Province 77 (2002)

Director
Timsawat Smith

Main cast
Charlene Amatavanich; Van Ayasit; Prinya Intachai; Metinee Kingpayom; Mike Kingpayom

Genres
Drama, Foreign

Description
Thai Town is a six-block area near Hollywood, Los Angeles, which is home to over 50,000 expatriated Thais. The town is such a gateway for Thais entering America it was dubbed Thailand's 77th Province. The movie follows a Thai family as it struggles to survive in Los Angeles' fast-paced consumerist culture, while still maintaining traditional values. The identity struggle between Thai-ness and the high octane way of life on the west coast of America, defined by hip-hop, drugs, street racing and violence, affects Pat, a good boy tempted by a life of crime, and his sister.


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