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Kraben Rahu (Manta Ray)

Orizzonti

Director:
Phuttiphong Aroonpheng
Production:
Diversion (Mai Meksawan, Jakrawal Nilthamrong, Chatchai Chaiyon), Les Films de l’Etranger (Philippe Avril)
Running Time:
105’
Language:
Thai
Country:
Thailand, France, China
Main Cast:
Wanlop Rungkamjad, Aphisit Hama, Rasmee Wayrana
Screenplay:
Phuttiphong Aroonpheng
Cinematographer:
Nawarophaat Rungphiboonsophit
Editor:
Lee Chatametikool, Harin Paesongthai
Production Designer:
Sarawut Karwnamyen
Costume Designer:
Chatchai Chaiyon
Music:
Christine Ott, Mathieu Gabry
Sound:
Chalermrat Kaweewattana, Arnaud Rolland, Charles Bussienne
Special Effects:
Achawin Chayarattanasilp

Synopsis

Near a coastal village of Thailand, by the sea where thousands of Rohingya refugees have drowned, a local fisherman finds an injured man lying unconscious in the forest. He rescues the stranger, who does not speak a word, offers him his friendship and names him Thongchai. But when the fisherman suddenly disappears at sea, Thongchai slowly begins to take over his friend’s life – his house, his job and his ex-wife...

Director’s statement

Mysterious bodies are drowned in the Thai sea and buried deep in the ground. Bodies of Rohingya refugees, whose voices remain unheard. These voices are not to disappear, not to be forgotten. I recorded them because I want them to find a place to exist, in my film.

Producers/Distributors

PRODUCTION 1: Diversion
72 Soi Attakarnprasit 11B, Sathorn Tai Road
10120 – Bangkok, Thailand
films@diversion-th.com
Tel. +66 (0) 865666768

PRODUCTION 2: Les Films de l Etranger
7, allée de la Robertsau
67000 – Strasbourg, France
contact@lfetranger.fr
Tel. +33 (0) 3 88 50 55 67
http://www.lfetranger.fr

OTHER COPRODUCTIONS: Youku Pictures, China

WORLD SALES: Jour2Fête
9 rue Ambroise Thomas
75009 – Paris, France
sales@jour2fete.com
Tel. +33 1 85 73 36 55
http://www.jour2fete.com

PRESS OFFICE: Makna Presse
Chloé Lorenzi +33 (0)6 08 16 60 26
Gloria Zerbinati +33 (0)7 86 80 02 82
festival@makna-presse.com
177 rue du Temple
75003 – Paris, France


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