The Biggest Release Yet for a Malaysian Movie in China: To screen in 10,900 cinemas
The story was inspired by true events, the director’s late father. In the film, the actual radio could be seen making an appearance in one of the scenes. The film was shot in the director’s late father’s childhood home which was built 60 years ago and has in-built passages to hide children during the Malaysian race riots of 1963.
In the waning years of the Ming Dynasty, the Bruneian Empire offers a rare creature to the nation as a gift. Ocean, a member of the Imperial Secret Police, has been tasked to tame the beast. Though the furry beast appears ferocious on the outside, Ocean discovers that it is kind by nature. Not wanting to turn the beast into a killing machine on the battlefield, Ocean secretly releases the beast into the wild and elopes with Frigid, the daughter of a man executed on false charges. However, Ocean is eventually captured by Crane, the wicked leader of the palace’s infamous Eastern Depot.