Nang-Nak (1999)
"Nang nak" (original title)

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Mak goes home from war and lives together with his wife and baby happily until a friend decides to reveal a secret.


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Credited cast:
Inthira Charoenpura ...
Nak (as Intira Jaroenpura)
Winai Kraibutr ...
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Manit Meekaewjaroen
Pramote Suksatit
Pracha Thawongfia


Based on a Thai legend. Mak leaves for Bangkok and is seriously wounded in the Chiang Toong War. When Mak returns, his wife and baby continue to live together till a revelation leads to an unexpected paradigm shift . Written by L.H. Wong <>

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Death Do Never Us A Part


Horror | Romance | War


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Release Date:

23 July 1999 (Thailand)  »

Also Known As:

Nang Nak - Return from the Dead  »

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The film is based on an old Thai ghost story. Director Nonzee Nimibutr toured Thai temples conducting ceremonies to appease Nang Nak's spirit and obtain good luck for the film. See more »


Narrator: So great was her love that even death could not mortalize it.
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Version of Ghost of Mae Nak (2005) See more »

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A Real Hit
4 October 2000 | by (Sydney) – See all my reviews

Nang Nak is the first Thai film that has got Thai people back watching Thai films. It is Director Nonzee Nimibutr's second film.

Unfortunately foreigners will not understand the legend behind this film. It is a true story and the legend is very much alive in every Thai person's mind. The Temple (Wat MahaWoot) is still an active temple and even today people flock to the temple to get good luck (lucky numbers) for their lottery tickets.

The story has been told many times in film and also for television - but it still has a great impact on the Thai.

The film is well worth watching. The sound is excellent. There are a few problems with English sub titles but overall the Director did an excellent job. Small budget, good casting, excellent sound.

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