Thursday, August 22, 2013

The Iron Ladies



2000 Thai Feature
Alternate Title: Satree lek

Cast: Jesdaporn Pholdee, Sahaphap Tor, Ekachai Buranapanit, Giorgio Maiocchi, Chaicharn Nimpulsawasdi, Kokkorn Benjathikoon and Shiriohana Hongsopon
Director: Youngyooth Thongkonthun
Writers: Visuttchai Boonyakarnjawa, Jira Maligool and Youngyooth Thongkonthun

Synopsis:
A Thai male volleyball team competes in the national championships with a team consisting mostly of gay men, transvestites and transsexuals.

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Ratings:
  • Internet Movie Database: 6.7 /10
  • Rotten Tomatoes - Critics: 55% / Audience: 71%
  • Metacritic - Critics: 50% / Audience: 9.3 %

Buy/Rent:
  • DVD: Available



Trailer:


Awards:
  • Berlin International Film Festival Reader Jury of the "Siegessäule" Award and Teddy Award - Special Mention.
  • Dallas OUT TAKES Awards for Best Feature and Outstanding Cast Ensemble.
  • Dublin Gay & Lesbian Film Festival Audience Award for Best Feature Film.
  • New York Lesbian and Gay Film Festival Audience Award for Best Feature.
  • San Francisco International Lesbian & Gay Film Festival Audience Award for Best Feature.

Notes/Trivia:
  • Based on the true story of the 1996 Thailand National Champion Volleyball Team.
  • The real "Iron Ladies" are shown during the end credits.

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