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Singapore's first crime thriller movie, re:solve, was hard to make, says debutant director

Published on Feb 18, 2014 4:41 PM

The film re:solve is billed as Singapore's first action crime thriller, and making it certainly took resolve on the part of director Randy Ang.

Speaking at a press conference at Santa Grand Hotel Lai Chun Yuen on Tuesday, he said: "I've always liked watching cop thrillers from young and I wondered why no one in Singapore dared to do one. Then I made one and realised how hard it was."

There was a chorus of nos when it came to location filming, especially when firearms were involved.

Ang, 35, said: "My requirements were simple. I wanted to use real guns and bullets and it wasn't easy to get the permits to have explosions and gunfights in this bustling city."

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