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Railway Sleepers - Thailand
  • Country: Thailand
  • Director: Sompot Chidgasornpongse
  • Year: 2016
  • Duration: 102'

As both a record and a celebration of what it is like to live in Thailand today, Railway Sleepers explores the close connection between Thai people and the Thai railway. By showing life on both the inside and the outside of the train cars, the film turns the train into the microcosm of life in contemporary Thailand. With mundane talk, outward gazes, exchanged glances, sitting, and sleeping, the film depicts a 2-day, 2-night trip from the north to the south. As the vehicle’s rhythm synchronizes with the mechanism of the movie camera, the long history of the Thai train is encapsulated in this moving entity.