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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

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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Storyline

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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Country:

Thailand

Language:

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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Color
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Trivia

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

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References Game of Death (1978) See more »

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Wonderful
16 February 2007 | by marta2046See all my reviews

I absolutely loved this film!

Difficult to describe, but like a cross between AMELIE (France) (without the super expensive CGI), TASTE OF TEA (Japan) and perhaps a bit of CHUNGKING EXPRESS (Hong Kong) (with quieter cinematography instead of Chris Doyle's kinetic style.)

So visually rich it can even be enjoyed without subtitles, although what it has to say is important.

I can't wait to see this director's other films: TEARS OF THE BLACK TIGER, and particularly THE UNSEEABLE, a supernatural horror that is getting rave reviews.

This film was shot on HIGH-DEF, yet looks better that most American films shot on 35mm.

It just goes to show that it is not budget that determines a great film, but TALENT, HEART and VISION.


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