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“Bad Genius” Taiwan’s best-selling Thai movie
泰厲害!「模犯生」 登台灣影史最賣座泰片

Actor Chanon Santinatornkul and actress Chutimon Chuengcharoensukying are shown in this still from popular Thai film “Bad Genius."

Photo courtesy of the CatchPlay Group

Popular Thai film Bad Genius has remained at number one at the box office for several consecutive weeks since it opened in Taiwan, thanks to word-of-mouth publicity, and theaters have quickly increased the number of auditoriums screening it. As of last week, the film had earned more than NT$90 million (approx. US$3 million), making it the best-selling Thai movie in Taiwan’s box office history.

In the film, genius high school student Lynn makes money by helping her classmates cheat on school tests. After receiving a million-baht job of cheating on an international exam, she invites another genius student, Bank, to take the same test in Sydney, Australia, and to text the answers back to Thailand before the test begins in her country that same day.

In order to thank Taiwanese fans for their enthusiastic support, film director Nattawut Poonpiriya, leading actor Chanon Santinatornkul and leading actress Chutimon Chuengcharoensukying are set to visit Taiwan to attend fan meetings next Monday.

(Liberty Times, translated by Eddy Chang)






1. genius n.


(tian1 cai2)

2. word-of-mouth adj.


(kou3 bei1; kou3 chuan2)

3. best-selling adj.


(zui4 chang4 xiao1 de5)

4. cheat v.


(zuo4 bi4)

5. baht n.


(tai4 zhu1)

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