Manta Ray (Kraben rahu) | Denver Film Society | Phuttiphong Aroonpheng | Thailand

Manta Ray

Kraben rahu

Phuttiphong Aroonpheng

ThaiEnglish SubtitlesThailand2018105 min

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Overview

Near the coast of Thailand where thousands of Rohingya refugees have drowned, a local fisherman bonds with an injured stranger he has rescued from certain death. When the good samaritan himself disappears at sea, his new friend steps in to fill the void in this profound and multilayered drama.


Phuttiphong Aroonpheng relied on his wealth of experience as a cinematographer to make his debut as a feature writer/director, employing a raw script of no more than 30 pages in the service of creative spontaneity. The result is visually mesmerizing as well as conceptually eloquent.

Producer: Philippe Avril, Chatchai Chaiyon, Mai Meksawan, Jakrawal Nilthamrong | Editor: Lee Chatametikool, Harin Paesongthai | Cinematographer: Nawarophaat Rungphiboonsophit | Screenwriter: Phuttiphong Aroonpheng
Cast: Aphisit Hama, Wanlop Rungkumjad, Rasmee Wayrana
Additional Countries: France, China

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