Manta Ray

Original title: Kraben rahu
Director: Phuttiphong Aroonpheng
Cast: Wanlop Rungkumjad, Aphisit Hama, Rasmee Wayrana
Country: China, France, Thailand
Year of production: 2018
Length (min): 105
Language: Thai
Subtitles: English, Czech
Sales: Jour2Fête
Section: Asian View

A Thai fisherman finds an unconscious man lying in the mangrove and decides to take care of him. The man is probably of the persecuted Rohingya ethnicity. When the fisherman disappears one day, the stranger takes over his house, work, and eventually also his identity. The Thai director Phuttiphong Aroonpheng's debut is a deeply humanistic parable about friendship and identity, based on hypnotic symbolism.

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