How to Win at Checkers (Every Time)

How to Win at Checkers (Every Time)

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After the loss of both parents, 11-year-old Oat faces an uncertain future when his older brother must submit to Thailand's annual military draft lottery. Unable to convince his brother to do... More
1h20m Thailand/USA/Indonesia 2015
Subtitles
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Tags
Gay Romance Coming-of-Age Family Thailand Movies

Synopsis

After the loss of both parents, 11-year-old Oat faces an uncertain future when his older brother must submit to Thailand's annual military draft lottery. Unable to convince his brother to do whatever he can to change his fate, Oat takes matters into his own hands, resulting in unexpected consequences. Based on stories from the bestselling book "Sightseeing" by Rattawut Lapcharoensap, the film is set in the economic fringes of Bangkok and examines the joys and challenges of growing up in contemporary Thailand. "How to Win at Checkers" is director Josh Kim's debut feature film.

"Kim makes it all look so effortless and natural, and his film's bittersweet climax will stay with you."-David Lewis, San Francisco Chronicle

Rotten Tomatoes 83% high rating!

Details

Country
ThailandUSAIndonesia
Language
ThaiEnglish
Director
Josh Kim
Cast
Ingkarat DamrongsakkulToni RakkaenThira Chutikul
Awards
Berlin International Film Festival 2015, Taiwan International Queer Film Festival 2015, FilmOut San Diego LGBT Film Festival 2015 - Best International Feature Audience Award, Thailand National Film Association Awards 2016 -Best Supporting Actor
Review
A winning drama about loss of innocence

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