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High concept erotica brings together top Asian production names

HONG KONG – Production has got under way on “In The Room,” a high concept erotic drama being directed by Singapore’s Eric Khoo (“My Magic,” “Tatsumi”).

The film is also intended to chronicle Singapore’s history since independence. And the action takes place in a single hotel room with six connected stories each one decade apart.

Nansun Shi, one of Asia’s leading producers (“Infernal Affairs”), is set as a producer alongside Khoo’s own Zhao Wei Films company. The story comes from Shi, while the screenplay was written by Khoo and theatre director Jonathan Lim.

The $$1 million ($800,000) picture is predominantly financed by Distribution Workshop, the Hong Kong sales company which has world rights.

The stories have different angles on sex and involve couples of different nationalities. Singer-actress Josie Ho (“Contagion”) is the best known cast member.

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