GenreComedy, Drama ScreenplayEric Khoo, James Toh CountrySingapore
Release date12 June 1997 (1997-06-12) WriterEric Khoo, James Toh CastJack Neo (Ah Gu), Boon Pin Koh (Meng), Yi Fong Chuang (Lily), May Yee Lum (Trixie), Lucilla Teoh (San San), Ritz Lim (Tee) Similar moviesKing Rat, The Tattooist, Paradise Road, Ah Boys to Men 3 Frogmen, Dahdi, Ah Boys To Men (Part 1)
12 Storeys (十二樓 or Shí'èr lóu in Mandarin) is a 1997 Singaporean drama film directed by Eric Khoo. It was screened in the Un Certain Regard section at the 1997 Cannes Film Festival.
The film focuses on the troubled lives of several people living in the same building. A soup vendor called Ah Gu is having a hard time dealing with his money-hungry wife, Lily. Nearby, young children are forced to raise their even younger siblings due to parental neglect.
Jack Neo as Ah Gu
Koh Boon Pin as Meng
Quan Yi Fong (credited as Chuang Yi Fong) as Lily
Lum May Yee as Trixie
Lucilla Teoh as San San
Ritz Lim as Tee
Ronald Toh Chee Kong
Loy Lok Yee
Neo Swee Lin
Lim Kay Siu as Hawker
Lim Kay Tong as Mark
Derek Elley of Variety wrote that the film's has "genuinely funny" moments, but its slow pacing "blunts the humor". Time Out called it "witty and sophisticated stuff".
Singapore's Ministry of Foreign Affairs said that it "is widely regarded to have contributed to the revitalisation of local cinema".