EXT. BANGKOK. NIGHT
tricycle ("tuk-tud") and its Thai driver.
taxis, road works, food vendors, dogs, tourists.
Music and credits.
Richard climbs down from the tuk-tuk
When you hit Bangkok, there's really only
of Thai's and travelers.
The Khao San Road is a decompression
chamber between east and west. It's where
tropical air for the very first time, or
You need somewhere to stay?
I'll be OK, Thanks.
What do you want? Sell your passport? Buy
passport? Airline tickets? You want silk?
I'll take you to the best silk place? You
get a suit in twenty-four hours. Diamonds?
You want to come with me, you get present
for your girlfriend. Maybe no girlfriend.
You want a girl, no problem. Good time.
Boy girl fucking no problem. You want to
drink some snake blood?
You want designer clothes? I get you
Versache, Gucci, Armani, no problem. You
want a camera, all the best makes: Nikon,
Leica, Canon I can get you.
Yeah, it's all here: you an phone home,
meet up with strangers, split up with
while you sip Budweiser and eat a burger
but you could only find it here. And what
do they want, all these people?
Various young travelers, male and female, in snapshot
Where you been?
Where you going?
I've been there.
It's a waste of time.
We just got back.
How much did it cost?
A complete rip off.
Too many people. There's a much better
place along the coast.
We're going exploring. We've read this
Some sort of sewage problem, apparently.
got air conditioning.
something about a place, and something
about yourself. And when you get off the
beaten track, that's where you find out
what there is to find out.
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
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