Two Lottery Tickets / A Month in Thailand

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Three small town ne’er-do-wells hit the jackpot when they discover they hold the winning ticket to a €6 million lottery prize, only to discover the winning ticket is... nowhere to be found. This begins a madcap hunt for the two petty criminals who stole the fanny-pack containing the lucky scrap of paper. Paranoid potheads, would-be singers, exotic prostitutes, enterprising clairvoyants, and even a colorblind policeman cross their paths, generating one hilarious set piece after another. A buddy comedy produced on a shoestring budget, starring three of the most recognizable faces in Romanian movies, Paul Negoescu’s second feature merges a stoner’s shaggy-dog story with the sophisticated, intensely realistic style that has made that country's cinema one of the most enduring national film movements in the world. Think PINEAPPLE EXPRESS by way of Abbas Kiarostami.

Standing defiantly apart from the political ambitions of the Romanian New Wave, Paul Negoescu's debut feature is an impeccably observed comedy of errors and warm portrayal of contemporary Bucharest nightlife. Perfectly capturing the feeling of post-holiday year end ennui, A MONTH IN THAILAND orbits around it's sad-sack hero’s misadventures on New Year's Eve. A twilight odyssey through buffet-style restaurants with bad karaoke and clubs pumping out dance remixes of “The Power of Love”. Perpetually falling in and out of love, caught between paying cursory attention to his current girlfriend, with whom he’s about to take the titular trip in the new year, and longing for his former one, who seems to shadow him at every party. A bittersweet story of longing, regret, and indecisiveness.

directed by: Paul Negoescu
starring: Dragos Bucur, Dorian Boguta, Alexandru Papadopol, Andrei Mateiu, Ioana Anastasia Anton, Sinziana Nicola
2016/2012 / 171 min (combined) / 1.85:1 / Romanian 5.1 Surround with English subtitles

Additional info:
• 2-disc Region A Blu-ray Set
• English subtitles for both films
• MONICA COMES BACK (2014) - Short Film
• Video Introductions by Filmmaker Paul Negoescu
• Theatrical Trailer
• Booklet Essay by Mihai Chirilov, Artistic Director of the Transilvania International Film Festival
• Audio Commentary featuring Filmmaker Paul Negoescu, Co-Writer Vlad Trandafir, and Editor Alexandru Radu
• HORIZON (2012) - Short Film
• DERBY (2010) - Short Film
• Video Introductions by Filmmaker Paul Negoescu
• Theatrical Trailer