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The Elephant King (2006)

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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 ... See full summary »

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Bill Hunt
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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)

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$15,959 (USA) (17 October 2008)

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$21,298 (USA) (24 October 2008)
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The Thai title, "Ruedu hang rak" translates as "Season of Love". See more »

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Chiang Mai Nights
Written, Produced and Performed by Adam Balazs
Courtesy of Yellowgator Productions
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The Elephant King is a must see.
28 July 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Coming in under the radar in today's film industry is nothing new, but The Elephant King came in low and is going to strike hard. Wonderful performances from a talented cast only scratches the surface. The imagery and cinematography coupled with the honest story telling make for a must see film. If there's going to be a stand out performance, Jonno Roberts as the conflicted Jake, delivers a powerhouse emotional roller coaster of a ride that should not be missed. Ellen Burstyn is at her amazing best and the beautiful Florence Faivre is both stunning and troubled and can not help but hold the viewer's heart in the palm of her hand. Tate Ellington's Oliver meshes the whole story together seamlessly. Writer-Director Seth Grossman has much to be proud of. Even the use of Thailand as the back drop presents as stunning, haunting and frightening all at the same time. Do not miss this movie.


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