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JAPAN , France , Laos , Thailand | 183 minutes | 2016

Japanese director Katsuya Tomita, who broke out in 2011 with Saudade, delves behind the neon facade of sex tourism in a Bangkok red- light district. Luck is the queen of Paradise, a brothel in the Thai capital frequented by Japanese expats. One day, she comes across Ozawa, a former client and lover. They set off on a road trip to the backcountry near the Laos border. Like an archaeologist, the filmmaker reveals the layers of colonial heritage embedded in the globalized present. A meandering epic that roams over the shards of broken dreams, carried by an electrifying score.

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Programs

Friday October 6, 2017

Program #50
19:30
Cineplex Odeon Quartier SALLE 16

Sunday October 15, 2017

Program #313
17:00
Cinémathèque - Salle Fernand-Seguin

Katsuya Tomita

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distribution and credits

  • Screenplay Toranosuke Aizawa
  • Interpreter Sunun Phuwiset, Subenja Pongkorn

contact

  • Kuzoku

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