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Manta Ray
(Kraben Rahu)

by Phuttiphong AROONPHENG

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In 2015, in a border town in southern Thailand near the Perlis tunnel that leads into Malaysia, a mass grave containing the bodies of Rohingya refugees was discovered. This dreadful and still unsolved mystery is obliquely referred to in the story of Manta Ray, where a wounded man left for dead is found in a mangrove by a young Thai fisherman. The young man takes him home, nurses him and names him Thongchai. Their relationship grows (despite the language barrier) until one day the fisherman vanishes. This is the first feature film that the experienced cinematographer, Phuttiphong Aroonpheng, has directed. His gaze transcends the topicality of his subject by developing it in a poetic and unexpected way. What importance is given to the word “welcome” when someone decides to give it a place in their life ? AR

Participation in the 2011 Nantes Produire au Sud Workshop

  • Titre français
    Manta Ray
  • Original title
    Kraben Rahu
  • Titre international
    Manta Ray
  • Scénario
    Phuttiphong AROONPHENG
  • Photo
    Nawarophaat RUNGPHIBOONSOPHIT
  • Montage
    Lee CHATAMETIKOOL, Harin PAESONGTHAI
  • Musique
    Christine OTT, Mathieu GABRY
  • Interprétation
    Wanlop RUNGKUMJAD, Aphisit HAMA, Rasmee WAYNARA
  • Production
    Diversion, les Films de l'Etranger, Youku Pictures
  • Distribution
    Jour2Fête : contact@jour2fete.com
  • Support de projection
    DCP
  • Sous-titrage
    VOSTF
  • Ratio
    1:85

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