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Hom rong (The Overture) (2004)

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A master musician defends his talent and his family's reputation against political interference and artistic challenges in this historical drama from Thailand. Sorn (played as a young man by Anuchit Saphanphong and as an older man by Adul Dulyarat) was the younger brother of a musician who was a master of the ranard-ek, a wooden percussion instrument similar to the xylophone. Sorn was eager to follow in his brother's footsteps, but his family discouraged him until his brother was killed in a

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If you don't mind a bit of treacle in your cinematic cultural-exchange program, The Overture will warm you inside and out.

December 2, 2005 Full Review Source: Seattle Times
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A by-the-numbers, simple tale that pulls out all the cliched melodramatic stops when it should be exploring an obviously fascinating character in Thai history.

October 7, 2005 Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle
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the music strikes to the very core just what it means to be human

May 17, 2007 Full Review Source: Old School Reviews

... a combination of gee-whiz reverence and cheesy melodrama...

December 4, 2005 Full Review Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer
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The film probably loses some of its effect when it is brought to a Western culture, but it is still captivating.

December 20, 2004 Full Review
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