Festival de Cannes

Boo Junfeng, director of “Apprentice” #Cannes2016

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The death penalty seen through a story about a young man obsessed with his past and an executioner.

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PODCAST | Angelo Acerbi interviews Boo Junfeng, director of the film Apprentice from the Un Certain Regard section of the 69th Festival de Cannes.

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Through his masterful handling of characters and plot, director Boo Junfeng brings us inside a solid drama about a young man’s obsession with his father’s killer. The twist comes when he realizes that the perpetrator of his father’s death is not the monster he thought he was. Apprentice is a film about death penalties, analyzed from the inside and seen from an unusual point of view. Profoundly affecting.

APPRENTICE: Aiman, a 28-year-old correctional office, is tranferred to the territory’s top prison. He strikes up a friendship with Rahim, who is revealed to be the chief executioner of the prison, and one of the world’s most prolific. Can Aiman overcome his conscience and a past that haunts him to become the executioner’s apprentice?


  • Reporter
    Angelo Acerbi
  • Guest
    Boo Junfeng
  • Interviewee role
  • Film title
  • Festival section
    Un Certain Regard
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