A rebellious Thai-American girl, sent to live with relatives in rural Thailand, clashes with an entire village when she befriends a mute peasant boy and inspires him to compete in the annual buffalo race.
Astonished to see this film has not been reviewed. Onward.
Would be easy to assign words like cute, warmfuzzy, heartwarming, warming, warm.. It’s much more. Yes, themes are pushed, metaphors placed front and center, gentle twists and turns in the plot, character developments easy to pin, goodness and evils clearly defined.
Formulaic I guess. A bit of an After School Special: Thailand. And I say good. Couldn’t take your eyes off of some of the characters, the kids and the adults Easily drawn to how it was shot and presented the performers. And the buffalo(s). Simple simple. And lovely. Take the time and begin watching it… and betcha good chance it will hook ya. Two hours I won’t get back, and I am very happy for it. Because the film left me… happy. A complete blubbering mess at the end of the singing silent ones. Well done.
And the basketball too.. and finally smiling elder.
Director: Joel Soisson
Writers: Joel Soisson (screenplay by), Chariyawan Tavoranon (based on a story by)
Stars: Lily Bhusadhit-a-nan, Tuchapong Rugtawatr, Chinnapat Kitichaivaranggoon
Language: Thai | English
Release Date: 23 September 2016 (South Korea)
Filming Locations: Thailand
Format : MPEG-4
Format profile : Base Media
Codec ID : isom (isom/iso2/avc1/mp41)
File size : 1.64 GiB
Duration : 1 h 26 min
Overall bit rate : 2 729 kb/s