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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 »

Director:

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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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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Genres:

Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

USA | Thailand

Language:

English | Thai

Release Date:

15 January 2009 (Thailand) See more »

Also Known As:

Summer in Siam 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, 17 October 2008, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$21,298, 26 October 2008
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

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

Soundtracks

Chiang Mai Nights
Written, Produced and Performed by Adam Balazs
Courtesy of Yellowgator Productions
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excellent acting, scenery and cinematography....
27 April 2006 | by maria-209See all my reviews

I saw this film at the Tribeca Film Festival on its opening night and I was quite impressed. The cinematography was amazing, the soundtrack was awesome, not only the music used but the sound editing choices. But the thing that impressed me the most was the acting. Acting can make or break a film before anything else. Ellen Burstyn delivered a breathtaking performance (as she always does). Newcomer Tate Ellington was absolutely amazing, more than capable of holding his own in scenes where he had to perform head to head with Burstyn (as his mother), he left a memorable impression that makes me want to see him in a lot more films in the future. Jonno Roberts was also quite good, full of energy and emotion.


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