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Syndromes and a Century (2006)
"Sang sattawat" (original title)

 -  Drama  -  13 June 2007 (France)
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Story about director Apichatpong Weerasethakul's parents who were both doctors, and director's memories about growing up in the hospital environment.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Nantarat Sawaddikul ...
Dr. Toey
Jaruchai Iamaram ...
Dr. Nohng
Sophon Pukanok ...
Noom
Jenjira Pongpas ...
Pa Jane
Arkanae Cherkam ...
Ple
Sakda Kaewbuadee ...
Sakda
Nu Nimsomboon ...
Toa
Wanna Wattanajinda ...
Dr. Wan
Sin Kaewpakpin ...
Old Monk
Putthithorn Kammak ...
Off, a young patient
Manasanant Porndispong ...
Dr. Nant, a haematologist
Apirak Mitrpracha ...
Dr. Neng, Off's therapist
Norathep Panyanavakij ...
Temple boy with old monk
Nitipong Thinthupthai ...
Koh (as Nitipong Tinthupthai)
Rangsan Sutthimaneenun ...
Hospital director
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Story about director Apichatpong Weerasethakul's parents who were both doctors, and director's memories about growing up in the hospital environment.

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$5,518 (USA) (20 April 2007)

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$16,340 (USA) (20 July 2007)
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Received a very limited release in Bangkok. This theatrical version, known as the "exclusive Thailand edition", had its six contentious scenes blacked out or scratched and contained no sound. See more »

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mesmerizing at times
27 August 2013 | by See all my reviews

one of the major assets of contemporary cinema, to me, is to smoothly impose a unique stamp and vision; Apichatpong Weerasethakul has evidently honed that particular aspect. The film has a lot of detail, but it lacks, or rather, is free from a prominent structure or form. It is indeed keen to childhood memories in the way they are disconnected and earnest; the memories flow into each other.

The film is peacefully and radically cut into two halves, juxtaposing natural and urban contemporary life, all the while inverting scenes. when trying to find a meaning in that, i think it is indicating the way we perceive memories. the first half might correspond with juvenile perception of memories; more in tune with nature and live at heart, almost childish (think of the guy confessing his love to the doctor). the second half might correlate to our perceptions as adults; pretty much isolated, dull and uninspired. here, the two halves replay more or less the same story: a hospital, a man, a woman, a quest for love, a monk and a few similar patterns.

in absence of total bliss and transcendence experienced in Weerasethakul's later effort Uncle Boonmee, Syndromes and a Century produces a degree of completion and serenity that is mesmerizing at times.


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