Sabaidee 2: From Pakse with Love back to movies

  • Country: Laos
  • Director: Sakchai Deenan
  • Year: 2010
  • Duration: 90'

The ‘true story’ behind the making of ‘Good Morning, Luang Prabang’, the film follows Por, a struggling Thai filmmaker who agrees to work as a wedding photographer in southern Laos, misunderstanding that his payment will be made in relatively worthless Lao currency rather than Thai Baht. Determined to make the best of a bad situation, Por becomes captivated with one of the bridesmaids, Sorn. Despite having help from Sorn’s younger siblings, Por fails to woo Sorn, but uses her rejection as inspiration for a screenplay which he successfully pitches to a Thai film company after returning from Laos.