Son of the Northeast

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Son of the Northeast
Lookisan.jpg
Thai VCD cover
Directed by Vichit Kounavudhi
Written by Vichit Kounavudhi
Kampoon Boonthavee (novel)
Cinematography Porniti Virayasiri
Release date
  • 1982 (1982)
Running time
120 minutes
Country Thailand
Language ThaiLaotian

Son of the Northeast (Thai: ลูกอีสาน, or Look Isan, also Child of the Northeast) is a 1982 historical drama film set in 1930s Isan, or northeastern Thailand. The film is directed by Vichit Kounavudhi and is based on a S.E.A. Write Award-winning book by Kampoon Boonthavee. Filmed in a documentary style, the story follows a tight-knit group of Isan subsistence farmers as they struggle against drought and other depredations.

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