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- Movie: In April the Following Year, There Was a Fire
- Thai: สิ้นเมษาฝนตกมาปรอยปรอย (Sin Maysar Fon Tok Ma Proi Proi)
- Director: Wichanon Somumjarn
- Writer: Wichanon Somumjarn
- Producer: Anocha Suwichakornpong, Maenum Chagasik
- Cinematographer: Leung Ming-kai
- World Premiere: January 31, 2012 (International Film Festival Rotterdam)
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- Runtime: 76 min.
- Language: Thai
- Country: Thailand
Nhum is a construction foreman working in Bangkok. The political instability in Thailand has made its presence felt in all business sectors. Nhum suddenly finds himself out of jobs. He decides to leave Bangkok to go back to his hometown in the northeast of Thailand to attend his high school friend’s wedding during the Thai New Year in April -- which also happens to be the hottest month of the year.
Nhum reunites with his old friends at the wedding in Khon Kaen. He also runs into Joy, a senior from his high school whom he used to have a crush on, and is now an office woman. They exchange their phone numbers.
Suddenly, the film turns into another direction. Some interview footage of the director’s father and brother is included, and we learn that the film is a semi-autobiography of the director’s life. The character of Nuhm is, nonetheless, as much a construct as it is real. From this point on, the film becomes the voyage of a young man into the labyrinths of the real and the imagined, the documentary and the fiction, the past and the present – and not only of his self but also of the Thai society writ large.-- Electric Eel Films
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