Singapore’s official entry for the Foreign Language Oscar pick Buffalo Boys will be released in the UK next week. Tonight Samuel Goldwyn has released the film’s Trailer for the action western. A taster of why it’s heading to the 91st Academy Awards…
In 19th Century Java, a brutal massacre and the murder of Sultan Hamza by Captain Van Trach and his Dutch soldiers force Arana, Jamar and Suwo – the sultan’s brother and infant sons – to flee the country, bringing them halfway around the world to the American Wild West. After working the railroads and learning the cowboy way of life, Arana tells the boys it’s time to return to their homeland and avenge their father’s death.
Back on Indonesian soil, the hunt for their father’s killer begins. Along the way, they meet some villagers including Kiona, the rebellious and beautiful headman’s daughter who Suwo falls for, and soon find out that the treacherous Van Trach still rules the area. Their presence puts the village in danger, quickly turning their quest for revenge into a fight for freedom. With the odds stacked against them, Arana, Jamar and Suwo use the skills they learned from the wilds of America to face Van Trach and his army in a showdown for justice.
The Film stars Yoshi Sudarso (TV’s Power Rangers: Dino Chargo and Pretty Boys), Ario Bayu (JAVA HEAT), Pevita Pearce (THE SINKING OF VAN DER WIJCK), Tio Pakusadewo (LETTERS FROM PRAGUE), Conan Stevens (THE HOBBIT), and Reinout Bussemaker (FLIGHT HS13). The film is directed by Crazy Rich Asians Producer Mike Wiluan in his directorial feature debut.
Buffalo Boys will be released on digital/VOD on January 18, 2019, in the UK (One week after the film gets a limited cinematic release in the USA).