A really interesting documentary by a filmmaker who’s 60 year old father decided to marry a bar girl only two years older than himself. He travels to Thailand to meet his new mother, attend the wedding, and figure out if his dad has found true love or has simply gone off the deep end.
Personally, as I watch this video I can’t help but think of how many marriages in Thailand are based on the same pragmatism. I got this sense that there is nothing in the relationship one normally calls love but rather a mutual understanding that he can support her and she needs supported.
In fact, during the film they ask her if she finds him attractive and she says no. They then ask her if he didn’t have any money would she still be with him and she says no.