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The Rocket

Overview

A 10-year-old boy from rural Laos strives prove to his family that he isn't cursed by building the rocket that will win him a major competition in this first-time feature from writer and director Kim Mordaunt. Ahlo Sitthiphon Disamoe is a young boy with some serious baggage; for as long as he can remember his family has claimed he was cursed. Fleeing into rural Laos with his father and grandmother as their village is emptied out to make way for a new dam, the trio happen across a rocket contest that captivates ...
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Overview

A 10-year-old boy from rural Laos strives prove to his family that he isn't cursed by building the rocket that will win him a major competition in this first-time feature from writer and director Kim Mordaunt. Ahlo Sitthiphon Disamoe is a young boy with some serious baggage; for as long as he can remember his family has claimed he was cursed. Fleeing into rural Laos with his father and grandmother as their village is emptied out to make way for a new dam, the trio happen across a rocket contest that captivates young Ahlo's imagination. Before long Ahlo's new friend Kia Loungnam Kaosainam and her oddball uncle -- a James Brown fanatic -- are helping the young boy to build his very own rocket. But this competition has an air of danger, and as Ahlo prepares for the big day, the risk only seems to grow.
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Special Features

Audio commentary by director Kim Mordaunt "Making of" featurette Theatrical trailer Image gallery
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/29/2014
  • UPC: 738329129125
  • Original Release: 2013
  • Rating:

  • Source: Kino Video
  • Region Code: 1
  • Aspect Ratio: Cinemascope (2.35:1)
  • Presentation: Color / Wide Screen
  • Sound: Dolby Digital Stereo, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround
  • Time: 1:36:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 45,782

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Sitthiphon Disamoe Ahlo
Loungnam Kaosainam Kia
Thep Phongam Purple
Bunsri Yindi Taitok
Sumrit Warin Toma
Alice Kohavong Mali
Technical Credits
Kim Mordaunt Director, Screenwriter
Andrew Commis Cinematographer
Bridget Ikin Executive Producer
Nick Meyers Editor
Sam Petty Sound/Sound Designer
Pauline Phayvanh Phoumindr Associate Producer
Triphet Rookachat Executive Producer
Mutita Na Songkla Associate Producer
Brooke Trezise Sound/Sound Designer
Sylvia Wilczynski Producer
Michael Wrenn Executive Producer
Caitlin Yeo Score Composer
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Scene Index

Disc #1 --The Rocket
1. Cursed [:11]
2. The Dam [9:17]
3. New Home [13:07]
4. Apology [8:54]
5. Exiled [9:38]
6. Ghost Town [8:40]
7. Building A Rocket [9:47]
8. Explosive Lesson [8:37]
9. The Festival Begins [7:24]
10. The Bat Flies [9:43]
11. Chapter 11 [10:28]
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Menu

Disc #1 --The Rocket
   Play Film
   Chapters
   Extras
      "Making Of" Featurette
      Image Gallery
      Trailers
         The Rocket
         A Touch Of Sin
         Camile Claudel 1915
         More Than Honey
         Computer Chess
   Set-Up
      Audio
         Lal 5.1 Surround Sound
         Feature-Length Commentary By Director Kim Nordaunt
      English Subtitles
         English Subtitles: On
         English Subtitles: Off
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