Based on the true story of Benjamin Prufer and Sreykeo Solvan. The unexpected and uncertain love story of Sreykeo, a 21-year-old bar girl in Phnom Penh, and Ben, a young German student traveling to Cambodia on a post-graduation summer trip.
When Ben returns home to Germany he discovers that Sreyko is sick and he takes on the responsibility to save her. On the way he discovers a world where not everyone is dealt the same cards and where motivations are not always pure
When Ben is about to shoot at the elephant, the cow, and finally the tree, his guide puts a set of silencers on this head. In the facial shot of Ben aiming, the red ear protectors are gone.
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Same Same But Different is a 2009 German film, a love story starring David Kross and Apinya Sakuljaroensuk. It was directed by Detlev Buck. The script follows Benjamin Prüfer's 2006 autobiographical magazine article, later published as a novel in 2007.
The film first premiered at the 62nd Locarno International Film Festival on 13 August 2009.
Benjamin (David Kross), a German high school student, is a backpacker on his first major tour. In a nightclub in Phnom Penh, he meets a young local girl, Sreykeo (played by Apinya Sakuljaroensuk), and rapidly falls in love with her. Ben opts for this love, even though Sreykeo turns out to be HIV positive and seems to be a prostitute. It is based on the true story of Sreykeo Sorvan and Benjamin Prüfer.