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Citizen Dog (2004)

Mah nakorn (original title)
Pod is a man without a dream. He's a country bumpkin who comes to work at a tinned sardine factory in Bangkok. One day, Pod chops off his finger and packs it in the can, prompting him to go... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Mahasamut Boonyaruk ...
Pod
Saengthong Gate-Uthong ...
Jin
Sawatwong Palakawong Na Autthaya ...
Yhod
Nattha Wattanapaiboon ...
Kong - the Motocycle Taxi Driver
Raenkum Saninn ...
Grandmother
Pakapat Bunsomtom ...
Tik
Pattareeya Sanitwate ...
Nawng Ma'am
Phasin Maloyaphan ...
Muay
Chuck Stephens ...
Peter / Andre (as Chuck Stephen)
Akranee Inyotha
Butsara Ong-art
Sukhon Khanjaroen
Manoon Thaiyanan ...
Pod's Father
Thatsanai Chaisap
Gerard Fouquet ...
Foreign Teacher
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Pod is a man without a dream. He's a country bumpkin who comes to work at a tinned sardine factory in Bangkok. One day, Pod chops off his finger and packs it in the can, prompting him to go around looking for his lost finger at various supermarkets. The incident convinces him to change his job, and Pod becomes a security guard at a large company. There he meets Jin, a lanky maid who carries a mysterious white book around even though she cannot read a single word written in it. The aimless Pod has a crush on Jin, a dreamy girl who dreams that one day she'll be able to decipher the meaning of the white book. In this bright, colour-splashed world of director Wisit Sasanatieng, Bangkokians can grow tails and a dead grandmother can come back as a chatty gecko to deliver a few life lessons to her grandson. It's a world where innocence is so precious and yet impossible to preserve. The unusual love story between Pod and Jin is set against the playfully ironic portrait of Bangkok, the city ... Written by Anonymous

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Chuck Stephens, who portrays Peter/Andre, also worked on the English subtitles for the film (with Bangkok Post film critic Kong Rithdee). See more »

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I LOVED this movie!
14 October 2005 | by (vancouver) – See all my reviews

In a world of derivative, colorless copycats, this was breath of fresh air. It was a small masterpiece in my view. Simultaneously funny, strange, charming, and blissfully shocking at times.

From the very first frame I was thoroughly entertained, and the absurdity was refreshing and often wildly hilarious in it's originality.

It has an underlying sentimentality which went on a little bit long - otherwise I would have given this fantastic show a 10! Most shocking to me here however, was the fact that other comments about the film in this section show how far this went over some people's heads- and that they just didn't get it.

This film is a jewel - I want to buy it when it comes out on DVD - and the music is catchy and hilarious.


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