The Glare

A woman who has to single-handedly raise a young daughter and suffer abuse from a drunk husband, finds solace in watching television and drumming up elaborate fantasies. Her compulsive television viewing habit escalates until the day her husband brutally smashes her dreams of a glamorous life and she descends into madness.

  • Director: K. Rajagopal
  • Runtime: 16m22s
  • Genre: Drama
  • Rating: PG
  • Availability: library@esplanade
  • Accession No: 2006-D-0142
  • Subtitles: English
  • Release Year: 1996
  • Producer: -
  • Language: English, Malay, Mandarin, Tamil
  • Production Country: Singapore

Cast List:

  • Johanna Varghese, Radhakrishnan Menon, Anisha Ghani, Marjorie Wee, Linda Masrar, Yeong Siew Poh, Hasbullah Ali, Leela Rajagopal


  • Voice Talents - Tan Kheng Hua, Tan Lay Hoon, Prabhavathi Nair
  • Make-Up Designer - Joseph Ng
  • Stills Photographer - Wah
  • Music Coordination - Simon Keogh, Chua Hong Choon
  • Film Coordination - Anand Krishnan
  • Editor - Ann Foenander
  • Director of Photography - Catherine Ng
  • Script - K. Rajagopal


  • Activities - watching television
  • Places - mental hospital
  • Relationships - husband/wife, mother/daughter
  • Subject Matter - mental illness, addiction, mass media
  • Themes - alienation

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