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13: Game of Death (2006)

13 game sayawng (original title)
After losing his job, his car and his money, Phuchit, Krissada Sukosol, races against time to complete 13 tasks ordered by an anonymous caller who promised 100,000,000 Thai Baht upon completion.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Krissada Sukosol ...
Achita Sikamana ...
Tong
Sarunyu Wongkrachang ...
Surachai (as Sarunyoo Wongkrachang)
Nattapong Arunnate ...
Mik (as Nathapong Arunnetra)
Namfon Pakdee ...
Maew
Piyapan Choopech ...
Chalerm
Philip Wilson ...
Phuchit's Father
Sukanya Kongkawong ...
Phuchit's Mother (as Sukulya Kongkawong)
Nakarin Triemmareng ...
Phuchit - age 8
Chano Pemberger ...
Phuchit - age 11
Stuart Nombluez ...
Phuchit - age 14
Suttipong Satjachoktam ...
Bad Boy
Nuttakrit Boonannatanasarn ...
Bad Boy
Chanunpong Peungrargdee ...
Bad Boy
Pasnani Chinsatapornchok ...
Bad Boy
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Pusit is having the worst day of his life. He just lost his job and is in serious debt. That is all about to change when he receives a mysterious phone call with a tempting offer. If he could complete 13 tasks, he will win 100 million Baht. Pusit agrees and the game begins. Written by Ploy P.

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13 Challenges. $100 Million. How Far Would You Go?


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Rated R for some violent and disturbing images | See all certifications »

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5 October 2006 (Thailand)  »

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THB 119,000,000 (estimated)
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(at around 32 mins) Stunt No. 5 involved Phuchit eating a plate of feces, which in reality was a mix of durian, syrup and peanuts. See more »

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(at around 54 mins) During Challenge 7 Phuchit throws an arm up the well. The wire attached to the arm is visible. See more »

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Remade as 13 Sins (2014) See more »

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Lyrics by Md Sponx
Melody by Montonn Jira (as Monton Jira) and Krissada Sukosol (as Krissada Sukosol)
Composed by Montonn Jira (as Monton Jira)
Performed by Krissada Sukosol (as Krissada Sukosol)
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FantAsia Fan Favorite
30 July 2007 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Out of another great edition of FantAsia, this film received the PUBLIC'S GOLDEN PRIZE - BEST Asian FILM. A well deserved title with a well crafted storyline and fine acting.

The premise of the movie is that of a deadbeat salesman who is in debt and in desperate need of money... as well as deeper needs such as love, hope, sense of purpose, etc. He gets a targeted phone call that invites him to play a secret game in order to win incremental amount of money all the way to the grand prize: 100 million bahts. At first he will have to kill an insect which he does without to much problem. The twelve other challenges are likely to be a bit more difficult to achieve in order to bank the jackpot, but this guy has nothing to lose and seems to be going along with the game as he sees money as the answer to most of his problems and pushing his limits by succeeding in this game as some well-needed sense of accomplishment.

So the movie relies heavily on Krissada Terrence playing the protagonist, Pusit, and making us go through the motions and the emotions. His is a very capable actor and was well casted and directed to give a fine performance that reaches out to the sympathizing viewer. As for the rest of the cast, they are also of fine caliber. They bring to life this solid script cohesively and captivate the audience with the help of well-timed editing and a definitive storytelling know-how by screen-writer/director Ma-Deaw Chukiatsakwirakul (Chookiat Sakweerakul )

Based on a comic, the transition to screen is surprisingly realistic and the story is well explored in all its humour and twisted horror. The game concept reminds us of the Saw trilogy (2004,2005&2006) and has similar elements on top of the reality TV references a la Fear Factor. At times, we are also reminded of Falling Down (1993)'s similar slow fall and emotional meltdown.

Trying to conclude this wild ride is tricky and we are left with diverse elements that are not necessarily captivating or as original as the rest of the film on their own merit--nor are they out of place--, but tied together provide the base for the ending that does not disappoint.

A clever movie that easily make you embark on a journey that can only be slowly but surely spiraling down. So where is the point where you lose control and what happens if someone else loses it for you?

A thin line between deprived and deranged.

Thailand 2006 | 113 min | 35mm Thai language (English subtitles)


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