THE ISTHMUS

TEEWANG RAWANG SAMUT

By Sopawan BOONNIMITRA, Peerachai KERDSINT

DREAM SEQUENZE CO., LTD. - as PROD

Drama - Completed 2013

When their Burmese maid dies, Da’s 8-year-old daughter suddenly loses her ability to speak her mother tongue. Believing her daughter is spiritually bound to the dead woman, Da and her child journey to a Thai-Burmese border town to ask the maid’s only relative to sever the connection.

Festivals
& Awards

Busan - BIFF/APM 2013
New currents
    • Year of production
    • 2013
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • THAILAND
    • Languages
    • THAI, Other
    • Duration
    • 91 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Sopawan BOONNIMITRA, Peerachai KERDSINT
    • Writer(s)
    • Sopawan BOONNIMITRA, Peerachai KERDSINT, Puangsoi AKSORNSAWANG
    • Producer(s)
    • Sopawan BOONNIMITRA (Dream Sequenze), Peerachai KERDSINT (Dream Sequenze)
    • Synopsis
    • When her 8-year-old daughter suddenly loses her mother tongue after the death of Gee, her Burmese maid, the mother, Da, decides to take a trip to Ranong, a Thai-Burmese border town in search of the only relative of the maid. She feels her daughter still retains a mysterious bond with the spirit of the maid. With the aid of the local Burmese doctor at the centre of the Burmese community in Ranong, they encounter the world of Burmese labourers. A few days’ search of their maid's relative has become a spiritual and psychological exploration of their own lives.
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