The Elephant King

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The Elephant King
Directed bySeth Grossman
Produced byTamar Sela, Tom Waller, Emanuel Michael
Written bySeth Grossman
CinematographyDiego Quemada-Diez
Release date
  • April 26, 2006 (2006-04-26) (Tribeca Film Festival)
  • October 17, 2008 (2008-10-17)
Running time
92 minutes
United States

The Elephant King is a 2006 romantic drama film directed by Seth Grossman.


It is about a depressed teenager who wants to write a story about an anthropologist in Thailand. The anthropologist character is inspired by his older brother who has some debt issues. Meanwhile the teenagers mother wants him to be happy and does things such as set up a date for him. Eventually the teenager goes to Thailand to try to return his older brother back to the United States of America. He falls in love with a Thai girl and thereby wants to stay in Thailand as well.


Rotten Tomatoes gives the film a rating of 18% based on reviews from 11 critics with an average rating of 4.2/10.[1]


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