The Rocket (plus AGM)

May 9

A boy is labelled ‘bad luck’ by his community, and, as he leads his family to find a new home in post-war Laos, the journey is peppered with misfortune. To shake off his bad luck reputation which seems close to becoming a self-fulfilling prophecy, the boy builds a rocket to enter the perilous national Rocket Festival competition. A fascinating insight into a country rarely seen on screen from Australian director and screenwriter Mourdant.

Beautiful, engrossing odyssey …a stirring lushly constructed celebration of youthful spirit.’ (Angie Errigo, Empire).


Sitthiphon Disamoe, Loungman Kaosainam, Suthep Po-ngam

Film Information

Title The Rocket (plus AGM)
Directed by Kim Mourdant
Country Australia, Laos
Classification U
Running Time 96 mins
Release Year 2013
Subtitles Yes
Colour Yes
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