MY GODFATHER, HIS THAI BRIDE AND ME

KUMMISETÄNI THAIMORSIAN

By Wille HYVÖNEN

POHJOLA-FILMI - as PROD

Documentary - Completed 2012

Can love be true between a Western man and a Thai woman?

Festivals
& Awards

Nordisk Panorama 2012
New Nordic Voices -category
Helsinki Short Film Festival 2012 2012
Specian mention
IDFA 2012
Student category
VERA Film Festival 2013
Nordic/Docs 2013
Reykjavik Short&Docs Festival 2013
Gdansk DocFilm Festival 2013
In Competition
International Documentary Film Festival Flahertiana 2013
In Competition
    • Year of production
    • 2012
    • Genres
    • Documentary
    • Countries
    • FINLAND
    • Languages
    • FINNISH, ENGLISH, THAI
    • Duration
    • 60 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Wille HYVÖNEN
    • Writer(s)
    • Wille HYVÖNEN
    • Producer(s)
    • Elina POHJOLA (POHJOLA-FILMI)
    • Synopsis
    • Wille has a problem. His godfather, Finnish butcher Seppo is in love with Pin, a Thai woman. How could there be true love between a Western man and a Thai woman? It’s just prostitution by another name. The middle-aged man wants sex and to subjugate the young woman, she wants financial security.
      This issue has troubled Wille since his godfather’s previous Thai girlfriend. Turned out she loved Seppo’s money instead of him.
      Wille reveals his doubts to his godfather. Seppo wants to show Wille the reality of their relationship and asks Wille to join him for a month in Thailand’s Buriram to meet Pin.
      Wille follows their life persistantly and harasses them with his questions and tests of Amor. Is it true love?
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