Monday 2014-12-29

Ophilia written by Ellyna Ahmad, directed by Raja Mukhriz Bin R Ahmed Kamaruddin

This story about Malaysian Neo-nazis completely implodes after Ophilia arrives, turning into The 3 Stooges.

Up until Ophilia's death, the film is on track to becoming a Malay Power version of Godfather 2: the kids have formed their group and are easy to incite to violence. When they accidentally kill Ophilia, they are pulled into conflict with other gangs in MY's underworld. This should have been the beginning of their rise to power.

However at this point, the film switches to low quality DV (with a large black mark on the lens) and stops making much sense. Perhaps this is a statement about censorship in MY.