Aiman, a 28-year-old correctional officer, is transferred to the territory’s top prison. He strikes up a friendship with Rahim, who is revealed to be the chief executioner of the prison, and one of the world’s most prolific. Can Aiman overcome his conscience and a past that haunts him to become the executioner’s apprentice?


Peanut Pictures was formed in 2009 with the aim of producing quality films in Singapore. Its first feature film, SANDCASTLE by Boo Junfeng (2010), premiered at Cannes Film Festival’s International Critics’ Week. In 2015, it produced the short PARTING by Boo Junfeng, part of the 7 LETTERS omnibus which premiered at Busan International Film festival. APPRENTICE (2016), Peanut Pictures’ second feature film, was a five-country co-production between Singapore, Germany, France, Hong Kong and Qatar. It premiered at Cannes Film Festival’s Un Certain Regard section.