Ang, a trans prostitute with a pretty, feminine voice, is assigned to her irregular job, an undercover spy. She disguises herself as a cis-masculine man to form a romantic relationship with Jit, a belligerent yet idealistic student activist with an evil voice. Ang needs to extract the important information regarding the whereabouts of Miss Josh, a Hong Kong-Uighur activist taking refuge in Thailand. Apolitical at first, Ang is slowly awakened by Jit to see the other world where people speak in another way.
(Bangkok, Thailand), after studying film at the University of Chulalongkorn, started working in a production studio as a scriptwriter for films and TV series. Besides being a film lecturer and critic, he made his debut as a director in 2009 with the medium-lenght film Bodily Fluid Is So Revolutionary; his latest short film, Red Aninsri; Or, Tiptoeing on the Still Trembling Berlin Wall (2020), was presetned at the Locarno Film Festival. In 2020 Ratchapoom Boonbunchachoke was selected to partecipate in the Berlinale Talents program.
Bodily Fluid Is So Revolutionary (mm, 2009), Dites-lui que je ne veux pas être sous-titre (2011), La Double Vie de Maniejan (cm, 2013), Ma vie incomplète et inachevée Vol. I + II (2014), Anna and the Prince (mm, 2014),cAninsri Daeng (Red Aninsri; Or, Tiptoeing on the Still Trembling Berlin Wall, cm, 2020).
“Red Aninsri plays with two elements. First is the dubbing technique, since in Thai Cold War spy films every actor were dubbed by the voice that suits their roles, so hero sounded heroic and the villain villainous. The second is the spy genre, the genre that, to me, perfectly encapsulates the Cold War mentality. With these two elements, I’d like to explore how even though the Cold War has already officially ended, the Berlin Wall was destroyed and Soviet Union was dissolved, this Cold War mentality still lives on, at least in the mind of Thai ruling class.”