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The Elephant King (2008)

The Elephant King

Overview


Genre

Drama, Romance

Release Date

October 17, 2008 (Limited)

MPAA Rating

R

Duration

92 min.

Production Budget

$1.5 millions

Studio

Unison Films

Official Site

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REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Not quite bad, but it's not recommended either.    Readers  Be the 1st!

Cast and Crew


Director

Seth Grossman

Producer

Emanuel Michael, Tamar Sela, Tom Waller

Screenwriter

Seth Grossman

Starring

  • Ellen Burstyn as Diana Hunt
  • Tate Ellington
  • Florence Faivre
  • Jonno Roberts
  • Josef Sommer

Story


From the producers of the Sundance sensation, "Eagle vs. Shark," and in the compelling vision of award-winning filmmaker Seth Grossman comes a timely story of lust, love, jealousy, and finding one's place in the world.

"The Elephant King" is a provocative and stirring story of two American brothers, Oliver and Jake Hunt, adrift in an exotic world they don't fully understand. The film stars Academy Award Winner Ellen Burstyn as a domineering mother who dispatches her young, introverted son Oliver (Tate Ellington) off to Thailand to do everything he can to lure his reckless, older brother (Jonno Roberts) back home to the US to face pending fraud charges. Oliver finds the intoxication of Thailand hard to resist, especially when it has a face as alluring as Lek's (Florence Faivre).

As Oliver falls deeply in love for the first time, Jake slips deeper into despair, and the seams of their relationship begin to come undone. When the true extent of Jake's decadence and self-destruction is revealed to Oliver, he is forced to decide whether he will save his brother's life or his own.

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REVIEWS BY CRITICS

“..colorful if conventional..”
by Nathan Lee [NY Times]
“..has a stylish look, and paints a vivid picture of Thailand's notorious decadence..”
by V.A. Musetto [New York Post]
“..more reliant on the decadent atmosphere and sexuality of Thai nightlife than it is on narrative..”
by John Anderson [Variety]