The story of two brothers who lead totally different lives. Jake Hunt enjoys life to the fullest in Thailand, while his shy brother Oliver deals with his own depressions back home in the ... See full summary »

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Seth Grossman

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Seth Grossman
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Cast

Credited cast:
Ellen Burstyn ... Diana Hunt
Tate Ellington ... Oliver Hunt
Florence Faivre ... Lek
Jonno Roberts ... Jake Hunt
Josef Sommer ... Bill Hunt
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Debra Azar ... Linda
Natalie Carter ... Restaurant Manager
Joe Cummings ... Drug dealer
Georgia Hatzis ... Leah
Thanawut Ketsaro Thanawut Ketsaro ... Nong
Pawarith Monkolpisit Pawarith Monkolpisit ... Daeng (as Pawalit Mongkolpisit)
Michael Pand Michael Pand ... Helmut
Porntip Papanai Porntip Papanai ... No. 49
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The story of two brothers who lead totally different lives. Jake Hunt enjoys life to the fullest in Thailand, while his shy brother Oliver deals with his own depressions back home in the USA. Their dominant mother wants Jake back home and for this reason, Oliver is sent to Thailand to retrieve his brother. Once there, Oliver finds himself in Jake's bizarre life and falls in love with a beautiful girl, Lek. However, it is not a coincidence that she and Oliver have met. Written by Rene Tran-Guillot

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Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sexual content, drug use, language and some violence | See all certifications »
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Trivia

The Thai title, "Ruedu hang rak" translates as "Season of Love". See more »

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Chiang Mai Nights
Written, Produced and Performed by Ádám Balázs
Courtesy of Yellowgator Productions
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Great writing, acting and shot selection.
21 September 2006 | by edward_tyndallSee all my reviews

I had the pleasure of screening Seth Grossman's film The Elephant King at the 2006 TRIBECA Film Festival. I was highly impressed by the film. Grossman's evocative narrative follows the relationship of two brothers as they overcome alienation, begin to understand one another and struggle with conflicted desires. The film is beautifully shot on location in Thailand and the setting, exotic to the film's main characters, adds to the themes of self-exploration and alienation. The acting, shot choices and writing are all indicative of Grossman's genuine talent as a Writer/Director. The strength of this film, Grossman's first feature length narrative, promises great things to come from this fresh and energetic new filmmaker. I look forward to seeing more of Grossman's work.


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Country:

USA | Thailand

Language:

English | Thai

Release Date:

15 January 2009 (Thailand) See more »

Also Known As:

The Cool Season See more »

Filming Locations:

Chiang Mai, Thailand See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$15,959, 19 October 2008

Gross USA:

$22,251

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$61,122
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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