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Ghost of Mae Nak (2005)

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A young couple reawaken the spirit of a famous old Thai legend.

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Cast

Credited cast:
Pataratida Pacharawirapong ...
Nak
Siwat Chotchaicharin ...
Mak
Porntip Papanai ...
Ghost of Mae Nak (as Pornthip Papanai)
Jaran Ngamdee ...
Por Mak
Kowit Wattanakul ...
Mak's Father (as Kowit Watthanakul)
Karnjanaporn Plodpai ...
Mak's Mother (as Kanjanaporn Plodpai)
Meesak Nakarat ...
Mr. Angel (as Meesak Nakkarat)
Marasri Issarangkul Na Ayuttaya ...
Nak's Grandmother (as Marasri Issarangkul Na Ayutthaya)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ammara Assawanon ...
Wedding Special Guest (as Amara Asawanond)
Nirun Changklang ...
Tring's Assistant
Natheeporn Chuerbandit ...
Market vendor
Pitt Imaurb ...
Old Man
Sin Kaewpakpin ...
Old Monk
Wattana Koomkrong ...
Mrs. Grimm
Thanadet Meeprasert ...
Kong (as Thanadej Meeprasert)
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In Bangkok, the groom Mak is scared, having successive nightmares with a ghost woman, Mae Nak, an ancient Thai legend. He meets his beloved fiancée Nak to visit an old house in Phrakhanong with the unscrupulous real state agent Angel and they decide to buy the property. After their wedding, two small time thieves break into the house and steal their gifts and other objects. When Mak sees the criminals on the streets of Bangkok selling his goods, he chases the burglars and they run their van over Mak, who gets into a deep coma. Mae Nak protects the young couple against Angel and the burglars, but in return she holds the soul of Mak. Nak finds the remains of Mae Nak in an ancient cemetery, and with some monks, they exorcise Mae Nak from Mak and release her spirit. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Her spirit never died. See more »

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15 September 2005 (Thailand)  »

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Il fantasma di Mae Nak  »

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This is the 20th film version of the Thai legend of Mae Nak. See more »

Quotes

Mak: [on phone with Nak] OK. Mak loves Nak.
Nak: Nak loves Mak too.
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Version of Mae nak (1997) See more »

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So bad, I couldn't even laugh
21 September 2011 | by (Romania) – See all my reviews

There are so many things that went wrong in this movie that it's hard to find any redeeming factors. This is complete garbage and a massive waste of time.

The ghost was one of the most pathetic attempts at horror I've ever seen. The special effects were cringe-worthy and the acting was over the top in a laughable attempt to make us empathize with the characters. The actors simply recited their lines, which often consisted of redundant information we heard ten times before in the movie. We hear the same lines over and over again. Apparently the scriptwriter thought we need to have the most obvious information spelled out for us, and then repeated some 100 times in case we forgot.

The story, while not horrible, was uninspired, paper-thin and full of plot holes you could see from a mile, while the plot progression and pace were mostly non-existent. Nothing ever happens in this movie except for some Final Destination inspired deaths. Characters appear and then disappear without ever knowing what happened to them or why they were in the movie at all, in an effort to increase the body count. It's nothing you've never seen before, but this takes the cake for bad execution of an average story.

The only thing that might incite some interest might be the good insight into the traditions and legends of Thai culture. The movie sure takes its time to illustrate some rituals and ceremonies, but by then you'll surely be too bored to even care.

It baffles me that people have found this movie to be more than average. I decided to watch it based on the relatively good reviews on this site, but now I must say it's among the worst movies I've seen in the Asian horror genre or Asian cinema for that matter. Avoid like the plague!


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