Cemetery of splendorDVD - 2016 | Thai
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Wisdom Signs on tree trunks:
Hunger for heaven will lead you to hell.
Time left unused... is the longest time.
When we offend someone, we want to be forgiven. But when we are offended, we forget how to forgive.
Amongst humans, the most brilliant are those who are disciplined.
Normally, I don't sleep very well. I get three or four hours sleep at best. Since coming here,
I'm sleeping much better. It's as if I'm synchronizing with that soldier. Or maybe he's sleeping for me.
How's my Isan dialect?
-Keep eating the local chilli paste and your accent will improve.
We all dream. We can't stop them. Thoughts are the same. Since we can't stop them, we must become more aware. Aware of our thoughts, and of our dreams. ... The sea can be violent
or still with no pattern ... Heaven and hell, merit and sin are all suppositions. Don't put too much faith in them.
Today, we came to tell you that those soldiers will never recover.
-At the old school?
Yes, there used to be a palace there. A war broke out between the kingdoms thousands of years ago. Bodies of dead villagers and soldiers laid everywhere. But most importantly, the cemetery of the kings was located beneath your elementary school. Let me explain. The spirits of the dead kings are drawing on the soldiers' energy to fight their battles. They are still fighting as we speak.
He's asking me if you want to see.
What he's seeing.
-How can I see?
Through my body.
Khon Kaen women are so gorgeous. Do I look like I'm from Isan? I don't look it, right? Because I'm too beautiful to be from Isan? Every woman has beauty inside. I'm from Buriram Province. So I understand how Isan people feel.
The goddesses from Laos appeared before me. They said we are standing on top of the cemetery of the kings.
-What? This school was a cemetery?
-The goddesses from the lake shrine?
Yes. They also said that the spirits of the dead kings are using these men's spirits for their battles.
-Is that so? Perhaps the soldiers were their troops in the past.
-So the kings have put the sleeping soldiers to good use?
You're a soldier magnet! And one without borders.
-But I'd prefer a European husband. Americans are too poor. Europeans are living the American dream.
...The breath of love that never fades.
Not lonesome am I, my dear.
Though the many years that pass by.
My heart is still full of love.
Those days... alone... you and me...
Every night from now.
The stars shine in our favour forever.
Heaven was created for us to meet.
Heaven is destroyed for us if we part.
But freedom is in my body.
While destiny fills my heart.
The heaven inside my heart.
Through summer and spring with you.
The memory of winter
I miss you... you who were here...
The breath of love that never fades.
A tycoon the size of an ant is always noticed. But a pauper as large as a mountain
is completely ignored.
You know, when you're asleep, even the bright city lights feel dull.
You will live long, Itt. Our metabolism slows while we sleep. ave yourself for a better future. Where are you now, Itt? Underground or here?
-Both, I guess.
From here you can see the most fertile lands. Fields full of rice and rivers full of fish.
-It looks lonely.
I see everything clearly now, Itt. Yes? At the heart of the kingdom, other than rice fields, there is nothing.
Do you know what they're digging for?
-It's a secret government project. It's so secret, that they're digging out in the open.
Soon, they will move us away.
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"The last shot sums it up so beautifully. It also suggests that the struggles continue. As a backhoe keeps digging into the tombs of the past, Jenjira insists on opening her eyes to see the present. Dreams are splendid, but it’s only when we wake up from the cemetery that we—here, there, and everywhere—can perceive the true light of splendour."
Soldiers with a mysterious sleeping sickness are transferred to a temporary clinic in a former school. The memory filled space becomes a revelatory world for housewife and volunteer Jenjira, as she watches over Itt, a handsome soldier with no family visitors. Magic, healing, romance and dreams are all part of Jen's tender path to a deeper awareness of herself and the world around her. 97%/70%
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