Stupid Girls

Friday, July 29, 2011

film: "P"

Jaturaphut was hired 3hrs before filming began, after the previous lead quit. Mom worked 3 jobs to keep her daughter out of The Life. She wanted to help by becoming an actress. Dark skinned, not tall, with no pro connections or training, no chance. Auditioned for P, signed for small part, thought too young to carry the lead. Paul Spurrier (PS) coached her; native talent is hers. Net chatter says: a very accurate portrayal of The Life in Bangkok, and of village life. Respectful of the cultural traditions of Thai magic and spirits: daily Thai life. Many Thai viewers see the film as almost documentary in depictions of both The Life and of Phii Bawp possession. Metaphor for drug addiction: beautiful child trains herself to be someone she is not, in order to earn money, by means available, not strong enough to resist victimization by the evil she allows in body. PS hired actors via open call, the go go bars: never through the cartel of agents, managers & movie houses in Thailand. Some actors are real prostitutes. It moves me deeply. PS shows tremendous respect for women in poverty, for The Life, for the cultural traditions of Thailand. It nearly ruined Spurrier financially; US distributors were not interested. PS plays the owner of the bar in this. Yes, that guy: gentle smile and predatory eyes. Editing in this: the first car ride from the bus station, the dancing sequences, city life. Music is haunting: most composed by PS with no formal training. No vanity film, in traditional sense. PS did so much because there was nobody else. He risked everything for a film that could have sat on a shelf, without distribution. Thai audiences love it. Our lead actress? She gave every baht she earned to her sick mom, to pay for hospital care. This film is a miracle. Visit the web sites and see. I swore I would never give horror more than 3*s.  Rogi Riverstone

Written by Paul Spurrier

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English Subbed

Whilst growing up in rural Thailand, a young orphan girl is taught the ways of magic by her Grandmother. Along with teaching Dau the magic that has been deeply rooted into their veins, her Grandmother also teaches Dau the RULES & RESPONSIBILITIES That come with that knowledge.
Later, Dau's Grandmother falls sick, & in order to make money for the medicine her Grandmother needs, Dau is lured to Bangkok. She finds herself working in a go-go bar, and her journey from naiveté to maturity is swift. She uses the magical skills her grandmother taught her to her advantage, but in doing so makes enemies within the bar. As her magic gets darker, and the consequences increasingly horrific, she gradually loses control as something evil takes over....

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Music from the film
A selection of original music from the soundtrack in downloadable MP3 format.
Tracks are stereo, and if played through a surround decoder will play in surround.
All tracks:
Composed by Paul Spurrier
Produced, Arranged and Performed by Jack C. Arnold
Music Supervised by Nick Elphinstone
Mixed by Tim Beale at Hitso Digital, Bangkok
Produced using the Vienna Symphonic Library
Surround encoding by Circle Surround
All tracks © Creative Films Siam Ltd. 2005
Tracks are supplied for personal listening only. They may not be distributed, duplicated, replicated or played publicly without permission of the copyright holder.
1 - Opening
2 - Titles
3 - Dau Grows Up
4 - Dau in the Village
5 - Dau Leaves the Village
6 - The Big City
7 - Deflowering
8 - Back To Pookie's Room
9 - What Martin Did
10 - Revenge on Martin
11 - Dau and Pookie at Home
12 - After the Fall
13 - Raw Meat
14 - Ghost at Play
15 - The Slums
16 - The Witchdoctor
17 - Pookie Gets Serious
18 - Waiting for Morning
19 - Dau Is Feeling Better
20 - Death of a Friend
21 - Climax