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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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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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excellent acting, scenery and cinematography....
27 April 2006 | by (NYC, United States) – See all my reviews

I saw this film at the Tribeca Film Festival on its opening night and I was quite impressed. The cinematography was amazing, the soundtrack was awesome, not only the music used but the sound editing choices. But the thing that impressed me the most was the acting. Acting can make or break a film before anything else. Ellen Burstyn delivered a breathtaking performance (as she always does). Newcomer Tate Ellington was absolutely amazing, more than capable of holding his own in scenes where he had to perform head to head with Burstyn (as his mother), he left a memorable impression that makes me want to see him in a lot more films in the future. Jonno Roberts was also quite good, full of energy and emotion.


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