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The Elephant King (2006)

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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 ... See full summary »

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Seth Grossman

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Seth Grossman
8 wins. See more awards »

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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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Storyline

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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Take Care
Written by Yo La Tengo
Performed by Wade Barrett
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Stunning film
3 May 2008 | by smartypantsfoshoSee all my reviews

I saw this film on the festival circuit and was blown away, particularly when I heard it was this director's first feature. This film is simply stunning. The direction and cinematography are exceptional. The story and location showcase the excitement--and potential underbelly--of living abroad in an exotic locale, and the convincing portrayal of the brothers' relationship is moving. I can understand how it won so many awards at festivals. This is one of those movies that I hope doesn't languish in the festival circuit and then peter out. This is a beautifully crafted film from a young filmmaker and cast, and deserves major backing and distribution. I'm eager to see it again and bring my friends who now have heard all about it.


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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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