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Director  Eric Khoo
Initial DVD release  December 26, 2006
7.2/10 IMDb

Genre  Drama, Romance
Budget  200,000 SGD
Country  Singapore
Be with Me movie poster
Language  Cantonese, English, Hokkien, Mandarin
Release date  May 12, 2005 (2005-05-12) (Cannes Film Festival) September 8, 2005 (2005-09-08) (Singapore)
Writer  Theresa Poh Lin Chan (inspiration), Eric Khoo (screenplay), Kim Hoh Wong (screenplay)
Initial release  September 8, 2005 (Singapore)
Cast  Theresa Poh Lin Chan, Royston Tan, Samantha Tan
Similar movies  Eric Khoo directed Be with Me and Mee Pok Man

Three tales of love wrap around the true story of a blind and deaf woman named Theresa Chan. In the first an elderly shopkeeper is devoted to his sick wife. In the second, two teenage girls become soul mates and lovers. In the third a chubby security guard tries to find the courage to woo a beautiful woman who works in his building.


Be with Me movie scenes

Be with Me is a 2005 Singaporean drama film directed by Eric Khoo. The film is inspired by the life of deaf-and-blind teacher Theresa Poh Lin Chan. It premiered as the Directors Fortnight selection in the 2005 Cannes Film Festival. It was also the official entry from Singapore for the 78th Academy Awards in the foreign language category. In December 2005, the Academy body disqualified the film on grounds that the dialogue is mainly in English. Out of 93 minutes, the film only has two and a half minutes of dialogue.

Be with Me is the first film in Singapore to explicitly feature a lesbian relationship.

Be With Me is a tapestry of stories woven around the themes of love, hope and destiny. The characters lead separate lives but are bound by one common desire - to be with their loved one. The protagonists in the movie are fictitious bar one - Theresa Chan, a courageous deaf and blind woman whose life story inspired Be With Me.

Similar Movies

Eric Khoo directed Be with Me and Mee Pok Man. Eric Khoo directed Be with Me and My Magic. The Way He Looks (2014). Singapore Dreaming (2006). Royston Tan appears in Be with Me and directed 4:30.


  • Ng Sway Ah as Father
  • Sanwan Bin Rais as Security Supervisor
  • Theresa Poh Lin Chan as Herself
  • John Choong as Sams father
  • Elizabeth Choy as Herself
  • Leong Kooi Eng as Mother
  • Lim Poey Huang as Jackies mother
  • Seet Keng Yew as Fatty Koh
  • Shaun Koh as Sams brother
  • Ezann Lee as Jackie
  • Poh Huat Lim as Brother
  • Sherry Lim as Sams mother
  • Toh Cheng Onn as Neighbour
  • Lynn Poh as Ann
  • Chiew Sung Ching as Shopkeeper
  • Jason Tan as Brian
  • Royston Tan
  • Samantha Tan as Sam
  • Maximilan Wong as Neighbours son
  • Lawrence Yong
  • References

    Be with Me Wikipedia
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