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Wonderful Town
7.1
/10
435 Ratings

WONDERFUL TOWN

Directed by Aditya Assarat
Thailand, 2007
Drama, Romance

Synopsis

Ton, a young Bangkok architect, is dispatched to oversee a building site in a tsunami-ravaged seaside town. There, he meets and falls for Na, who runs a hotel and is equally drawn to Ton. As their relationship flourishes amidst the ruins, the true toll of the town’s tragic past begins to surface.

Synopsis

Ton, a young Bangkok architect, is dispatched to oversee a building site in a tsunami-ravaged seaside town. There, he meets and falls for Na, who runs a hotel and is equally drawn to Ton. As their relationship flourishes amidst the ruins, the true toll of the town’s tragic past begins to surface.

Our take

Influenced by Tsai Ming-liang and fellow Thai filmmaker Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Aditya Assarat’s lyrical debut tenderly reckons with the emotional damage left in the wake of natural disasters. Like mushrooms after the rain, unexpected connections beautifully grow on the wreckage of yesteryear.