"Klara's" only ray of hope during her Mom's worst binges, comes when she dials the advertised number of the "Paradis" Hotel in Bangkok and hears a cheerful Thai voice from the "Land of Smiles". But the background music is Japanese. See more »
Fantastic movie, but sadly overlooked. Just like Hans Christian Andersen, the makers of this movie, knows how to work with both sorrow and happiness while still be able to make it interesting for both children and adults. When a movie are including scenes who could easily fit into a scary Bergman movie, while it never stops being appealing to children, we're dealing with something very special - in fact we're dealing with a masterpiece! The movie is VERY original, and the director has tremendous courage to work with so different genres and atmospheres all in the same movie. And the best part is that he manages to make the transitions seem natural. Brilliant!
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