With its loud acting style, exuberant sets and stunning shots in pastel colours, this Thai cult film is as much a parody as an homage to the Western and the romantic tearjerker.
110 min, UK:101 min
1.85 : 1
Action, Comedy, Romance
Outlaw, Gun, Shootout, Thailand, Fight
Melodrama, Modern Western
Class Differences, Forbidden Love
Stylized, Frantic, Quirky, Decadent
Has Detailed Data (New)
1, 2, 3, 7, 8
Country Of Origin
Tears of the Black Tiger (Thai: ฟ้าทะลายโจร, or Fa Thalai Chon, literally, "the heavens strike the thief") is a 2000 Thai western film written and directed by Wisit Sasanatieng. The story of a tragic romance between Dum, a fatalistic, working-class hero, who has become an outlaw, and Rumpoey, the upper-class daughter of a provincial governor, it is equal parts homage to and parody of Thai action films and romantic melodramas of the 1950s and 1960s.
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