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Tuesday, 11 September 2007

Home Run

An interesting movie tonight on NTV7 at 10:30pm - Home Run.

Ah Kun, a 10-year old school boy in an old village, and his young sister, Seow Fang. Their mother is pregnant and is too weak to work; their father earns a meagre salary doing odd jobs and is behind on the rent.

Ah Kun loses his sister's shoes while running an errand. Devastated, he asks her not to tell their poverty-stricken and frustrated parents. Seow Fang will wear Ah Kun's shoes to school in the morning, then run home so that Ah Kun can go to school in the afternoon. But Seow Fang finds getting back on time rather difficult.

Complications ensue until Ah Kun comes across a cross-country race for schoolboys where the third prize is a pair of new shoes.

I don't know this movies was banned in 2003 by local government - Lagi tak sabar mau tengok.


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  • Haris,

    This movie is a bad Singapore remake of Iranian movie called Children of Heaven.

    If you have the chance, get the Children of heaven VCD/ DVD from Speedy Video. They do have the orginal ones at very cheap price because they are the distributor.

    Very "tangkap leleh" this one. The emotions are real and the child actors are superb!

    Somehow I find the acting in the Singaporean version over the top. They try very hard to inject humour and sub-plots into it but they all fell flat.

    Anyway, I highly recommend you to watch the original version - The Children of Heaven and let me know what you think of it.

    By Blogger RunWitMe, at 8:00 pm  

  • Such a beautiful story. I don't see any reason why the govt banned this movie.. Pasai telaga air tu ka?..

    Very touching movie.. watch with my kid.. hopefully he could related and learn something.

    Ya ka! remake from Iranian.. Kena cari satu nanti.

    By Blogger aharis, at 12:31 am  

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