Final Score

Do you still remember your last high school year? Long hours in tutoring schools after tiring school days, joyless school breaks and far too many sleepless nights have become parts of Thai high schoolers’ lives. Nowaday Thai kids seem to enjoy their lives less and live them just for one fixed purpose – to earn themselves places in “good” universities. A year before the entrance exam is a horrible year for these high schoolers because, to most of them, it is the exam that would change their lives.

Final Score is a documentary by Soraya Nakasuwan. The film shows the lives of four 12th graders 365 days before their entrance exam. No script. No acting. For 95 minutes, you will see the hardship that each of them has to endure, their worries, anxieties, hopes and dreams. For 95 minutes, you will come to understand how the Thai social value has forced these young souls to face such difficult lives and decisions.


The movie is schedule to show in February. Maybe we’ll learn something from the movie. For the trailer, click here. Also Bangkok Post has previewed the film along with other great expectations.

4 Comments so far

  1. Bonafide (unregistered) on January 8th, 2007 @ 12:47 pm

    where’s all the cute girls?

  2. Korbua (unregistered) on January 8th, 2007 @ 1:48 pm

    Hidding somewhere in the film… so I guess you have to watch! :P

  3. Oakley (unregistered) on January 9th, 2007 @ 12:54 pm

    Cute! It’s about time for some good Thai documentary. I mean, I’ve been away a long time. Has there even been a popular Thai documentary? You know, the US has (okay fine) Bowling for Columbine, This Film Is Not Yet Rated, Supersize Me, etc.

  4. Korbua (unregistered) on January 12th, 2007 @ 5:22 pm

    I don’t think there is any popular Thai documentary. Well… none that I know anyone. I hope this one would be good. :)

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