Clannad is a fantasy-drama anime film based on the graphic novel of the same title.
Pee Mak became a vehicle for the director to lampoon about Thai myths and culture even mentioning familiar names in pop culture despite its 19th century era.
The genre is a romantic sci-fi drama with military tone. Set in the mid-90s, the film follows the story of Hiroki Fujisawa and Takuya Shirakawa, both child prodigies; and Sayuri Sawatari.
Leon Lai plays Li Xiao Jun, a naive immigrant from mainland China who desires to make it big in Hong Kong so he could bring his fiance there. Maggie Cheung plays Li Quiao, an enterprising immigrant who takes advantage of helping people from mainland China.
The film tells the life story of Chiyoko and how she got the key and lost it. It started when, as a teenager, she met a a painter and revolutionary rebel whom she helped escape from the authorities. It was this stranger who gave her that key. They promised each other that they will meet someday. Chiyoko held on that promise and the only way for her to track down the stranger is to become an actress.
This film reminds us of patriotism and selflessness. With the coming elections, one couldn’t help but think of the mistakes committed in the past that brought us to the present.