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Citizen Dog

“A hoot.” The Hollywood Reporter

28 November 2017 21 December 2017

Thai with English subtitles.

 

This is a surreal and comical love story about Bangkok’s little people : Their struggle in search of happiness amidst a rapidly changing world. A world over-flowing with dreams, but void of love and understanding.

Pod is a migrant worker from up-country who drifts from job to job : chopping his finger off in a sardin factory, becoming a security guard and eventually a taxi driver. He meets Jin, a maid who has her nose perpetually buried in a mysterious white book written in a foreign language that she dreams of someday understanding.
Pod is smitten. But then Jin becomes obsessed with a Hippie Westerner and the environmental movement. Somehow, Pod becomes a celebrity because he is the only guy in Bangkok without a tail. If he grows one, he’ll just be one of the crowd, A “CITIZEN DOG” alluded to in the title.

“A hoot.” The Hollywood Reporter

“A Thai version of Amélie.” Planet Sick-Boy

“Dog does it's share of insanity, starting with digitally altered fuchsia coloured fields, to mountainous piles of plastic bottles and zombie taxi-bike drivers.” Planet Film Scouts

 

 

About the film

Director: Wisit Sasanatieng
Country: Thailand
Year: 2004
Duration: 99 mins
Short Film: Nakaw, a film by Arvin Belarmino and Noel Escondo.