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Countdown (2012)

Not Rated | | Horror, Mystery, Thriller | 25 March 2014 (USA)
Three Thai teens in New York City are planning the New Year's Party of their lives. They called Jesus, a drug dealer, to drop off some stuff at their apartment so they can celebrate and ... See full summary »
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Cast overview:
Pachara Chirathivat Pachara Chirathivat ... Jack
Jarinporn Joonkiat Jarinporn Joonkiat ... Bee
Pattarasaya Kreuasuwansri Pattarasaya Kreuasuwansri ... Pam
David Asavanond David Asavanond ... Jesus
Prach Rakissarakul Prach Rakissarakul ... Por
Lawrence de Stefano ... Fabio (as Lorenzo de Stefano)
Parunyoo Phoonumphol Parunyoo Phoonumphol ... Father
Pattaya Benjavari Pattaya Benjavari ... Mother
Pornsroung Rouyruen Pornsroung Rouyruen ... Daughter
Pattawut Theeranaveekul Pattawut Theeranaveekul ... Son
Nuttakan Boonjaiyai Nuttakan Boonjaiyai
Caitlin Haas Caitlin Haas ... Foreigner
Helga Schorkl Helga Schorkl
Jonathan Joseph Rentle Jonathan Joseph Rentle ... Homeless


Three Thai teens in New York City are planning the New Year's Party of their lives. They called Jesus, a drug dealer, to drop off some stuff at their apartment so they can celebrate and countdown the end of the year in style. Little did they know that Jesus' visit that night will change their lives forever. Written by Anonymous

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Worth it just for Asavanod's performance alone
9 October 2013 | by MovieMaddisSee all my reviews

I saw Countdown recently after it was recommended on a foreign movie Oscar board and I think the movie may leave you quite divided. The first act is brilliant. Fun, tense, interesting characters, it all works well for the set up of 3 Thai college students in New York for the New Year's celebration. They order drugs and find Jesus, played by David Asavanod, at the door eager to sell, hangout and generally freak out everyone in the apartment. It is referenced in the movie a couple of times but he is the literal Tsunami actor. An absolute animal. Charismatic, powerful, scary, funny. David completely owns this role and will hook anyone into his frightening portrayal of a fringe drug dealer with a score to settle. Without giving too much away, Jesus has his reasons for being there and they aren't just to sell drugs. When he goes from fluent English to fluent Thai without missing a beat and completely selling it - I was slackjawed. Despite David's amazing and convincing performance the film itself goes a bit off the rails at the halfway point. And rushing to a tidy conclusion it leaves you wanting in the end. However, watch it. Asavanod IS the next big thing. He will get bigger parts, he will be major player. I watch a ton of movies, foreign and domestic, and this is the guy - believe it! Maddis 7/10

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