Repossession (2019) is a provocative horror thriller centering on a man who has constructed a perfect life in the world’s most expensive city. When he is unexpectedly laid off, he desperately clings to the symbols of his success, while wrestling with resurfacing demons from his past. It has been compared with contemporanean hits as Jordan Peele’s Get Out (2017) and Bong Joon Ho’s Parasite (2019).
50-year-old loses his high-flying job in status-conscious Singapore, but his ego and pride compel him to hide this from his wife and daughter. His only confidante is his best friend. Desperately clinging onto the material symbols of his past success, he unlocks a hibernating malevolent force, with sinister roots in long-buried secrets. As his dream life crumbles around him, worlds collide, the lines between then and now become increasingly blurred, and Jim descends into a waking nightmare.
This is the debut feature film of the tandem of writers and directors formed by Goh Ming Siu, an experienced TV and short films filmmaker, and Scott C.Hillyard, who have also worked together on the awards-winner horror-comedy short film The Shape of You (2020).
Gerald Chew, known for awards-winner drama Apprentice (2016) and science-fiction action Cyber Wars (2004), and Amy Cheng, one of the stars of Crazy Rich Asians (2018), head the main cast of Repossession (2019). Together with them, Sivakumar Palakrishnan, Rachel Wan, Matthew Loo, Andrew Lua, and Jennifer Ebron also star.
Since its premiere in 2019, Repossession (2019) has taken part in several international film festivals including Cinequest Film Festival and Dances With Films Festival in the USA, Five Flavours Asian Film Festival in Poland, Cambodia International Film Festival in Cambodia, Kota Kinabalu International Film Festival in Malaysia, Singapore Chinese Film Festival in Singapore, Bogotá Horror Film Festival in Colombia, and Festival Internacional De Cine Sobre Ufología Y Fenómenos Paranormales in Argentina. Now it is scheduled for a digital release by Gravitas Ventures on December 1, 2021.
Watch here the international trailer for Repossession (2019).
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