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Yasmine is preachy but entertaining

Published on Aug 20, 2014 7:26 PM
Brunei's first commercial feature is a slick family-friendly feature with a strong 1980s sports underdog movie vibe. -- PHOTO: SHAW ORGANISATION

Review Action/drama


110 minutes/Opens tomorrow/**1/2

The story: Yasmine (Liyana Yus) is a schoolgirl in Brunei. After her childhood crush, silat champion Adi (Aryl Falak), becomes the boyfriend of the popular and pretty Dewi (Mentari De Marelle), also a silat champion, Yasmine is determined to master the martial art to impress him. Over the objections of her father Fahri (Reza Rahadian), the headstrong girl convinces friends Nadia (Nadiah Wahid) and Ali (Roy Sungkono) to form a silat team, training under the eccentric Tong Lung (Dwi Sasono).

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