My Thai Bride

David Tucker
| Australia
| 2012
| 54 min

This powerful film explores the little-known story of the foreign marriage industry and the pitfalls facing would-be couples. Whilst on a business trip in Bangkok, Ted, a lonely middle-aged man from Wales, falls for a young petite Thai woman, Tip, who’s looking for a way out of poverty. The whirlwind romance leads Ted to sell up back home and move to Thailand to be with his new wife. But setting up a pig farm in rural Thailand is very different from enjoying the bright lights of Bangkok. When Ted’s money begins to run out, he starts to learn what his Thai wife already knew: without money you can lose everything.

Director
David Tucker
Producer
David Tucker
Premiere
Sydney Premiere
Section
Australian Competition
Antenna Award Winner
Best Australian Documentary
Festival Year
2012