old-age: Hingga Hujung Nyawa

Hingga Hujung Nyawa

This Malaysian movie tells the story of an elderly woman named Nora (Erra Fazira) reminiscing on her past.

She was from a poor family in a small village but was offered a place at a college in Kuala Lumpur. City life changed her: she becames materialistic, seeking exorbitant amounts of money from her parents – supposedly to pay her tuition fees. She hid her real background from her rich boyfriend fearing he would abandon her. When they married Nora disowned her parents, breaking their hearts: her husband, disgusted at her behaviour, sent her away.

She now lives at an old people’s home where she is visited by a mysterious good Samaritan named Dr Aniq (played by the same actor who played her husband).

The makeup

The makeup was by Kaj Steveman and Elina Kumlander of Fido Film AB who also worked with Erra on Cinta Kolesterol. It took them eight hours to transform Erra into the aged Nora this time using silicone rather than latex prosthetics. It was reported in the Malaysian press that it cost nearly RM400,000 (around $100,000) out of a total budget of RM1.8 million to transform Erra into a 78-year-old woman.

I’m grateful to Kaj and Fido for the use of these images.