• Publication date: May 18, 2010

The Elephant King

Two brothers, different lives, and a beautiful woman, with beautiful Thailand posing as the backdrop for this story. A moving psychological drama by Seth Grossman, starring Ellen Burstyn, Tate Ellington and Florence Faivre.

  • Publication date: May 18, 2010

The Elephant King

Program data

Duration: 90

Production Year: 2006

MBC Persia :

August 4, 2013 21:30 (KSA) ~ August 4, 2013 20:30 (CLT)

The tale of two siblings living half-a-world-away, and in terms of personality, worlds apart. Jake Hunt (Jonno Roberts), is living in Thailand, having received an archeological grant from his university that he is blowing away on his hedonistic lifestyle helped by the favorable exchange rates. He knows that on his return he may have to stand before court in New York to explain how he wasted the grant money. His 16-year-old brother Oliver (Tate Ellington) is more of an introvert and is going through a rough time back home in the US. On his mother's urging, Oliver travels to Thailand to bring his brother to his senses and lead him back home. Yet he finds Jake's lifestyle of excess and abandon to be just the cure for the blues he's been feeling for so long. In time, Jake introduces his brother to a beautiful girl, Lek (Florence Faivre); a meeting not left to chance as Jake has already paid Lek to befriend his brother. As the story unfolds, both brothers will dig deep into their souls in the search of the true intentions behind their actions.


  • Ellen Burstyn 
  • Tate Ellington
  • Florence Faivre 
  • Jonno Roberts

Directed by: Seth Grossman

Rating: R for sexual content, drug use, language and some violence.