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The Elephant King (2006)

The story of two brothers who lead totally different lives. Jake Hunt enjoys life to the fullest in Thailand, while his shy brother Oliver deals with his own depressions back home in the ... See full summary »

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Diana Hunt
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Bill Hunt
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Daeng (as Pawalit Mongkolpisit)
Michael Pand ...
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The story of two brothers who lead totally different lives. Jake Hunt enjoys life to the fullest in Thailand, while his shy brother Oliver deals with his own depressions back home in the USA. Their dominant mother wants Jake back home and for this reason, Oliver is sent to Thailand to retrieve his brother. Once there, Oliver finds himself in Jake's bizarre life and falls in love with a beautiful girl, Lek. However, it is not a coincidence that she and Oliver have met. Written by Rene Tran-Guillot

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Drama | Romance

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Rated R for sexual content, drug use, language and some violence | See all certifications »
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15 January 2009 (Thailand)  »

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Summer in Siam  »

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$1,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$15,959, 17 October 2008, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$21,298, 26 October 2008
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The Thai title, "Ruedu hang rak" translates as "Season of Love". See more »

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Take Care
Written by Yo La Tengo
Performed by Wade Barrett
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Great writing, acting and shot selection.
21 September 2006 | by See all my reviews

I had the pleasure of screening Seth Grossman's film The Elephant King at the 2006 TRIBECA Film Festival. I was highly impressed by the film. Grossman's evocative narrative follows the relationship of two brothers as they overcome alienation, begin to understand one another and struggle with conflicted desires. The film is beautifully shot on location in Thailand and the setting, exotic to the film's main characters, adds to the themes of self-exploration and alienation. The acting, shot choices and writing are all indicative of Grossman's genuine talent as a Writer/Director. The strength of this film, Grossman's first feature length narrative, promises great things to come from this fresh and energetic new filmmaker. I look forward to seeing more of Grossman's work.


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