Krasue Krung Khon [The Dwarves Must Be Crazy] (2016)

Krasue Krung Khon
Director: Bin Bunluerit
Writer: Bin Bunluerit
Cast: Khomchit Taikhiri, Worawan Kanchon, Prachak Naeophila, Chaiphon Saksi, Phromlikhit Kraratphet, Ket SaiCharoen, Billy Pheenarak
Part of: /slash Filmfestival
Seen on: 7.5.2017
[Review by cornholio.]

Chaos erupts in a formerly peaceful village in the middle of the jungle when some of its inhabitants stumble upon a nest of fireflies and decide to eat it. Instead of a change of diet, those fireflies prove to be a change of entire existence, turning their consumers into never before seen, very hungry beings.

Apart from the fact that Krasue Krung Khon was shot entirely with actors who have dwarfism, there’s really nothing much to recommend the film. And even that is outweighed by the blatant voyeurism that comes with the film.

The movie ran late and I slept through big parts of it. But I don’t think that I missed much. Especially since the film has so little plot that I had no trouble following it despite sleeping probably through half of it.

What I saw of the film consisted mostly of slapstick – that came with a healthy dose of “Hahahaha look at the funny dwarves [Tolkien spelling intended]” – and was accompanied by the most obnoxious cartoon soundeffects that pulled my last nerve.

The film could have been a great opportunity for actors who usually don’t get many roles. But a film that invests so little time in research that they actually use “dwarves” in its English title instead of dwarfs, probably wouldn’t have been an example of empowerment for disabled people in any case. The film we got definitely wasn’t, giving neither its characters personalities nor its actors room to do anything but tumble around.

All of this means that the film is neither particularly funny nor engaging, nor really worth seeing at all.

Summarizing: Skip it.

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