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Rated NR · 118 minutes · 2004

Avant-Garde, Drama, Experimental
Winner of the jury prize at Cannes, this 2004 third feature by writer-director Apichatpong Weerasethakul (Cemetery of Splendor) confirmed his status as the most adventurous filmmaker in Thailand and one of the most creative and unpredictable currently working anywhere. Part one chronicles with a sometimes ironic tastefulness the budding romance between a soldier on leave and a shy country boy; part two turns folkloric and allegorical as the soldier travels through a dark forest, alternately stalking and being stalked by his lover in the form of a tiger spirit, with a talking baboon offering sage advice. Both parts are leisurely paced and beautifully shot. In Thai with subtitles.
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Director: Apichatpong Weerasethakul
Writer: Apichatpong Weerasethakul
Producer: Paiboon Damrongchaitham, Charles de Meaux, Alex Moebius, Marco Muller, Axel Möbius, Christoph Thoke and Pantham Thongsangl
Cast: Banlop Lomnoi and Sakda Kaewbuadee

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