17 Aug '13, 6am

Yasmine the Bruneian movie in the International Magazine Monocle.

There is a loud thwack as the girl’s foot meets Yasmine’s face, then a collective intake of breath as she tumbles to the floor in a cry of pain. “Cut! Cut!” yells the film’s director of action scenes, Chan Man-Ching – one of Jackie Chan’s right-hand men for the past 18 years – as he rushes to Yasmine’s side. Aides run over with ice for the wounded lead actress; extras hurry over to see what’s happened; and the director of photography paces, worried. It’s day 42 of the allocated 45 days of filming – just how long might the lead actress be out this time? “I forgot to duck,” whimpers Liyana Yus, the 20-year-old actress playing Yasmine, as she waits out her injury with an ice pack on set, which today is a university auditorium not far from Brunei Darussalam’s capital Bandar Seri Begawan. “She was a bit fast, and I was a bit slow. At the beginning of filming, I was asked to wea...

Full article: http://monocle.com/magazine/issues/66/home-movie/

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