In this ruminative 2016 drama about capital punishment, an intricate tracking shot follows the protagonist (Fir Rahman), an ambitious young guard in a Singapore prison, from the death chamber to the hangman’s office, where the camera pivots to frame him behind a set of iron bars. Boxed in by childhood trauma, bad choices, and loneliness, the rookie gradually befriends the veteran hangman (Wan Hanafi Su), a regal figure unaware that his new protege is the son of someone he executed decades earlier. Benoit Soler’s fluid, revolving camera frequently visualizes what the main character can’t verbalize, and writer-director Boo Junfeng treats his thorny topic with sensitivity, but the pat ending is a letdown. In English and subtitled Malay.