Directed by Pen-Ek Ratanaruang
Before crafting his controversial Monrak Transister,
Thai director Pen-Ek Ratanaruang made this stylish gangster comedy in the
Tarantino mode. Shortly after losing her job, Tum (Lalita Panyopas) finds a
mysterious box full of money on her doorstep. Deciding to keep it, Tum
unwittingly places herself in the middle of a high stakes power grab between
Thai boxing gangsters, corrupt execs, and bungling bureaucrats. Winner of
the Best Feature at the Brooklyn International Film Festival and a Don
Quixote Award Special Mention at the Berlin International Film Festival.
Thai with English subtitles. 115 minutes.