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The Most Anticipated Malaysian Movie of the Year Is Now on Facebook!

by The Daily SeniFebruary 23, 2016

WE’LL keep this short and simple — Dain Iskandar Said‘s Interchange now has a Facebook page for you to like and follow and stalk for updates!

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Yes, this is all this piece is about. Interchange is on Facebook and you might want to get on it.

If you need a refresher’s course, fear not.

First mentioned online in April 2012, Interchange is Dain Iskandar Said’s next feature film. Malaysian actors Iedil Putra and Shaheizy Sam along with Indonesian stars Prisia Nasution and Nicholas Saputra take on lead roles in the upcoming movie.

Utilising a script written by Nandita Solomon, June Tan, Redza Minhat and Dain himself, Interchange tells the story of forensic photographer Adam (Iedil Putra) who has developed a hallucinatory condition and becomes a hermit in his own apartment. After a series of macabre ritual murders in the city, he accepts the prospects of one more investigation with his best friend and cop Detective Man (Shaheizy Sam).

Adam befriends an ancient shaman, Iva (Prisia Nasution), along the way. Iva is on her own journey of trying to free the souls of her tribesmen which have been trapped in glass plate negatives. She is accompanied by the totem animal spirit of her tribe, Belian (Nicholas Saputra), who assumes a human form to keep her focused on her task.

Dain Iskandar Said’s last feature, Bunohan, received considerably attention after it was chosen as Malaysia’s submission to the 85th Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film.

Deric Ect  (25 March 2015)

Just another vital recap so you really understand, here are the names of some of the people involved in this film: Dain Iskandar Said, Nadiya Nisaa, Prisia Nasution, Iedil Putra, Nicholas SaputraShaheizy Sam, Redza Minhat.

So far, the Facebook page has put out a still from the film with Shaheizy Sam in the rain, striding across a grimy street in a Malaysian city. This comes emblazoned with Apparat‘s proud logo.

What we forgot to mention in our initial coverage is that Interchange comes from independent production company Apparat, established by Dain and Nandita in 2009.

The house — aside from boasting a cracker of a website — also displays some intriguing current projects, including the Malaysia-Indonesia collaboration Our Mosque Turned to Ruin and fantasy-action epic set in Melaka, Drakula and the Five Warriors.

Want more information? Just dig through our archives for an interview with Dain Iskandar Said or Iedil Putra (or Nadiya Nisaa in conjunction with Festival Filem Malaysia).


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