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Citizen Dog (2004)

Mah nakorn (original title)
Pod is a man without a dream. He's a country bumpkin who comes to work at a tinned sardine factory in Bangkok. One day, Pod chops off his finger and packs it in the can, prompting him to go... See full summary »

Director:

Wisit Sasanatieng

Writers:

Koynuch (novel), Wisit Sasanatieng
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Mahasamut Boonyaruk Mahasamut Boonyaruk ... Pod
Saengthong Gate-Uthong Saengthong Gate-Uthong ... Jin
Sawatwong Palakawong Na Autthaya Sawatwong Palakawong Na Autthaya ... Yhod
Nattha Wattanapaiboon Nattha Wattanapaiboon ... Kong - the Motocycle Taxi Driver
Raenkum Saninn Raenkum Saninn ... Grandmother
Pakapat Bunsomtom Pakapat Bunsomtom ... Tik
Pattareeya Sanitwate Pattareeya Sanitwate ... Nawng Ma'am
Phasin Maloyaphan Phasin Maloyaphan ... Muay
Chuck Stephens Chuck Stephens ... Peter / Andre (as Chuck Stephen)
Akranee Inyotha Akranee Inyotha
Butsara Ong-art Butsara Ong-art
Sukhon Khanjaroen Sukhon Khanjaroen
Manoon Thaiyanan Manoon Thaiyanan ... Pod's Father
Thatsanai Chaisap Thatsanai Chaisap
Gerard Fouquet Gerard Fouquet ... Foreign Teacher
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Pod is a man without a dream. He's a country bumpkin who comes to work at a tinned sardine factory in Bangkok. One day, Pod chops off his finger and packs it in the can, prompting him to go around looking for his lost finger at various supermarkets. The incident convinces him to change his job, and Pod becomes a security guard at a large company. There he meets Jin, a lanky maid who carries a mysterious white book around even though she cannot read a single word written in it. The aimless Pod has a crush on Jin, a dreamy girl who dreams that one day she'll be able to decipher the meaning of the white book. In this bright, colour-splashed world of director Wisit Sasanatieng, Bangkokians can grow tails and a dead grandmother can come back as a chatty gecko to deliver a few life lessons to her grandson. It's a world where innocence is so precious and yet impossible to preserve. The unusual love story between Pod and Jin is set against the playfully ironic portrait of Bangkok, the city ... Written by Anonymous

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Chuck Stephens, who portrays Peter/Andre, also worked on the English subtitles for the film (with Bangkok Post film critic Kong Rithdee). See more »

Connections

References Game of Death (1978) See more »

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surreal and sweet love story
8 July 2007 | by glennaa11See all my reviews

I loved this movie. It's finally out on DVD with English subtitles which is how I got to see it. The other comments basically explain the plot. I was totally won over by the vivid colors and the simple love story that is central to the film and the absurd story elements. I haven't seen Amelie so I can't compare it as everyone else has done. I thought the acting of the leads was great. It can't be easy to play these characters, especially Pod who is often blank but at the same time you can see the wheels turning in his head. I suppose I am biased since I love Bangkok and the Thais, but even with all of the crazy plot lines and quirks I found the film to be charming. And of course having the song "Before" by ModernDog woven throughout the film made me love it even more. Definitely not a film for everyone, but as some one who sees a lot of indie movies I thoroughly enjoyed it.


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Country:

Thailand

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Thai | English | Mandarin

Release Date:

9 March 2006 (South Korea) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Bangkok, Thailand

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Budget:

THB60,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$100,267
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