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The Elephant King (2006)

Directed by Seth Grossman
92 minutes, Thailand, USA


Facing fraud charges in the US, Jake (Jonno Roberts) has escaped to Thailand, where he has abandoned his anthropology research in favor of whiskey, women and petty crime. That is, until his introverted younger brother Oliver (Tate Ellington) comes to visit. Sent by a domineering mother (Academy Award Winner Ellen Burstyn) to bring Jake home, Oliver is soon swept into Jake's intoxicating good times- and into the arms of the alluring bartender Lek (Florence Faivre.) But as the true extent of Jake's decadence and self-destruction dawns on Oliver, he's forced to decide whether he will save his brother's life or his own. Written and directed by award-winning filmmaker Seth Grossman, The Elephant King is a sensual, thought-provoking story of Americans adrift in a world they don't fully understand.

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Awards (n=0):


  1. Brooklyn International Film Festival (2007)
  2. Florida Film Festival (2007)