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Nang-Nak (1999)
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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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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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5 January 2005 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

I caught this one night on SBS fully expecting it to be an average horror movie. I had never heard the story of Nang Nak before, and up to that point, everything I knew about Thailand, I learned from the movie 'Ong Bak' (no offence to any Thai readers).

'Nang Nak' turned out to be much better than I had anticipated. The story of Nak, a pregnant woman whose husband Mak has been sent to war, wounded and is resting in Bangkok. While in labor, Nak and her child die. The villagers rob Nak of her possessions, but Nak doesn't move on. She can't stay in this world, but she loves Mak too much to leave.

A touching story, 'Nang Nak' is beautifully shot and the performances powerful. Some terrifying scenes accompany a tragic tale of love being eternal, even in death. The movie makes you empathize with Nak, even though what she does is wrong, she is justified in her actions.

'Nang Nak' is a great movie, and a moving story. I intend to read the story sometime, and I urge anyone who likes the movie to do the same if they haven't - 9/10, I would encourage anyone to see it.

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