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:: Spotlight :: Movie Trailer - The Rocket

By: Carmine Pascuzzi

One of the most anticipated films of the year, The Rocket has swept the awards at major film festivals this year, winning the audience favourite prizes at Sydney, Berlin and TriBeca. Gripping yet heart-warming, The Rocket is a deeply personal story about the determination of a boy who has the odds stacked against him, set against the exotic backdrop of Laos - beautiful, war-ravaged country and on the brink of huge change.

Ahlo,10, is blamed by his family for a string of disasters that befall them. When they lose their home and are forced to move, Ahlo decides to build a giant explosive rocket to enter the most lucrative but dangerous competition of the year: the Rocket Festival. As the most bombed country in the world shoots back at the sky, a boy will reach to the heavens for forgiveness.

The Rocket opens in Australia on August 29 and is released by Curious Distribution.

To view the trailer please click here