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Syndromes and a Century

Offering two separate stories or fragments set in hospitals, one rural and possibly in the past, one urban and possibly in the future. Or perhaps both are the same, at different periods, and the second set of characters reincarnations of the first. Thai director Apichatpong Weerasethakul himself describes the film as 'random and mysterious', and, like the work of David Lynch, this film denies obvious interpretation. An infinitely suggestive, enigmatic piece of cinema, a meditation on time, magic and memory, this hypnotic and playful experience takes the viewer on a journey with no particular destination in mind and offers a quality of experience unmatched in contemporary cinema.

Year: 2006
Genre: Drama, Asian Cinema, Avant-garde / Experimental, Film Festivals 2007
Country: Thailand
Director: Apichatpong Weerasethakul
Duration: 105 Minutes
Rating: M - Contains sexual themes.
Subtitles: Yes
7.5/10
Location in store: Foreign (Asia)

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