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Abang Adik Wins Best Leading Actor Category At Golden Horse Awards

Abang Adik Wins Best Leading Actor Category At Golden Horse Awards

Leading actor Wu Kang-ren won the award for his performance in the Malaysian film.

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Malaysian film Abang Adik was among the top winners at last weekend’s Golden Horse Awards. The movie which was directed by local filmmaker Ong Lay Jin, took home the Best Leading Actor award. 

Wu Kang-ren won for his performance as the leading character Abang, a blind and deaf migrant who grew up in Kuala Lumpur. 


During his acceptance speech, the Taiwanese actor thanked the movie’s Malaysian cast and crew for their roles in bringing the story to life and involving him in the process.

“Meeting all of you in Malaysia, a foreign land, was truly wonderful serendipity,” said the star who was emotional during his acceptance speech.

He also dedicated the award to his Malaysian co-star Jack Tan for helping him while they were filming in Malaysia, especially with his proficiency in Bahasa Malaysia.

Made in Malaysia 

The fellow actors were the film’s main stars, playing Abang and Adik. The two are undocumented orphans who live in Pudu and are forced to fend for themselves and each other. 


The process is difficult, not only because of their parental absence but also due to their fundamental rights as individuals. 

As such, the gripping tale is an illustration of the dark and hidden side of Kuala Lumpur. Director Ong hopes the film will highlight the issue of statelessness in the country, which often goes unnoticed. 

Hopefully, through the attention the film has been receiving, Abang Adik will shed light on the cause and assist fellow Malaysians who struggle with the issue. 

The film is set to hit theaters next month on 14 December.

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