Patriotic war movie Malbatt: Misi Bakara to hit cinemas in August

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BY : Patrick Beech

Inspired by true events and shot in two countries over three months, Malbatt: Misi Bakara is set to hit cinemas on August 24.

Director and producer, Adrian Teh gave assurances that the patriotic war movie Malbatt: Misi Bakara is ready for screening in conjunction with Independence Day celebrations in late August.

"The next few months will be used for touch-ups and editing before finalising the movie," he said.

Teh, who previously directed action-packed movies such as Paskal The Movie and Wira, said he was really impressed after watching the movie Black Hawk Down (released in late 2001) back when he was 17-years-old.

Twenty-one years later, it never crossed his mind that he would be given a chance to direct a movie on that event from a Malaysian perspective.

“I feel like I have to let the Malaysians know the true history of this event. Therefore, I have utilised all my resources, filming techniques, skills and effort to complete this film.

"This is also the toughest and most stressful movie that I have made in my entire career, but I hope everyone will like the final product,” said Teh, who is also the Chief Executive Officer of Act 2 Pictures.

Malbatt: Misi Bakara is presented by the Malaysian Army together with six giant production companies and tells the true story of an operation to rescue United States soldiers who were trapped when their Black Hawk helicopter was shot down in Somalia in 1992.

This story was featured in the Hollywood movie Black Hawk Down, directed by Ridley Scott.

Malbatt: Misi Bakara will give a narrative about the night of the incident and recognise the real Malaysian heroes who participated in the mission.