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The directorial debut of Apichatpong Weerasethakul

The directorial debut of Apichatpong Weerasethakul

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Apichatpong Weerasethakul's hallucinatory debut feature Mysterious Object at Noon is an experimental documentary-drama that wends its way through the landscapes and mindscapes of rural Thailand.

A film crew travels from the Thai countryside to Bangkok, asking the people they encounter along the way to expand upon a story involving a young wheelchair-bound boy and his teacher. The resulting stories are later re-enacted by non-professional actors in dramatic re-creations of the meandering tales supplied. The daisy-chain structure of interlocking vignettes is inspired by the surrealist game Exquisite Corpse, and its formal strategies are aligned with both documentary realism and the avant-garde, but this boldly original debut looks and feels like nothing else.

Apichatpong Weerasethakul's hallucinatory debut feature Mysterious Object at Noon is an experimental documentary-drama that wends its way through the landscapes and mindscapes of rural Thailand.

A film crew travels from the Thai countryside to Bangkok, asking the people they encounter along the way to expand upon a story involving a young wheelchair-bound boy and his teacher. The resulting stories are later re-enacted by non-professional actors in dramatic re-creations of the meandering tales supplied. The daisy-chain structure of interlocking vignettes is inspired by the surrealist game Exquisite Corpse, and its formal strategies are aligned with both documentary realism and the avant-garde, but this boldly original debut looks and feels like nothing else.

Extras

  • Presented from a new 2K restoration by the Austrian Film Museum and Martin Scorsese's World Cinema Foundation
  • Apichatpong Weerasethakul's short film Meteorites (Nimit, 2007)
  • New and exclusive filmed interview with director Apichatpong Weerasethakul
  • Booklet featuring a new essay on the film by film historian and author Tony Rayns
  • Original Thai soundtrack in 5.1 Surround & 2.0 Stereo

Additional Info

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SKU 5060114151048
Catalogue Number SECONDRUN107
Product contents 1 disc
Year 2000
Director Apichatpong Weerasethakul
Format DVD
Publisher(s) Second Run
Countries Thailand
Aspect ratio 1.78:1
Sound Dolby Digital 5.1
Subtitles English
Language(s) Thai
Running time 85 min
Certificate Exempt

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