Ticket to Paradise / Fra Thy til Thailand

Janus Metz (DK, 2008)

Fra Thy til Thailand (Janus Metz, DK, 2008)
Foto: Lars Skree

In a small village in the north east of Thailand there are two kinds of families. Those who have a daughter married to a Dane, and those who don't. The first mentioned live in concrete buildings, the latter in small wooden cottages. Sommai is the queen of the village. Normally she works at a factory in Denmark. But now she is back in Thailand, where the young girls flock around her. They hope she can help them find a Danish husband. Life in the west, however, has its price and the women often need to make difficult decisions while pursuing their dreams. For the newly married Kae this means that she has to leave her child behind. And for the young girl Saeng, the ticket to paradise is through the sex-bars in Pattaya.


Basic information

Danish titleFra Thy til Thailand
DirectorJanus Metz
Director of PhotographyLars Skree
EditorMarion Tuor
ComposerUno Helmersson
Danish festival release2008-11-12
Production countryDenmark
Dialogue languageDanish, English, Thai
Duration60 min.
Production companyCosmo Film Doc
Domestic distribution Cosmo Film
International saleDR International Sales / DR Byen / Emil Holms Kanal 20 / DK-0999 København C / t +45 3520 3040 / f +45 3520 3969 / drsales@dr.dk / www.drsales.dk
Festival informationDanish Film Institute
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Full credits

Janus MetzDirection
Janus MetzScreenplay
Sine PlambechScreenplay
Jesper JackProducer
Lars SkreeCinematography
Lars SkreeStills
Marion TuorEditing
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Awards and nominations

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Award Year Festivals
Speciel Mention 2009 Guangzhou Documentary Film Festival 2009
Special Mention Danish DOX Award 2008 CPH:DOX 2008

Festival screenings

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Festivals Festival date
Prague, One World Human Rights Film Festival 10-03-2010
Lübeck, Nordische Filmtage 04-11-2009
Reykjavik Film Festival 17-09-2009
Odense Internationale Film Festival 17-08-2009
Wellington - New Zealand Film Festival 17-07-2009
Anthropology Film Festival Pärnu 05-07-2009
Buenos Aires Danish Film Festival 16-06-2009
DOCUMENTARIST Istanbul Documentary Days 02-06-2009
Vilnius International Film Festival 20-03-2009
Thessaloniki Documentary Festival 13-03-2009
Austin, SXSW Film Festival 13-03-2009
Bergamo Film Meeting 07-03-2009
Amsterdam, IDFA 20-11-2008
CPH:DOX 07-11-2008
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