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So Be It

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So Be It (A-wang)

Directed by Kongdej Jaturanrasmee

  • Thailand 2014; 85 min
  • Original version: Thai
  • Genre: Documentary

  • From the director of WHERE WE BELONG presented at Asian Project Market


Two contrasting childhoods in a country shaped by Buddhism. At seven, William is something of a celebrity. Since his entertaining appearances in a reality show in which children follow in Buddha’s footsteps, this likeable boy has acquired quite a fan club. Back at school, William misses his venerable monk teacher from the show. He decides to spend his school holidays learning more from him and intends to become a monk himself in the future. Things are very different for eleven-year-old Bundit who lives far away from his parents in a huge religious school. It is more of an educational camp and Bundit has a hard time coping with the strict regime. When he returns to his family in the mountains, after years away, he truly blossoms.



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