Thailand
"Invisible waves" is the name of a 2006
movie by thai director Pen-ek Ratanaruang,
shot in Hong-Kong, Macau and Thailand,
and featuring... a DS, in the paradisiac set
of Phuket island. The film won applause at
the 2006 Bangkok Film Festival.
More about the movie here (English):
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0461970/
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The DS is never really shown in full nor from the front, but it does appear in several key
scenes, most notably when Kyoji, the hero, is held at gun-point during a long night drive,
allowing us to see the interior of the car, in relatively poor condition it seems.
A nice Asian line-up of actors: Tadanobu
Asano (Japan), who plays the main
character Kyoji, Gang Hye-Jung (Korea),
Ken Mitsuishi (Japan), Maria Cordero
(Hong-Kong).
The car is undoubtedly the same, as shown by the plate number. The front bumper shape
proves a production anterior to september 1962, and some other details indicate a 1959 or
1960 model, making it... the oldest known DS in Asia ! Found so far, at least. And most
probably still there, in the Phuket area.

See the extract from the film with the DS here, on my Youtube channel:
Now, where exactly does this DS come from ? Two pictures of this very same car, posted
in 2004 on the online photo album of a Scandinavian tourist called Eirik, help us learn a
little more about it.
Link:
Update ! (July 2010) I have finally found the
mystery car, which happened to feature in
another film shot in Phuket, in 2008.
If you
can't wait (I can understand that feeling),
the direct link to the page is right
here
Update ! (July 2010) I have finally found the
mystery car, which happened to feature in
another film shot in Phuket, in 2008.
If you
can't wait (I can understand that feeling),
the direct link to the page is right
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bn3iKNyMeM8