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How to Win at Checkers (Every Time) ()


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  • Not Rated
  • 1h 20min
  • Drama
  • Movie


After the loss of both parents, 11 years old Oat faces an uncertain future when his older brother must submit to Thailand's annual military draft lottery. Unable to convince his brother to... See more »

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Ingkarat Damrongsakkul ...
Oat
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Adult Oat
Thira Chutikul ...
Ek
Arthur Navarat ...
Jai
Natarat Lakha ...
Kitty
Vatanya Thamdee ...
Auntie
Anawat Patanawanichkul ...
Junior
Warattha Kaew-on ...
Kwan
Nuntita Khampiranon ...
Waitress / Singer (as Nuntita Khamphiranon)
Michael Shaowanasai ...
Customer
Seksan Suttichan ...
Bar Boy
Kowit Wattanakul ...
Sia (Junior's Dad)
Wutsiri Tawaugesron ...
Oat's Dad
Panachai Luveeraphan ...
Junior's Friend (as Panachal Luveeraphan)
Akaragrit Karnjanadechsiri ...
Junior's Friend
Tagoon Sankasunya ...
Jai's Dad
Narunee Manichote ...
Jai's Mom
Kanyapak Barlee ...
Big Burger Clerk
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Edward Gunawan ...
Moneyboy
Phim Umari ...
Gunman

Directed by

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Josh Kim

Written by

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Josh Kim ... (screenplay)
 
Rattawut Lapcharoensap ... (short stories "Draft Day" and "At the Cafe Lovely")

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Anthimes Arunroj-Angkul ... co-producer
Maenum Chagasik ... co-producer
Mark Chen ... executive producer
Edward Gunawan ... producer
Chris Lee ... producer
Stea Lim ... executive producer
Kuo Loon Loh ... executive producer
Raymond Phathanavirangoon ... co-producer
Pornmanus Rattanavich ... co-producer
Michael Rogers ... executive producer
Anocha Suwichakornpong ... producer
Andrew Thomas Tiernan ... executive producer
Paul Wong ... executive producer

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Boovar Isbjornsson ... (as Bödvar Isbjörnsson)

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Nikorn Sripongwarakul

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Kamontorn Eakwattanakij ... (as Kamontorn Eakwatanakij)

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Chaitawat Thrisansri ... colorist

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Rasiguet Sookkarn ... (as Rasiguet Sookarn)

Art Direction by

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Manop Chaengsawang

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Thanissorn Taopayung

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Rujirumpai Mongkol
Phim Umari

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Tongpong Chantarangkul ... assistant director

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Monkum Khukhuntin ... art department coordinator

Camera and Electrical Department

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Morvarid Reyes Talebzadeh ... first assistant camera

Location Management

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Nuttawat Attasawat ... assistant location manager
Surached Pakdeesan ... assistant location manager

Music Department

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Chapelier Fou ... composer: additional music (as Louis Warynski)
Felipe Milano ... composer: additional music / music editor / music producer

Other crew

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Hannah Kim ... korean subtitling

Thanks

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Howard Casner ... special thanks

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Plot Summary

After the loss of both parents, 11 years old Oat faces an uncertain future when his older brother must submit to Thailand's annual military draft lottery. Unable to convince his brother to do whatever he can to change his fate, Oat takes matters into his own hands resulting in unexpected consequences. Based on the stories from the bestselling book Sightseeing by Rattawut Lapcharoensap, the film is set in the economic fringes of Bangkok and examines the joys and challenges of growing up in contemporary Thailand. HOW TO WIN AT CHECKERS (EVERY TIME) is director Josh Kim's debut feature film. Written by Official site

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Also Known As
  • Pi Chai My Hero (Thailand, Thai title)
  • Mein Bruder, der Held (Germany)
  • Wie man Dame gewinnt (jedes Mal) (Germany)
  • Jak sie wygrywa w warcaby (Poland)
  • Hogyan játsszuk ki az ellenfelünket? (Hungary)
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  • 80 min
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Trivia Josh Kim (Korea-American) learned to read and write thai in preparation for the movie. See more »

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