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PLOY

Thailand, 2007 (MIFF 2008, Neighbourhood Watch)

Director: Pen-ek Ratanaruang

PLOY

Every relationship needs its fantasies; some are more real than others.

Arriving back in Thailand after a decade abroad, Wit and his wife Dang check in to a five-star hotel downtown. As Dang sleeps, a jet-lagged Wit retires to the hotel bar where he meets Ploy, a Lolita-like 19-year-old girl waiting for her mother. Wit extends a seemingly innocent invitation for Ploy to rest in his hotel room, but her presence - and the questions it raises - exposes a gaping hole in Wit and Dang's seven-year marriage. This dream-like feature from Pen-ek Ratanaruang (Invisible Waves, MIFF 06) explores the dark corners of a long-established relationship, as the repressed fears and desires of the trio percolate to the surface.

D/S Pen-ek Ratanaruang P Rewat Vorarat WS Fortissimo L English, Thai w/English subtitles TD 35mm/2007/103mins

See also...

6IXTYNIN9

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6ixtynin9 (Ruang Talok 69) Thailand ... Pen-ek Ratanaruang's second feature is a macabre black comedy that highlights his talents as a filmmaker who can successfully mix genres. Leaving both critics … More »

LAST LIFE IN THE UNIVERSE

Thailand, 2004
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MON-RAK TRANSISTOR

Thailand, 2004
Mon-Rak Transistor Thailand Living up to the promise shown in 6ixtynin9,Pen-ek's third feature catapulted the young Thai director firmly onto the world stage as Mon-Rak Transistor was selected for th… More »

INVISIBLE WAVES

Thailand/Netherlands/Korea/Hong Kong, 2005
“If Jacques Tati, the French comic absurdist, had ever made a gangster thriller, it probably would have looked like Invisible Waves.” - Hollywood Reporter This ethereal existential offering from … More »

NYMPH

Thailand, 2009

2009
“Oozes a sylvan sensuality.” - Bangkok Post ... Former MIFF guest and Thai revelation Pen-ek Ratanaruang (Invisible Waves, MIFF 06; Ploy, MIFF 08) returns with a moody supernatural drama about a … More »

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