"Somewhere in Thailand, a hospital stands amidst magnificent plant life. Here is the doctor Dr. Tei (Nantarat Sawaddikul), who has a conversation with the army doctor Dr. Nohng (Jaruchai Iamaram). The conversation is about Nohng's personal views on a variety of topics. Tei also discusses information from his past. While the two are talking, some patients appear who show unusual behavior. For example, there is the monk Sakda (Sakda Kaewbuadee) who is chasing a dream of a DJ existence or the dentist Ple (Arkanae Cherkam) with a penchant for singing. The scenery inside the provincial hospital seems to be repeated in an urban hospital. There, the same characters exist in slightly different forms, doing almost the same things."
"It is a film that requires an openness of mind and heart to hear its sound (...) and it will reward that attention a hundredfold. For me, it was a transcendental, blissful experience that created a joyful and calm euphoria. As many people as possible should see the film to increase - at least in part - the likelihood that someone will be able to explain exactly what it's all about."
Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian 9/21/2007
Contributors and additional information:
105 min. color. 35 mm. OV/d
Director: Apichatpong Weerasethakul
Screenplay: Apichatpong Weerasethakul
Cinematography: Sayombhu Mukdeeprom
Editing: Lee Chatametikool
Music: Kantee Anantagant
With: Nantarat Sawaddikul, Jaruchai Iamaram, Sophon Pukanok
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