Sa wakes up in a daze to find that the man she's shared the bed with has bolted with all her money. Alone she hitches a ride back from the seaside to Bangkok, gets changed, puts on her make-up, and heads straight to work at a florid, neon-swamped karaoke bar, where she sits outside the door below the twinkling signs waiting for male customers who're looking for drinking _ and singing and talking _ company.
Sa Sittijun in Karaoke Girl .
That brisk, tight, nearly wordless opening scene (shot on super 16mm) then gives way to the rugged serenity of a Nong Khai village, Sa's hometown, where we meets her mother, father and family (shot on crisp HD).
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