The Thief (Penchuri) (1956)

  • August 7, 2022 | 2:00 PM - 3:40 PM | Sunday
  • Oldham Theatre


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Original Title: Penchuri
Director: K.M. Basker
Runtime: 95 mins
Country: Singapore
Language: Malay with English subtitles
Rating: PG

Full Synopsis

Jamilah, a singer of a traveling troupe is a strong-minded woman who has no desire for marriage. Umar, a poverty-stricken man, trespasses her room one night with the intention to steal. Unable to escape in time when Jamilah and her colleague Ismail return home, Umar pretends to be Jamilah’s estranged husband, much to her bewilderment. Umar confesses his dire circumstances to Jamilah, and she takes pity on him. A romantic friendship develops between the titular penchuri (thief) and the film’s heroine.

Penchuri was digitally restored in 2K by the Asian Film Archive in 2021, using a sole-surviving 16mm print.

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Tickets will go on sale Monday, 20 June 2022. The full Reciprocal 2022 programme can be found here.

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