The Elephant and the Sea

A Malayan coastal village experiences an outbreak of a waterborne disease. When his wife dies, Ah Ngau is given shelter, money and donations. But it is only his visits to a prostitute that uplift and invigorate him. At the same time, a young man struggles to find direction in his life after the death of his “older brother”, especially as he harbours deep feelings for his best friend’s sister.

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  • Director: Woo Ming Jin
  • Genre:
  • Rating: M18
  • Availability: library@esplanade, Lee Kong Chian Reference Library
  • Accession No: 2008-D-1339
  • Subtitles: English
  • Release Year: 2007
  • Producer: Woo Ming Jin, Tomoko Ueda, The Greenlight Team
  • Language: Cantonese, Malay, Mandarin
  • Production Country: Malaysia

Cast List:

  • Berg Lee Seng Wan
  • Chung Kok Keong
  • Ng Meng Hui
  • Tan Chui Mui
  • Teoh Kim Wah
  • Cheong Wai Loon


  • Director of Photography - Chan Hai Liang
  • Production Manager - Gan Hui Yee
  • Production Designer - Lee Gim Weng
  • Editor - Kok Kai Foong
  • Assistant Camera - Kannan Thiagaparan
  • Production Assistant - Penny Lee Chiew Ting
  • Audio - Chee Kar Ching
  • Audio - Ang Yee Sian
  • Audio - Ng Ken Kin
  • Props Master - Leslie Leon Lee
  • Script Translate - Jullie Anne Chong
  • Still Photographer - James Lee
  • Foley & ADR - Woo Ming Jin
  • Additional Editing - Woo Ming Jin
  • Post Production - Greenlight Pictures


  • Activities - Calling, Paying, Eating, Burning, Waking Up, Washing, Vomiting, Lottery, Driving, Blowjob, Sex, Sleeping, Slapping, Swimming, Sinking
  • Animals - Fish, Squid, Chicken, Monitor Lizard, Elephant
  • Emotions - Grief
  • Experiences - Death, Loss
  • Food - Noodles, Rice
  • Items - Flat Tire, Newspaper, Bait, Container, Ashes, Books, Amulet, Donations, Cage
  • Occupations - Car Mechanic, Driver, Pimp, Prostitute
  • People - Ordinary
  • Places - Road, Countryside, Home, Market, Beach, Sea, Church Shelter, Toilet, Forest
  • Relationships - Man/Woman
  • Transportation - Car, Motorcycle, Boat

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