Singapore director gets hands-on with Cold War spy story

Singapore film-maker Marcus Lim flanked by James Carney and Mari Bensel on the set of The Man On The Other Side.
Singapore film-maker Marcus Lim flanked by James Carney and Mari Bensel on the set of The Man On The Other Side.PHOTO: MILITANCY FILMS

After raising the budget of €400,000 (S$645,000) and making his spy thriller The Man On The Other Side, Marcus Lim took the unusual step of "four-walling", or renting a hall for public screenings.

"This is not the traditional method," says the associate lecturer in the Film Studies Department at the Singapore University Of Social Sciences.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 21, 2021, with the headline 'Singapore director gets hands-on with Cold War spy story'. Subscribe