Paradise Beach (2019)
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The plot is that Mehdi, a member of a gang that robbed a bank 15 years earlier in France who was the only one caught by cops, is released from prison and joins the rest of the gang on the Thai tourist island of Phuket. The Phuket-based members are all doing well in the businesses they set up with the 2.4 million euros they stole. The trouble starts when Mehdi, citing how he spent 15 years in prison while the rest of the gang was in paradise enjoying their loot, wants his share of the money, or 400,000 euros, so that he can go back to France. The members make various excuses on why they cannot pay him now but the member closest to Hicham, now married to a Thai woman whose brother is a police chief on Phuket, pledges to get Mehdi his money. Things go south for the gang from there as Mehdi erroneously thinks the methods he employed in France will work in Thailand.
The sets were great and reminded me of Thailand, and also got me wanting to go back. The problem is, the plot has a few unbelievable elements and twists that just don't make sense. As much as I enjoyed the film mainly because it was set in Thailand, well, I can't say it's a good movie. It didn't suck as the plot did have twists and turns that had me guessing but in the end, the ending fell flat. That said, I still enjoyed it and for those who love Thailand, this film is fun.
Hadn't seen such cringey plot and acting since those old post soviet russian gangster movies. Thai references are absolutely hilarious, wrong and just plain absurd.
I hate watched half of it because of hilariously awkward Thai references but couldn't force myself to finish it - it's like eating gravel with on ocassional gummy bear sprinkled in.
What a wast of time. The wrong ones get killed, corrupt police and a unfaithful wife kills her husband. So wrong. So Who wins here? All the bad ones..... This is not a movie you should spent your time om. Bad bad bad....
Great movie. Not standard movie story with a hero who wins at the end. No romantic stuff, enough action, kept me close to my screen. Keep attention to the story line. Loved it till the end. Don't understand the bad reviews at all.