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on: June 01, 2019, 09:03:19 PM


Lynn, a genius high school student who makes money by cheating tests, receives a new task that leads her to set foot on Sydney, Australia. In order to complete the millions-Baht task, Lynn and her classmates have to finish the international STIC(SAT) exam and deliver the answers back to her friends in Thailand before the exam takes place once again in her home country.

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"...winner of the Best Feature prize at the recently-wrapped New York Asian Film Festival. Thai writer/director Nattawut Poonpriya’s “Bad Genius” is a brilliant crowdpleaser, anchored by a great performance from future star Chutimon Chuengcharoensukying but working primarily because of a razor-sharp script, remarkable editing, and brilliant concept. Poonpriya basically transports the structure of a heist movie on a film about teenagers who come up with an elaborate plan to cheat on their high school exams. It’s as if Aaron Sorkin wrote a caper flick set in high school, and it’s as much clever fun as that sounds."
   --Brian Tallerico, rogerebert.com

A real find.  This gem from 2017 is worth hunting down...   (A bonus is the dazzlingly beautiful smile of Eisaya Hosuwan in the supporting role of Grace.)
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