She devises a system of hand signals, based on certain piano pieces, and uses them to send answers during exams. Most agreed, however, that despite any flaws, the film succeeded in providing excellent entertainment value. Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival. It won the Best Feature award at the New York Asian Film Festival, and lead actress Chutimon received the festival's Screen International Rising Star Asia award at the film's screening. The actors underwent acting workshops for a couple of months before filming commenced. Heart raced in it like few other films. This movie might not criticise the Thai educational system directly but its story clearly reflects perennial problems in the Thai system.
Matichon Weekly in Thai 5—11 May 2017. The film was released internationally throughout East and Southeast Asia, as well as in Australia and New Zealand. And that accomplice has to be a genius too. She turns him down, telling him that she's made her choice. Thai Film Archive in Thai. I would say that this is the main selling point of this movie.
With a challenging economy at home, audiences will not risk pricey cinema tickets whereas top Hollywood movies are a safer bet. The production values are up there with Hollywood standards and it suits the thriller genre perfectly. However, Bank returns to confront Lynn, telling her to finish what she started. Box Office receipts offer clear evidence that Thai movies can hardly turn a profit. Jira came up with the film's premise when he heard on the news that scores were being cancelled in China due to a cheating scandal. Behind the escalator, behind the extrusions in the wall, even just sitting on a bench and pretending to read a newspaper might have done it! Inspired by real-life news of students cheating on the , the film transplants the heist film structure to a school-exams setting, and features themes of class inequality as well as teen social issues.
The creative use of playing piano and innovative techniques of modern age and traditional cheating methods are a joy to watch. Tell me the truth, do you like the smell of my hair? About ten crew members flew to Australia from Thailand, while most of the Sydney filming unit was sourced locally. Pat Grace's boyfriend learned about the assistance and proposed that Lynn started to help others in passing their exams, with fees. A remake of the film, to be supervised by and co-produced by , and , was announced in June 2018. Her father wants her to transfer to an elite school so that she could have a better chance in education.
The 21-year-old is a fashion model and a fine arts student at Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok. However, on the eve of their flight, Pat lets slip that it was he who ordered the thugs to beat up Bank, in order to force him to join their scheme. Stills from were used as a colour palette reference during post-production work done with Kantana Post Production. The film won a record-breaking twelve categories at the 27th , as well as multiple awards on the international festival circuit. Major Platinum Cineplex By Huawei Facebook page in Lao. Santinatornkul plays the character Bank in Bad Genius. The film's conceit is to turn it into a gladiatorial ring, a place of risk, wit and sublime deception.
Reported cheating techniques include hired agents taking the test in earlier time zones in order to identify questions used in the test. Lead actress , who plays Lynn, is a fashion model making her acting debut. Similar to many countries in Asia, the capability of Thai students is not measured by their application of knowledge but by their memorisation ability. She is then approached by Grace's rich boyfriend Pat, who offers payment in exchange for also helping him and his friends. A brilliant scene - well shot, great music, nice twist with the food dispenser but one flaw: why run when you can hide? In Thailand, critics praised the film's concept and design, which tackled a familiar, mundane subject and turned it into an exciting caper thriller—something never before seen in Thai cinema.
Jamsai Book Fan Facebook page in Thai. Lynn struggles to memorise the final section herself, but finally pulls through. National Federation of Motion Pictures and Contents Associations. It was one of the four finalists considered by the for , but was not chosen, in favour of 2016's. Hosuwan was cast in the horror movie Siam Square earlier this year.
Lynn, a genius high school student who makes money by cheating tests, receives a new task that leads her to set foot on Sydney, Australia. Most of the filming took place in Thailand, while about 30 percent was shot on location in Sydney, Australia. However, there are also flaws in the over-stylisation. The success this endeavour has seen could bring some changes to Thai cinema. It transplants the heist film structure to a school-exams setting and features themes of class inequality as well as teen social issues.