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Directed by  Randy Ang Daniel Yun
Music by  Alex Oh
Initial release  2015
Budget  2.8 million SGD
Music director  Alex Oh
5/10 IMDb

Produced by  Daniel Yun Ng Say Yong
Cinematography  Amandi Wong
Director  Daniel Yun
Screenplay  Daniel Yun
1965 (film) httpsuploadwikimediaorgwikipediaen558196
Written by  Andrew Ngin Chiang Meng Randy Ang Daniel Yun
Starring  Qi Yuwu Deanna Yusoff Joanne Peh James Seah Sezairi Sezali Mike Kasem Lim Kay Tong
Cast  Lim Kay Tong, Qi Yuwu, Mike Kasem, Joanne Peh
Similar  Alphaville, Masculin Féminin, Daisies, Pierrot le Fou, La Chinoise

1965 movie trailer in sg cinemas 30 july 2015

1965 is a 2015 Singaporean thriller/historical film directed by Randy Ang and co-directed by Daniel Yun. It was released in cinemas on July 30, 2015, and stars Qi Yuwu, Deanna Yusoff, Joanne Peh, James Seah, Sezairi Sezali, Mike Kasem, and Lim Kay Tong as Singapore's founding prime minister Lee Kuan Yew. It was released to commemorate Singapore's fifty years of independence.



1965 is a riveting dramatic thriller that uses a piece of Singapore history like never before. Telling engaging and touching stories of immigrants and natives; how a group of people, divided by race, language and religion, saw their lives profoundly transformed by a defining moment in history. Their paths will cross and clash in race riots during the months leading to the separation from Malaysia, and to the independence of Singapore.


  • Qi Yuwu as Inspector Cheng
  • Deanna Yusoff as Khatijah
  • Joanne Peh as Zhou Jun
  • James Seah as Seng
  • Sezairi Sezali as Adi
  • Mike Kasem as Raj
  • Lim Kay Tong as Lee Kuan Yew
  • Nicole Seah as Mei
  • Sun Yi En as Xiao Yun
  • Andi Hazriel as Rafi
  • Production

    It took five years to conceptualise the film. Filming started in November 2014, with most of the filming done in Batam, at various locations, and at Infinite Studios’ soundstages there.

    It was initially proposed that Tony Leung Chiu-Wai would play the role of Lee Kuan Yew. However, many Singaporeans felt that a Singaporean actor should be given the role, hence the role was given to Lim Kay Tong. David Lee of Singapore Film Society also felt that Lim "has the gravitas required of the role, and he's English-speaking as well". To prepare for the role, Lim took months, and visited the National Archives of Singapore at least five times a week, staying for hours at a time to study Lee's audio and film clips.


    Two songs were written for the film, namely Sezairi Sezali's "Selamat Pagi" and Gentle Bones' "Sixty Five". The latter has been on the top of the iTunes Singapore song chart for at least four weeks.


    John Lui of The Straits Times gave 1965 a 1.5 out of 5 stars, commenting that "it wants to be Important, with a capital I", and "it feels only slightly more relevant to the national birthday than a chicken bun with an SG50 sticker slapped on it."


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