Director Lenin M. Sivam
|Release date October 14, 2009 (2009-10-14) (Vancouver International Film Festival)
October 23, 2009 (2009-10-23) (Canada)|
1999 is a 2009 Canadian crime drama film written and directed by Lenin M. Sivam, world premiered at the 2009 Vancouver International Film Festival (VIFF).
The film explores the Toronto Sri Lankan gang scene in the late 90s. With a time frame that spans less than 24 hours, it's a film that attempts to delve deep inside the Tamil gang community. It opens with a shooting that results in the end of a peace treaty between two rival gangs in Scarborough. With investigators closing in and rival gang members out for revenge, 1999 concentrates its time mapping out the toll gang participation takes not only on the individual, but the direct impacts it has on family and community.
The film received the CBC Audience Choice Award at 2010 ReelWorld Film Festival and it became the top 10 Canadian films at Vancouver International Film Festival and it also received Midnight Sun Award at 2010 Oslo Tamil Film Festival.
The soundtrack of 1999 was composed by Raj Thillaiyampalam except for tracks Struggle and Angel Remix. Struggle and Angel Remix were composed by Hemo from Lyrically Strapped.
References1999 (film) Wikipedia
1999 (film) IMDb