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by Apichatpong Weerasethakul


A portrait of a hotel near the Mekong River in the north-east of Thailand. The river there marks the border between Thailand and Laos. in the bedrooms and terraces, Apichatpong Weerasethakul held a rehearsal with his crew for a movie that he wrote years ago called “Ecstasy Garden”. The film shuffles different realms, fact and fiction, expressing the bonds between a vampire-like mother and her daughter, the young lovers and the river. Mekong Hotel since it was shot at the time of the heavy flooding in Thailand – also weaves in layers of demolition, politics, and a drifting dream of the future.

international title: Mekong Hotel
original title: Mekong Hotel
country: Thailand, United Kingdom
sales agent: The Match Factory
year: 2012
genre: fiction
directed by: Apichatpong Weerasethakul
film run: 61'
release date: HU 27/09/2012
screenplay: Apichatpong Weerasethakul
cast: Jenjira Pongpas, Maiyatan Techaparn, Sakda Kaewbuadee, Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Chai Bhatana, Chatchai Suban
cinematography by: Apichatpong Weerasethakul
music: Chai Bhatana
producer: Simon Field, Keith Griffiths
production: Illuminations Films, ARTE France Cinéma, Kick The Machine Films Co./Thailand
distributor: Stadtkino Filmverleih
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