Former criminal Rickard has vanished. Fleeing Sweden and the old friends he has testified against, he abandons his name, his life, and his family to start over in Thailand. Ten years later and still with a price on his head, Rickard knows that a return home would be a death sentence. And so he ekes out his existence as a small-time crook in the back alleys of Phuket, as a Farang, foreigner. Life's tough and dirty, but at least it won't kill him. But when his fifteen-year-old daughter Thyra comes looking for him, Rickard's self-imposed exile in this gritty paradise is soon under threat. His attempts to push her away only drive her deeper into the dark underworld that Rickard knows only too well. After a momentary lapse in judgment, Rickard's cover is blown and both he and his daughter find themselves in very real danger. Their only chance of survival is to strike back at those who are coming for them. But how can he protect her when he can't even protect himself?

Farang - Netflix

Type: Scripted

Languages: Swedish

Status: Running

Runtime: 45 minutes

Premier: 2017-03-09

Farang - Redneck - Netflix

Redneck is a derogatory term chiefly but not exclusively applied to white Americans perceived to be crass and unsophisticated, closely associated with rural whites of the Southern United States. Its usage is similar in meaning to cracker (especially regarding Georgia, Texas, and Florida), hillbilly (especially regarding Appalachia and the Ozarks), and white trash (but without the last term's suggestions of immorality). By the 1970s, the term had become offensive slang, its meaning expanded to include racism, loutishness, and opposition to modern ways. Patrick Huber, in his monograph “A Short History of Redneck: The Fashioning of a Southern White Masculine Identity”, emphasized the theme of masculinity in the 20th century expansion of the term, noting, “The redneck has been stereotyped in the media and popular culture as a poor, dirty, uneducated, and racist Southern white man.”

Farang - Late 20th and early 21st centuries - Netflix

Writers Edward Abbey and Dave Foreman also use “redneck” as a political call to mobilize poor rural white Southerners. “In Defense of the Redneck” was a popular essay by Ed Abbey. One popular early Earth First! bumper sticker was “Rednecks for Wilderness”. Murray Bookchin, an urban leftist and social ecologist, objected strongly to Earth First!'s use of the term as “at the very least, insensitive”. However, many Southerners have proudly embraced the term as a self-identifier. Similarly to Earth First!'s use, the self-described “anti-racist, pro-gun, pro-labor” group Redneck Revolt have used the term to signal its roots in the rural white working-class and celebration of what member Max Neely described as “redneck culture”.

Farang - References - Netflix