Singapore Film Locations Archive

Sangsara / Agony (1953)

Original film title in Malay: Sangsara
Literal English translation of film title: Agony

Directed by S. Ramanathan
Written by S. Ramanathan
Language: Malay
Starring: Daeng Idris, Yusof Latiff, Neng Yatimah, Siput Sarawak, Normadiah
Produced by Malay Film Productions (Shaw Bros.)

Film Locations:
MacRitchie Reservoir

 

An employee at a jewellery shop is maligned for murdering his boss and goes on the lam. His daughter and a boy he took care of grew up to be lovers. The daughter eventually discovers who the real murderer was and seeks to vindicate his father, who had been a wrongfully accused fugitive all through her growing up years.

 

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Further Reading:
MacRitchie Reservoir. Singapore Infopedia. National Library Board, 2004.

Film Images:
© 1953 Malay Film Productions
© NNB

Photographs:
© 2013 Toh Hun Ping

 

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