God or Dog (1997) | State of Motion 2019: A Fear of Monsters

3 tickets: $20 || 5 tickets: $30
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GOD OR DOG (1997)

Original Title: 大巴窑杀童案
Director: Hugo Ng
Runtime: 86 min
Country: Singapore
Language: Cantonese, Hokkien and English with English subtitles
Rating: M18 (Sexual scenes & coarse language)

Gullible Sin apprentices himself to a faith healer and discovers that his master is merely a sexually driven con man who takes advantage of the women seeking cures for their various ailments. After exposing the empty magic of his master, Sin is convinced that he has attained god-like status, resulting in a series of disastrous events revealing his unravelling psyche.

At the time of the casting of the film, the infamous Adrian Lim cult murders of two children were so deeply etched into Singapore’s subconscious that director, Ng had problems finding a lead actor. After all the actors backed out of the project, Ng decided to take up the lead himself. God or Dog premiered at the 1997 Singapore International Film Festival.

29 June, Saturday - 8pm

- All film screenings are held at Oldham Theatre, National Archives of Singapore.
- Concession tickets apply to Students (Local & Overseas), Full-time National Servicemen (NSF), and Senior Citizens (55 years old and above).
- Please check film ratings before purchase of tickets. Please note that you may be asked to present your ID at the door (this applies to concession tickets as well).

Image credit: Collection of Su Zhangkai



Monsters have entertained and united us through our fear – from the genre defining Orang Minyak to the enduring image of Godzilla tearing through the streets of Tokyo – A Fear of Monsters explores the monsters that have traversed folklores and popular culture to the silver screen.

Featuring Asian horror films from the 1950s – 2000s, this programme is a cinematic continuation of AFA’s exhibition, State of Motion 2019: A Fear of Monsters.

View the full list of films here.

Getting to Oldham Theatre
Address: National Archives of Singapore, 1 Canning Rise, Singapore 179868

By Bus
Armenian Church 04142: 2, 2a, 12, 12e, 32, 33, 51, 61, 63, 80, 197
Old Hill Street Police Station 04223: 124, 145, 147, 166, 174, 174e, 190, 851, 851e

A 5-minute walk from City Hall (Exit B), Clarke Quay (Exit E) and Bras Basah (Exit D/E)

Parking is available at:
Registry of Marriages (ROM)
Fort Canning Park
The Bible House
Singapore Management University (SMU)
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