Cherm sounds pretty good, I'm gonna track it down.
always irks me to see 'Cherm' at the mall movie shops, w/ never a Eng Subs .. saw it in theatre twice, and on TV w/ Eng subs.
have the thai version, know the whole film well enough not to need them now but still
Actually Matt if you type the movie name into Google most of the top results are for sub files. If you use VLC media player - which plays just about any file format - you just put the sub file in the same folder as the video file and VLC will automatically find it as long as they have the same file names. It should be pretty easy to find an English language sub.
If it's a film as bad as 'Bangkok Dangerous' then it's unlikely to be good at showcasing bangkok.
'The Beach' was the least likeable of the lot imo, because of the uniformly 'grabbing thief' image it presented of Thais.
At least 'Bangkok Dangerous' was just fucking stupid rather than offensive.
You can download Cherm, along with many other Thai movies, at Asia Torrents. The subtitle situation is getting better all the time on that site.
There used to be a lot of non-art house Thai films that had no subs... more and more are getting subbed by people who use the site.
If you need a membership, let me know... I think I have another one stored up in bonus points.
Even so, the natives themselves usually make a film capturing their larger cities, often with love. Sure, half the population of BKK are more concerned with the blues of having to be there in a musical form, but even then one would have thought this would have been reflected on the big screen by now.
There are many ways of portraying beauty, love and energy without it having to feature pretty architecture and suchlike.
i've seen some pretty good shorts set in Bangkok. there was one about a blind girl in some ghetto shack who gets robbed, and then is visited by a guy who may or may not be an angel. Thailand has a few talented filmmakers who escape or avoid the cartoon-sound-effect world of Thai TV soaps and 'comedies,' but they seem to like to set their stuff in villages, on highways, or in temples...
Imodium can't stop me.
So, I suppose I've gotta watch Cherm...
When I was in America a guy told me to 'have a nice day' but I didn't, so I sued him
The second On The Buses spin-off movie, where Olive wins (accidentally) a holiday in Koh Samui and ends up taking Arthur, Stan, Jack and Blakey with her in order to qualify for the prize.
The first part when they (accidentally) find themselves in Patpong is a fairly good snapshot of the time and a highlight of Reg Varney's acting career.
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