I have watched the trilogy over the weekend.
The director was there for all three films.
Comments: the best amongst the three films ... in particular, the ending is gonna make many talk. It is a film about "possibilities" rather than highlight the "challenges" that are prevalent in many inter racial relationships. Yet, it is not true that one cannot sense its impossibilities ... the plot, the lines may give some of that away ... is the film great? well, if at the end of the film, you are rooting for the couple to be an item, the director has bought you over regarding this inter racial relationship ... however, if at the end of the film, you are not rooting for them to be an item, what can we say?!
Comments: the sequel to Sepet ... the most ambitious of the three films ... there is another parallel story (abt a prostitute) ... you may choose to believe that both stories are disconnected or there is a link ... after all, the director does not seek to make them meet/coincide in any scene ... as usual, although the director claims not to have intentionally make controversial films ... but with the story involving religion and race ... some scenes are gonna make people talk ...
Comments: the prequel to Sepet ... the most consistent of the three films (in terms of mood and style) ... hmmm ... a more subtle film, a film that makes you reminisce about the past or the good old days ... maybe the "coy" asians (or the artsy audience) will prefer this film better ... it has also interesting takes on the "cycle" of life ... the young cast is great ... so is the caning scene ... ha ha ha
PS: you will see the two protagonists in Sepet appearing in ALL three films ... worth thinking why ...
* possible spoiler *
maybe the director wants them to be together ...
so, in Gubra, they reunite at the end ...
so, in Mukhsin, they even have a kid together ...
* end of possible spoiler *