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52nd edition from May 13 to 23, 2020

Mon-rak Transistor

Fortnight 2002, Feature film, 1h56

Synopsis

Pan is rotting away in a Thai prison, watched over by an old man from his village, who tells his misadventures: Pan was a charming young man with a promising future, a talented singer, engaged to the lovely Sadow. Called up for military service, he abandoned his pregnant wife, then deserted the army to seek his fortune, only to become the slave of a crooked manager he ended up killing… Then came the theft of a valueless necklace which proved his undoing: a cruel sense of fate hovers over this romantic, musical melodrama, this ”sweet and tender piece of candy with a satirical poison in the center.” (Pen-ek Ratanruang)

Director

Pen-ek Ratanaruang

Pen-ek Ratanaruang was born in Bangkok in 1962 and lived in New York from 1977 till 1985 where he studied art history. After free-lancing as a graphic artist, he returned to Thailand to become artistic director at the Leo Burnett Agency for which he produced a number of internationally award-winning commercials for Thai television.

Siriyakorn Pukkavesa
Suppakorn Kitsuwan

Screenplay
Pen-ek Ratanaruang adapté de la nouvelle de Wat Wanlayangkoon

Image
Chankit Chamniwikaipong

Sound
Nipat Sumneangsanor

Editing
P.D. Yokol

Music
Amornbhong Methakunavudh, Chatchai Pongprapapan

Set decoration
Saksiri Chuntarangsri

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Title in Original Version : A Transistor Love Story