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MANTA RAY

by Phuttiphong Aroonpheng

synopsis

Near a coastal village of Thailand, by the sea where thousands of Rohingya refugees have drowned, a local fisherman finds an injured man lying unconscious in the forest. He rescues the stranger, who does not speak a word, offers him his friendship and names him Thongchai. But when the fisherman suddenly disappears at sea, Thongchai slowly begins to take over his friend’s life – his house, his job and his ex-wife…

international title: Manta Ray
original title: Kraben rāhu
country: Thailand, France, China
sales agent: Jour2fête
year: 2018
genre: fiction
directed by: Phuttiphong Aroonpheng
film run: 105'
screenplay: Phuttiphong Aroonpheng
cast: Wanlop Rungkumjad, Rasmee Wayrana, Aphisit Hama
cinematography by: Nawarophaat Rungphiboonsophit
film editing: Harin Paesongthai, Lee Chatametikool
art director: Sarawut Karwnamyen
costumes designer: Chatchai Chaiyon
music: Christine Ott, Mathieu Gabry
producer: Mai Meksawan, Philippe Avril, Jakrawal Nilthamrong, Chatchai Chaiyon
production: Les Films de l'Étranger, Diversion (TN), Youku Pictures (CN), Purin Pictures (TN)
backing: Asian Cinema Fund (KR), Ministry of Culture (TH), Heyi Pictures (CN), Strasbourg Eurométropole (FR), Aide aux cinémas du monde (FR), Purin Pictures (TH) (South Korea)
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