Thailand / 98 mins / World Premiere – Venice Film Festival
Directed by Kongdej Jaturanrasmee/ Song Sound Production
Best Film New Asian Cinema, Five Flavours Film Festival 2012
Lek is a lonely locksmith who’s never had a girlfriend. Kong is an aspiring writer who lives with his mom. The two strangers work side by side at the shopping mall, one copying keys, the other selling tabloid magazines. Together, they hatch a plan that combines their talents. They break into apartment during the day when the owners have gone to work. They don’t steal anything, they only borrow. They borrow the lives, the loves, the things that belong to strangers. One day, they borrow more than they bargain for. Everyone has secrets and some cannot be revealed. Later, Lek wakes up in a hospital. To his confusion, everyone begins calling him Kong. He recuperates from his injuries. Every afternoon he walks up to the roof to have a smoke. There, he meets Oy, a young female patient who likes to sniff empty containers – bottles, cans, tins, anything that will take her back to the past. They form an odd friendship. After he leaves the hospital, Lek breaks into Kong’s home. He discovers secrets about his old friend that he never knew. He even meets the girl of his friend’s dreams. But where is his friend?
If imagination can become memory and fantasy can become truth if facts can become fiction if lives can be borrowed and copied like pages from a book, then what remains who we really care.
KONGDEJ JATURANRASMEE has a Bachelor’s Degree in mass Communication (film and video) from Lat Krabang University. After graduation, he became a film professor at Assumption University and fronted the famous Indie band Si Tao Ter. He made many short films that screened in festivals worldwide.
In 2002, Kongdej directed his debut feature Sayew for Sahamongkol Films.It won the Asian Trade-Wind honorable mention at the Seattle Film Festival.His second film was Midnight My Love starring famous Thai comedian Mum Jokmok which won Best Script at the Deauville Asian Film Festival.
His third film was Handle Me With Care made with GTH film studio. Besides working as a director, Kongdej is a well-known scriptwriter. He has written many of the most successful Thai films of recent years Including Tom Yum Goong (Prachya Pinkaew), Queens of Pattani (Nonzee Nimibutr), Me…Myself and Happy Birthday (Pongpat Wachirabanjong).
2009 Sawasdee Bangkok (Phee Makham)
2008 Handle with Me Care
2005 Midnight , My Love