In just a few hours, at an unusual love motel on the outskirts of Bangkok called Motel Mistress, four (human) lives intertwine and change forever. Sopol, a typical Thai father-like figure with kinky and dangerous sexual fetishes, brings his new young prey, a school girl named Laila, to room number 7, his custom-made erotic chamber. Tul, a former child actor who has been reported missing by his mother and causing the media to speculate wildly over his alleged delusional belief that aliens are coming to take him away, shows up at the motel, determined to check into room number 5 and paint it all black. Tot, a motel staffer, dreams of a cooler job, and perhaps the handsome reward money offered by Tul’s mother for information on her son’s whereabouts could be useful. Sexy Vicky arrives just in time to help her friend Laila from falling under Sopol’s violent domination. These four lives eventually connect in a way that none of them could have anticipated. All are “taken away.” Because …
User Reviews: Saw this movie at the Rotterdam film festival (IFFR.COM) 2016. It was presented as part of the official Competition section, which this year was confined to only eight movies. The latter inevitably gives rise to expectations, but whatever qualities were intended, this movie is completely lost on me. I did not understand anything of it. Neither the plot nor the story line nor the motives of the protagonists that I could spot, nor was there a morale or any takeaway message. The only thing that springs to mind is WTF?? I’m unable to write anything useful about it. Other festival visitors apparently agreed as this movie ended at a lowly 164th place (out of 178) for the audience award, and the IMDb score below 5 (out of 10) is along the same line.