The Beach | 2000

Drama, Adaptation
An American traveler in Thailand is given a map to a secret island inhabited by marijuana farmers and a small group living in a quasi-utopian society.

Cast

... Richard

Actor

... Francoise

Actor

... Sal

Actor

... Daffy

Actor

... Etienne

Actor

... Hustler

Actor

... Hotel Receptionist

Actor

... Cleaning Woman

Actor

... Travel Agent

Actor

... Zeph

Actor

... Sammy

Actor

Company

20th Century Fox Studio Facilities

Production Company

20th Century Fox Television Facilities

Production Company

AFM Lighting

Production Company

Production Company

Production Company

Production Company

Synopsis

In an age when all sensation seems to come digitally via the cell phone, video screen, pager and Internet, a young American backpacker named Richard yearns to experience something real. Arriving in Thailand with adventure on his mind, Richard rents a cheap hotel room in Bangkok where he meets an alluring French couple and Daffy, an old traveler ravaged by years of sun and drug abuse. Rambling and paranoid, Daffy tells Richard a tale of a secret island which he claims is a real paradise on Earth. The next day Richard finds a hand-drawn map pinned to his door of the island decribed by Daffy. When he seeks out Daffy, he finds him dead with his wrists slashed. Richard promptly persuades the French couple to find the beach and its secret community of travelers whose lives, on the surface, appear perfect and peaceful. However, Richard will soon learn what he has found is no paradise.

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