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by Liew Seng Tat


In a whimsical little Malay town, the villagers unite to help Pak Awang to physically move an abandoned house from the jungle into the village as a gift to his soon-to-be-married daughter. But what they didn’t know is that an illegal African immigrant on the run has found the house and decided to hide in it. When the village junkie gets a glimpse at a black shadow moving in the house and confuses it for a ghost, the villagers suddenly fear that its relocation has enraged an evil spirit and refuse to move it any further. A series of wild mishaps ensue, leading to false accusations and wild situations.

international title: Men Who Save the World
original title: Lelaki harapan dunia
country: Malaysia, Netherlands, Germany, France
year: 2014
genre: fiction
directed by: Liew Seng Tat
film run: 94'
screenplay: Liew Seng Tat
cast: Sofi Jikan, Hishamuddin Rais, Azman Hassan, Harun Salim Bachik, Othman Hafsham, Azhan Rani, Wan Hanafi Su
cinematography by: Gay Hian Teoh
film editing: Patrick Minks, Liew Seng Tat
art director: Tommy Mansur
producer: Sharon Gan
co-producer: Roshanak Behesht Nedjad, Eric Mabillon, Denis Vaslin
production: Volya Films, Flying Moon Filmproduktion, Mandra Films
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