“In the early morning march,
With the field pack on my back,
With an aching in my heart,
And my body full of sweat.”
For their seventh year in reservist training, a group of army mates in an armoured infantry unit return for a war game exercise. In the periods of waiting, their thoughts drift to their relationships, jobs, newborn babies and aging parents as the demands of the outside world intrude in. They begin to wrestle with what it means to step up and ‘adult’.
Poignant and insightful, FRAGO bears witness to the struggles of Singaporean men on the cusp of turning 30 and the complex pleasures of brotherhood, triumph and disappointment on the battlefield.
FRAGO stars an ensemble of 11 actors who paint the vivid world of the army at its most honest, leaving us with a rare glimpse into the unspoken pressures, fears and desires of Singaporean men, year in, year out when duty calls.
Written by Lucas Ho
Directed by Huzir Sulaiman
Featuring Adib Kosnan, Alfred Loh, Ali Anwar, Cerys Ong, Derrick Tay, Jo Tan, Stanley Seah, Tan Sieow Ping, Tim Nga, Chong Woon Yong and Zaaki Nasir
Performed in English and Mandarin, with English surtitles
Advisory 16 (some sexual references and coarse language)