Singaporean film Ilo Ilo shows the pain of Asian Financial Crisis

Singaporean film Ilo Ilo shows the pain of Asian Financial Crisis

By Xuefei Chen Axelsson
STOCKHOLM, Oct. 29(SCBR)–Singaporean film Ilo Ilo directed by Anthony Chen who won the best short film for
his film Grandma in 2007.
Ilo Ilo is his first feature film showing a story about Teresa who
traveled from the Philippines to Singapore in search of a better
life.

She takes a job as a housekeeper in a family which outwardly
seems perfect, but behind the closed doors, completely lacks
love.

So the boy in the family finally gets a good feeling with Terese
but she was fired because the family couldn’t go on due to
financial difficulties.

He lost the job and lost in the stock market. She was cheated
by consultant. In the end, they were thinking of selling the house
and the car.

The boy changed his mind in the end, but Teresa had to leave.
There was booming among Asian tigers in the early 1990s.
But later financial crisis hit the area. The rich has to cut their
spending and the poor will lose even more.

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