Ticket to Paradise
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Ticket to Paradise
IDFA 2008

Ticket to Paradise

Fra Thy til Thailand
Janus Metz
58 min
International Premiere
Festival history
This sequel to Janus Metz's goes from the Thy region of Denmark, where 500 Thai women have come to get married, back to Thailand. After Kjeld and his Thai wife Kae have walked down the aisle, the newlyweds pay a visit to Kae's native country. Kjeld returns alone, awaiting a decision from the Immigration Service in Copenhagen, and meanwhile Kae takes Danish lessons back in Bangkok. Because they've only known each other for a short time, they have to wait for a permanent residence permit. In the meantime, Frank finds out that his wife Basit has a son in Thailand and that she wants to bring him to Denmark. This won't be cheap for Frank, but he'd do just about anything for the love of his life. In Kae's village, foreign men are a coveted prey. The young Saeng likes the idea too, but she's still too young to marry a Dane. Spurred on by her mother and her friend Lom, who can teach her the ropes of prostitution, she goes to the tourist resort of Pattaya to indulge foreign men. Through several Thai women's stories, shows how the mechanism of supply and demand works in a globalised world. To Thai women, Denmark is a paradise, and vice versa.
Screening copy
    Danish Film Institute
    Danish Film Institute
World Sales
    Cosmo Film A/S
    Cosmo Film A/S
Involved TV Channel
    Danmarks Radio/TV1
    Danmarks Radio/TV1