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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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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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Budget:

$1,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$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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I saw this film at Tribeca...
30 April 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I saw this film at tribeca. I enjoyed it immensely. Especially the visuals which felt quite free and transported. I traveled with this film in a sense because it took me to a magical place.

This is a well crafted drama searching through a twisted connection between two American brothers-one an ogre, the other a quiet, retiring type-as they go on a bender through Thailand devouring women in exotic Thailand. Writer-director Seth Grossman's compelling film is topped off by memorable performances from veteran actors Ellen Burstyn and Josef Sommer as the brothers' parents. I think this is a film that deserves a place as a special film with art house value.


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