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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
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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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