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Hail, Driver!
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Malaysia202184 minMalay, English, Chinese with English subtitlesNorth American PremiereDrama

Aman, a young aspiring writer, moved to Kuala Lumpur to follow his dreams, but all he has is his late father’s old car and nowhere to live. To make ends meet, he uses his room on wheels to illegally earn money through a driving-service app. This is how he meets Bella, a student from Penang. When Bella asks Aman to become her private driver for her night job in return for a place to stay, Aman agrees. 

The two lost souls form an unlikely solidarity in front of the beautiful yet stark black and white backdrop of Kuala Lumpur. Its unique imagery could be a reflection of how Aman sees the world as a colourblind person, but also a metaphor for his bleak and bittersweet reality as he struggles to find a place he can call home. Will things turn out for the better?

- June Kim

Cast

Amerul Affendi

Mei Fen Lim

Recognitions

OFFICIAL SELECTION

Jogja-NETPAC Asian Film Festival, 2020

Udine Far East Film Festival, 2021

Director Bio

Muzzamer Rahman

Muzzamer Rahman is a rising filmmaker and a name to watch. When Hail, Driver! was put on hold due to financial restraints, he filmed Takut Ke Tak (2020), which was completed and released just before it.

10 Nov, 2021

to 19 Nov, 2021

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