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Arnold Is a Model Student

Arnon pen nakrian tuayang

Inspired by the Bad Student movement calling for educational reform in Thailand, Arnold Is a Model Student follows the titular protagonist as he joins forces with the corrupt Mr. Bee and an underground syndicate of misfits helping students cheat on their exams. This accessible yet subversive debut feature from Sorayos Prapapan pivots deftly between absurdist humour, heartfelt moments, and urgent gestures of cinematic protest. Drawing on his own childhood experiences of the strict school system, and interlacing footage from contemporary news and social media, Prapapan acknowledges a continuum of generational experience and reminds the viewer that the fiction of the film is rooted in reality.

Director

Sorayos Prapapan

Countries

France Philippines Singapore Thailand The Netherlands

Year

2022

Premiere

UK Premiere

Dialogue Language

Thai

Subtitle Language

Primary Contact

Wouter Jansen

Sales

Wouter Jansen