A mysterious, obsessive-compulsive, suicidal Japanese man living in Bangkok, Thailand, is thrown together with a Thai woman through a tragic chain of events. The woman is everything he is not. He is a neat freak who keeps his dishes washed and his books neatly stacked and categorized. She dresses like a slob, smokes pot and never picks anything up. It’s a match that somehow works, though. Slowly and entertainingly, more is revealed about the Japanese man and why he’s suicidal and living in Bangkok. —IMDb
Pen-Ek studied from 1977 to 1985 in New York at the Pratt Institute and worked as freelance illustrator and designer with Designframe Incorporate. In Thailand he worked for five years as art director, before making his début with Fun Bar Karaoke, that was screened at many festivals after its première in Berlin. —IMDb
Very delicate, very simple and very beautiful. Absolutely wonderful love story. Christopher Doyle shows off his talent once again as one of the greatest cinematographers to ever live and it really compliments and mood and tone of this very beautiful film. It's extremely sad but I loved it.
Last Life in the Universe (2003)
Ruang rak noi nid mahasan (original title)
The lizard wakes up and finds he’s the last lizard alive
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I did not like this film one bit. What could have been a complex and meditative film turns out to be rather trite due to it’s one dimensional screenplay and characters. I despised the film’s protagonist… read review