The film is set in the economic fringes of Bangkok and examines the joys and challenges of growing up in contemporary Thailand.
After the loss of both parents, 11 years 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 the stories from the bestselling book Sightseeing by Rattawut Lapcharoensap.
Cast & Credits
I really had no prior knowledge about the draft lottery in Thailand so it was very interesting to see how the two brothers dealt with that. We get to see how Oat develops into more mature person throughout the movie. The relationship between the brothers is heartwarming. The scenes when they're together make you feel so sentimental.
ACTING/CAST: All were professional about their work but I really thought Damrongsakkul Ingkarat (Young Oat) did a great job being only 12 at the time.
MUSIC: It was OK but not memorable.
REWATCH VALUE: Maybe with a friend.
OVERALL: A well-done coming-of-age movie. The cinematography was excellent.