Ticket to Paradise

Janus Metz, Denmark, 2008

60 min.DK/Documentary

In a small village in the north east of Thailand there are two kinds of families. Those who have a daughter married to a Dane, and those who don't. The first mentioned live in concrete buildings, the latter in small wooden cottages. Sommai is the queen of the village. Normally she works at a factory in Denmark. But now she is back in Thailand, where the young girls flock around her. They hope she can help them find a Danish husband. Life in the west, however, has its price and the women often need to make difficult decisions while pursuing their dreams. For the newly married Kae this means that she has to leave her child behind. And for the young girl Saeng, the ticket to paradise is through the sex-bars in Pattaya.
Basic information Credits Festivals & awards
Original title Fra Thy til Thailand
Danish title Fra Thy til Thailand
Keywords Thailand, Women, Northern Jutland
Director Janus Metz
Screenplay Janus Metz, Sine Plambech
Producer Jesper Jack, Henrik Veileborg
Director of Photography Lars Skree
Editor Marion Tuor
Sound Hansjörg "Bobby" Hess
Composer Uno Helmersson
Production country Denmark
Production company Cosmo Film Doc
Domestic distribution Cosmo Film
International sales DR International Sales
Technical info color
Danish festival release 12.11.2008, Grand, CPHDOX 2008
DFI subsidy Konsulentstøtte
Danish rating Allowed for all
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Production company Cosmo Film Doc
Domestic distribution Cosmo Film


Direction Janus Metz


Screenplay Janus Metz
Screenplay Sine Plambech


Producer Jesper Jack
Producer Henrik Veileborg


Cinematography Lars Skree


Stills Lars Skree


Editing Marion Tuor


Music Uno Helmersson


Sound Hansjörg "Bobby" Hess

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Awards and nominations

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Award Year Festival
Special Mention Danish DOX Award 2008 CPH:DOX 2008

Festival screenings

Festival Festival date
Prague, One World Human Rights Film Festival 2010-03-10
Lübeck, Nordische Filmtage 2009-11-04
Reykjavik Film Festival 2009-09-17
Odense Internationale Film Festival 2009-08-17
Wellington - New Zealand Film Festival 2009-07-17
Vilnius International Film Festival 2009-03-20
Austin, SXSW Film Festival 2009-03-13
Thessaloniki Documentary Festival 2009-03-13
Amsterdam, IDFA 2008-11-20
CPH:DOX 2008-11-07
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