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Directed by Apichatpong Weerasethakul • 2004 • Thailand
Starring Banlop Lomnoi, Sakda Kaewbuadee
TROPICAL MALADY is a lyrical and mysterious love story by maverick Thai director Apichatpong Weerasethakul. The film chronicles the mystical romance between a young soldier and the country boy he seduces—until the boy suddenly disappears. Local legends claim he has been transformed into a mythic wild beast, so the soldier journeys alone into the heart of the Thai jungle in search of him.