Absent Without Leave

Lau Kek Huat

90' | 2016 | Taiwan

O.V. Taiwanese · Subt English

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This story begins with a man’s portrait hanging in my family home in Malaysia. The identity of this man has always been a taboo, until one day I discovered it was my grandfather, whose identity was hidden from me because he was a member of the Malaysian Communist Party. This is a journey to discover the secret history of my country through the eyes of my grandfather.

Technical info

Original title: Absent Without Leave

Director: Lau Kek Huat

Duration: 90'

Year of production: 2016

Category: Documentary

Distributor: Activator

Nationality: Taiwan

Production: Hummingbird Production Co. Ltd

Language of dialogues: Taiwanese

Subtitle language: English

Movie Rating: Not recommended for children under the age of twelve

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