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2017 San Diego Asian Film Festival

BAD GENIUS

ฉลาดเกมส์โกง

Directed by Nattawut Poonpiriya

Asia Pop! / Thailand / 2017 / Comedy, Thriller / 130 mins / English, Thai with English subtitles / DCP / West Coast Premiere

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BAD GENIUS

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BAD GENIUS

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Best Director, 2017 Fantasia Film Festival
Audience Award, 2017 Fukuoka International Film Festival
Opening Night Film, 2017 New York Asian Film Festival

In a society where test-taking is a ritual of traumatic and life-altering proportions, two of the smartest teenagers in Thailand are taking the test experience into their own hands.

Lynn dreams of leaving Thailand to study abroad. She’s got the grades but not the finances. When she’s accepted into a prestigious high school, she scrambles to find a way to pay the steep tuition. After her not-so-bright classmates come to her for test answers, Lynn and the gang of rich kids form an impressive and profitable cheating empire of ingenious techniques for moving the correct answers from Lynn’s brain onto the scantrons of her paying customers. For her biggest caper, she will tackle the internationally-distributed STIC exam, but the biggest challenge isn’t jumping time zones or zapping answers across borders, it’s recruiting her biggest rival, the school’s Mr. Honest, the unflappable Bank.

Armed with two plane tickets to Australia, an amazing repertoire of piano key strokes, and a knack for getting into the nurse’s office, BAD GENIUS turns nerd status into renegade credentials. With lots of humor and the devious joys of a heist film, director Nattawut Poonpiriya delivers vengeance against the tortures of standardized testing and the walls of class rigidity. –Aleya Zenieris


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BAD GENIUS

UltraStar Mission Valley
Friday, Nov 10, 2017 2:15PM Buy Tickets Buy Tickets

BAD GENIUS

UltraStar Mission Valley
Saturday, Nov 11, 2017 3:45PM Buy Tickets Buy Tickets