Synopsis: In Phuket Island, Thailand, the architect Paul Bellmer and his wife Jeanne lost their son Joshua in a tsunami six months ago. Jeanne is disturbed and has not accepted the loss of her beloved son. While watching some footages from Myanmar (former Burma), Jeanne is convinced that a boy wearing a Manchester United shirt in a poor village is Joshua, and Paul accepts to seek out their son in the sea gypsies camp. They hire the trafficker Thaksin Gao and they travel in the boat of master Sonchai to search Joshua. After a series of weird incidents, Sonchai leaves the trio in an abandoned village. They have to walk through the jungle where they face a journey to hell.
Director(s): Fabrice du Welz
Production: Wild Bunch Distribution
  1 win & 3 nominations.
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96 min

They were on sale.

The old ones might be too small now.

- Paul, hi.

- Hi, Paul.

- Come in, friends, come in.

- How are you doing?

- Wow!

- I'm sorry, friends,

- I will have to introduce you...

- What've you been doing? some of our donors.

- My God, you look beautiful.

- Of course.

- We want that money, we want that money.

Andreas, may I introduce you

to Jeanne and Paul Bellmer?

- Hi, nice to meet you.

- Hello.

Paul is a volunteer

on the orphanage project.

Volunteer? You look a bit too old

to be an idealist, Paul.

- No. He's the architect, Andreas.

- Charming.

The architect.

What brings you two to Phuket?

We came for a Christmas holiday and...

We just decided to stay.

- You work for Matty?

- Yeah, that's right.

Fresh meat.

Don't mind me,

I'm straight out of the jungle.

I work up on the Andaman coast,

I've forgotten small talk.

- Kimberly Park.

- Paul Bellmer.

Very nice to meet you, Paul Bellmer.

Maybe they'll say, "Why don't you sleep?"

I have to go back.

You can't stay awake like that.

It's late, late, late, late.

Try to close your eyes.

Do you want me to sing a song?

No, you don't want me to sing a song?

Close your eyes now.

Okay, close.

He couldn't sleep.

So that's what we've been doing

with your donations.

- Good, huh?

- Thank you, thank you.

What follows is what we want you guys

to spend your money on next.

This is footage of Kim's stuff from Burma.

It's raw material, it's very hard.

Getting the aid there is an emergency, okay?

This is South Tanintharyi division.

There are a lot of Moken and Salone natives

in the islands there.

Sea gypsies.

How did you manage to get into Burma?

I thought the border was totally closed.

I had to get in with the help of the Triad.

I took one of Thaksin Gao's boats.

He's been bringing girls from the region

to his bars for so long,

he knows everyone, including the military.

Believe me,

it's the only safe way into Burma.

Now, back to the village.

Up to this point,

they've been completely left on their own.

They have received no medication,

no food, no shelters.

- Nothing.

- Stop. Stop the tape.

Could you give me the remote, please?

Darling. Excuse me.

Darling? What are you doing?

- Jeanne?

- Paul.

- Yeah, darling.

- It's Joshua.


It's him.

It's my son.

I knew it.

You know as well as I do

there is no way Josh is on that DVD.

She seems pretty sure about it.

Maybe you should take her

and see a doctor.

Do you mind if I take this?

- You take care of her, Paul.

- Yeah.

Come on, darling.

It was him.

I don't know.

Yes, Paul, everything.

The way he moved, his hair, you know.

He was even wearing that

- red Manchester United top, you know.

- Come on,

there's a lot of fucking Manchester United

tops in the world, darling.

- You heard the stories, right?

- Yeah.

That Swedish boy that was taken

- from the hospital in broad daylight.

- Oh, Christ, but this is...

- But we know that there's a...

- They're rumors, darling.

- Yeah, but listen to me.

- You can't...

Okay, we know that there's a trade

in white children, right?

- Yeah.

- Right.

No, we don't know that

there's a trade in white children.

- But we... We guess there's one.

- No! I'm just...

- Kim said it.

- I'm not sure!

- What about if Josh was taken from...

- I'm not sure!

I am sure.

All right, okay.

I know it was him and I know he's alive.

Well, I'm not so sure, darling.

Then maybe I know him better than you do.

- No, you can't say that.

- Yes, I can.

- You can't fucking say that to me, darling!

- Yes, I can.

We're both really tired.

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