The Arsonist

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The Arsonist
Directed by U-Wei Haji Saari
Produced by Tini Arshad
U-Wei Haji Saari
Written by U-Wei Haji Saari
Based on Barn Burning
by William Faulkner
Starring Ngasrizal Ngasri
Music by Embie C. Noer[1]
Cinematography Ali Kong Hussein
Edited by Roslan Ramli
Release date
  • May 1995 (1995-05)
Running time
70 minutes
Country Malaysia
Language Malay

The Arsonist (Malay: Kaki bakar) is a 1995 Malaysian drama film directed by U-Wei Haji Saari based on the short story Barn Burning by William Faulkner.[2] It was first screened in the Un Certain Regard section at the 1995 Cannes Film Festival,[3] then later into Malaysian cinemas in 2001.[2]


  • Khalid Salleh as Kakang
  • Ngasrizal Ngasri as Raden Mas Kesuma, Kakang's youngest son
  • Azizah Mahzan as Kakang's wife
  • Anwar Idris as Mustapha
  • Jamaluddin Kadir as Tuan Kassim
  • Kuswadinata as Tok Empat


  1. ^ James, Caryn (6 April 1996). "Movie Review - FILM FESTIVAL REVIEW: Faulkner, Set in Malaysia". The New York Times. Retrieved 25 October 2016. 
  2. ^ a b "Recently there was a screening of the first Malaysian movie to make Cannes". The Daily Seni. 9 October 2016. Retrieved 11 October 2016. 
  3. ^ "Festival de Cannes: The Arsonist". Retrieved 6 September 2009. 

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