The Beach (2000)

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Based on the novel by Alex Garland. About a young American backpacker who is addicted to nicotine, video games and movies about the Vietnam War. In a seedy Bangkok hotel, he is given a map to a secret island by a drug-addled Scotsman who then kills himself. The American sets off with a French couple to find the island, and together they discover an idyllic stretch of beach, fringed by marijuana fields, and inhabited by a commune of western travellers whom they join, with less than idyllic consequences.

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