Barbarian Invasion

Barbarian Invasion
Director: Tan Chui Mui

Country: Malaysia
Year: 2021
Running Time: 105 minutes

Producer: Woo Ming Jin, Bianca Balbuena
Starring: Tan Chui Mui, Pete Teo, Bront Palarae, James Lee, Zhiny Ooi


Moon Lee, a celebrated award-winning actress, has become a full-time mom and divorcée since retiring. Desperate to regain her sense of self, she jumps at the chance to work with her long-time collaborator, director Roger Woo, again. Only this time, he casts her as the lead in a do-your-own stunts martial arts film.

The role requires extensive training and though Moon is at first uncertain, she leaves her young son in the care of Roger’s assistant and commits herself to back-breaking training. As soon as she starts to gain some confidence, Roger breaks the news to her: the only way the film can move ahead is to cast her ex-husband, Julliard, as the male lead.

Director’s Biography:

At the age of 5, Tan Chui Mui made a small wooden stool. At 8, she drove a pickup truck onto a column. At 9, she printed a children's magazine. At 12, she finished reading an Encyclopedia. At 17, she had a column in a student weekly paper. At 21, she received a computer animation degree. At 27, she made her first film Love Conquers All. At 38, she gave birth to a child. At 41, she decided to learn martial arts.
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