DOGFAR NAI MAE MARN

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DOGFAR NAI MAE MARN

Mysterious Object at Noon

Apichatpong Weerasethakul
Thailand, 2000
83min,

DOGFAR NAI MAE MARN

Apichatpong Weerasethakul
Thailand, 2000
, 83min,

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35 mm/Farbe

Apichatpong Weerasethakul makes a very special journey through Thailand with his crew: he lets the various people he encounters tell an episodic story together. The social positions and jobs of these people vary greatly. Quarrelling food sellers, a TV-addict-cum-boxer, a devout female cop and a loveless rubber-tree peeler all make their own contributions to this chain story. At the same time they are captured by the camera in their own lives. Their stories and occasionally bizarre solutions reveal great creativity. The more people the director portrays, the more complex the story becomes. What evokes the greatest surprise is that the lives of the people portrayed are just as mysterious as the stories that Weerasethakul has them tell. Their lives comprise more drama than all the fiction they can dream up.