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Mysterious Object at Noon (2000)

Dokfa nai meuman (original title)
A film crew documents a folk story-exquisite corpse combination by random Thai people; the story is reenacted.

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Credited cast:
Djuangjai Hirunsri Djuangjai Hirunsri
Kongkiat Khomsiri Kongkiat Khomsiri
Saisiri Xoomsai Saisiri Xoomsai
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This film is an experimental mix of documentary and fiction. The film crew travels from the Thai countryside to Bangkok, asking the people they encounter along the way to continue a story about a handicapped boy and his teacher. Written by amirmu

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Country:

Thailand | Netherlands

Language:

Thai | Sign Languages

Release Date:

27 January 2016 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Mysterious Object at Noon See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Filming was carried out for three years with a volunteer crew, and only stopped when the camera broke down - the last shot of the movie is literally the last piece of film that passed through the camera. See more »

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Deadbeat Dada
25 April 2006 | by ThurstonHungerSee all my reviews

This approaches art, and does so from an oblique angle and in an exotic locale. That being said for me, it never achieves that art., Despite the loose effort to stitch a thread of a story through this, and some curious disjointed elements, the whole does not hold.

See this film if you are willing to bring a lot to the party. (And kudos to you, davidals@msn.com) Or play it in your rental store, or during a party with the sound off, and it will probably snare more fish than it does standing alone with you and your remote.

I'm all for experimental film, this could have been whittled down to a 7 minute beauty for the Ann Arbor Film Fest; at 83 min, it came across as a chore, a corpse less than exquisite. And while I'm coming across as the anti-hipster, why black (or almost a dusty brown) and white for this film? Color I think would have made this more florid and captivating, although perhaps more common-place and thus undermined the art?

Wait till your film professor assigns this one to you.

3/10


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