Directed by Kim Mordaunt
Kia Loungnam Kaosainam
Purple Thep Phongam
Taitok Bunsri Yindi
Mali Alice Keohavong
Toma Sumrit Warin
Writer Kim Mordaunt
Produced by Sylvia Wilczynski
One of the best reviewed movies of 2013, The Rocket is a blazingly original drama about how a boy, a James Brown impersonator, and a cylinder full of explosives can overcome any obstacles life puts in their way.
Growing up in rural Laos, Ahlo (Sitthiphon Disamoe) is a mischievous 10-year-old who lives without a care in the world. After a family tragedy, his grandmother declares that Ahlo is cursed, and as they are forcibly moved from their land and fall deeper into poverty, he starts to believe it. Only the friendship of an orphaned girl and her eccentric James Brown-loving uncle restore joy in his life. Traveling with them on a perilous journey to a new home, they come across a local Rocket Festival. The builder of the most powerful projectile wins a lucrative prize which would secure Ahlo's future and rid him of his curse.
With an "exuberant performance" (NPR) from Disamoe, "if you aren't moved by The Rocket, your heart is defective" (Film.com).
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