principal Cast: Faizal Hussein, Zahiril Adzim, Pekin Ibrahim, Bront Palarae, Namron, Wan Hanafisu
Filmography: Dukun (2007)
Print Source: Arclight Films -

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