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Mekong Hotel

  • Thailand, UK, France / 2012 / 61min / DCP / Colour
  • Original Title : Mekong Hotel
  • Language : Thai
  • Genre : Drama
  • Director : Apichatpong Weerasethakul
  • Cast : Jenjira Pongpas, Maiyatan Techaparn, Sakda Kaewbuadee, Chai Bhatana, Chatchai Suban


Mekong Hotel is a portrait of a hotel near the Mekong River in Thailand’s northeast. In the bedrooms and on the terraces Apichatpong held a rehearsal with his crew for a movie that he wrote years ago called Ecstasy Garden. The film shuffles different realms, fact and fiction, expressing the bonds between a vampire-like mother and her daughter, young lovers and the river. Mekong Hotel, shot during Thailand’s heavy flooding, also weaves in layers of demolition, politics and a drifting dream of the future.

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