I eat a lot. A whole lot of f Thai food that is. I have an obsession with Thai dishes. If I was on death row for committing a capital crime, my last meal would be Kra-pow gai. That's basil leaf chicken for non kon-thais (thai people)
A long time ago my ex and I would always giggle whenever we heard people say "Can we order the FAT Thai. I know sometimes the menu reads FAT thai, but really you should pronounce it phut thai or pad thai.
I’ll admit that here at fat-thai, I haven’t had Thai food in about a week, some sort of record for me. But I always need my Thai fix. enter the The Last life in the Universe, the Sundance award winning film by Thai writer/director Pen-Ek Ratanaruang.
The film revolves around two protagonist Kenji and Noi who both are strange and depressed. Both have suffered family tragedies and because of fate or luck the events has brought them together.
The foreign film explores loneliness, OCD and suicidal thoughts, but in a non-glamorizing sorta way; nor is the film a documentary on suicide. It simply uses these less-talked-about issued to develop the main characters. I don’t know why but I really get Kenji and Noi. The film also does a good way to show how strange circumstances could lead incompatible people together to explore each other; but this isn’t a chick flick.
I’m fascinated by Japanese and Thai cultures and this film is notable because it changes between Thai, Japanese and English. It also gives insight into a bit of Bangkok lifestyle.
The film can be seen for free on the website that rhymes with flu-tube. Notice how many times Kenji says Kap.