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Two brothers' similar upbringing helps them to unite and thus share each other’s fate, caning. This entire psychological, surreal drama takes place in the toilet where secrets are revealed.

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This entire film takes place in one day. Toilet speaks about upbringing and how improper punishment from young may result in severe damage to the psyche of oneself. The surreal approach to the film talks about life in a toilet where most pain and depression is released. The term toilet is not only a lavatory but a place where solitude and privacy brings joy and peace. A house, a park or a playground will always be shared with people all around. But the comfort of the toilet is where you are entitled to be who you really want to be.




Copyright © 2008 Joshua Tan

Previous screenings

Brno16 International Competitive Festival of Short Fiction Films
15 Oct – 19 Oct | Brno, Czech Republic
23 Feb – 1 Mar | Grundarfjörður, Iceland

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PG (Singapore)

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