110 minutes / All ages / 2002 / Singapore / Average:
En route from Bangkok to Nong Bua, a small town otherwise known as I-San in Northwestern Thailand, a bus is travelling on its normal route. On this night of the full moon, however, the typical journey is anything but usual.
The passengers become the characters of a Thai soap opera whose scripted drama unfolds as the bus travels east, interrupted only by the reality of a gas station stop and other usual roadside diversions. At first glance, the film looks as if it is divided into two parts: the soap-style acting on the bus, and the documentary-style story telling of the bus passengers off the bus. As the film goes on, links between these two worlds unfold - the world of a harsh reality and the world of a surreal soap.