In the south of Laos, an American volunteer doctor becomes a fugitive after he intervenes in the sexual assault of a young woman. When the assailant's body is pulled from the Mekong River, things quickly spiral out of control.
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Lawrence Michael Levine
A medical practitioner, volunteering in southeast Asia, tries to prevent a woman from being sexually assaulted. What happens as a result, makes him appear to the authorities as the instigator of a crime,, but afraid his story won't be believed, he tries to escape from the police.Written by
I found this movie fairly enjoyable as I went into it with fairly low expectations from what I read on IMDb. The movie does a pretty good job of building suspense through a series of unfortunate events that seem plausible. I found the main actor to be pretty decent and likable, which is important because he's in 90% of the movie. The supporting characters aren't given much film time but that's OK given the nature of the film.
A big bonus of the film for me was getting to see the exotic locations of Laos. I like films that can take me to another part of the world and immerse me in the culture of that area. This movie did a great job of that as it really made me feel like a foreigner.
The ending is a bit anti-climatic but for the most part, the movie kept me interested up until the end.
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