Syndromes and a Century

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Released 2006

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Syndromes and a Century

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Director:
Apichatpong Weerasethakul
Released:
2006
Rating:
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Dr. Nohng (Jaruchai Iamaram) joins the staff of a small, isolated clinic in Thailand after being interviewed by harried female Dr. Toey (Nantarat Sawaddikul), growing closer to her and dentist Dr. Ple (Arkanae Cherkam), who once dreamed of being a country singer. In the film's second half, Nohng is once again questioned by Toey before receiving a job, this time in a more urban setting. Working alongside alcoholic Dr. Wan (Wanna Wattanajinda), Nohng settles into his new routine.

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  • 70

    The New York Times A.O. Scott

    Syndromes and a Century, like its curious title, has the logic of a dream, a piece of music or perhaps a John Ashbery poem. Its coherence is evident; it is too lovely and lucid to ...

  • 70

    The Hollywood Reporter

    An artful experiment that's imposingly cryptic but comes from a respected filmmaker, it should appeal to its art house niche.

  • 60

    Variety

    By the end, nothing much has happened, but all the same, picture casts a witchy kind of spell with its deep-breath pacing and undertow of unspecified malaise.

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