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Cemetery of Splendor (2015)

Rak ti Khon Kaen (original title)
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A group of soldiers in a small town on the Mekong River in northern Thailand are struck with a bizarre sleeping illness.
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jenjira Pongpas ... Jenjira (as Jenjira Pongpas Widner)
Banlop Lomnoi ... Itt
Jarinpattra Rueangram Jarinpattra Rueangram ... Keng
Petcharat Chaiburi Petcharat Chaiburi ... Nurse Tet
Tawatchai Buawat Tawatchai Buawat ... The Mediator
Sujittraporn Wongsrikeaw Sujittraporn Wongsrikeaw ... Goddess 1
Bhattaratorn Senkraigul Bhattaratorn Senkraigul ... Goddess 2
Sakda Kaewbuadee ... Teng
Pongsadhorn Lertsukon Pongsadhorn Lertsukon ... Library's Director
Sasipim Piwansenee Sasipim Piwansenee ... Cream Hostess
Apinya Unphanlam Apinya Unphanlam ... Singing Woman
Richard Abramson Richard Abramson ... Richard Widner
Kammanit Sansuklerd Kammanit Sansuklerd ... Parasite Doctor
Boonyarak Bodlakorn Boonyarak Bodlakorn ... Dr. Prasan
Wacharee Nagvichien Wacharee Nagvichien ... Soldier's Wife
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Storyline

Soldiers with a mysterious sleeping sickness are transferred to a temporary clinic in a former school. The memory-filled space becomes a revelatory world for housewife and volunteer Jenjira, as she watches over Itt, a handsome soldier with no family visitors. Jen befriends young medium Keng who uses her psychic powers to help loved ones communicate with the comatose men. Doctors explore ways, including colored light therapy, to ease the mens' troubled dreams. Jen discovers Itt's cryptic notebook of strange writings and blueprint sketches. There may be a connection between the soldiers' enigmatic syndrome and the mythic ancient site that lies beneath the clinic. Magic, healing, romance and dreams are all part of Jen's tender path to a deeper awareness of herself and the world around her.

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Drama | Fantasy | Mystery

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When Itt and Jenjira are eating dinner in the city, several bystanders are seen looking and pointing at the crew. See more »

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Sign Post: Hunger for Heaven will lead you to Hell
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Features Mae Bia (2015) See more »

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A meditative experience
9 November 2020 | by radonja1999See all my reviews

Cemetery of Splendour is a magical realism tale, that doesn't ask or answer any questions, but lets the viewer ask them for himself while watching.

It is slow paced and leaves a lot to imagination, so you will have to actively watch it, instead of just letting it play in the background.


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Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Language:

Thai | English

Release Date:

2 September 2015 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Khon Khaen, Thailand

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,780, 6 March 2016

Gross USA:

$51,950

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$98,932
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Dolby Surround 7.1

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Color

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1.85 : 1
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