Mohamed Al Amin, , p. Orked heatedly exposes the fact that interracial relationships for Malay men have not been persecuted as vehemently as women trying to do the same. Edit Cast Credited cast: As Sim points out, if we are not familiar with the languages and dialogues, we are confronted with our alienation from each other, and the characters and customs presented in the film. Saturday, August 9, Sepet Yasmin Ahmad, The abstract is typically a short summary of the contents of the document. Sometimes there will be, sometimes there will be not, but sometimes they may come too little too late.

Coupled with the fact that both are minorities, we can infer from this that there may not be many opportunities for minorities to succeed through legal means. Image was grainy, there was dimness around the edges of some of the shots, the sound was cruddy in parts. Notify me of new comments via email. They speak on the phone one last time before Jason dies of gunshot wounds there are holes in his shirt , possibly inflicted by a rival gang. Orked heatedly exposes the fact that interracial relationships for Malay men have not been persecuted as vehemently as women trying to do the same. Not all Malays are lazy, and not all Chinese people are cheats, said Keong, but Orked argued that Malays are lazy. Search for ” Sepet ” on Amazon. A light hearted southeast Asian version of Kids.

But what Yasmin wanted to deliver was something simpler. I haven’t watch this movie.

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Several examples illustrate these: Mak Orked’s mother Harith Iskander This section does not cite any sources. It is honest, sincere storytelling, and having it ring so close to home, with a multi-religious, multi-cultural, multi-lingual take, just makes it endearing. Muthalib, In addition, the issue of marriage between different races was further developed in the conversations between Loong and his friend, Keong in the hospital.


Films Made by Women: These include the issues such as multiculturalism and hybridity, injustice and discrimination as well as stereotypes that reside p,ot the multiracial society in Malaysia.

Mohamed Al Amin, F. I’ll probably never love another local movie as much as I love Sepet.

It dawned upon me the power of her story, simply told. This page was last edited on 12 Augustat To sum up, Sepet is a hybrid product that unfolds a more multi-ethnic face of the nation while smartly unveiling issues that are deemed sensitive in Malaysia.

Contrary to the stereotype of his social standing, Ah Loong is an incurable romantic with an unlikely hobby: Posted by Xing Zhen at Saturday, August 9, Sepet Yasmin Ahmad, Oxford University Press, pp. The experience of being part of a middleman minority is reflected in the lives of Jason and his friends.

They begin to realize that the trip is more than what it seems. In this film, Orked wears her heart on her sleeve.

Mohamed Al Amin,p. Notify me of new comments via email.

In a scene where Orked, Keong and Jason were having dinner in an outdoor restaurant in a dodgy district of Ipoh, issues such as how cultural attributes of a certain race can become part of ethnicity were portrayed.

Source of feature image: They talk often of their nationalities. In addition, the viewer is forced to face the questions: Inthere were 30, Malaysians of Chinese and Indian ethnicity who had not been granted full Malaysian citizenship and identity cards in Sabah. Remember me on this computer.

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However, the adult Orked is spet called by her name in this scene as the young Orked is. A talent search competition has matched two hearts – that of Melur, a Malay-mixed girl and an Indian male student, Mahesh. In the outskirts and back-alleys of Kuala Lumpur, several individuals with money problems plkt to get their lives straight, finding their paths unexpectedly intersecting – with fatal results. But as the film progresses, the expected Romeo and Juliet plot is eschewed in favor of something gentler, se;et still very serious.


With the way it ended, I felt that yes, I believe that Yasmin has achieved with most audiences unless you’re on the road to no redemption throwing away any deep sense of prejudice, to want the two leads to be together, after the fact that is akin to riding on a ferris wheel to the top, enjoying the sights, and then being thrown over.

Orked heatedly exposes the fact that interracial relationships for Malay men have not been persecuted as vehemently as women trying to do the same. In the end, Ah Loong is involved in a motor vehicle accident while Orked is going to England to pursue her studies. You’re learning it here first, I’ve found it. Search for ” Sepet ” on Amazon. But therein lies a higher objective, which I thought was a respectable Wow moment.

For instance, Jason is shown reading a poem in Chinese to his Peranakan mother. Ah Loong Sharifah Amani The character of Mah threatens the seemingly unbridgeable gap between the two.

I suddenly felt like I needed to watch this today. Acceptance and Rejection in the Malay Society: Jason ;lot the atypical sam-seng boy with dyed hair, dances a quirky dance, filial son, with a heart of gold. Kak Yam Kar Hoong Thor Coming of Age II] “You like who you like. Big city cop sfpet small-town-big-cop must learn to work together in order to take down Malaysia’s biggest drug lord.