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Manta Ray

At the foot of the French alps, students at the renowned Lesdiguières Hotel School are on track to become chefs, headwaiters and housekeepers for the world’s most prestigious hotels and restaurants.

Language
  • Thai
Runtime
105
Production Year
2018
Film Type
Feature
Production Countries
  • Thailand
  • France
  • China
Casts
Wanlop Rungkumjad, Aphisit Hama, Rasmee Wayrana
Production Company
Youku Pictures, Diversion, Les Films de L'Etranger, Mit Out Sound Films
Premier Status
Regional premiere

Crew List

Director
Phuttiphong Aroonpheng
Screenwriter
Phuttiphong Aroonpheng
DOP / Camera
Nawarophaat Rungphiboonsophit
Editor
Lee Chatametikool
Editor
Harin Paesongthai
Music
Christine Ott
Music
Mathieu Gabry
Sound
Chalermrat Kaweewattana
Production Designer
Sarawut Karwnamyen
Producer
Mai Meksawan
Producer
Philippe Avril

Festivals / Awards

2018: Zagreb Film Festival, Special Mention, Feature Film, Winner, Croatia
2018: Venice Film Festival, Venice Horizons Award, Best Film, Winner, Italy
2018: Thessaloniki Film Festival, Best Director, Winner, Greece

Director/s

Phuttiphong Aroonpheng
Phuttiphong Aroonpheng
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Film Critic

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Manouchehr Dinparast
Manouchehr Dinparast

Manta Ray is a richly layered humanist tale of friendship that brings your attention to the plight of the most persecuted minority on earth. Near a coastal village of Thailand, by the sea where thousands of Rohingya refugees have drowned, a local fisherman finds an injured man lying unconscious in the forest. He rescues the stranger, who does not speak a word, offers him his friendship and names him Thongchai. When the fisherman suddenly disappears at sea, Thongchai slowly begins to take over his friend’s life – his house, his job, and his ex-wife. The film endeavors to relate the desperate conditions of Muslims’ massacres in Rohingya but to reduce the violence and aggression, it inevitably leans on a story to recount.


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