Synopsis: Garland's novel centers on a young nicotine-addicted traveler named Richard, an avid pop-culture buff with a particular love for video games and Vietnam War movies. While at a hotel in Bangkok, he finds a map left by his strange, whacked-out neighbor, who just committed suicide. The map supposedly leads to a legendary island paradise where some other wayward souls have settled.
Actors: Leonardo DiCaprio, Daniel York, Patcharawan Patarakijjanon, Virginie Ledoyen
Production: 20th Century Fox
  7 nominations.
 
IMDB:
6.6
Metacritic:
43
Rotten Tomatoes:
20%
R
Year:
2000
119 min
Website
335 Views

Richard turns into one of the restaurants.

INT. RESTAURANT. NIGHT.

The restaurant extends deeply back away from the street.

Richard passes many diners not dissimilar to himself. Some

are talking, many are engrossed in the video entertainment.

At the back he reaches a reception desk where he drops his

pack.

A Thai female HOTEL RECEPTIONIST sits behind the desk. She

immediately shows Richard a "menu" of available rooms. The

menu offers a spread of prices for

single/double/window/fan/aircon/bathroom.

Richard points to the cheapest combination and hands over

300 bath.

The Receptionist becomes aware that he is being started at.

A worn, disheveled man in his mid-thirties is standing at

the nearby bar, a bottle in his hand, studying Richard. This

is Daffy.

RICHARD:

Good evening.

Daffy says nothing but continues to stare and takes a drink.

Richard will not be stared down. Neither turns away.

The Receptionist passes over a key and smiles broadly.

HOTEL RECEPTIONIST

Welcome to Thailand.

Richard turns to her.

RICHARD:

Thank you.

INT SHOWER. NIGHT

In a small windowless shower room, Richard stands

motionless, eyes closed, facing with pleasure the spray of

cold water.

INT. HOTEL CORRIDOR. NIGHT

The sound of the shower can be heard through a door marked

with a shower sign.

The sound stops and the door is opened. Richard emerges

with a towel wrapped around his waist, carrying his key and

washbag.

He walks the short distance to his room. He puts the key in

the door but the lock is stiff and he has to fiddle with it,

bent over and dripping water on the floor.

While he is doing so, the sound of footsteps climbing nearby

stairs can be heard.

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John Hodge

John Hodge is a British screenwriter and dramatist, most noted for his adaptation of Irvine Welsh's novel Trainspotting into the script for the film of the same title. His first play Collaborators won the 2012 Olivier Award for Best New Play. more…

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