Adventure/romance about an English backpacker whose world falls apart when he meets and falls in love with a beautiful girl on an exotic Thai island.

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Credited cast:
Stuart Laing ...
Adam
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Em (as Napakpapha 'Mamee' Nakprasitte)
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Joey
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Abigail Good ...
No Name
Vasa Vatcharayon ...
Noi
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Kate
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Phusa Albert ...
Sao
Kittipat Boonvanno ...
Thai Minders
Loong Chat ...
Thai Minders
Thumnoon Intapirat ...
Captain Mekong (as Thumnoon 'Manu' Intapirat)
Jantima Jaishun ...
Travel Agent
Jeroh ...
Police Inspector
Wit Johkatoh ...
Fishermen
Phra Supachai Pawaro ...
The Monk
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Adventure/romance about an English backpacker whose world falls apart when he meets and falls in love with a beautiful girl on an exotic Thai island.

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[first lines]
Adam: Can you tell me where this is, please?
local: [speaking in Thai, points down the way]
Adam: Now uh, it's not this way?
[pointing the opposite direction]
local: [shaking head no insisting]
Adam: [plaintively] Can anyone hear speak English?
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Hauntingly beautiful film with unanticipated depth
15 June 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Ignore the 1-star reviewers... these cretins weren't even watching closely enough to summarize the plot points correctly. True, those in search of a quick-fix nudity high will be disappointed, but this film captures a deep and transcendent sensuality that puts conventional love scenes to shame. The casting is magnificent, the dialog is smart and authentic, and the plot is rarely predictable and complemented by a steady stream of touching vignettes full of warm, genuine humanity. The major characters are authentically drawn, but each reveals a shift that will remind you that in the exotic world of "asymmetrical" tourism things are not always as they seem. If you have been to Thailand you will appreciate the palpable ambiance created by the dazzling cinematography and the lush score and sound design. Treat this movie like farang Joe's description of the Thai massage... (paraphrasing) "lie back and relax and for an hour and a half let the filmmaker pay your soul one of the biggest compliments it has ever received."


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