HOW TO WIN AT CHECKERS (EVERY TIME)

By Josh KIM

M-APPEAL WORLD SALES UG - as SALES All rights, World

LGBT - Completed 2015

An 11-year old orphan learns to play the game of life his older brother faces the possibility of being drafted to the Thai military

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& Awards

Berlinale - Berlin IFF 2015
Panorama
    • Year of production
    • 2015
    • Genres
    • LGBT, Drama
    • Countries
    • THAILAND, HONG KONG (CHINA), USA, INDONESIA
    • Languages
    • THAI
    • Duration
    • 80 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Josh KIM
    • Writer(s)
    • Josh KIM
    • Producer(s)
    • Edward GUNAWAN (Add Word Productions), Chris LEE (Chris Lee Productions ), Anocha SUWICHAKORNPONG (Electric Eel Films )
    • Synopsis
    • In Thailand, all males turning 21 years old must participate in the military draft lottery. Drawing a black card grants exemption. Drawing a red card results in two years of military service. When his older brother Ek faces this possibility of being drafted, 11-year old Oat must grow up and learn to take care of himself.
      Adapted from the US bestselling book "Sightseeing" by Rattawut Lapcharoensap, the fresh feature film directorial debut of Josh Kim’s HOW TO WIN AT CHECKERS (EVERY TIME) tells the coming-of-age drama of two brothers struggling to survive and stay together in a land plagued by social and economic inequality.
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