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Soi Cowboy

Soi Cowboy (2008)


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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.


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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.

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

June 18, 2009 Full Review Source: Eye for Film
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.

June 16, 2009 Full Review Source: Sunday Times (UK)
Sunday Times (UK)

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

June 16, 2009 Full Review Source: Observer [UK]
Observer [UK]

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

June 16, 2009 Full Review Source: This is London
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.

June 12, 2009 Full Review Source: Times [UK]
Times [UK]

A mysterious, hallucinatory and weirdly enthralling metaphysical essay.

June 12, 2009 Full Review Source: Guardian

Soi Cowboy's wet concrete pacing, dialogue free scenes, and prolonged takes will test the patience of even the most understanding movie buff.

June 12, 2009 Full Review Source: Sky Movies
Sky Movies

Dislocation and desperation are the twin linchpins of Brit director Thomas Clay's Thailand-set slowburner.

June 12, 2009 Full Review Source: Total Film
Total Film

A bold experiment or a crashing bore? Clay's muted hybrid is a bit of both, in unequal measure.

June 2, 2009 Full Review Source: Film4

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