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Country Hotel

Rong Raem Narok

Directed by Ratana Pestonji
Thailand, 1957
Comedy, Drama


Noi runs a rural bar and guesthouse called the Paradise Hotel. He tends bar and arm wrestles any challengers. The hotel, which has only one room, already has a guest, a man named Chana.

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Country Hotel Directed by Ratana Pestonji

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  • Noli Manaig's rating of the film Country Hotel

    Pestonji makes no bones about his affinities for American & Filipino cinema. Near the start a cameo by a Filipina singing Dahil Sa Iyo, a kundiman, from a 1938 picture, beloved to this day. Then a mimicry of a Bogart-Bacall flick, To Have & Have Not, & Capra's screwball, It Happened One Night. Throw in gags by a Dolphy-like comic, and it feels like a Sampaguita/LVN production of that era. A decent divertisement.

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