« YOUR JOHNNIE TO MINUTE | Main | WHAT'S VENICE'S SECRET? »

August 31, 2006

LUCKY LOSER NOW LUCKY, BUT STILL A LOSER

LUCKY LOSERLUCKY LOSER, the Thai movie about a Laotian team competing in the World Cup that looks to be COOL RUNNINGS for soccer, was deemed so potentially offensive to Laotians that it's been sitting on a shelf since it was completed earlier this year.

Now, Wisekwai tells us, it's been re-edited and re-shot into a completely non-offensive form. Re-shoots and clever editing got rid of Laotian flags and banners and the word "Laos" was dubbed into the name of another country. And what country is that? Instead of being from Laos, the team now hails from the fictitous land of Aa-wee.

My question is: what is it about Thai directors that makes them want to offend people? I've never seen a country get in so much trouble, what with GHOST GAME, LUCKY LOSER and CORPSE all in a row. It's almost like they do it on purpose, and if they're doing it by accident then I feel terrible for them. It must stink to keep getting into hot water over and over again for something you're not quite grasping. "You mean, Cambodians might get offended if we set a horror movie in a Khmer Rouge death camp? Crazy!"

August 31, 2006 at 11:38 AM in News | Permalink

Comments

Post a comment