THE ROCKET

By Kim MORDAUNT

BERGEN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL - as DISTR Theatrical, NORWAY / FEST

Drama - Completed 2013


    • Year of production
    • 2013
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • AUSTRALIA
    • Duration
    • 96 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Kim MORDAUNT
    • Synopsis
    • Laos: A boy (Ahlo, 10), who is believed to bring bad luck, is blamed for a string of disasters. When his family loses their home and are forced to move, Ahlo meets the spirited orphan Kia (9) and her eccentric uncle Purple: an ex-soldier with a purple suit, a rice-wine habit and a fetish for James Brown. Struggling to hang on to his father's trust, Ahlo leads his family, Purple and Kia through a land scarred by war in search of a new home. But bad luck seems to follow Ahlo, and in a last plea to prove he's not cursed, Ahlo builds a giant explosive rocket to enter the most lucrative but dangerous competition of the year: The Rocket Festival. As the most bombed country in the world shoots back at the sky, a boy will reach to the heavens for forgiveness.
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