Tears of the Black Tiger (ฟ้าทะลายโจร)
I have two things to say about this movie:
So, there's actually a whole lot more to say about it. It was hilariously exaggerated, beautifully put together, and strongly stylistic. While the storyline was a bit mundane, it was presented in such a way that I could never have imagined a Thai movie would be like.
I guess I'd give it 8.5 out of 10? Really, really well-done, though the story is pretty bland. Beautiful to watch, the supporting roles MORE than make up for anything it lacks. The first 15 minutes I could not stop laughing. Watch it for Thai cowboys!!
The plot is basically that of a love between a poor boy and a rich girl, per usual, and of course their love is restricted. Womp womp. Truly, though, the best part is that it's presented like an old Western. At first I thought the color scheme was just because those were the colors of old TECHNICOLOR! But, the whole movie uses mostly just two colors- fuscia and teal. Beautiful! The Western feel of it is hilariously done as the supporting actors are over-the-top and the sets are intensely designed. Plus.. I mean, c'mon. Thai cowboys? Yes, please! Why hasn't this been done before! I could go into a whole analytical bit about the aesthetics of the film, but really all I wanna say is the fact that it was a Thai Western that was so beyond anything I could have expected!
*Fun Fact: the lead actress isn't actually Thai. She's an Italian model who... happens to be fluent in Thai. lol?