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The big cheat

5 May 2017 at 04:00

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From left, Chanon Santinatornkul, Teeradon Supapunpinyo, Eisaya Hosuwan and Chutimon Chuengcharoensukying.

Finally -- the first in 2017 -- we have a Thai film worth recommending. Chalard Games Goeng (Bad Genius) is a flashy, nail-biting multiple-choice thriller -- the film's best sequences take place in an exam arena, with 2B pencils scratching and the clock ticking as the student "genius" of the title transmits the answers of the test to her "clients", first through hand signals and later through an elaborate, time-zone-sensitive digital shenanigan.

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