Roong longs for the day when she can be with Min, her Burmese lover, an illegal immigrant. She pays Orn, an older woman to take care of Min while she looks for a place for them to stay. One afternoon, Min takes Roong for a picnic in jungle, where they feel safe to express their love. But meanwhile, Orn has also gone to the jungle, with Tommy, co-worker of her husband, Sirote.Written by
Credit sequence doesn't begin until 45 minutes into the film. See more »
Two different cut versions were released on DVD and VCD in Thailand. Both versions are missing the following footage:
A six-minute driving scene in which Tommy follows Orn on his motorcycle;
A two-minute scene of Roong and Min driving to the jungle;
A one-minute scene of Roong fondling Min's penis (with a clear view of Min's erection in the process). The original Thai release is missing an additional scene:
A ten-minute sequence of Orn and Tommy making love on the forest floor. The UK DVD from Second Run and the French DVD from mk2 are uncut. Both versions of the Thai DVD/VCD were withdrawn when the Thai censors decided to ban the film.
Please do not feel sorry for anyone associated with trying to make something beautiful. A film does not need to have a beginning or an ending, or an elaborate story, it can simply contain moments in time, it can be a visual sensation, this art form, like all, needs not be strictly defined. If you found Blissfully Yours boring, fair game. But this magnificent film put a smile on my face for much of the second half, because I felt what it meant for me to feel, this film is 1000% feeling, so it's great for those who can feel. When we step into nature we can truly suspend time. "Roong, what time is it?", "Wait, I'm still having fun."
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