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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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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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Musician Boonyarak and fashion model Kaitauthong made their acting debuts in the film. See more »

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Features The House of the Dead (1996) See more »

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Too much
24 April 2006 | by ignaciobernardezSee all my reviews

In the first scene, we noticed that the director must be a Jean Pierre Jeunet fan. This is not bad. I really appreciate that but there are too much coincidences and resources already seen on Amélie. It's very interesting the way the colors are used. The descriptions of the protagonists is very similar to Jeunet most popular film. It seems to me a bit long in duration but there are some scenes very laughing and gallant. Maybe this young director could find a more consistent script for his next film and not to exaggerate with some resources that are, if so much used, boring. Despite the things I described, I really enjoyed the film. I laugh in several scenes and applaud when the film was finished.


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Country:

Thailand

Language:

Thai | English | Mandarin

Release Date:

9 March 2006 (South Korea) See more »

Also Known As:

Citizen Dog See more »

Filming Locations:

Bangkok, Thailand

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Budget:

THB60,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$100,267
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