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MAH NAKORN

CITIZEN DOG

Wisit Sasanatieng
Thailand, 2004
Fiction, 100min, OmeU

MAH NAKORN

Wisit Sasanatieng
Thailand, 2004
Fiction, 100min, OmeU

Cast: 
Mahasmuth Bunyaraksh
Pod
Sanftong Ket U tong
Jin
Sawatwong Palakawong
Yhod
Pen-ek Ratanaruang
Erzähler
Screenplay: 
Wisit Sasanatieng
Sound: 
Amornpong Maetakunvudh
Camera: 
Rewat Prelert
Editor: 
Dusanee Puinongpho
Composer: 
Amornpong Maetakunvudh
Decoration: 
Monchai Thong Sriseupsakul
Costume: 
Atchariya Pinitsanpirom

Production: 
Five Star Production 61/1 Soi Thaweemitr 2, Rama 9 Rd., 10320 Huaykwang, Bangkok, Thailand T 2 246 60 29 amy@fivestarent.com
World Sales: 
Europacorp 137 rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré 75008 Paris, Frankreich T 1 53 83 03 03, fdasilva@europacorp.com
Format: 
35 mm
Color

Citizen Dog retains many of the colourful stylistic touches from Tears of the Black Tiger, but locates itself in a very different environment modern day Bangkok. The protagonist is Pod, a shy country boy determined to make his way in the big city. Finding work in Bangkok proves easy enough, but while working at a sardine cannery, Pod unfortunately cuts off his finger. Traipsing around the city trying to locate the tin of sardines which contains his missing finger is just the start of Pods fabulous adventure. The visual style of Tears of the Black Tiger was achieved largely through the use of painted scenery. Filming on location in Bangkok denies Wisit this luxury, so this time the director has chosen to use a range of digital effects to achieve the signature visual style of the earlier film. Citizen Dogs charm lies in its relaxed, ironic yet optimistic mood and its genial lack of self-importance. (Robert Williamson)