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The Rocket

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.

Product Details

Release Date: 04/29/2014
UPC: 0738329129125
Original Release: 2013
Rating: NR
Source: Kino Video
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen, Color]
Sound: [Dolby Digital Stereo, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time: 1:36:00

Special Features

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

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

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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