BAD GENIUS (ฉลาดเกมส์โกง)

Directed by: Nattawut Poonpiriya 2017 | 130 min.

Section: Southeast Asian Showcase

Premiere: Hawaii Premiere

Countries: Thailand

Languages: Thai, with English subtitles

Genres: Coming of Age, Drama, Thriller


Synopsis

The second film by Nattawut Poonpiriya (COUNTDOWN), BAD GENIUS shifts the heist thriller to a high school. Genius high school student Lynn (Chutimon Cheungcharoensukying), arrives to a prestigious high school on a full scholarship she earned from the many achievements of which her single father loves to boast. On picture day she befriends the beautiful and charismatic Grace (Eisaya Hosuwan), who encourages her to retake her picture since the ID will be used for 3 years. Grace can’t keep up academically and asks that Lynn tutor her. But on the day of an important test Grace forgets all the tutoring and begins to panic. Lynn decides to hand her the answers on a eraser and the plan succeeds.

At Grace’s behest, Lynn teams up with her and her extremely rich and handsome boyfriend Pat, to develop elaborate cheating methods that other students are willing to pay for. The scheme is a success and it leads to bigger opportunities overseas where fellow genius classmate, Bank is roped into their plan to make them all baht millionaires.

-Ariel Ushijima

 

 

Synopsis written by: Ariel Ushijima

Screenings

Saturday, November 04 6:00 PM Dole Cannery H Date Passed
Thursday, November 09 6:00 PM Dole Cannery E Date Passed

Cast & Crew

Director Nattawut Poonpiriya
Screenwriter Tanida Hantaweewatana
Producer Jira Maligool
Cast Chutimon Chuengcharoensukying, Eisaya Hosuwan, Chanon Santinatornkul, Teeradon Supapunpinyo, Thaneth Warakulnukroh
Cinematographer Phaklao Jiraungkoonkun

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