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Cambodia’s Box Office Hit “The Clock: Spirits Awakening” Is Coming To Singapore!

By Chen Shun  /  04 Mar 2020 (Wednesday)

Brought to you by mm2, is the Cambodian horror film “The Clock: Spirits Awakening”. The film revolves around the 1940s Hungarian song ‘Gloomy Sunday’ that is infamous in the West as a sad song that people listen to when they end their life.

The casting of the lead actress took a total of four months and they ended up choosing Charlotte Van Hollebeke. This is Van Hollebeke’s debut film as she was an office employee before being a cast for this film. She posted on her Facebook:

“So excited about this new adventure! Thank you Lyda Pic Pro and Mao Legacy Agency to give me that chance to be part of this film. The actress life begins.”

It wasn’t easy for the lead actress as she had to overcome the hot sun, language barriers and cultural difference while on set.

Synopsis: In the year of 1940, the song Gloomy Sunday was known as the suicide song as many suicides recorded were related to it. Listening to this song has led to a French lady committing suicide as well after the death of her boyfriend, a clock engineer at that time. Her soul was not at peace and it returned with the purpose of fulfilling the desires of other victims of depression. Cheata, a girl living with her father and stepmother after her biological mother, Chanda, left the family, is suffering from depression. Every day she suffers mental and physical abuses from her stepmother. Together with her longing for her true mother, this led Cheata to slip deeper and deeper into depression. Holding on to her mother's photo and listening to her mother's lullaby every night does little to heal her heartache and depression. It is through this weakness that Cheata succumbed and falls under the control of the spirit of the French Lady who possesses the Clock. 

The Clock: Spirits Awakening will be in cinemas on 26 March 2020 in Singapore!
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