Monday, October 9, 2006

Bangkok Asshole

Finally, a decent Thai movie. 13 Beloved (13 Game Sayong) is the first Thai film in what seems like forever that I felt like I could really connect with.

Krissada "Noi" Sukosol Clapp stars as a salesman who must undertake a series of increasingly degrading and sinister stunts in order to win 100 million baht.

I have more to say, but the full review will have to wait until later. Like I said, 13 Beloved is great, and is likely the best Thai film of the year.

But I did want to add a nugget: Noi gave a short interview to BK magazine and talked a bit about his film career so far, which has included two movies: The Adventure of Iron Pussy and Bangkok Loco. Seems Bangkok Loco was originally to be called Bangkok Asshole, he says. "Some people think I'm a porn star," Noi said.

(Cross-published at Rotten Tomatoes)

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