The Beach is a 2000 English language drama film directed by Danny Boyle and based on the 1996 novel of the same name by Alex Garland which was adapted for the film by John Hodge the film stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Tilda Swinton, Virginie Ledoyen, Guillaume Canet and Robert Carlyle it was filmed on the Thai island Koh Phi Phi.


Richard a young American seeking adventure in Bangkok travels in a drab travellers hotel in Khao San Road where he meets a young French couple Françoise and Étienne and he immediately becomes attracted to Françoise he also meets the eccentric Daffy who tells him of a pristine uninhabited and restricted island in the Gulf of Thailand with a beautiful hidden beach and lagoon Daffy explains that he and other travelers settled there in secret several years earlier.

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