DC area premiere!
This gripping heist-thriller centers on four taxi drivers running a low-key extortion racket that targets the well-off passengers they drive from the airport. There are echoes of Michael Mann’s Heat, with a persistent cop closing in on the disciplined gang leader. Things go south when the youngest driver teams up with one of their victims to blackmail her cheating lover. Depicting Kuala Lumpur’s dark underbelly, Zahir Omar’s debut feature is a stylish and gritty neo-noir that raises the bar for Malaysian genre cinema. Description courtesy of the New York Asian Film Festival. (Dir.: Zahir Omar, Malaysia, 2018, 101 min., DCP, Chinese, Bahasa Malay, and English with English subtitles)