Crossroads: One Two Jaga
A rookie cop’s moral compass is tested by the systemic corruption and racism surrounding his investigation of illegal immigrants.
When his sister Sumiati runs away from her job as a domestic helper, wanting to return from Malaysia to Indonesia, illegal immigrant Iman has to exhaust all his resources to get Sumiati illegal passage back on a boat. Meanwhile, policeman Hassan is always open to bribes from wrongdoers, whom he lets off with a caution. His new partner Hussein, on the other hand, has all the integrity and rigour of a rookie law enforcer. Although Hassan tries to hide the fact that he’s on the take, Hussein finds out, to his outrage.
When these two groups of characters collide, all hell breaks loose for a thrilling climax. Crossroads: One Two Jaga is a fearless thriller that continues Malaysian cinema’s recent trend of unflinching sociopolitical commentary.
Cast & Credits
Born in Perlis, Malaysia’s smallest state, Nam Ron (the alias of Shahili Abdan) is a writer, director and well-loved actor in Malaysian theatre. He made his film debut as an actor in Lips to Lips by Amir Muhammad, before starring in Yasmin Ahmad’s Gubra and Dain Said’s Bunohan. Crossroads: One Two Jaga is his third directorial effort.
Bront Palarae, Rozi Izma Abdul Karim
Fared Ayam, Nam Ron
Amerul Affendi, Ario Bayu, Zahiril Adzim
*Official Selection, Udine Far East FIlm Festival 2018
*Official Selection, Shanghai International Film Festival 2018
*New York Asian Film Festival 2018