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24 November 2000 (Thailand) See more »
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The story is of a deaf-mute hitman and his partner who are based in Bangkok. He is friends with his... See more » | Add synopsis »
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3 wins & 4 nominations See more »
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Not perfect but engaging and certainly miles better than the 2008 remake See more (46 total) »

Cast

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Directed by
Oxide Pang Chun  (as Oxide Pang)
Danny Pang 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Oxide Pang Chun  (as Oxide Pang)
Danny Pang  writer

Produced by
Pracha Maleenont .... executive producer
Akaradech Maneeploypech .... line producer
Brian L. Marcar .... executive producer
Nonzee Nimibutr .... producer
Adirek Wattaleela .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Orange Music 
 
Cinematography by
Decha Srimantra 
 
Film Editing by
Oxide Pang Chun  (as Oxide Pang)
Danny Pang 
 
Casting by
Phasiri Panya 
 
Production Design by
Wut Chaosilp 
 
Art Direction by
Wut Chaoslip 
Noppadol Nopsuwanchai 
 
Costume Design by
Ekasith Meeprasertsakul 
 
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Pensri Prajong .... hair stylist
Adit Yiemning .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Thanit Watcharasakpaisan .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Pinn Jintanapornphan .... assistant director
Songsak Mongkolthong .... assistant director
 
Visual Effects by
Tommy Tom .... digital effects artist
 
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Emilie Maison .... press attache france
 

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Also Known As:
"Rain" - Japan (English title)
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MPAA:
Rated R for strong violence and sexuality
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105 min
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2 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Not perfect but engaging and certainly miles better than the 2008 remake, 30 January 2009
Author: bob the moo from United Kingdom

After the mess of the remake I figured I owed it to the Pang brothers to at least see what they had done originally before messing it up – or perhaps seeing that they never had anything in the first place and that maybe the remake just reflected that. The first thing that will hit you watching the original after the remake will be the change in the three central characters, as here we have the roles and interaction changed around a bit and working better in this orientation than with Nicholas Cage's version. Now, I am conscious that there is an in-built pressure on me to like this film more than the remake simply because it is the "original" and is a foreign language film, but the fact of the matter is that the 1999 film is superior to the remake.

However, and those having seen the 2008 film will back me up on this, that is not saying a great deal and it does not read then that this film is brilliant. It is not brilliant but it does do what the remake didn't manage to do, which was to have a certain amount of story that I cared about and to wrap it up in a style that covers the weaknesses. This is helped by the character dynamics, which work much better with the three or four characters inhabiting the roles they do (ie the "deaf/mute" thing is much better with the assassin than with the girl). It isn't perfect though but it works and I was reasonably engaged by the characters even if the plot was straightforward enough. Those looking for Woo-style action will be disappointed; there is gun-play of course but it is not really designed to thrill or excite. What the brothers do do well though is visual style, which is mostly quite engaging and energising, even if they overdo the sentimentality really badly at the end.

The cast are better here as well, mainly because they fit their characters and make their interactions work. Mongkolpisit's Kong is an effective presence on the screen, which he needed to be in order for his condition to work. Intrakanchit is good but given a lot less to do than I expected. What really helps the film is that the two female roles are quite good. Ratanasopha's sweetness and natural warmth comes through and thus convinces you of her falling in love with Kong – something that the corresponding roles in the remake never did. Timkul's Aom is strong and sexy even if she is more of a plot device than a character in the film.

Overall this is not a brilliant film that deserves to be shouted about but it is still an engaging and effective film thanks to a solid story, good performances and good delivery from the Pang Brothers. It has its faults but the strengths cover these up pretty well to make for a film that only really blows it by how heavy handed it is in the final few minutes. Oh, for those moaning that they accidentally hired this instead of the remake – trust me, you've much, much better off.

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