The Rocket (2014)

Rocket
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating None
Runtime 1hr 36mins.
Genres Drama, Foreign
Keywords competition, countryside, family, father/son, heartwarming, home, misfit, redemption, rural, survival, twins, village
Status Released
US Release Date
  
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Bridget Ikin Executive Producer n/a 174 3000004
Michael Wrenn Executive Producer n/a 174 3000003
P. Air Mutita Songkla Associate Producer n/a 171 3000005
Kim Mordaunt Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Nick Meyers Editor n/a 172 7000001
Andrew Commis Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
Triphet Rookachat Executive Producer n/a 174 3000002
Sylvia Wilczynski Producer n/a 3 3000001
Thep Phongam Actor Purple 1 1000003
Loungnam Kaosainam Actor Kia 1 1000002
Bunsri Yindi Actor Taitok 1 1000004
Alice Kohavong Actor Mali 1 1000005
Kim Mordaunt Director n/a 2 2000001
Sitthiphon Disamoe Actor Ahlo 1 1000001
Synopsis
Laos: Ten-year-old Ahlo, who is believed to bring bad luck, is blamed for a string of disasters. When his family loses their home and they are forced to move, Ahlo meets the spirited orphan Kia and her eccentric uncle, Purple: an ex-soldier with a purple suit, a rice-wine habit and a fetish for James Brown. Struggling to hang on to his father's trust, Ahlo leads his family, Purple and Kia through a land scarred by war in search of a new home. But bad luck seems to follow Ahlo, and in a last plea to prove he's not cursed, Ahlo builds a giant explosive rocket to enter the most lucrative but dangerous competition of the year: The Rocket Festival. As the most bombed country in the world shoots back at the sky, a boy will reach to the heavens for forgiveness.