SANPEET (POISON)

original title:

SANPEET (POISON)

country:

Italy

year:

2001

film run:

27’

format:

colour

status:

Ready (25/06/2003)

festivals & awards:

  • Human Rights Watch New York '03, Tampere Film Festival ’03, Ficma Environmental Film Festival ‘02, Idfa Amsterdam ‘01, Torino Film Festival ‘01, Rome Independent Film Festival ‘01, Genova Film Festival ’02 Unicef Award Rome Independent Film Festival, Daunbailo’ Award Genova Film Festival

Sanpeet Petnonnoi is a small, beautiful, unblemished, bronzed boy of seven years of age. As is not uncommon in the poor region of northeast Thailand - the ‘Golden Triangle’ - where he grows up, he makes a contribution to the housekeeping money. Sanpeet earns an income, and like him many other boys of his age, by kickboxing.