Boi KWONG Singapore 86 mins M18 Southeast Asian Premiere
A breathless, full-throttle crime thriller set in Singapore’s infamous red-light district with a colourful ensemble of characters.
On the eve of election nomination day, an aid worker, pimp, sex worker, doctor, cigarette seller and political candidate cross paths on the neon-drenched streets of Singapore’s notorious red-light district. Inside the pulsating world of Geylang, intrigue and violence unfold in quick succession. Caught in-between is a foul-mouthed, mullet-sporting pimp, Fatty, who unwittingly becomes a pawn in a larger political game.
As the night wears on, characters reveal themselves, all with a secret to hide and an appetite for ruthlessness. Driven by personal desires and self-serving goals, each vies for survival on the streets of Geylang as the worlds of the seedy underbelly and corrupt political class meet in a high-octane collision. GG
Boi KWONG is a Singaporean film producer-director. His directorial debut short film Wait (2000) won the Special Jury Prize at SGIFF. He has since produced numerous features such as We Not Naughty (2012), Zombiepura (2018) and Number 1 (2020). Geylang is his second directorial feature, after The Days (2008).