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The Rocket

The Rocket

Kim Mordaunt ,

Film Summary

Country:

Language:

Year:

Runtime:

96

Aspect Ratio:

2.35:1

Colour:

Colour

Certificate:

12

Subtitles:

English (optional)

Genre:

Drama

A ten year old boy, Ahlo, who is believed to bring bad luck, is blamed for a string of disasters. When his family loses their home and are forced to move, Ahlo meets the spirited orphan Kia and her eccentric uncle Purple: an ex-soldier with a purple suit, a rice wine habit and a fetish for James Brown. Struggling to hang on to his father’s trust, Ahlo leads his family, Purple and Kia through a land scarred by war in search of a new home. In a last plea to try and prove he’s not cursed Ahlo builds a giant rocket to enter the most lucrative but dangerous competition of the year: the Rocket Festival.

One of the most rewarded films of 2013 (including a Crystal Bear at Berlin and a trio of prizes from Tribeca), The Rocket is a deeply personal story about the determination of a boy who has the odds stacked against him, set against the epic backdrop of a war-ravaged country on the brink of huge change. With remarkable access to real rituals and festivities in the stunning mountains of Laos, The Rocket is a unique view into a world never seen on film before.

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Available:

£7.99

SKU:
EKA40387
1 Disc

  • New feature-length commentary by writer/director Kim Mordaunt
  • The Making of The Rocket; a behind-the-scenes look at the film with the director and cast
  • Theatrical trailer
  • Optional English subtitles

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