Syndromes and a Century

Syndromes and a Century

Director: Apichatpong Weerasethakul Cast: Nantarat Sawaddikul, Jaruchai Iamaram, Sophon Pukanok

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The real-life love story between filmmaker Apichatpong Weerasethakul's parents inspired this romantic drama which follows three separate stories occurring over a span of forty years. First, a shy but charming young doctor has just started working at a hospital in Bangkok, and he soon becomes deeply infatuated with a female surgeon on the staff. However, he has a rival for her affections, as she has feelings for a man who grows and sells orchids. Later, a monk comes to the same hospital for an appointment with a female oral surgeon; over the course of the visit, the two discover they have a powerful chemistry, which may be love or could represent a deep level of spiritual communication. Finally, a new intern on the hospital's staff finds it difficult to deal with the prying minds of the administrative staff and he escapes into the outer reaches of the hospital, only to discover a forgotten wing of patients suffering from a variety of unusual maladies. Starring Nantarat Sawaddikul, Sophon Pukanok and Jaruchai Iamaram, Sang Sattawat (aka Syndromes and a Century) received its world premiere at the 2006 Venice Film Festival.

Product Details

Release Date: 01/15/2008
UPC: 0712267271023
Original Release: 2006
Rating: NR
Source: Strand Home Video
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Time: 1:45:00
Sales rank: 45,080

Special Features

Original theatrical trailer; Trailers from other films by Strand Releasing

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Nantarat Sawaddikul Actor
Jaruchai Iamaram Actor
Sophon Pukanok Actor
Jenjira Pongpas Actor
Arkanae Cherkam Actor
Sakda Kaewbuadee Actor
Nu Nimsomboon Actor

Technical Credits
Apichatpong Weerasethakul Director,Producer,Screenwriter
Kantee Anantagant Score Composer
Eric Chan Executive Producer
Tiffany Chan Executive Producer
Lee Chatametikool Editor
Charles de Meaux Co-producer
Simon Field Executive Producer
Keith Griffiths Executive Producer
Akekarat Homlaor Art Director,Production Designer
Akritchalerm Kalayanamitr Sound/Sound Designer
Sayombhu Mukdeeprom Cinematographer
Koichi Shimizu Sound/Sound Designer
Askorn Sirikul Costumes/Costume Designer
Pantham Thongsang Co-producer
Virasinee Tipkomol Costumes/Costume Designer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Syndromes and a Century
1. Opening [10:20]
2. The Checkup [8:28]
3. Dental Work [10:10]
4. Shopping Market [8:07]
5. Having a Picnic [10:52]
6. Time To Relax [9:02]
7. A Small Present [5:31]
8. Dental Office [9:19]
9. Workshop [11:57]
10. Waiting for Him [6:16]
11. Silence [11:28]
12. Credits [4:07]

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Syndromes and a Century 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
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kitano0 More than 1 year ago
I really like a lot of Asian Cinema, but I am no means an expert on the genre, if indeed it is a genre. I say this because I would have only discovered "Syndromes.." if I hadn't been open to foreign movies.
This movie strikes me as a very spiritual movie...but it is by no means boring, or preachy. It is in how the movie proceeds, in a very meditative manner, to take us, through the dream-like memories and impressions of the director's parents early lives. It is a love story, it is a travelogue, it is surreal. It is a movie that has hung in my memory like no other has in quite awhile. If you like movies that will take you on a journey, and also make you think, this is highly recommended.