Tropical Malady

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Tropical Malady ★½ Sud pralad 2004

Maybe it makes more sense to a Thai audience. In presentday Thailand, soldier Keng (Lamnoi) meets country boy Tong (Kaewbuadee) and the two fall in love. Then we go from the natural to the super natural world and something involving a Thai legend about a shaman who can transform himself into animals. Keng en counters a tiger in the jungle or maybe it's just a spirit tiger and Tong disappears ex cept maybe he's the animal—or maybe not. And there's a talking monkey and the spirit of a dead cow. Thai with subtitles. 120m/C DVD . TH Banlop Lomnoi, Sakda Kaew buadee; D: Apichatpong Weerasethakul; W: Api chatpong Weerasethakul; C: Jean-Louis Vialard, Vichet Tanapanitch, Jarin Pengpanitch.