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Nang-Nak (1999)
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Mak goes home from war and lives together with his wife and baby without knowing that both of them are ghosts.


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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. His wife, Nak, dies together with her stillborn child, but when Mak returns, they continue to live together, without his being aware that she is a ghost. But the forces of the supernatural realm eventually prove that such co-existence ultimately leads to an unexpected resolution. Written by L.H. Wong <>

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Death Do Never Us A Part


Horror | Romance | War


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23 July 1999 (Thailand)  »

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Nang nak  »

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1.85 : 1
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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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Nak Nak Nakking on Heaven's Door!
11 May 2006 | by (the Draconian Swamp of Unholy Souls) – See all my reviews

Here we have something totally unique: an Asian ghost story! That's not unique at all, I hear you say? Well, it is if you bear in mind that "Nang Nak" comes from Thailand and hasn't got anything to do with the overrated and rather weak stream of Japanese horror movies, such as "Ringu", "Ju-On The Grudge" and "The Eye". The film is based on a perennial Thai legend that apparently everybody knows over there and finally received a reasonably well-budgeted and international-orientated film version now! The legend revolves on the happily married couple Mak (the man) and Nak (the wife) and is set in the second half of the 19th century. Mak is very reluctant to leave his pregnant wife to go and fight in the war, more particularly because she's expecting their first child. When he returns home, still recovering from the loss of his best friend in battle as well as a near-fatal chest wound, Mak finally hopes to find peace and quiet with his beloved family. But something changed here, too… Friends and neighbors keep telling that Nak died whilst giving birth and that Mak only lives together with the spirits of his wife and child. "Nang Nak" is one of those extremely rare films that successfully blend romance and genuine drama with horror! This film is as moving as it is frightening and, trust me, it's REALLY frightening at times! The story is pretty intense and heartbreaking, mostly thanks to powerful performances, yet the horror elements are definitely not ignored and multiple images are almost too grisly to process. For example: One minute, you observe the romance between two people and the next; you're watching eerie rats eating the corpse of a murdered woman! Near the end, the film becomes even more horrific, with exorcisms and burials all around, and STILL the story remains incredibly poignant. Not only the substance is amazing, mind you. "Nang Nak" might easily be the most stylish and beautifully photographed Asian film ever made! A giant amount of sequences, albeit unrelated to the basic story, are truly mesmerizing to behold and illustrate sunsets, animals, wildlife and agriculture. It's almost like watching an educational National Geographic documentary AND a great movie at the same time! Highly recommended!

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