Butterfly Man

Synopsis: Adventure/romance about an English backpacker whose world falls apart when he meets and falls in love with a beautiful girl on an exotic Thai island.
Genre: Romance
Director(s): Kaprice Kea
Production: De Warrenne Pictures
  2 wins & 1 nomination.
95 min

- Show me how to go this place.|- (THAI Pai-tang-non-ja)

- No, go to this way?|- (THAI Mai-chai-pai-tang-non)

(THAI 163/2 Ban-Kok-Putsa)

Can anyone here speak English?

I'm looking for this village...

Seem to have lost my way.

No problem you are here.|This is Ban Kok Putsa.

I have important news to tell you...

I've come a long way...

"Amazing Thailand", 6,000 miles.

Another continent, another culture,|another planet.

Great feeling to be leaving England behind.

Don't know what to expect...

but hoping for something new.

Thailand was Kate's idea|to develop our relationship.

But driving from the airport,

Bangkok didn't quite seem|what we had expected.

Somehow I'd imagined something|a little less... concrete,

less western.

Twenty baht, huh?

Hey, want to look here, madam.|Have everything you want.

Check this.

Come on, Kate.

- What're you doing?|- I thought you needed a bed.

Can't you just wait a minute?

So let's dump the bags...|then go shopping yeah...

You want room? Have room here.

I'm going out.

Going out where?

Don't know... somewhere... outside.

Meet some locals.

By yourself?

For a couple of hours, yeah...

- What?|- Nothing.

Give me a break.

You want a break, fine, have one.

but I won't be here when you get back.

- Come on Kate. You're tired...|- Well, you noticed.

You've been acting funny|since you been on the plane.

Yeah... well, travel does that|to some people.

And after all I am a woman...

Tell me about it.

Maybe we should just forget it.

What do you mean?

Never mind.

No, what do you mean?

Adam, just go out and meet your locals.

If you've got something to say Kate,|just say it.

Adam just leave it.

- No... what have you got to say.|- Right.

I don't fancy you anymore.

You've brought me all this way|to tell me that.

No, Adam. I've brought myself|all this way to relax.

And you are just irritating...

and so heavy.

Yes Sir. I can take you.

A helpful guy in a tuk-tuk offered|to show me around...

VIP Massage, Good for you.

...but gazing at girls in a goldfish|bowl isn't really my scene.

And the endless rows of watches,|CDs and designer labels...

only reminded me of|what I'm trying to escape from.

So I wandered off down|an old railway track...

and got my first taste of Tom Yum soup|and Thai wisdom.

Farang, farang. Sit down, sit down.

Farang? What is farang?

Farang mean foreigner. You farang.

If you think good, speak good,|do good, happiness come.

If you think no good,|speak no good, do no good,

problem come.

Chork Dee. Good luck for you.


Adam, I had to cash my cheques,|here is your share...

sorry, its so bulky but you should|get yourself organised next time.

You see, I meant it.|Better we go our separate ways -

maybe this trip will make a man of you.

See you on the flight home.|Kisses, Kate...

PS. Don't come looking for me.

For a moment, Kate's note was a shock...

then there was a weird sense of relief...

so when I heard her laughing,

it was as if I hadn't known her at all.

Let's get acquainted.

You want to bought me.|I see you look me, madam.

I have everything you want. Check me.

Day 2|Break up with my girlfriend on first night...

going to take a bus south.

Inside. Chaweng. Chaweng.

Yeah, I'll take it.

I'm really sorry. Was that your dinner?

I'm sorry. Here. Um...

(Out... Mai-ao. Mai-ao. )

Um... you have small money?

No, I haven't. It's... it's ok.|Mai pen rai.

You speak Thai?

Oh, just phrasebook stuff you know.

Mai pen rai-no problem.

Isn't that the first thing you learn|when you get here?

Sabai, sabai.

Sabai, sabai. What does that mean?

Take it easy...

Come on. You want to play or not?

I'd love to but I don't think|they gonna let me.

Sorry, enjoy your food, yeah.


(OUT Puchai Khon Nee Loe Dee Nor. )

(OUT Jai Dee Duay. (Good Heart)

Let's go. Finally.


Come on. Your serve.

Where you going handsome man?

sit down.

- No no, I'm just...|- Do you want to drink?

- No no, I'm not stopping.|- You got lady?

No... er... no no no, got no lady.

You want to go with me?

No... er... well, I'd love to but as|I say I'm just looking around, yeah?

If you go with me,

good for you and good for me.

I take care.

No charge for you.|I give for free. Lor (Handsome).

Look, maybe I come back. Yeah...

- Are you sure?|- Maybe.

- Sure?|- Sure. See you later yeah?

I don't have money.|My family is very poor.

Yeah, baby. That's sweet.

Excuse me sir. How old are you?

Yeah, Sorry,|can I have like er... local beer,

- Thai beer, or something?|- No... no, no, no.

Try some of this local grog,|recommended.

Sharpens vision, mildly hallucinogenic.

Sounds like a bit in contradiction?

New boy in town, ah?

Yeah, just been acquainting myself|with the local customs.

No, no, no, I'll get these.

I'd be careful carrying that|lot around if I was you,

specially if you're having a couple|of these, ha.

Yeah, well... its my divorce settlement.

Ah... not another broken marriage?

Yeah, Unbelievable, first night.

That's no world record in this place son.

This place does strange things to people.

Sounds like the voice of experience.

Oh yes.

So what do you do,|like work here or something?

I've got my finger in a few little pies,|you know.

It's a great life.

Come along, chin-chin.

Oh... f*** me.

Have you tried Thai massage yet?

Man, you see,|the beauty about Thai massage...

apart from its health benefits...

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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