A new teacher arrives at a small village in rural Thailand. He has taken a job at the local school in a quest to discover life outside the monastery. He finds that one of his pupils is a mute girl who is being bullied by the other children in the class. Both the teacher and the girl must face the challenges and cruelties of the real world. The girl retreats into a fantasy world, finding solace in the forest with a strange wild boy. The teacher struggles to bring her back, whilst at the same time himself questioning the world of reality.
Paul Spurrier is a British former child actor on stage, television, and film, and a screenwriter and film director. He appeared in more than thirty different roles, with credits including Anna Karenina and The Lost Boys for the BBC, Tales of the Unexpected for Anglia Television, and the feature film The Wild Geese as Richard Harris’s son Emile. Spurrier worked for the Ministry of Defence in Great Britain and for such companies as Avid, 3Com, and Cisco before writing and directing feature films including Live on Arrival, Underground (1998), and P (2005).