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The Road to Mandalay

A powerful and tragic love story, The Road To Mandalay follows two illegal immigrants from Myanmar struggling to survive in the bustling cities of Thailand.

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Please note that this version is with Dutch subtitles. Click here for the version with English subtitles.

The human traffickers have a well-established route: from Myanmar into Thailand across the Mekong River at Tchilek, along quiet country roads, passing bribed police checkpoints and into Bangkok, where the illegal migrants are on their own. Lianqing is one of five illegals who travels this route one summer night in 2013. Along the way a fellow migrant called Guo is kind to her, and their fates later become entwined. Once in Thailand, Lianqing finds ‘underground’ jobs, saves money and finds out where to buy fake identity papers with the hope of making it to Taiwan. But Guo has different ambitions.

Midi Z, Myanmar, Taiwan, 2016, 108 min. Birmaans spoken, Dutch subtitles. With Kai Ko, Ke-Xi Wu.
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