New Release: Here DVD

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A mental hospital is the setting for Ho Tzu Nyen's mystery-drama Here.

Vanguard issued the 2009 mystery drama film Here, by Singapore-based writer/director Ho Tzu Nyen, on DVD on June 21, 2011.

In the movie, He Zhiyuan (John Low), a middle-age man who is struggling to make sense of life following the sudden death of his wife, loses the will to speak and is interned at the Island Mental Hospital. There he meets a kleptomaniac named Beatrice (Jo Tan), with whom he forms an inexplicable bond. As he adjusts to life within, He Zhiyuan is selected for an experimental treatment, which, using video therapy, forces him to confront the devastating truth behind his past, present and future.

Presented in English, Ho Tzu Nyen’s first feature film premiered as part of the Director’s Fortnight lineup at the Cannes Film Festival in 2009. Here premiered in the U.S. on DVD.

No special features are on the disc, which carries a list price of $19.95.

Check out the movie’s trailer:

 

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