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Director: Zahir Omar
Year: 2018
Duration: 100′
Language: VOSE
Genre: Drama, Crime

In the colourful underworld of Kuala Lumpur crime, Tailo likes to keep things low-key — from the taxi he drives to the extortion ring he runs. He drives a taxi and, along with his fellow cabbies: younger brother Sailo and his best pal Gwailo, he fishes for potential targets. Michelle, Sailo’s wife, who works at a taxi booking counter, filters potential well-off victims. And Kuala Lumpur airport is their hunting ground. However, when his wild card younger brother Sailo’s impulsive behaviour brings the cops and the triad to his doorstep, he stops at nothing to protect all who matter to him. The film was presented at the Busan International Film 2018 and the Festival Santa Barbara International Film Festival 2019. It has been nominated to Best Asian Film at the Neuchâtel International Fantastic Film Festival 2019.

Zahir Omar’s (1982, Malaysia) first experience in film making was as a first assistant director for five years. Formerly the assistant director for the late Yasmin Ahmad, he directs indie movies and also TV commercials on the side. “Fly by night” is his feature debut.


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