Synopsis by Gönül Dönmez-Colin
Malaysian Mamat is a trainer of bullfighting, called "Jogho" in Thailand and outlawed in Malaysia. He has a wife and three daughters. His only son studies at a boarding school. The film begins with the murder of Lazim, the leader of the small village. Mamat is held responsible for the mayhem that follows and is locked up. The cycle of violence continues. The Arsonist, the previous film of U-Wei Bin Hajisaari, who studied filmmaking in New York City, was the first Malaysian film to be invited to the Cannes Film Festival. Jogho was screened at the 4th International Film Festival of Kerala, 1999.
bullfighter, leader, murder, trainer, village, violence