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LOVE ON DELIVERY / Fra Thailand til Thy by Janus Metz

In the northern part of Denmark there live 575 Thai-women married to Danish men. There was almost none 15 years ago. But Sommai was there - a former sex-worker from Pattaya.

With Sommai as the front woman "From Thailand to Thy" depicts a network of industrious and strong Thai-woman. They have to find a man for the niece Kae, who is in Denmark on three-month tourist-visa. With personal ads and female-intuition they are looking for the right man for Kae. The film starts with her arrival to Denmark and her meeting with a Danish man.

Through this rather different love story, one gets an intimate insight in the marriages between Danish men and their Thai-wives in the Northern part of Denmark. An insight that tells the story of globalization, poverty, prostitution and our common needs for security, love and "somebody to care about".

The film is an intrusive portrait that with a unique access reveals the life of a group of well-integrated Thai-women, whom all try to outlive the idea of western happiness and thereby the achievement of respect and social status back in Thailand.


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Production Facts

DK, 2008, 58 minutes.
Digital Betacam, DK-subtitles/UK-subtitles.

Director JANUS METZ, Producers JESPER JACK and HENRIK VEILEBORG, Researcher SINE PLAMBECH, Cinematographers LARS SKREE and HENRIK BOHN IPSEN, Film Editor MARION TUOR, Composer UNO HELMERSSON, Sound Designer THOMAS JÆGER.

Produced by UPFRONT FILMS in collaboration with DR by commissioning editors Anders Riis-Hansen and Søren Klovborg, and with the support of The Danish Film Institute by film consultant Michael Haslund-Christensen.


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DVD SALES:
The DVD features both films (Love on Delivery & Ticket to Paradise) and is sold at Danish Film Institute's bookshop and at Information Ishop

BROADCASTING RIGHTS:
DR International Sales, Kim Christiansen (kimc@dr.dk).
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Awards
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Durham Full Frame Docfest 2009 - HBO Emerging Filmmaker Award
Nordic Film days Lübeck 2009 - Best Documentary (with Ticket to Paradise)
Danish TV-award 2008 - Best Documentary
Danish Gold Doc 2008 - Best Documentary
Danish Gold Doc 2008 - Best Photography
Odense Film festival 2008 - Audience Award
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