Актеры: Nicole Kidman (as Katrina Stanton), Denholm Elliott (as Hal Stanton), Hugo Weaving (as Richard Carlisle), Joy Smithers (as Mandy Engels), Norman Kaye (as George McNair), Jerome Ehlers (as Arkie Ragan), Pauline Chan (as Pretty Warder), Noah Taylor (as Billy Engels), Richard Carter (as Detective King), Gerda Nicolson (as Lady Faulkner), Judy Morris (as Catherine Faulkner), John Alansu (as Thai Police Sergeant), Vincent Ball (as British Attache), Ambika Baxter (as Immigration Officer, GOA), Lucy Bayler (as Sarah), David Bennett (as Sick Hospital Prisoner), Jonathan Biggins (as O'Keefe), Amir Blazey (as Indian Policeman), David Bookalil (as Minister), Somsak Boonpetch (as Thai Immigration Officer), Colin Borgonon (as English Journalist), Brian Bovell (as Postman), Brian Brady (as Mechanic), Tan Chandraviroj (as Maj. Sara), Cary Cowling (as Maj. Sara's agent #1), Adolfo Cruzado (as Senior Guard), Joseph Dibbayawan (as Airport Security #2), Quang Dinh (as Priest), Wallas Eaton (as Gordon Fleming), Lewis Fiander (as James Stanton), Mishi Fukinishi (as Japanese Officer #2), Lachelle Gaymon (as Astra's Friend), Ron Hackett (as Senior British Officer), Amber Haidar (as Kat Aged 5), Norman Hodges (as Taxi Driver #1), Sally Hudson (as Qantas Ticket Clerk), Eliot Jurd (as Scruffy Boy), Tavit Karmolphachak (as Judge #1), Vachira Karmolphachak (as Airport Security #1), Ali Kay (as Carlisle's Servant), Clarissa Kaye-Mason (as Mrs. Cameron), Bogdan Koca (as Picture Editor), Forin Kool (as Thai Policeman), Lois Larimore (as American Woman at Airport), Deidre Lassau (as Miss Howell), Lin Chin Lee (as Gnut), Sinan Leong (as 1st Ticket Clerk, Bangkok), Tony Lo (as Night Guard), Gandhi MacIntyre (as Hotel Manager, GOA), Charlie Mallanoo (as Thai Court Officer), Lindsay McCormack (as Male Prisoner), Raina McKeon (as Cashier Luxury Hotel, GOA), Van Michael (as Thai Guard), Kazuhiro Muroyama (as Japanese Officer #1), Helen Mutkins (as Jane), Patricia Ng (as Boarding Clerk), Patrick Ng (as Storeholder), Maureen O'Shaughnessy (as Law Office Receptionist), Kirsten Overend (as Blonde with Arkie), Tipee Panchee (as Court Typist), Grace Parr (as Thai Thief), Arthur Percival (as Taxi Driver #2), Jay Pillay (as Air India Assistant, GOA), Don Reid (as Doctor), Monroe Reimers (as Indian Major), Jaime Robertson (as War Records Office, Private), Vasant Sanpardith (as Judge #2), John Sheerin (as Quantas Manager), Michael Sinclair (as Sir Richard), Zahrina Snell (as Departure Clerk, GOA), Ron Stephenson (as War Records Office Corporal), Saravut Tantiprasut (as Maj. Sara's agent #2), Michael Tauro (as Prison Patient), Deborah Kara Unger (as Astra (as Deborah Unger)), William Usic (as British Corporal), Vanessa Walton (as Arkie's New Girl), Ram Worton (as Anat), Chin Yu (as Thai Doctor), Sylvia Yuen (as 2nd Ticket Clerk, Bangkok)
Описание: Австралийка Кэт Стэнтон разыскивает своего отца. Но по пути из Лондона на родину ее заносит... в Тайланд, где она знакомится с неким фотографом Арки. Не видя ничего предосудительного в помощи новому другу, Кэт берет часть его багажа, в котором таможенники находят наркотики. А в этой стране наркобизнес карается смертной казнью. Кэт прямиком попадает в ужасающую тюрьму с издевательским названием "Банкок Хилтон". Теперь ее жизнь, ее свобода - в руках адвоката и неизвестного ей доброжелателя, вступивших в изнурительную борьбу с безжалостной местной властью... Блестящая роль будущей суперзвезды!
Рецензии: This is the ultimate TV mini-series. Everything is right. The story, the acting, the filming, the length, the locations, what not?
It looks as if even the prison scenes have been filmed in a real Thai prison, although one might doubt if permission would have been given for that by the Thai authorities if the script was known to them. All the other Bangkok scenes are definitely filmed on real locations. Also the airport scenes. They were definitely filmed at Bangkok Airport. I can guarantee this, knowing the place well. In this series Nicole Kidman broke through as an actress and she would deserve an Oscar, if there were one for this category (TV movies). Her acting is so perfectly natural and it looks as if she is going through the events herself, like in a documentary. One seldom sees such superior acting in a TV mini-series. All the locations have been chosen extremely well. I happen to know Bangkok quite well and I would not have been able to suggest any better locations. The movie last for about 4.5 hours, but this is not one minute too long. One needs every scene in the movie and it never bores. One can hardly believe that 4.5 hours have passed when the end credits appear. Time flies and if one looks at a video or DVD version it is impossible to interrupt it.
This one clearly shows that a TV mini-series can be of high quality and can be far superior to a movie, made for theaters. We can be happy that there is a DVD version (at least there is one in Europe). Everybody will want to see this one more than once. Superior work from Australia! Without any hesitation: 10/10!