Synopsis: A nihilistic border detective is psychologically and emotionally terrorized by the disappearance of his 9 year old daughter. His life spirals into the deeper depths of darkness while frequenting the underworld of El Paso for clues, which leaves him gasping for air as sudden moments of clairvoyance lead him closer to regaining his previous life, his daughter, his wife and his sanity!
Genre: Crime, Thriller
100 min


You notice the spider angioma?

Can you tell him I'm gonna check his eyes?

Look up.

His lungs are clear. His heart's okay.

His liver's distended.

Always look at the patient in the eyes.

You'll see the pain before you hear it.

Your liver's not well, sir. Okay?

And if you keep drinking,

it's gonna kill you.

So do yourself a favour...

What happened?

Traffic accident. More coming.

Get on the radio to district

and get me an ambulance.

If they don't have one, get me a truck.


We have an open chest wound...

Lung is collapsed.

Label him "red"

Label her black.

Give her some morphine.

Keep pressure on there.

Can we get an IV in here, please?

Blood pressure's very low.

Label her "red"

She has an open fracture of the tibia.

Are you the mother?

Label her "red.

This is our number one.

This guy needs a chest tube.

He's the first one out,

How did it go?

It went well.

All we have to do now

is excise this wound...

get rid of all that black tissue.

Of course, yeah.





Come on!


You got it?

Push some saline, come on!

Come on!

She's gone.

John... John, you have to move on.

We have six other patients.

We have to move on now.

Please. Take your hand off of me.

I can fix this.

Get the next one in here.

No no no. I can fix this.

Come on!

Push some more saline!

You need to take some time to decide...

whether this is where you want to be...

or whether you want to

be a part of this team.

When I call it, it is over.

Take a couple weeks.

I'd like one ticket to Ban Nakasang.

How long's the bus ride?

12 hours. Wow.

Thank you!

How much?

It's beautiful.

It's fine. I'll take it.

You pay tomorrow.

In the morning?

Oh... Good good.

Yeah? Alright.

Thank you.

Here you go.

Thank you, very much.



Hey guys.

What can I get you?

Uh... scotch and Coke for me...

Yeah, that sounds good...

Yeah, two scotch and Cokes. Thanks, mate.

Thanks, Chai. Just put it on the tab.

What's up, ladies?

Do you mind if we sit here?

Is it alright if we sit with you ladies?

Yeah? I'm sitting down.

Thank you so much.

Do you guys speak Lao?

Uh... Yeah.

Well, we can say a couple things.

No, no, no sharing.

That's your shot. That's yours.

Do you think, maybe, she's had enough?

Come on, guys.

- She should stop.

- Yeah, yeah, yeah.

Cool. Nice one bro.

- Shoes

- Oh, sorry.

We good?

That's assuming my feet are

cleaner than my shoes.

From the Australian...

Really? That asshole got me a drink...

I'll pass.

Another beer?

No, I'll have... what you got?

I'll have a whisky.

Johnny Walker? Yeah.

Do you know those guys?

Oh, they've been here for a week.

Really noisy. Annoying.

Probably won't feel good tomorrow.

I gave them the special brown ice.

Give them a little taste from the river.

You're a bad man.

Good ice for you, my friend.

Now that's good.

Wanna have a glass with me?


By the way, I'm Chai.

John. John Lake.

- John.

- Yeah.

Can't believe I spoke to you all night...

and I didn't even know your name.

How much do I owe you?


70,000 is fine.

Thai doesn't seem fair.

I'll cover your drinks, and...

I'm a millionaire. So, you know...

- It's not hard to be one here.

- No it's not.

You're poor when you're a millionaire.

300,000 for you.

Thank you.

Yeah, this was great. I needed it.

Have a good night, my friend.

See you tomorrow.

What did I do?

Hey, how you feeling?

F*ck off.

What's going on here?

What the f*ck did you do, man?

What the f*ck did you do?

What the f*ck did you do!?



What the f*ck did I do?

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