Festival 2012/Foreign Dramas
About the Special Awards for Foreign Dramas

Since 2007, we have invited outstanding foreign dramas and their creators or actors to the ceremony of Tokyo Drama Awards and given Special Awards for Foreign Dramas. Every year, we invite excellent foreign dramas with high quality which attract public attention or win major awards. Until 2021, we have awarded this prize to 48 programs from 10 countries and region.

Special Awards for Foreign Drama
<Indonesia> Broken Kite
Broken Kite
©2021 by MD Entertainment.
All Rights Reserved®
Production Company MD Entertainment
Broadcasters/Platforms WeTV
Broadcast Period November 26, 2021 - January 22, 2022
Running Time x
No. of Episodes
25 min. - 42 min. × 10 ep.
Executive Producer Shania Punjabi
Producer Manoj Punjabi
Director Benni Setiawan
Scriptwriter Manoj Punjabi
Oka Aurora
Cast Reza Rahadian
Putri Marino
Anya Geraldine
Frederika Cull
Graciella Abigail
Awards / Information :

Produced by Indonesian hitmaker Manoj Punjabi, this drama recorded 15 million views per day (tv/streaming total).

 A soaring kite with her and Aris as the handler is how Kinan has always thought of her marriage as. She had everything most of the people could only dreamed of; a loving husband, a roof to live under, and a child, with another one on the way. Kinan even gave up the job she hardly established as a doctor, to devote to being a housewife.
 Now excited with her second pregnancy, an infidelity is the last thing that crosses Kinan's mind when it comes to her marriage. All the years that they have shared together and the love that they both nurture apparently is not enough to keep Aris's love exclusively kept for Kinan.
 In the middle of what it seems like a steady gust of wind, Kinan's marriage is facing such threat; that started from Kinan's mere intuition, which grew into stronger guts after several findings. To Kinan's nightmare, Aris does share his love behind her back.
 And as worse comes to worst, Aris even shared Kinan's dream of going to Cappadocia with his mistress, Lydia, a young psychologist who chased after him despite his marital status. Kinan's nature of being independent made her choose to face everything on her own. But the endless truth revelations eventually get to her, and unfortunately, her pregnancy. Now with the child she carries threatened, Kinan has to decide, letting her soaring kite flying side by side with another, or letting it loose and blown by the wind.
<Taiwan> Twisted Strings
Twisted Strings
All rights reserved.
Production Company Screenworks Asia
Mediacorp TV Singapore
Sun Lok Productions
Broadcasters/Platforms CATCHPLAY+
Broadcast Period March 27, 2022 - April 24, 2022
Running Time x
No. of Episodes
43 min. - 53 min. × 7 ep.
Executive Producer Hou Hsiao-hsien
Director Xi Huang
Scriptwriter Xi Huang
Cast Kang-Sheng Lee
Yo Yang
Hsin-Ying Hsieh
Yi-Ti Yao
Jun-Hao Duan
Awards / Information :

・2022 Asia Contents Awards, Nominee ・2022 Golden Bell Awards, Nominee ・2022 Golden Horse Fantastic Film Festival, Closing Film ・2022 Osaka Asian Film Festival, Special Programs ・2022 Hong Kong Asian Film Festival, Hearts Attack! Section

 A series of bizarre deaths happen in Taiping City; the causes of death include old age, illness, suicide, homicide, accident and unknown. In an eerie atmosphere, Wu Yuenu witnesses the deaths of people around her. For her, Taiping City holds all her memories. After a car accident and before she passes away, her conscience floats into the Sailing Castle, where the boundary between the real and the unreal is blurred. There she meets people she knew and revisits the scenes that took place in her life. The encounters not only move her to tears but lead her to reconcile with her younger self.
<Thailand> A Tale of Thousand Stars
A Tale of Thousand Stars
©GMMTV Co., Ltd.
All rights reserved.
Production Company GMMTV
Broadcasters/Platform GMM25
Broadcast Period January 29 - April 2, 2021
Running Time x
No. of Episodes
45 min. × 10 ep.
Executive Producer Sataporn Panichraksapong
Director Noppharnach Chaiyahwimhon
Scriptwriter Pongsate Lucksameepong
Noppharnach Chaiyahwimhon
Cast Pirapat Watthanasetsiri
Sahaphap Wongratch
Sarunchana Apisamaimongkol
Nattharat Kornkaew
Sattabut Laedeke
Awards / Information :

MAYA ENTERTAIN AWARDS 2022 Drama of the Year

 Tian Sopasitsakun (Sahaphap Wongratch) was raised in a rich family and spends a fun college life. One day, while Tian was enjoying night life with his friends as usual, he suffers a chronic myocarditis attack. Tian hovers between life and death, but miraculously gets a heart transplant from a donor who had just died in a tragic accident.
 Tian wonders who the donor is, and eventually discovers that the donor was a young woman named Torfun who died in an accident on the day Tian was hospitalized.
 Owing his life to Torfun, Tian goes on searching for more about her and one day finds her diary to learn that Torfun was a volunteer teacher in Papandao Village. Tian decides to help others in the same way as Torfun and goes to the village to work as a volunteer teacher too.
 Tian then meets Phupha Viriyanon (Pirapat Watthanasetsiri), a chief forest ranger who takes care of him while tries to get used to the village life. However, the truth is that Phupha happened to be in a close relationship with Torfun when she was alive.
 Learning that Torfun's final wish was to count a thousand stars with Phupha, Tian accepts Torfun's destiny as his own.