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Snaker (2001)

Kuon puos keng kang (original title)
| Fantasy, Horror, Romance
Based on a Cambodian folk tale. In a small Thai village, Nhi comes across a Snake Immortal and falls in love with him. She becomes pregnant by the snake, but does not tell her husband. When... See full summary »

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Winai Kraibutr ...
Veha
Pich Chanbormey ...
Soraya
Tep Rindaro ...
The Snake God
Om Portevy ...
Nhi
Heng Dary
Sam Polida
Chao Channary
Tim Angkeara
Khay Brasoeu
Em Sovanphala
Neay Koy
Neay Krim
Ieay Phan
Chhim Sovann
Nuth Pinratha
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Based on a Cambodian folk tale. In a small Thai village, Nhi comes across a Snake Immortal and falls in love with him. She becomes pregnant by the snake, but does not tell her husband. When he discovers the truth, he kills both Nhi and the Snake Immortal. One of the small snakes escapes from Nhi's abdomen, and is brought up by another immortal. Slowly the snake grows up to be a beautiful woman, who sets out to develop another relationship. Written by Anonymous

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The Snake King's Child  »

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In Chinese-speaking countries, the movie was billed as a sequel to Nang-Nak, an earlier film with the same star, Winai Kraibutr, although the films have nothing whatsoever to do with each other. See more »

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Chum Norsneha Plika Chivith
Written by Fai Sam Ang and Ben Davith
Performed by Noy Vanneth and Him Sivorn
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A visual feast
20 April 2002 | by (Toronto, Canada) – See all my reviews

This film is an attempt to revive the once-thriving Cambodian movie-making industry that was decimated by the Khmer Rouge government. Co-produced with Thailand, THE SNAKE KING'S CHILD is based on a folk tale about the child of a peasant woman and a snake god.

For westerners, the film's main attractions are visual. The cinematography is often striking, with atmospheric use of colour and shadow. All the characters wear eye-catching costumes. Actual Cambodian locations were used for many of the beautiful settings. Most memorable of all is Pich Chan Barmey's fabulous snake-hair effect, which easily outstrips any of the unconvincing attempts in western movies to portray gorgons.

Whether THE SNAKE KING'S CHILD will succeed in resurrecting Cambodian movie-making remains to be seen, but it certainly constitutes a promising start.

A letterboxed DVD, with rather eccentric English subtitles, has been released by Hong Kong's Winson Entertainment.


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