This Area Is Under Quarantine

  • 80'
  • Thailand
  • 2009
Europeans on sex holidays to Thailand and transvestites who work in tourist areas may give a different impression, but this country is far from liberal in regard to homosexuality. A candid film maker like Thunska Pansittivorakul is therefore sure to come into contact with censorship sooner or later. So anyone who wonders why the two kids in this film keep their pants on right up to the end now knows the answer.
That doesn't mean that Pansittivorakul is prudish or cautious. You can only call him courageous and maybe even a little obsessed. Sex, gay sex, is his major theme and he has talked plenty of boys out of their clothes for his films.
And he has a very outspoken opinion about other things. The film pointedly tackles several Thai political incidents. These subjects may not be hot off the press, because it took the maker three years to complete the film after it was shot.
The documentary film shows two boys in a hotel room. First they are questioned individually. The first is a Moslem boy from the South. He is asked about politically and personally sensitive issues. He is then followed by a Buddhist boy from the North. Then they are observed chatting together and finally making love. Pansittivorakul's short film film 'Action!' is also being screened at this festival. (GjZ)

Thunska Pansittivorakul
World premiere
Country of production
Production Year
Festival Edition
IFFR 2009
DV cam PAL
Original title
Boriven nee yu pai tai karn kuk kun
Thunska Pansittivorakul
Production Company
Sleep of Reason Films
Sleep of Reason Films
Thunska Pansittivorakul
Thunska Pansittivorakul
Production Design
Thunska Pansittivorakul
Sound Design
Thunska Pansittivorakul
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