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Abang Adik


Indonesian Premiere

115 minutes | 2022 | Malaysia | Narrative | 🔊 Mandarin, Cantonese, Malay | Chinese & English Sub. | 21+


Abang and Adi are native Malaysian but live without ID cards. They are stranded at Pudu, which has an ancient wet market. Here was once the most prosperous community in the city, but now it’s mottled and dilapidated. They cannot enjoy the rights and welfare of ordinary citizens, nor can they apply for passports or even bank accounts. Abang, the older brother, was born mute and his only goal in life is to work hard and seek a stable life. Adi, on the other hand, is unwilling to give in to his fate and becomes involved in selling fake IDs, aiming to make fast money, and gets away from this place with Abang. There comes a social worker who is called Jia En from an NGO. She is a kind and enthusiastic girl, who makes every effort to help the brothers to apply for a legal identity card. However, a fatal accident then happens and once again places Abang and Adi in dire straits.


WED, 29 NOV 2023 | XXI STUDIO 3 | 12:30

THU, 30 NOV 2023 | XXI STUDIO 4 | 18:00

Director's Biography

Biografi Sutradara

Jin Ong

Jin Ong

Jin Ong, the founder of More Entertainment Sdn Bhd, has developed film and television productions since 2008. He also served as curator of the 1st and 2nd Malaysia International Film Festival. Jin is good at focusing on social issues, humanities, and morals. His perspective reflects the situation in the country (Malaysia) where he grew up, creating an indie style of realism.. “Abang Adik” comes from his feelings about the marginal problems in Malaysia. After producing many films, this film will be Ong’s first attempt as director. The script is also written by himself. He will continue to develop more projects and speak for social issues in the future.

Cast & Crew

Kru & Pemain

Production Company

More Entertainment Sdn Bhd, New Century Southward Development Co., Ltd.

Producer Sinje Lee, Alex C. Lo, Nicole Teoh, Trini Lam

Main Cast Kang-Ren Wu, Jack Tan

Screenplay Jin Ong

Cinematographer Kartik Vijay, ISC

Editor Mun Thye Soo

Notable Achievement

Mirror Fiction Story Award and FPP Visionary Award | Golden Horse FPP, 2020

Audience Award and The Ecumenical Jury Award | Fribourg International Film Festival, 2023 

Best Feature Film | New York Asian Film Festival, 2023 

Golden Mulberry Audience Award | Far East Film Festival, 2023