Four short stories happening on the same day in China, Singapore, Japan and Thailand, from 5pm to 9am during the 2014 World Cup.
5 To 9 is an omnibus by 4 Asian filmmakers addressing the changing social political situations shaping their home country today. As a collective, they aim to portray the other side of the'Emerging Asia'.
Xiao Jun, a young migrant worker goes on a date with Hong, a 40-year old prostitute.
Xiao has saved up his salary to spend the night with Hong not knowing that she is about to return to her hometown for good.
A teacher and a girl from China go on a secret rendezvous to an old part of Singapore. A taxi driver who lost his way interrupts them, while the girl is asking for a break-up.
A projectionist in a porn cinema, Yamanaka is also a debt collector for the poor. One night, some punk fishermen who hold a grudge against him decide to exact revenge.
While shooting the last scene of a sci-fi movie, a well-known director struggles to complete his film while suspecting an affair between the leading actor and the actress, who is his wife in real life.