Two people with helmets near a motorcycle, one standing and the other sitting.

Abang Adik

(Abang Adik)

The Malaysian director’s feature-length debut about two paperless orphans shines a light on a harsh world on the fringes of society and the complicated alchemy of a relationship.

They live in squalid conditions in Kuala Lumpur, without ID cards, facing the constant threat of detention. Deaf Abang tries to make an honest living and obtain the necessary documents officially, while the younger Adi operates outside the law. On their journey to find their place in life, many things divide them, but the chain of events also leads them to a new perspective on what truly matters. The film sensitively portrays the relationship between the two men, who despite their differences in character are actually close friends and each other’s pillars of support in a chaotic world.

Ponrepo Cinema, Bartolomějská 11, Praha 1


Světozor Cinema – Third Hall, Vodičkova 41, Praha 1

TitleAbang Adik
Original TitleAbang Adik
Original LanguageCantonese
Subtitles Czech, English
Film typeFeature film
Year of Production2023
Country of OriginMalaysia
Length115 min.
Tags Work, Justice, Asia
Director Jin Ong

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