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Malaysia / UK 2019
produced by
Radhi Khalid, Isazaly Mohd Isa, Tony Pietra Arjuna, Ken Petrie (executive) for 27 Ten Productions, Radhikal Films, Kino-I Pictures
directed by Tony Pietra Arjuna
starring Tony Eusoff, Megat Sharizal, Juria Hartmans, Radhi Khalid, Jay Sheldon, Razif Hashim, Iman Corinne Adrienne, Susan Lankester, Suhaili Micheline, Ayez Shaukat Fonseka Farid, Tehmina Kaoosji, Stephen Rahman Hughes, Muhammad Afkar Jaris Sariful Azli, Muhammad Qayyim Ahmad Zamani, Chacko Vadaketh, Fadzlie Rahim, Khairil M. Bahar, Sharifah Teja Azalea, Azmi Sharom, Isma Hussein, Benedict Ly
story by Tony Pietra Arjuna, screenplay by Tony Pietra Arjuna, Khairil M. Bahar, Magdelen Spooner, music by Stellar Dreams

review by
Mike Haberfelner

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Anton (Tony Eysoff) is a small fry private eye in Kuala Lumpur who pretty much just gets by doing stake outs with his sometimes-partner Dan (Megat Sharizal) - and thus an unexpected assignment to look for a missing university student, Lamya (Juria Harmans), seems to be just what the doctor has ordered. However, when he starts turning stones to find Lamya, there's little he can come up with, and those who can seem to be unwilling or at least uninterested to help. But just when Anton figures he has met a dead end he finds an old murder mystery game book, like the ones he had when he was a child. And with the help of the book, Anton manages to uncover things - but not only about Lamya, also about his own childhood that was full of mysteries not yet resolved. But the deeper he gets into the case, the more people seem to want him dead, and the more he starts to disappear - either in the case or his own unresolved childhood issues ...


Shadowplay sure is one of a kind: Surely, on the surface it looks like a post-modern film noir, and the many genre elements thrown into the plot only add to this perception - but the story as a whole is decidedly unique, as it follows an associative rather than a logical narrative approach, veers off into the grotesque and surrealism ever so often, defies continuity at times, and really leaves the "story" as such wide open for interpretation rather than delivering an open-and-shut case (which is why my synopsis above might not be what you get from the film, at best an approximation, and why no synopsis can do the film proper justice). This might sound very brain-heavy, but indeed it's very fascinating trying putting the pieces together while watching (failing time and again included), making this a very enjoyable trip to the enjoyably and artistically weird side of genre entertainment.


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