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Nak (2009)

 -  Animation  -  May 2009 (USA)
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A group of Thai ghost legends have grown tired of haunting and move to the country to help humanity.

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Sasikan Apichataworasin
Supab Chaiwisuthikun
Chookiat Iamsook
Anyarit Pitakkul
Nawarat Techarathanaprasert
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Nak is a ghoulishly fun, animated musical romp. Set in the present day, Nak features a collection of Thai ghost legends that have grown tired of haunting and moved to the country intent on helping all humanity. One night, at a temple fair, an audience is enjoying an outdoor movie when a ghost comes out of the screen and takes away Tee, a seven-year-old boy. The king of all ghosts plans to use Tee to fulfill his dark plan of world domination. Nak, the most popular ghost legend in Thailand, and her very colorful friends Keaw (a headless ghost), Thong (a doggy ghost), and Eud (a tall demon) come together to help Gam, Tee's sister, get Tee back. Nak is especially moved by Gam's plight as her painful past comes to the fore and she fights for someone who was once taken from her. Chock-full of exuberant characters, lively action, and a variety of emotional and toe-tapping songs, Nak is a film based around ghost legends that is perfect for late-elementary youth and older. The film is also a ... Written by BeboydCG

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The world should watch this. It has unique visuals that looks like in game animations and plenty of precious characters based on folklore!
12 October 2014 | by (http://rosalynmuses.blogspot.com) – See all my reviews

There are not many Thai animated films but seriously, the world should watch this. Nak (2008) is one of the nicest supernatural fantasy films intended for children or family. With unique visuals that looks like in game animations and plenty of precious characters based on folklore, it is truly an amazing animated feature originated from the amazing Thailand.

From the start, the sense of tranquility can be felt but when the settings changed, it felt like as if we are instantaneously sent to the fast-paced life of Bangkok, the bustling capital city of Thailand. Everything seems to be made alive out of original pictures that are beautiful, which is truly impressive.

Although the impression of the film is that it is intended for children, it is still great for adults as well. Nak (2008) is in fact quite entertaining with plenty of witty jokes, lyrics and parodies in addition to the menageries of ghosts from different parts of the world!

If you love folklore like me or if you specially like ghosts stories, you'll be pleasantly surprised and so much delighted to see the animated feature film's version of the characters based on folklore as they are super cool! For me, my favorite ones are Sadako (Onryō from The Ring), Nang Takian, Nang Tani, Shrines Ghosts (I don't know the name but they look so adorable) and of course, Mae Nak!

PS. Nak (2008) is one of my favorite now and it made me want to explore Thai culture even more!


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