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The Rocket (2014)

The Rocket

Overview


Genre

Drama

Release Date

January 10, 2014 (Limited)

Duration

96 min.

Studio

Kino Lorber

Official Site

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REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Go! Watch this movie. You'll regret if not seeing it.    Readers  Be the 1st!

Cast and Crew


Director

Kim Mordaunt

Producer

Sylvia Wilczynski

Screenwriter

Kim Mordaunt

Starring

  • Sitthiphon Disamoe
  • Loungnam Kaosainam
  • Alice Keohavong
  • Thep Phongam

Story


Laos: A boy (Ahlo, 10), who is believed to bring bad luck, is blamed for a string of disasters. When his family loses their home and are forced to move, Ahlo meets the spirited orphan Kia (9) and her eccentric uncle Purple: an ex-soldier with a purple suit, a rice-wine habit and a fetish for James Brown.

Struggling to hang on to his father's trust, Ahlo leads his family, Purple and Kia through a land scarred by war in search of a new home. In a last plea to try and prove he's not cursed, Ahlo builds a giant explosive rocket to enter the most lucrative but dangerous competition of the year: the Rocket Festival. As the most bombed country in the world shoots back at the sky, a boy will reach to the heavens for forgiveness.

Gripping yet heart-warming, The Rocket is a deeply personal story about the determination of a boy who has the odds stacked against him, set against the epic backdrop of a war-ravaged country on the brink of huge change.

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Sumrit Warin, Thep Phongam, Sitthiphon Disamoe, Loungnam Kaosainam and Bunsri Yindi in Kino Lorber's The Rocket (2014). Photo credit by Tom Greenwood.
Alice Keohavong stars as Mali and Sitthiphon Disamoe stars as Ahlo in Kino Lorber's The Rocket (2014). Photo credit by Tom Greenwood.

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REVIEWS BY CRITICS

“..young actor Sitthiphon Disamoe helps keep the tale of a can-do kid from becoming too cute..”
by John DeFore [Hollywood Reporter]
“..impressive narrative debut..”
by Ronnie Scheib [Variety]
“..is just a well told yarn..”
by Jordan Hoffman [Film.com]