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Wonderful Town (2007)

After the tsunami struck the coast town of Takua Pa, young architect Ton moves in town to develop a construction project and settles in a small hotel run by Na, a young sensitive local girl... See full summary »

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After the tsunami struck the coast town of Takua Pa, young architect Ton moves in town to develop a construction project and settles in a small hotel run by Na, a young sensitive local girl. They begin a secret love affair, but soon rumors spread and they meet with strong opposition from the town's residents. Written by fabreu

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Not perfect, but atmospheric and worth seeing
13 June 2011 | by (US) – See all my reviews

It's funny, most critics either didn't like this (too thin, boring) or loved it (delicate, tells so much with so little).

I found myself in the middle, understanding both sides.

This gentle, quiet, slow moving romance between a Thai woman who runs a nearly abandoned hotel, and an architect who comes to town to help repair a local beach resort after it was devastated by the Tsunami has moments of great grace and tenderness, and moments that feel either heavy handed, or not-quite earned.

There's an attempt to capture the spooky atmosphere of a town that's been destroyed, leaving behind thousands of ghosts. That works well when it's unspoken and vague, a little less well when it's made concrete in the form of the lead woman's angry rootless bother and her friends, who bring literal violence and danger into the story, in a slightly forced way.

None-the-less, a well made, well acted, well shot, thought provoking first feature.


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