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Two Burmese immigrants fleeing their country's civil war, search of a new life in Thailand.
Thailand is where the hopes and dreams of millions of illegal immigrants from Myanmar are realized, or - more often - crushed. ‘The Road to Mandalay’ focuses on two such determined immigrants, Lianqing and Guo, who are each in search of a better life, and meet when they smuggle themselves into Thailand. Lianqing finds a job as a dishwasher in a restaurant, while Guo works in a textile factory in the suburb.
They are two people with contradictory personalities, however they seem to be bound by fate, and when Lianqing gets hold of a Thai ID card, their love is doomed. This enlightening, timely and poignant film aids in the understanding of the plight and vulnerability of illegal immigrants. ‘The Road to Mandalay’ is invigorated with unforgettable and resplendent scenes, alternately tragic and uplifting. (Subtitles)