Ban (1987)

Genres - Drama  |   Run Time - 110 min.  |   Countries - Thailand  |  
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One of the few Thai films to enjoy an American release (albeit a limited one), Ban (The House) concerns a family man (Sorapong Chatri) who hopes to improve the living conditions of his loved ones. To that end, he moves his family from the country to a house in the city. As it happens, he might have been better off staying put. Before the film is half over, he has lost his wife to another man, his son to prison, and his daughter to the streets. Such is the man's reward for spending long hours away from his new home to provide that elusive Better Life to those he cares for. This feature won the award for Best Screenplay at the Thai Oscars in 1987.

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ambition, extramarital-affair, family, family-move, family-tragedy