Flower in the Pocket

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Flower in the Pocket
Directed by Liew Seng Tat
Produced by Yen San Michelle Lo
Written by Liew Seng Tat
Starring Wong Zi Jiang
Lim Ming Wei
Amira Nasuha Binti Shahiran
James Lee
Azman bin Md. Hasan
Cinematography Albert Hue See Leong
Release date(s) 2007
Running time 97 minutes
Country Malaysia
Language Mandarin & Malay
Budget RM 64,000
Box office RM 11,000

Flower In The Pocket (Chinese: 口袋裏的花) is a 2007 Malaysian independent film by Liew Seng Tat. It is produced by Da Huang Pictures, and is in the Mandarin, Cantonese and Malay languages.

Plot[edit]

Li Ahh (Lim Ming Wei) and Li Ohm (Wong Zi Jiang) grow up motherless. Their father Sui (James Lee) is a workaholic who spends most of his time mending broken mannequins. Sui is an outsider to the two boys, the only legacy left by the woman he loved, or still loves.

While he shuts himself out from the world, the two brothers grow up with all the freedom of neglected children. They roam the streets; get into fights and other trouble in school. Along the way, they adopt a stray puppy, which becomes the most important thing in their lives.

When the puppy is sent away for being a nuisance, the boys are devastated. Sui is very much affected by his boys' strong emotional attachment to the puppy. For the very first time, he realises that he is still able to love and he's going to do something about it before it's too late.

Cast[edit]

Wong Zi Jiang: Ma Li Ohm

Lim Ming Wei: Ma Li Ahh

Amira Nasuha Binti Shahiran : Atan/ Ayu

James Lee : Ah Sui

Azman bin Md. Hasan: Mamat

Quotes[edit]

“A touching and humanistic story that tells a neglected father-and-sons relationship with a sense of humor, while using a simply and beautifully composed cinematic style.”

Dariush MEHRJUIM, Head of Jury & Iranian master cineaste, 12th Pusan International Film Festival

“Flower In The Pocket is constantly, quietly, astonishing. A little film with big, deep pockets, Flower is equal parts childhood idyll, absurdist comedy, gentle social satire and family mystery.”

Shelly Kraicer, Film Programmer of Vancouver Film Festival

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