Release date:October 17, 2008
Starring:Ellen Burstyn, Tate Ellington, Florence Faivre, Jonno Roberts, Josef Sommer
From the producers of the Sundance sensation, "Eagle vs. Shark," and in the compelling vision of award-winning filmmaker Seth Grossman comes a timely story of lust, love, jealousy, and finding one's place in the world. "The Elephant King" is a provocative and stirring story of two American brothers, Oliver and Jake Hunt, adrift in an exotic world they don't fully understand. The film stars Academy Award® Winner Ellen Burstyn as a domineering mother who dispatches her young, introverted son Oliver (Tate Ellington) off to Thailand to do everything he can to lure his reckless, older brother (Jonno Roberts) back home to the US to face pending fraud charges. Oliver finds the intoxication of Thailand hard to resist, especially when it has a face as alluring as Lek's (Florence Faivre). As Oliver falls deeply in love for the first time, Jake slips deeper into despair, and the seams of their relationship begin to come undone. When the true extent of Jake's decadence and self-destruction is revealed to Oliver, he is forced to decide whether he will save his brother's life or his own.