Australia, 2019, 92 min, Dir. Rodd Rathjen, Not Rated, Khmer & Thai with English subtitles, Kino Lorber


Buoyancy

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"Critic's Pick! A vivid fiction... insistently political." —Manohla Dargis, The New York Times

"A harrowing edge-of-your-seat adventure tale with social punch." —Deborah Young, The Hollywood Reporter

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Spirited 14-year-old Chakra yearns for independence while working the rice fields with his family. Unbeknownst to them, Chakra travels to Bangkok to make his fortune with the aid of a local broker who betrays him and his new friend Kea, selling them as slaves to a fishing captain. Trapped at sea, trawling fish for 22 hours a day, and surviving on just a handful of cold rice a day, Chakra's hope and humanity dwindle. But the teen musters up the strength to take control of the trawler - and seek freedom.


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