Tuesday, November 6, 2012


 Bangkok Love Story
Written and Directed by: Poj Arnon
Starring: Rattanaballang Tohssawat, Chaiwat Thongsaeng, Wiradit Srimalai, and Chutcha Rujinanon

Being a killer-for-hire is a tough job. Especially in Thailand, and especially if you fall in love with the person that you were sent to kill.

Welcome to Bangkok Love Story. The film, tells the story of a hit man, Cloud, who's tragic past, a blind mother and HIV positive brother, led him to a life of killing. His latest target is Stone. He kidnaps Stone and takes him to his boss. It is here that he discovers Stone is in fact a good guy, and since Cloud only kills bad guys, Cloud helps Stone escape, getting himself shot in the process.

The two hide out and Stone helps nurse Cloud back to health. It is during this time the two men develop a passionate forbidden love.

 It's an interesting film to watch. The dialogue is a bit under par if you ask me. Some of the lines fall a bit flat, but the chemistry between the actors is extremely potent. You really feel the drama they are going through. Cloud fighting the feelings he has for Stone. Stone desperately trying to get Cloud to return the love he is showing.

The two lead actors make the clunky dialogue a non issue because they deliver it with serious passion.

 Writer/Director Poj Arnon may need some practice with his words but he certainly proves himself to be a great director. Together with Cinematographer Tiwa Moeithaisong, Arnon has crafted a simply beautifully shot movie. The Thai skyline and dark, damp alleys are so exquisitely shot that it was almost like staring at a painting. I was seriously taken aback by some of the shots. They were amazing.

The film is dark, touching, and heartbreaking. It's not exactly a masterpiece, at least by script standards, but the cast and the gorgeous cinematography set this film apart.

The DVD includes an alternate ending that I actually thought should have been in the movie. It really explains more about Cloud's brother Fog, and gives us a bit more back story to the brothers.

The movie is refreshing and different. The love story is a bit heavy handed and rushed, but in the end it is a believable transition. The twists and tragedies surrounding the events of the movie are truly heartbreaking.

It is a beautiful film with its fair share of flaws but it is certainly worth picking up if only for the amazing (and rather attractive) leads and for the stunning shots.

 "mekh .. awak berjanji ....
awak akan dengan saya selama-lamanya?
jika awak tidak boleh melihat video ini di telefon bimbit
tetapi jika awak lihat awak akan tahu bahawa di dalam hati saya ..
Saya cintakan awak.. awak seorang sahaja
saya cintakan awak .. hingga detik nafas saya berhenti! "

 "If I post this entry, it doesn't mean
I am a homosexual ..
I was just touched when watching this film
their love story .."
- ally faisya

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