Ithisoontorn Vichailak started as a scriptwriter. He has been a director, producer, and a script writer for many successful TV programs. After Ithisoontorn Vichailak disappeared from the entertainment world for more than 10 years, he now returns with THE OVERTUNE, his second film.
Sorn’s brother is beaten to death by rival musicians, the boy’s father confiscates Sorn’s instrument. Quietly defiant, Sorn surreptitiously practices in a deserted temple until dad relents, and the boy’s formal musical training begins.
Sorn’s outclassed by rival musician Khun during a contest. Humbled in defeat, Sorn has a creative epiphany that coincides with an invitation to join the royal court of a prince as a top musician. Gig leads to a return match between Sorn and Khun.
Thai government’s postwar law enforced “cultural control.” Sorn’s stand against the need for Westernization as a means to “civilization,” and his dedication to folk traditions, brings him into direct conflict with the police, while giving him hero status with everyone else.