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Director Eric Khoo on brushes with film censors

10 August 2012 Last updated at 09:45 BST

Award-winning film director Eric Khoo tackles controversial subjects head on and is credited with breathing new life into Singapore's film industry.

His first short film Pain in 1994 was about a sadomasochistic man who tortures and kills. It won two awards and the prize money paid for his first feature Mee Pok Man touching on prostitution and necrophilia.

He has had many brushes with film censors but tells Mishal Husain that he hadn't set out to deliberately provoke them.


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