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The Overture
The Overture
Actors: Anuchit Sapanpong, Adul Dulyarat, Pongpat Wachirabunjong, Narongrit Tosa-nga, Phoovarit Phumpuang
Genres: Indie & Art House, Drama
NR     2006     1hr 43min


     
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Actors: Anuchit Sapanpong, Adul Dulyarat, Pongpat Wachirabunjong, Narongrit Tosa-nga, Phoovarit Phumpuang
Genres: Indie & Art House, Drama
Sub-Genres: Indie & Art House, Drama
Studio: Kino Video
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen,Letterboxed - Closed-captioned,Subtitled
DVD Release Date: 03/07/2006
Original Release Date: 01/01/2004
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/2004
Release Year: 2006
Run Time: 1hr 43min
Screens: Color,Widescreen,Letterboxed
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 4
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: Taiwanese Chinese
Subtitles: English

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Movie Reviews

Fantastic!
Thomas M. Williamson | Jacksonville, FL USA | 08/08/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Well I never would have known the difference between Thia and Tiawanese Chinese. What is the difference and why does it matter? This is my favorite movie. It has subtle spiritual overtones weaved throughout. Any musician or meditation lover will notice the heights this movie reaches. I would think others would as well, especially music lovers. One of the musical scenes moved me like nothing else ever has. One of those rare gems that come along once in a lifetime."
One of the finest musical and spiritual movies of all times
Eugene F. Ebersole | USA | 09/28/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This movie emulates what it means to be Thai and to envy the Thai culture. To western ears SE Asian music sounds strange most of the time...its timber and tones not following the western do-re-mi simplicity or fitting into a 3-2-1 progression. The musical dedication and tradition break cultural barriers. Combined with the spirituality of becoming one with the music and
universe the actors take us simple minded western musicians to a place we have never been before. Put it all into a WWII setting of Japanese occupation and it adds historical and realistic twists that keep you guessing what the next step will be. The subtle suspense keeps you hanging and the deep family and cultural ties make us all wish we came from such deep and beautiful Thai heritage.

If you love music...if you love Asia and most of all if you love Thai...you can not go another day without seeing this film.

A classic in any language."
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Theresa A. Dunn | 07/15/2006
(1 out of 5 stars)

"This movie was fantastic. However, I must admit that I have not seen the version for sale here. I have been waiting with bated breath to own this film. It was shown in theaters in Thailand, in Thai, with English subtitles. However, I find that the version for sale here has been dubbed into Taiwanese Chinese with English subtitles. If anyone knows how to get a Thai version with English subtitles, please post the information in your review. Theresa Dunn"