Places Practices

Cinema Reclaimed: Medicine and Modernity in Singapore Cinema - Body Puzzle

by Toh Hun Ping & Ben Slater
27 May • 08:00pm

SHF2021 brings you a lost film called Body Puzzle directed by Laurence Ma Yuk-Fai. It stars actors from Singapore and Hong Kong. Brace yourself for a rather visceral and quirky movie!

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Treat yourself to a special screening of Body Puzzle (2001), a lost film directed by Laurence Ma Yuk-Fai. The showcase is part of the inaugural edition of Cinema Reclaimed, a special collaboration between researchers Toh Hun Ping and Ben Slater centered on the theme of medicine and modernity.

Synopsis:

This violent, visceral and rather bizarre film stars Singapore’s Thomas Ong and Hong Kong’s Gigi Lai. The characters’ budding romance is disrupted by a serial killer on the loose. The Hong Kong filmmakers behind the movie were based in Singapore and working for Chinese television at the time. Their aim had been to create a show based on the cases of real life forensic pathologist, the late Chao Tzee Cheng who was known for solving high-profile crimes in Singapore.

NC16 (Sexual Scene and Some Violence 性相关及些许暴力画面). This programme is presented with assistance from the Asian Film Archive.

Toh Hun Ping & Ben Slater

Researchers Toh Hun Ping (SG Film Hunter) and Ben Slater (author of Kinda Hot: The Making of Saint Jack in Singapore) collaborate to present the inaugural edition of Cinema Reclaimed programme.

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