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Tropical Malady

‘Winner of the Special Jury Prize at this year’s Cannes Film Festival and an official selection of the New York Film Festival, TROPICAL MALADY is the lyrical and mysterious new film by maverick Thai director Apichatpong Weerasethakul (Blissfully Yours), one of the most prominent young directors of the Thai New Wave. TROPICAL MALADY chronicles the mystical love affair between a young soldier and the country boy he seduces, soon to be disrupted by the boy’s sudden disappearance. Local legends claim the boy was transformed into a mythic wild beast, and the soldier journeys alone into the heart of the Thai jungle in search of him.

“Tropical Malady is the work of a visionary fabulist.” – Los Angeles Times


This may be one of the most rapturously original, mysteriously beautiful love stories ever told — Baboon-language skills optional.
– Scott Foundas, Los Angeles Weekly

World cinema’s premier maker of mysterious objects, Apichatpong Weerasethakul is on a one-man mission to change the way we watch movies.
– Dennis Lim, Village Voice

If you enjoy intelligent, challenging filmmaking, Tropical Malady is for you.
– V.A. Musetto, New York Post

Cast & Crew


Apichatpong Weerasethakul


Apichatpong Weerasethakul


Charles de Meaux


Sakda Kaewbuadee
Banlop Lomnoi
Film Specs

Country of Origin: Thailand / France

Format: 35mm/1.85/Color

Sound Format: Dolby SRD

Running Time: 118 minutes

Genre: Drama

Rating: Not Rated

In Thai with English Subtitles


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