Bad Genius


Taking you straight back to the night before your GCSEs, this is an adrenaline-fueled, edge-of-the-desk exam-heist thriller like you’ve never seen before.

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Dir Nattawut Poonpiriya
Prod Jira Maligool, Vanridee Pongsittisak, Suwimon Techasupinan Chenochonnee Soonthornsaratul, Weerachai Yaikwawong
Scr Nattawut Poonpiriya, Tanida Hantaweewattana, Vasudhorn Piyaromna
With Chutimon Chuengcharoensukying, Chanon Santinatornkul
Prod Co GDH 559 Co. Ltd.

Young brainiac Lynn uses a very special set of skills in this kickass thriller, set in the high-stakes world of entrance exams for elite international universities. At a prestigious new school, scholarship student Lynn quickly finds herself in demand by affluent classmates who are neither bright nor hard-working enough to get the grades they need. But cheating isn’t easy, and to game the system Lynn and her friends have to come up with ever more elaborate ways to codify the answers. As the tension ramps up when the operation goes international, an enemy lurks, waiting to entrap Lynn. With a super-charming young cast, this Thai teen movie provides enough twists and thrills to compete with any Hollywood crime caper, and will delight anyone familiar with that night-before-your-GCSEs feeling. See it before it’s banned by schools.

Kate Taylor

Festival guests

These members of the filmmaking team are expected to attend the festival:

  • Nattawut Poonpiriya, Director

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