In the documentary film “Man on the Run,” director, writer, and executive producer Cassius Michael Kim takes audiences on a journey through the intricate web of the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) scandal. This exposé delves into the scandal’s tumultuous narrative, with a primary focus on the involvement of the former sixth Prime Minister of Malaysia, Najib Razak, and the elusive fugitive businessman, Jho Low.

Man on the Run Release Date: 

Released in Malaysia on 19th October 2023, the film will have its online premiere on 5th January 2024. 

What is it about?

The 1MDB scandal, a financial imbroglio that reverberated globally, serves as the epicenter of the film’s narrative. Cassius Michael Kim skillfully navigates the complex layers of corruption, misappropriation of funds, and the ensuing fallout that left a lasting impact on Malaysia’s political landscape. As the lens zooms in on Najib Razak and Jho Low, the documentary unveils the shocking revelations surrounding their roles in a scandal that rocked the foundations of trust within the nation.

Set against the backdrop of real-life events, “Man on the Run” captures the essence of a nation grappling with the repercussions of a scandal that transcends mere financial mismanagement. 

What to expect from ‘Man on the Run’?

The film promises an in-depth exploration of the key players, their motives, and the pervasive consequences that rippled through Malaysian society. Director Cassius Michael Kim was inspired to helm “Man on the Run” after closely following the extensive media coverage of the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) scandal. Kim, impressed by the magnitude and complexity of the scandal, felt compelled to bring its intricate details to the forefront through his directorial lens, providing audiences with a gripping cinematic experience.

The documentary features exclusive interviews with key figures central to the 1MDB scandal, adding depth and authenticity to the narrative. Notably, former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak shares his perspective in a revealing interview. The film also includes insights from Clare Rewcastle Brown, CEO of The Edge, Ho Kay Tat, and Bradley Hope. Additional voices contributing to the documentary include informant Xavier Andre Justo, political figures such as the tenth Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim, Muar Member of Parliament Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman, former Member of Parliament Tony Pua, and former Attorney General Tommy Thomas.

Through these interviews, “Man on the Run” promises an insider’s view into the scandal, presenting a comprehensive exploration of the events that transpired, the motivations of key players, and the far-reaching impact on Malaysian society and politics. 

“Man on the Run” beckons viewers to confront the harsh realities of power, corruption, and the pursuit of justice in the face of a scandal that forever altered the course of Malaysia’s political history.

Where to watch ‘Man on the Run’?

Beginning on 5th January, you will be able to stream the documentary globally on Netflix

Watch the trailer here: 

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