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The no. 1 highest-grossing Asian film in Cambodia, Taiwan, Malaysia, and Hong Kong, Bad Genius is coming to the Philippines this October 18.

Directed by Nattawut Poonpiriya, the film features Chutimon Chuengcharoensukying in her acting debut as Lynn, a straight-A student who invented an exam-cheating scheme which eventually rises to international levels.

The movie is an exciting, fun thriller based on real-life news of school cheating, and features themes of class inequality, and relatable teen social issues.

It was screened as the opening feature of the 16th New York Asian Film Festival and won awards such as Best Feature and Screen International Rising Star Asia award for lead star, Chutimon Chuengcharoensukying. Due to its impressive attendance, the movie received encore screenings and bagged four awards including Best Film, Best Asian Feature Film, Best Director and Best Innovative Feature Film at the Fantasia International Film Festival.

As the film was met with critical acclaim, in Asia and overseas, the movie also won the Fukuoka Audience Award at the Focus on Asia Fukuoka International Film Festival 2017 being the first Thai film that ever has received this award; and selected for Vancouver InternationalBFI London and Fantastic Fest film festivals.

Aside from the Philippines, Bad Genius is set to release in at least 7000 cinemas in China (Oct 13), Korea (Oct 19), Australia (Oct 26), and Japan. Other countries also include Laos, Singapore, Indonesia, Vietnam, and Brunei.

Bad Genius opens in cinemas on October 18 For more info, check out Bad Genius on Facebook.

Watch the trailer here:

Photos from Bad Genius

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