Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Tropical Malady

Country Thailand 2004

Picture and details imdb

Seen 15 March 2006

The title is very apt. Even though the story line focuses on love between two man, there seems to be something amiss in the background. The director tells the story in two parts. The first half depicts the growing bond between the two lovers. The second gives us another perspective to the story - the darker side. There is an element of folklore mixed with an idealistic version of love. It is a slow moving story. The director acknowledges that if he had his way, the film would have lasted longer. He likes to show details and lets the picture tell the story.

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