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My Godfather, His Thai Bride and Me

Direction
Year
2012
Country
  • Finland
Duration
58min
Audio Tracks
Subtitles

Wille has a problem. His godfather, Finnish butcher Seppo is in love with Pin, a Thai woman. How could there be true love between a Western man and a Thai woman? It’s just prostitution by another name. The middle-aged man wants sex and to subjugate the young woman, she wants financial security.
This issue has troubled Wille since his godfather’s previous Thai girlfriend. Turned out she loved Seppo’s money instead of him.
Wille reveals his doubts to his godfather. Seppo wants to show Wille the reality of their relationship and asks Wille to join him for a month in Thailand’s Buriram to meet Pin.
Wille follows their life persistantly and harasses them with his questions and tests of Amor. Is it true love?

Details

  • Original title
    Kummisetani Thaimorsian
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Wille Hyvönen
  • DOP
    Jarmo Kiuru
  • Editing
    Matti Näränen
  • Sound
    Pekka Aikio
  • Duration
    58 min (46-90 min.)
  • Year
    2012
  • Country
    • Finland
  • Production
  • Festivals
    • Nordisk Panorama 2012, in competition
    • Helsinki Short Film Festival 2012
    • IDFA 2012, in competition (Student category)
    • VERA Film Festival 2013
    • Nordic/Docs 2013
    • Reykjavik Short&Docs Festival 2013
    • Gdansk DocFilm Festival 2013, in competition
    • International Documentary Film Festival Flahertiana 2013, in competition
    • Russian Open Documentary Film Festival “Artdocfest”, 2013
  • Awards
    • Helsinki Short Film Festival 2012 (Special mention)

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