• The Rocket (2014)

The Rocket

Release Date: January 10th, 2014

DVD Release Date: April 29th, 2014

Not Yet Rated |1 hr 36 min

Plot Summary

Ahlo's family moves after his village is cleared to make way for a new dam. They come across a rocket festival and Ahlo takes the opportunity to build his own rocket and prove his worth.

Cast: Sitthiphon Disamoe, Loungnam Kaosainam, Alice Keohavong, Sumrit Warin, Bunsri Yindi, Udon Seesawat, Aratchaporn Sataed, Suthep Po-ngam

Director: Kim Mordaunt

Genres: Drama

Ratings & Reviews

  • 90
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    Watching Ahlo mix his explosives is like watching a Cordon Bleu chef whipping up a stupendous soufflé.

  • 70
    Mark JenkinsNPR

    Yes, The Rocket is a sports movie, with an outcome that's easily foreseen. The cultural specifics of this Laos-set tale, however, are far less predictable. show more

  • 60
    John DeForeThe Hollywood Reporter

    Young actor Sitthiphon Disamoe helps keep the tale of a can-do kid from becoming too cute. show more

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

Awards

Nominated Best Cinematography
Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards (2013)
Nominated Best Direction
Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards (2013)
Nominated Best Film
Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards (2013)
Nominated Best Costume Design
Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards (2013)
Nominated Best Editing
Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards (2013)
Nominated Best Original Music Score
Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards (2013)
Nominated Best Supporting Actor
Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards (2013)
Nominated Best Sound
Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards (2013)
Winner Best Original Screenplay
Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards (2013)
Nominated Best Production Design
Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards (2013)