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Blissfully Yours (2002)

Sud sanaeha (original title)
The story of a love affair that begins during a picnic on the Thai-Burmese border.

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Cast

Credited cast:
Kanokporn Tongaram ...
Roong
Min Oo ...
Min
Jenjira Pongpas ...
Orn (as Jenjira Jansuda)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Sa-gnad Chaiyapan
Kanitpat Premkij
Jaruwan Techasatiern
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The story of a love affair that begins during a picnic on the Thai-Burmese border.

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Chosen by "Les Cahiers du cinéma" (France) as one of the 10 best pictures of 2002 (#03) See more »

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The Emperor Has No Clothes
21 April 2008 | by (Seattle, WA) – See all my reviews

The hype surrounding Apichatpong seems to me unwarranted. I am reminded of Roger Ebert's comments on Abbas Kiarostami and being utterly unconvinced of the value of his films.

First, there is no story. As soon as a story might be emerging, "Joe" (as he likes to be called these days) moves to something utterly unrelated. He has said that he conceives of nature as an opportunity for the characters to do some self-reflection. This sounds good, but there are no characters to speak of, and except for Orn, no acting whatsoever. No information is given about what they might be reflecting about, and story elements are allowed to vanish (like the distant gunshot).

The slowness itself didn't bother me, but the much-heralded Apichatpong can learn something from Tony Bui, whose first feature film "Three Seasons" is FAR better at the languid development than this. Or look at any of Ousman Sembene's films for the skillful use of dreadfully unskillful non-actors. There is just no excuse, in my mind, for such a self-important and ultimately inept use of non-actors.

User federovsky's comments are to me particularly perceptive. I give it 3; at least he is giving this some thought.


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