Saturday, January 2, 2010


I want to start keeping track of how many films have as a plot element the predicaments caused by losing money, needing money, or otherwise being in some financial predicament, and to what extent this is a resistance to capitalism and how artists are often typically not good at making money or care that much for its pursuit.

In this case, a Thai Boxing School is involved with a Gangster for whom they fix fights and courier money. A mix up ensues when the main character's "6" flips down to become a "9".

"If I found a bunch of money, I'd keep it and go to some remote place. Or better yet, go abroad. Who knows maybe you'll even get a foreign husband!"

The colonized mind and the values they imbue.

The main actress in this Thai film looks very mixed. She has some very Euro looking features. This could be that at some point in her family's ancestry there was some. Then first male character also looks like he has western features as well. He's tall and good-looking, highly praised and valued in most Asian societies (as they are seen as "western" features... whether they actually are or not)

"A woman tries to flee to London with stolen money." Starring Lalita Panyopas, Tasanawalai Ongartittichai, Black Phomtong, Sritao. From Thailand. 1999. 111 mins.

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