Soi Cowboy (2008)

Soi Cowboy

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Love, loyalty and self-preservation set the stage for this look at two dysfunctional relationships. Danish expatriate Tobias Christensen (Nicolas Bro) is a struggling filmmaker who shares an apartment with his girlfriend (Pimwalee Thampanyasan), who is pregnant with their first child. Tobias met his girl after he moved to Bangkok; she was working as a prostitute in the city's Soi Cowboy district, which is crowded with brothels, bars and sex clubs, and he rescued her from life on the street. … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Art House & International, Drama
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Critic Reviews for Soi Cowboy

All Critics (10) | Top Critics (1)

Here is an artist who has gone back to the drawing board and pared down his act to deliver a stark and complex humanist message with technical brio and a broad knowledge of cinema, demonstrating real poise and originality.

Full Review… | June 12, 2009
Time Out
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Clay doesn't want for ideas but his symbolism is in grave danger of smothering the story

Full Review… | June 18, 2009
Eye for Film

There is skill, thoughtfulness and chutzpah here, but not enough to create the sort of mesmeric power that a film of this kind needs.

Full Review… | June 16, 2009
Sunday Times (UK)

This wilful obscurantism comes across merely as a pose, an undergraduate homage to both Antonioni and Apichatpong Weerasethakul.

Full Review… | June 16, 2009
Observer [UK]

It mostly maintains an artful minimalism you will either find subtle or terminally boring.

Full Review… | June 16, 2009
This is London

Soi Cowboy, confirms Thomas Clay's arthouse cine-literacy but suggests that he might not know what to do with all the movie references that he spreads liberally through his work.

Full Review… | June 12, 2009
Times [UK]

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