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Sud pralad (2004)

Not Rated | | Drama, Fantasy, Romance | 24 November 2004 (France)
A romance between a soldier and a country boy, wrapped around a Thai folk-tale involving a shaman with shape-shifting abilities.

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Cast

Credited cast:
Banlop Lomnoi Banlop Lomnoi ... Keng
Sakda Kaewbuadee ... Tong
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Huai Dessom Huai Dessom
Sirivech Jareonchon Sirivech Jareonchon
Udom Promma Udom Promma
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Storyline

'Tropical Malady' explores the passionate relationship between two men with unusual consequences. The film is divided in two parts. The first half charts the modest attraction between two men in the sunny, relaxing countryside and the second half charts the confusion and terror of an unknown menace lurking deep within the jungle shadows. Written by Sujit R. Varma

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Drama | Fantasy | Romance

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Language:

Thai

Release Date:

24 November 2004 (France) See more »

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Tropical Malady See more »

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Dolby Digital | Dolby SR

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1.85 : 1
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Chosen by the French film journal "Cahiers du cinéma" as the best film of 2004. See more »

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Referenced in 2006 Glitter Awards (2006) See more »

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dark, intoxicating and life inspiring
9 August 2005 | by primitifcinemaSee all my reviews

This film is a masterpiece.

It's form is so effortless that it's difficult not to feel like you're not watching a movie at all -- or at least -- in it's ultimate experience is more kin to cinema at it's purest.

One does not need to understand television to view this work -- or pop culture or magazines -- it is so heartfelt, detailed and organic with the celluloid acting as a cipher for ghosts to wander, lost and found.

One can not replicate this kind of experience by discussing it's genre..and certainly script doctors would have mild heart attacks trying to replicate its beauty and substantial finality as a work of great cinema.


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