Osaka Asian Film Festival 2024
JungOk | 第19回大阪アジアン映画祭 Osaka Asian Film Festival 2024

The Fourth Man


A Malaysian banker living in Singapore is beginning to feel the years slip by and takes on a series of blind dates as a result. If the first three finance-minded candidates don’t quite work, the fourth man winds up being a surprise not least because he is a butcher by trade.

In watching her dating disasters director TAY evokes comedy and the ageist/sexist double-standards of dating. Underlying this is the anxiety of the realisation of the approach of middle age, not least through some alarming pig-based metaphorical imagery! Don’t worry, a gentle atmosphere of easygoing relationships and the sights of Singapore add a warmth and the characters are fun to be around as they learn to relax. [Jason MAHER]

March 3, 17:00
Nakanoshima Museum of Art Osaka 1F Hall

March 7, 15:00
Nakanoshima Museum of Art Osaka 1F Hall

Director: TAY Bee Pin [鄭彌彬]

Cynthia KOH (許美珍)
Lester LEE (李志賢)

2023 | Singapore | 25 min. | Language: Mandarin, Malay | Subtitles: Japanese, English

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