Synopsis by Hal Erickson
Produced in Thailand, Peesua Lae Dokmai top-bills Suriya Yaovasang. A young man with few goals in life, Yao finds himself the head of his family when his father is seriously injured in a train accident. To make ends meet, the boy becomes involved in a deadly rice-smuggling scheme. The English title of this slow-moving domestic drama is Butterflies and Flowers. The film won several Thai film industry awards, including "Best Picture" and "Best Director" (Euthana Mukdasnit, who also scripted).
accident, family-tragedy, smuggling