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Thailand
2021, 69 min

Section: Imagina

  1H3 Friday 20/8 16:30 Husovka Theatre
  3H2 Sunday 22/8 13:30 Husovka Theatre
  8H3 Friday 27/8 16:30 Husovka Theatre

The infamous Death Railway winds its way through western Thailand and on into Burma. Four friends in their mid-twenties set off on a trip into the jungle where tens of thousands of lives were extinguished during World War II; the dense vegetation in this place also harbours other secrets. Produced on a modest budget, the Thai experimenter’s film throws down the gauntlet to the most fastidious of movie buffs, who won’t be spooked even by a radical cinematic cipher.


Synopsis

The infamous Death Railway winds its way through western Thailand and on into Burma. Four 20-somethings are here to rehearse a theatre performance, also to chat, drink and smoke weed. Their high spirits are somewhat at odds with the sombre aura of the jungle, where tens of thousands of lives were extinguished during World War II. The dense vegetation, however, harbours other secrets as well… The experimental Thai filmmaker has always taken an interest in the socio-political situation in her native country. With her typical ingenuity she seeks connections between past and present, the actors and their characters, and between real people and history. With its modest budget, thus more liberal approach, the film challenges the pickiest of movie buffs, who won’t be spooked even by a radical cinematic cipher.

Martin Horyna

About the director

Anocha Suwichakornpong (1976, Chon Buri, Thailand). Selected filmography: Graceland (2006, short), Mundane History (Jao nok krajok, 2009), ​Overseas (Pohn talay, 2012, short), By the Time It Gets Dark (Dao khanong, 2016), Krabi, 2562 (2019, doc.), Come Here (Jai jumlong, 2021).

Contacts

Rediance
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E-mail: [email protected]

About the film

Color, Black & White, DCP

Section: Imagina
   
Director: Anocha Suwichakornpong
Screenplay: Anocha Suwichakornpong
Dir. of Photography: Boonyanuch Kraithong
Editor: Aacharee Ungsriwong
Art Director: Akekarat Homlaor
Producer: Parinee Buthrasri
Production: Electric Eel Films
Coproduction: Diversion
Cast: Apinya Sakuljaroensuk, Waywiree Ittianunkul, Sornrapat Patharakorn, Bhumibhat, Thavornsiri, Sirat Intarachote
Sales: Rediance

Guests

Parinee Buthrasri

Producer

YouTube

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