HOW TO WIN AT CHECKERS (EVERY TIME)

By Josh KIM

ELECTRIC EEL FILMS - as PROD

First film - Completed 2015

An orphaned 11-years-old learns to play the game of life, doing whatever it takes to change his fate.

Festivals
& Awards

International Film Festival Berlinale 2015
Panorama
Hong Kong International Film Festival 2015
CinemAsia 2015
Los Angeles Asian American 2015
Udine Far East Film Festival 2015
Jeonju Int'l FF 2015
    • Year of production
    • 2015
    • Genres
    • First film, Drama
    • Countries
    • THAILAND, USA, INDONESIA
    • Languages
    • THAI
    • Budget
    • 0.3 - 0.6 M$
    • Duration
    • 80 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Josh KIM
    • Writer(s)
    • Josh KIM
    • Producer(s)
    • Edward GUNAWAN, Chris LEE
    • Synopsis
    • In Thailand, all males turning 21 years old must participate in the annual military draft lottery. Drawing a black card grants exemption, while drawing red results in two years of military service.

      On the morning of his draft lottery, Oat reflects back on his childhood when as a child, his older brother Ek faced the possibility of being drafted himself. Unable to convince Ek to do whatever he can to change his fate, young Oat takes matters into his own hands, resulting in unexpected circumstances.

      Based on the short stories “A t the Café Lovely ” and “Draft Day ” from the U.S. bestselling book "Sightseeing" by Rattawut Lapcharoensap, "How to Win at Checkers (Every Time)" is director Josh Kim's debut feature film.
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