1+1=0 Nothing to Lose

Original title: Neung buak neung pen soon
Thailand 2002

Director: Danny Pang
Starring: Arisara Wongchalee (Fresh), Pierre Png
IMDB: 5.3

The movie starts with Somchai making his way to a building top, ostensibly to make an end to things once and for all, only to find another potential suicide victim already there with the same idea. Gogo doesn't want to jump at the same time as him though, so they call it off and decide to get lunch instead.

Realising that any time they have from here forwards is in effect a bonus, they decide to make the most of life as they've simply got 'nothing to lose'.

The two then set off to live life on the edge. We follow the pair as they get involved in the seedy side of the city - gambling, stealing and trying to stay one step ahead of the law.

As the movie was made in Thailand, it is obviously on a lower budget than you'd see in a similar film from Hollywood. However the cinematography is competent and stylish, and the film is entertaining throughout, although there's nothing especially new here.

What sets the film apart is newcomer Arisara Wongchalee (aka Fresh) who absolutely steals the show as 'Gogo'. She is sassy, sexy, twisted and adorable - a total star. And with her range of wigs, costume changes, and facial expressions it is hard to take your eyes off her. According to IMDB though, she has only been in one other movie, 5 years after this one. What a shame!

Rating: 4/10 + 2 bonus points for Arisara = 6/10


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