Reviewed bySameir AliVote: 8/10/10
There are only a few films dealing with Hangmen. "Shadow Kill (2002) issuch a film.
The film do not go though the usual cliché plots. This is entirelydifferent.
A young correctional officer, Aiman is transferred to a top prison.Capital punishment by hanging is being conducted in that prison. Hemeets an executioner, Rahim, who was doing this job for more than 30years. Aiman's father was executed by Rahim. This leads to tense dramain the movie. But, there is nothing obvious. There is a high tension,but it is subtle. There are emotions of the prisoners who are going tobe hanged, their relationship with the executioner.
The only support of Aiman was his sister Suhaila. His loneliness inlife is clearly depicted in the movie. It is very clear when we see theonly contact in his mobile was Suhaila.
A very dark emotional drama, clean from all the cliché plots. Afreezing end.
Highly recommended for those who are looking for different movies. Amust watch.
Reviewed byTom DooleyVote: 6/10/10
Aiman is 28 and works as a correction office or prison guard as wenormally refer to them as. Then he gets transferred to the top 'nick'in the country and this is where they carry out the executions thatthey are so fond of doing there. Once there he meets Rahim who ischarming and World wise. He is drawn to this man who has been theexecutioner for a long time and knows his craft.
Now as it turns out his father was executed some years before leavinghim and his sister in dire straits and affecting them both forever.However, the attraction that Aiman has for Rahim and his specialservice is stronger than the revulsion and hence he goes on a journeyof self discovery.
This is Malay but they speak mostly English but there are sub titlesthat you may need from time to time which are also quite good. Theproduction values are actually really high and the acting is all topnotch too. The story is a simple one but it is compelling and hasenough dramatic attention to hold your attention. Recommended for Worldcinema fans.
Aiman is a 28-year-old Malay correctional officer who is recently transferred to the territory's top prison. He lives with his older sister Suhaila in a modest housing estate. At his new workplace, Aiman begins to take an interest in a 65-year-old sergeant named Rahim. Soon, it is revealed that the charismatic Rahim is actually the long-serving chief executioner of the prison. Rahim also takes notice of the principled and diligent Aiman. When Rahim's assistant suddenly quits, he asks Aiman to become his apprentice. Aiman tells Suhaila of his new job position, but Suhaila becomes upset, as their father was actually executed by Rahim. Aiman knew this all along. Can Aiman overcome his conscience and a haunted past to possibly take over as the next chief executioner?