G-23 is a story about emotional suppression in urban Singapore. The story revolves around three idiosyncratic city dwellers – a young Indian girl who has problems coming to terms with her culture’s hot and spicy fare, an elderly man who has lost all purpose in life, and a middle-aged lady who is deprived of sex and love. The lives of these characters intertwine with an usher working at the local Indian cinema, who develops an interest in the lives of his cinema patrons.

  • Director: Anthony Chen
  • Runtime: 18m46s
  • Genre: Drama
  • Rating: PG
  • Availability: library@esplanade
  • Accession No: 2007-V-0594;2005-D-0021
  • Subtitles: English
  • Release Year: 2005
  • Producer: Felicia Tan
  • Language: Cantonese, English, Mandarin, Tamil
  • Production Country: Singapore

Cast List:

  • Rick Tan, Li Xoe, Ding Chu Hui, Renu Joane, Revathi d/o Nagappan Jagaraman, Chirthra d/o Muthayya, Wang Ziyun, Jasmin Lim


  • Director of Photography - Timothy Chan; Art Director - Audrey Kang; Editor - Teo Yah Loon; Music - Tay Chee Wei; Film Advisor - Herman Van Eyken


  • Relationships - Mother/Daughter, Husband/Wife, Family
  • Places - Cinema, Shophouse, 24-hour Convenience Store
  • Landscape - City
  • Emotions - Loneliness, Alienation, Stress
  • Occupations - Ticket-tearer, Usher

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