The Land of smiles
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This series was made in Thailand. It was mainly inspired by a book I enjoyed reading, "Eleven minutes", written by Paulo Coelho. As the author puts it "[...] at every moment of our lives, we all have one foot in a fairy tale and the other in the abyss..."
The story takes place in a country called the Land of smiles, the mains characters are youg ladies and lady boys who live an ordinary life. Their diaries do not look like ours, they keep waiting either for a man or for a magical fairy tale that would take them somewhere else. I managed to clet close to them, to talk with some of them. People will say they are used to smiling and living this way. A friend of mine told me this series was touching. And I was really touched by these ladies. The Land of smiles looked like a land of fake smiles to my eyes.