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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 ...
Mak
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Manit Meekaewjaroen
Pramote Suksatit
Pracha Thawongfia
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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 L.H. Wong <lhw@sfs.org.sg>

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Death Do Never Us A Part

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23 July 1999 (Thailand)  »

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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 »

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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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Really interesting piece of modern Thai film
18 January 2004 | by (Hong Kong) – See all my reviews

I really enjoyed Nang Nak. But then again, I'm quite keen on World cinema, rather than regular Hollywood nonsense, so I can appreciate it won't appeal to everyone. The boyish looking female lead of Nak will also not have enough 'sex appeal' for some to warm to her.

I'm not sure how authentic the setting of it truly is, (I've never been to Thailand), but I found the primitive look of the costumes and housing to be really refreshing. I thought the director also caught some of the storm scenes really dramatically, and the sequencing of Nak's labour was truly terrifying. The quality is on a par with anything out of Hollywood. This is a film not to be shown to expectant mothers! I was also drawn to not having the slightest idea about the film's outcome. Although at first I did find the perpetually sobbing Nak a bit much, the ensuing events did more than compensate for this. Really interesting film.


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