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Tropical Malady(สัตว์ประหลาด)

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Thailand, France, Germany · 2004
1h 54m
Director Apichatpong Weerasethakul
Starring Banlop Lomnoi, Sakda Kaewbuadee, Huai Dessom, Sirivech Jareonchon
Genre Drama, Romance, Fantasy

A romance between a soldier and country boy splinters into a mythical venture based on Thai folklore.

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Chicago Reader by

A spellbinding, beautiful, enigmatic film with a mysterious, allusive two-part structure.


Variety by Deborah Young

Takes the viewer on a mysterious and sporadically fascinating trip into the darkness of the human heart and Thai legend.


Village Voice by Dennis Lim

Like "Blissfully Yours" and Apichatpong's first feature, the exquisite-corpse road movie "Mysterious Object at Noon" (2000), Tropical Malady promotes new ways of seeing.


TV Guide Magazine by Ken Fox

"All of us are by nature wild beasts. We must be like animal trainers and teach ourselves tricks alien to our bestiality." Cutting-edge Thai director Apichatpong Weerasethakul uses this quote from the novelist Ton Nakajima to introduce his entrancing third feature.


Entertainment Weekly by Lisa Schwarzbaum

It took me two viewings to enjoy the landscape of Weerasethakul's mysterious jungle -- so very thick, steamy, and foreign -- without wishing for clearer trail markers.

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