Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Patong Girl sets Thai release for April 21

Patong Girl, the Thai-German family-holiday drama, is getting a release in Thai cinemas on April 21.

Directed by Susanna Salonen, the production in Thailand was overseen by Bangkok-based De Warrenne Pictures, with co-producer Tom Waller and his crew.

Here's the synopsis:

The Schroeders travel to Thailand for one last family holiday before their youngest son Felix leaves home. In the sleazy alleys and bars of Patong, Felix hopelessly falls in love with the girl Fai. His family are convinced she is a prostitute, but Felix ignores their callous insinuations. He and Fai are having too much fun together. Little does he know she is guarding a special secret...

The film has been making the rounds of special screenings in Bangkok, playing as part of the German Open Air Cinema season and during the recent German Film Week. It'll open in a limited release in Thailand on April 21, playing in SF cinemas. There's a Facebook page promoting that.

Starring Max Mauff and Aisawanya Areyawattana, Patong Girl was recently honored in the 2016 Grimme Preis Awards, the "German television Oscars".

Check the Thai trailer, which for now, can only be viewed below:

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