The Rocket | 2014

Drama, Foreign
In Laos, ten-year-old Ahlo is believed to bring bad luck and is blamed for several disasters. To prove he's not cursed, he builds an explosive rocket and enters the Rocket Festival.

Cast

... Ahlo

Actor

... Kia

Actor

... Purple

Actor

... Taitok

Actor

... Mali

Actor

Company

Production Company

Production Company

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.

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