A Stranger in Paradise

Synopsis: On the verge of making partner, Josh Pratt's life is turned upside down when the SEC investigates the head of his multibillion-dollar hedge fund for insider trading. Forced into a well-timed "vacation" he never asked for Josh finds himself in Bangkok with a price on his head, a morally ambiguous brother who is knee deep into the Thai mafia, and a propensity for getting shot at. Unfortunately for Josh, the only way out is to give up information he doesn't know he has.
Genre: Thriller
Director(s): Corrado Boccia
Production: Freestyle Releasing
83 min

So, who are you?

They sent me all the way

here to Bangkok...

to be sure the Thai authorities

don't let you walk away from this.

I understand you had

a profitable trip.

There are dead bodies littered all

over the city because of you.

And how about these bank

accounts with all that money?

Bank accounts that you

held the key codes to.

Bank accounts that are now

mysteriously empty.

They have nothing to do with me.

Oh, I think they have

everything to do with you.

I think you know exactly

where the money is.

And when I figure out how you

pulled this whole thing off...

and I will...

You're gonna go away

for a long, long time.

Did I not warn you

it was too much exposure?

Don't they teach you anything

over there at Goldman Sachs?

Okay, so you're right,

I should have listened to you.

Next time, I promise.

Not so fast, I actually want to

hear you say the words, Kris.

But, I...

No, repeat after me...

Josh Pratt.

Josh Pratt.

You are without a doubt, the

smartest, the most brilliant...

the most handsome man

in the world.

You are the smartest, most

egotistical, pompous man I know.

I have no idea what you're

talking about.

Any chance I could tempt

you to switch sides?

Corner office, 1.2 mil,

plus bonus...

you pick your own team.

You know, if you guys are serious about

that, you're gonna have to do better.

I'm about to make partner.

Big fish, small pond.

I like my pond.

I wouldn't switch it

for anywhere in the world.

I gotta go.

I'll see you at 8:00.

Okay, see you.

Busy man.

Hey, did the SEC get what they

needed from Compliance?

Why are they sequestering

trade records?

Because they want to learn how

we're so great at making money.

Which you do so well.

Let me ask you something.

If you could live anywhere in

the world, where would it be?

Paris, maybe?

How come no one ever says

the city they live in?

I suppose the prospect

of change is always exciting.

Well, I'm done for the day

if you want to take off.

Good night.

Good night, Mr. Monkong.

Good night, Elena.

Still here?

Where else would I be?

Listen, don't worry about that

business with the FCC.

Is there something

I need to know about?

I'm sure they're just fishing.

What? Nothing to find...

nothing to worry about.

Seriously, Vicha, I've worked way too hard

to build this business to where it's at.

And I do appreciate your


which is what brings me here.

What? You're making

me nervous.

Relax, Josh, I think it's time you went on

that vacation that you should have a year ago.

Very funny.

I'm serious.

Vicha, we got way

too much work going on.

I need my new partner

well rested.

I've got the whole Asianic...

Did you just say what

I think you just said?

Your new office will be ready

by the time you return.

Congratulations... partner.

Vicha, thank you.

Now, go visit your brother.

You leave tomorrow.

And when you see Paul,

give this to him for me?

It's just a little reminder

of our college days.

Try to enjoy yourself.

Thank you! Thank you.

Business is good?

Yeah, it is.

Lek will be happy to know.


How much?

5,000 bhats.


Paul, it's Josh.


Where the f*** are you? I'm at the

airport, no one is here to meet me.

Sh*t, you're here already?

Look, I'll have someone

there in 30 minutes, okay?

Are you sure you're gonna send

someone? I'm jetlagged as hell.

Yes, I am sending someone.

I can take a taxi, it's fine.

No, no, no, relax, look,

they'll be right there, okay?

Yeah, I need you to pick up

someone at the airport.

Oh, please, by all means,

help yourself.

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