Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Soi Cowboy coming to DVD in the U.K.

The oddball Anglo-Thai film noir Soi Cowboy is coming out on DVD in the U.K. on March 31. has it. Network Releasing is the distributor.

Directed by Thomas Clay, it stars Nicolas Bro, a huge Dane who's living in Bangkok with a tiny pregnant Thai woman (Pimwalee Thampanyasan). The first half of the film, in dull monochrome, follows their mundane daily activities. The man pops a Viagra and hopes he'll have sex with his little lady, who was apparently a bargirl who worked in Bangkok's Soi Cowboy red-light strip. The couple take a trip to Ayutthaya, disappear into a temple and the scene changes, to bright color and the Thai countryside, where a young man is charged with collecting his brother's head.

The film's many festival appearances include the 2008 Cannes Film Festival, where it premiered, and the Bangkok International Film Festival, where I got to see it.

And it's well worth another look.

(Thanks Logboy!)

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