Just imagine that one day you are sacked because the company you work for can no longer stay afloat in the economic malaise. And imagine that next day you find a box of noodles outside the door of your apartment. And that it turns out to contain a million. The question of what to do with it gets a lot more complicated when two Thai boxers turn up to ask about the box and you accidentally kill them. This is what happens to Tum. And this is her answer: don't go to the cops, clear away the corpses, arrange a forged passport and buy a plane ticket. But her plans to enjoy her fortune in a distant resort are thwarted by all kinds of strange coincidences. The noodle box sets a chain of events in motion that no one can control and that leads to a bizarre climax. Pen-ek Ratanaruang got the idea for his film from the kinds of reports that can be found on many a front page: ordinary people with everyday lives suddenly become protagonists in the most morbid or crazy stories. But this intrigue is also the entertaining packaging for the real subject of the film: loneliness. People only communicate with each other if they need something from the other. Ratanaruang, a member of a new generation of film-makers who largely make mass-audience films, has the story and the irony of the genre film under his thumb and his energetic approach provides an intense insight into today's Thai society.