The Elephant King (2006)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Family Drama, Psychological Drama  |   Release Date - Oct 17, 2008 (USA - Limited)  |   Run Time - 92 min.  |   Countries - Thailand, USA  |   MPAA Rating - R
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Seth Grossman's psychological drama The Elephant King concerns two brothers who have very different outlooks on life. Jake Hunt is a scientist working in Thailand who, dissatisfied with much of his life, does little work and lives his life in a state of great excess. He invites his younger brother, Oliver, to visit. Even though the two have a strained relationship, Oliver accepts as he has been suffering from a severe depression. Oliver joins Jake in nights of excess, and falls in love with a girl whom Jake is paying to be nice to Oliver. As the threesome heads toward a tragic conclusion, each brother questions his own motivations for his actions. The Elephant King had its world premiere at the 2006 Tribeca Film Festival.

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bartender, brother, decadence, depression, relationship, Thailand