• Publication date: May 31, 2010

Two brothers, one wild adventure He Tried to Find his Brother, but Lost Himself

Rookie director Seth Grossman, as of now best known for 2009�s �The Butterfly Effect 3: Revelations� delivers an emotional rollercoaster with �The Elephant King�, a story of two brothers and their quest for meaning in life.

Rookie director Seth Grossman, as of now best known for 2009�s �The Butterfly Effect 3: Revelations� delivers an emotional rollercoaster with �The Elephant King�, a story of two brothers and their quest for meaning in life.

The backdrops for the film are the seedy streets, brothels and bars of Thailand, where one brother will get his rocks off and the other merely lose his marbles. Exotic scenery and a voyeuristic view into a sleazy underworld ripe for exploitation by American tourists serves as a buffer for the melodramatic outbursts in between.

Academy Award, Golden Globe Award, and Emmy Award winning actress Ellen Burstyn plays the affectionate mother of Jake (Jonno Roberts) and Oliver Hunt (Tate Ellington), two brothers with uniquely different difficulties.

On the outside Jake is a handsome twenty-something guy who likes to party to the fullest. In reality, however, he is an expatriate living abroad to escape fraud charges back home. His worrisome mom, Diana speaks with her son frequently, begging him to return to the US and face the music. With what seems to be an endless amount of cash on hand, Jake has no reason to listen to her as his overseas adventures include hedonistic activities that would make any adolescent kid explode.

Herein enters Oliver, Jake�s polar opposite brother. Oliver is a virgin, shy, geeky and manic-depressive. Diana decides to commission young Oliver for Jake�s return, and promptly puts him on a flight to Thailand. Not long after leaving the airport things turn sour, and little brother�s depression kicks in. While Jake attempts to entice him with prostitutes and drugs, Oliver feels too much empathy for the girls� plight to actually copulate with them.

That changes when the nerdy sibling gulps down some happy pills, discovers an increased libido, and explores some of Thailand�s most shameless vices. Now what was to be a rescue mission transforms into a romantic endeavor, and Oliver finds himself enchanted by a young bartender named Lek (Florence Faivre). Back home in America, Diana becomes increasingly worried about both of her sons.

The adventure continues as Oliver is falling in love and Jake get up to all sorts of mischief like buying an elephant during a drunken binge.

�The Elephant King� is rated R for sexual content, drug use, harsh language, and some violence.

Showing On: MBC MAX

Year: 2006

Duration: 92 Minutes

Genre: Drama/Romance

Starring:

Tate Ellington

Jonno Roberts

Ellen Burstyn

Florence Faivre

Josef Sommer

Director: Seth Grossman