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The Tesseract (2003)

R  |   |  Action, Crime, Drama  |  9 June 2005 (South Korea)
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A psychologist, an Englishman, a bellboy and a wounded female assasin have their fates crossed at a sleazy Bangkok hotel.

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Sean
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Rosa
Alexander Rendell ...
Wit
Carlo Nanni ...
Roy
Lena Christensen ...
Lita
Veradis Vinyarath ...
Sia Toh
Tunpicha Simasathen ...
Cat
Pitakpong Sillapasorn ...
Hea Mah
Larkana Vatanawongsiree ...
Fon
Somlee Phiboonpun ...
Hoi
Nimponth Chaisirikul ...
Hotel owner
Chalempron Kaprat ...
Tui
Wesley Homjan ...
Jo
Sorasak Phatumsiri ...
Sia Toh's men
Tawan Nomjun ...
Sia Toh's men
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In Bangkok, in a low-budget hotel called "Heaven", the fate of four guests are interconnected due to a theft in a room: Sean, a paranoid English drug dealer, that is dealing with a powerful local drug lord; the also British psychologist Rosa, who is grieving the loss of her son and making a research with poor children in Thailand; a seriously wounded killer, hired to kill the mobster; and Wit, a thirteen years old abused bellboy, that steals the guests. In the end, we see that it is almost impossible to control life, and sometimes, a subtle incident may lead to fatality. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Hea Mah: Business or pleasure?
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Elvis in Bangkok
9 July 2005 | by (Dubai) – See all my reviews

I'll have to admit, I was pretty much confused by this film. All the flashbacks and flash forwards had me reeling. Nevertheless, I was fascinated at the same time. It isn't quite the same story as the Alex Garland novel. To begin with, it's set in Bangkok, rather than Manila. I've seen "Bangkok Dangerous," which is a film by some of the same crew, and I think this is the better film. However, there are some incongruous elements. For instance, the boy "Wit" seems to have wandered in from another movie. He reminds me of one of those mischievous Third World sidekicks from one of the later Elvis films (fans of Rhys Meyers may appreciate the irony here). He can't really act, and he's obviously not Thai, but he's a winning presence nonetheless. The opening scene in the hotel room reminded me of "The Matrix," with its slow motion bullets. Later scenes were out of the "Reservoir Dogs" factory. Sandwiched in between were a couple of interesting stories, especially the one involving Saskia Reeves, as the psychologist who had lost her child. I also liked Jonathan Rhys Meyers, whose character is a mass of contradictions but who seems to grow as an actor with each film. See it for the film it could have been, but enjoy it for the experiment it is.


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