My Godfather – His Thai Bride and Me
IN THEATERS November 2012
Can love be true between a Western man and a Thai woman?
Documentary film 60min
Wille has a problem. His godfather, Finnish butcher Seppo is in love with Pin, a Thai woman. How could there be true love between a Western man and a Thai woman? It’s just prostitution by another name. The middle-aged man wants sex and to subjugate the young woman, she wants financial security.
This issue has troubled Wille since his godfather’s previous Thai girlfriend. Turned out she loved Seppo’s money instead of him.
Wille reveals his doubts to his godfather. Seppo wants to show Wille the reality of their relationship and asks Wille to join him for a month in Thailand’s Buriram to meet Pin.
Wille follows their life persistantly and harasses them with his questions and tests of Amor. Is it true love?
Written and directed by Wille Hyvönen
Dramaturgy John Webster
Cinemathography Jarmo Kiuru
Sound Design Pekka Aikio
Editing Matti Näränen
Producer Elina Pohjola
Production fund : Finnish Film Foundation / Elina Kivihalme & AVEK / Timo Korhonen
TV-channel: YLE / Erkki Astala
My Godfather – His Thai Bride, And Me is one of the projects selected for Twelve for the Future 2011/2012, a co-production workshop for young Nordic documentary producers and directors.
Nordisk Panorama, in competition (New Nordic Voices -category)