Adapted from "Kham Phiphaksa" ("The Judgement"), a 1985 SeaWrite award-winning novel by Chat Kobjitti, "Ai-Fak" is the story about Fak, a young Thai man who leaves the monkhood to care for ... See full summary »
Prince Naresuan is now the crown prince of Ayutthaya and the king of Burma is dead. While the new Burmese king is waging war, the crown prince plots to assassinate Naresuan. Hearing this, ... See full summary »
This is the story of Yan, a young woman haunted by fleeting images of what she believes to be dead people. Told that it is all in her mind by her psychologist Jim, Yan still cannot find any... See full summary »
Three young women gathered in a coffee bar in Bangkok tell and discuss three original ghost stories with each other. The first tale: In Bangkok, the young Jieb receives an ancient drum not ... See full summary »
The film concerns the life of King Naresuan, who liberated the Siamese from the control of Burma. Born in 1555, he was taken to Burma as a child hostage; there he became acquainted with ... See full summary »
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 <email@example.com>
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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