Elephant White takes place in a modern day Thailand where rival criminal syndicates regularly compete against each other. Curtie Church (Djimon Hounsou) is in the middle of it all. He is the hitman who is sent to cut off the head of the criminal syndicate responsible for the gruesome death of a local girl. Despite not knowing much about his client and the risk of the assignment, Curtie is not one to turn a job down. Helping Curtie along his journey is a local arms smuggler called Jimmy the Brit (Kevin Bacon) and a mysterious character that goes by the name of Mae (Jirantanin Pitakporntrakul). However, Curtie makes many more enemies than he does friends. Curtie causes much infighting and paranoia between the criminal syndicates while tracking his target down. Curtie's straightforward hit turns into an all out war against the corrupt sex industry in Bangkok. Will Curtie's mission be a success?