Unsecured Loan II

Uploaded on Monday 20 December 2010


The use of violence by loan sharks has escalated in recent years in Malaysia. William finds himself in a brutal dilemma when he fails to pay back.

Official selection Action on Film International Film Festival, 1st Runner Up Best Action Sequence Martial Arts Shorts

In the recent western world, loan sharks have been a feature of the criminal underworld, but are otherwise rare. However, in Asia this type of moneylenders is quite common. They lend money to people who are unable to obtain loans from banks or other legal sources, mostly targeting habitual gamblers. They charge a very high interest rate (about 40% per month) and frequently threaten violence towards those who fail to pay in time using a multitude of tactics. There have been cases where borrowers were beaten or had their property damaged or destroyed. Occasionally moneylenders abducted or even killed their victims. Some committed suicide.


Language: English

Length: 16:57

Country: Malaysia

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