When an ambitious young correctional officer, Aiman, is transferred to the country’s maximum security prison, he catches the attention of seasoned chief executioner Rahim. Aiman’s desire to become the hangman’s apprentice is not only professional but born of an unspeakable urge to reconnect with a past that haunts him.

Apprentice premiered at Cannes Film Festival in 2016 and received critical acclaim. It went on to show at more that 60 international film festivals, won multiple awards and was released in several territories around the world. The film became Singapore’s 2016 entry for the 2016 Academy Awards in the Best Foreign Language Film category.

DIRECTOR Boo Junfeng
COUNTRY Singapore, Germany, France, Hong Kong, Qatar
YEAR 2016
GENRE Drama; Rated  M(18)
DURATION 96 mins
LANGUAGE English with various languages; English subtitles
DVD FEATURES Deleted Scenes
Behind-the-scenes featurettes
Special 40-page booklet with production notes and director’s interview

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