Poor Folk (2012) Trailer
Trailer for Poor Folk.
Arranged by a smuggling syndicate, A Hong and his young teen sister, along with a group of Burmese young, sneaked across the Myanmar/Thailand border and arrived at a remote town called Dagudi in Northern Thailand. A Hong's sister was taken away by the gangs, which was a deal her Mother made for the money. A Hong went to Bangkok and worked under a tour guide, a wildcatter from Myanmar who has lived in Thailand illegally for years. The flood killed the tourism business. A Hong followed this big brother back to Dagudi, trying to sell a batch of medicine that could be made into profitable drug to local gang leaders. All A Hong wanted was to get the cash quickly and redeemed his sister, but he couldn't reach the smuggling ring any longer. The phone number never worked.
San Mei, a young Burmese woman who was assigned a job by the smuggling syndicate to fetch A Hong's sister, had been taking her risk by smuggling Burmese teenage girls overseas, hoping to exchange for her Taiwanese Identification Card promised by the gang leader for years. After accomplishing the last assignment, she realized the dream to gain the sense of security is hopeless.
Unfolded through two parallel narratives, this is a border story woven between Tolstoy, amphetamines and Durian.