A psychologist, an Englishman, a bellboy and a wounded female assassin have their fates crossed at a sleazy Bangkok hotel.

Director:

Oxide Chun Pang

Writers:

Oxide Chun Pang (screenplay), Patrick Neate (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jonathan Rhys Meyers ... Sean
Saskia Reeves ... Rosa
Alexander Rendell Alexander Rendell ... Wit
Carlo Nanni Carlo Nanni ... Roy
Lena Christensen Lena Christensen ... Lita
Veradis Vinyarath Veradis Vinyarath ... Sia Toh
Tunpicha Simasathen Tunpicha Simasathen ... Cat
Pitakpong Sillapasorn Pitakpong Sillapasorn ... Hea Mah
Larkana Vatanawongsiree Larkana Vatanawongsiree ... Fon
Somlee Phiboonpun Somlee Phiboonpun ... Hoi
Nimponth Chaisirikul Nimponth Chaisirikul ... Hotel owner
Chalempron Kaprat Chalempron Kaprat ... Tui
Wesley Homjan Wesley Homjan ... Jo
Sorasak Phatumsiri Sorasak Phatumsiri ... Sia Toh's men
Tawan Nomjun Tawan Nomjun ... Sia Toh's men
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Storyline

In Bangkok, in a low-budget hotel called "Heaven", the fates of four guests are interconnected due to a theft in a room: Sean, a paranoid English drug dealer, who is dealing with a powerful local drug lord; the British psychologist Rosa, who is grieving the loss of her son and conducting research with poor children in Thailand; a seriously wounded killer, hired to kill the mobster; and Wit, an abused thirteen-year-old bellboy, who steals from the guests. In the end, we see that it is almost impossible to control life and, sometimes, a subtle incident may lead to fatality. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Rated R for violence, language, drug content and some sexuality | See all certifications »

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Sean: [grabs Wit and pins him to the wall] You! Shit!
Fon: [In Thai] You stole my friend's belongings, didn't you? Time to hand it back.
Wit: [In Thai] What are you talking about? I have no idea.
Fon: [In Thai] You have no idea how important it is. Hand it back!
Wit: [In Thai] Come on, how can I steal it?
Fon: [In Thai] Liar!
Wit: [In Thai] I didn't steal anything. Honestly!
Fon: [In Thai] Liar! Hand it back now!
Wit: [In English to Sean] Mr. Sean, you know me right? I wouldn't steal from you, I'm a good boy.
Sean: [...]
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The Tesseract end theme
Written by James Iha
Performed by Maya
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Seamlessly told intersecting plots
23 November 2006 | by Gordon-11See all my reviews

This film is about a group of tourists getting involved in each other's lives in a sleazy and dodgy Bangkok hotel.

This film is told in a non linear way. It has intersecting plots involving several characters, and these are all executed and mixed together seamlessly. The characters are developed very well, and the viewers can relate to them easily.

The plot is excellent, full of suspense and thrill. It shows that how one little action of a person can have profound effect on another person! It kept on the edge throughout the movie! The cinematography is also excellent.

Another film that has intersecting plots mixed together in a non linear way is the Oscar wining Crash. I think, this film is in many ways equally good, if not superior to Crash. It is a great pity that this film does not have wider recognition than it currently has.


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Country:

Japan | Thailand | UK

Language:

English | Thai

Release Date:

9 June 2005 (South Korea) See more »

Also Known As:

Tesseract See more »

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Artist Film, Pang Bros. See more »
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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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