The lives of an arrogant young motivational speaker in debt to the Chinese mafia, his lookin’-to-get-out girlfriend, and a single father in dire straits fatefully intertwine in this nail-biting thriller from Singapore that is based, almost unbelievably, on a true story.
A nail-biting, multi-character thriller from one of Asia's most exciting young filmmakers, Unlucky Plaza zigzags between three narrative threads in order to create a dramatic statement about the things we do for money.
With dynamic shifts in rhythm, and performances fairly dripping with desperation, this suspenseful debut feature from Singapore writer-director Ken Kwek grabs your attention from its teaser of an opening and doesn't let go until its strange, satisfying finish. Before Unlucky Plaza reaches that ending, each of these characters will behave in surprising yet curiously convincing ways.
Kwek has crafted a psychologically shrewd film — based, almost unbelievably, on a true story — that displays a keen appreciation for the pitfalls of any plan driven by sheer greed.