Superstars (Super แหบแสบสะบัด)
Wednesday, 15 September
6:30 p.m. – Korean Studies Auditorium
Thailand, 2009 (85 min)
Thai with English Subtitles
Director: Pisut Praesaeng-Iam
Cast: Film Rattapoom Tokongsub, Kietisak “Sena Hoy” Udomnak, Noawarat Yuktanund, Kunacha “Mod” Chaiyarat, and Apaporn Nakhonsawan
In the wake of a crazed Korean Pop Music trend in Thailand, a drunken webcam performance sets in motion an endearing tale about the vapidity of pop culture, the price of fame and how wrong it is to deny people opportunities because of their appearance. Superstars (Super Hap Sap Sabud) stars Film Rattapoom as Tom, a young man who has gotten by in life on just his good looks. He can dance and choreograph, but has an atrociously grating voice that can barely be understood. Tom’s best friend is the loyal Teung, a talented composer and singer who is often ridiculed for being “short, dark, and fat.” However, when Tom’s drunkenly records himself performing one of Teung’s original tunes, his drunken lip-synch goes viral and catches the attention of a desperate record company exec who combine dynamic duo’s talents into the ultimate pop star – Tong Lee Hei. With delightful performances and a colorful collage of characters – including Thai teenyboppers, rapping loansharks, and a gay mafia godfather – this crowd-pleaser follows Tom and Teung’s ascent in the image-conscious Thai music industry. But will their friendship survive the lure of superstardom?
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