Not Rated | | Drama
In 90s Singapore, the friendship between Filipino nursemaid Teresa and her young charge Jiale makes waves in a family, while the Asian recession hits the region.
Jia Ler Koh, the first-time child actor in the award-winning local film Ilo Ilo (2013), was caned for real several times in two takes while shooting a scene. It is a literal example of how director Anthony Chen cracks the whip to achieve his vision. Says Jia Ler, 12, whose mother was fine with the caning since she used to cane him when he was younger: "Anthony talked to me about it and I was fine with it. It was painful, but it's okay, because I know he wants everything as real as possible. The caning is just a small thing to me. "I was much more scared of the chicken," he says, referring to another scene where he had to carry a live chicken in his arms. "I am really very, very scared of chickens, but Anthony told me to overcome my fear and just try my best to do the scene. Whenever I could not do a scene, he would come over and teach me."
Why you do that to me, huh? Why you do that to me? I don't care if you like me or not. You don't like, I don't care. But your mum, she employed me. I'm here to do my work properly. I am your maid, but I didn't come here to be bullied.
Mandarin, Tagalog, English, Hokkien
$8,775 6 April 2014
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