“Budak Flat” – global streaming service Prime Video’s first Amazon Original film from Malaysia – will be exclusively available in Malaysia and 24 other countries in Asia on 16 November.
The story unfolds in the gritty and atmospheric setting of a neglected Kuala Lumpur flat, where secrets, allegiances, and betrayals run deep. At its core, “Budak Flat”is a story of two brothers, one a former snatch thief (Aman), and the other a drug kingpin (Riz), each unwillingly serving as the other’s greatest adversary.
Tensions escalate when Aman is accused of murdering a respected gang member, leading him to a perilous crossroad. To avoid succumbing to the pressures of Riz’s gang, Aman must either find the true perpetrator or face a future he desperately wishes to avoid. As the battle for supremacy between the two brothers intensifies, the low-cost flat’s residents become unwillingly entangled in the gang war within their own building.
Said David Simonsen, director of Prime Video, Southeast Asia, “We are pleased to be partnering with Skop Productions in bringing “Budak Flat” to Prime Video. We are proud to support Malaysian storytelling and look forward to showcasing “Budak Flat” to audiences in SEA and beyond.”
Film director Eugene Lim shares that “Budak Flat” aims to capture the dilemma faced when we have to choose between family and our own personal choice. For two brothers trying to survive in a rough neighbourhood, these pressures culminate in a gripping, violent climax that spills over to the community. He added “Using iconic flats in downtown Kuala Lumpur at the setting of the story, I wanted to capture the diversity, texture and the unique rugged feel of the flat and its community.”
Producer Shamin Yusof, who has brought notable action films like “KL Gangster Underworld” and “Abang Long Fadil” to Malaysian audiences, said, “We are excited to be sharing this thrilling story with not only our local audience but with Asian audiences on the Prime Video service. The story of territory and turf wars is brought to another level as we wonder who is right and wrong in the fight of survival”
What sets “Budak Flat” apart is its commitment to authenticity, fronting the rich tapestry of Malaysian culture, traditions, and everyday life. The film provides a glimpse into the stories of the neighbors who share more than just a roof over their heads in the densely packed flats – they share friendship, laughter, and the pursuit of their dreams.
“Budak Flat” joins hundreds of other series, movies, and shows available on Prime Video catalog. Prime Video members are able to watch films and shows anywhere and anytime on hundreds of compatible devices.
For RM25 per month, customers in Malaysia can sign up for Prime Video and enjoy a great selection of entertainment, from local Originals and local licensed titles to global Amazon Original movies and TV series.