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Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives -- On his deathbed, Uncle Boonmee, recalls his many past lives.


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Phra Sripariyattiweti (inspired by the book of)
Apichatpong Weerasethakul (written by)
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Release Date:
1 September 2010 (Belgium) See more »
On his deathbed, Uncle Boonmee recalls his many past lives. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
9 wins & 19 nominations See more »
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Beautiful shots, but not much else. See more (63 total) »


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Directed by
Apichatpong Weerasethakul 
Writing credits
Phra Sripariyattiweti (inspired by the book of)

Apichatpong Weerasethakul (written by)

Produced by
Joslyn Barnes .... associate producer: Louverture Films
Charles de Meaux .... co-producer
Caroleen Feeney .... associate producer
Simon Field .... producer
Hans W. Geissendörfer .... producer
Danny Glover .... associate producer: Louverture Films
Keith Griffiths .... producer
Lluís Miñarro .... producer (as Luis Miñarro)
Suchada Sirithanawuddhi .... line producer
Holger Stern .... associate producer: ZDF/Arte
Michael Weber .... producer
Apichatpong Weerasethakul .... producer
Cinematography by
Sayombhu Mukdeeprom (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Lee Chatametikool 
Casting by
Sakda Kaewbuadee 
Panjai Sirisuwan  (as Panjai Sirisuvan)
Production Design by
Akekarat Homlaor 
Costume Design by
Chatchai Chaiyon 
Buangoen Ngamcharoenputtasri 
Makeup Department
Amornsak Boatrat .... makeup (as Amornsak Boutrat)
Chanokpim Chotikanatjaphan .... makeup (as Chanokpim Chotikanatsaphan)
Navy Chumthachot .... special effects makeup assistant
Natchanan Kitikriengkrai .... makeup
Jirayuth Numsank .... hair (as Jirayut Numsang)
Somphon Panta .... hair (as Somporn Pantha)
Achawan Pupawan .... special makeup
Phim Umari .... personal makeup: Thanapat Saisaymar (as Phim U-mari)
Thanakorn Yimngam .... hair (as Tanakorn Yimngam)
Production Management
Lee Chatametikool .... post-production supervisor
Yaowalak Sae-Khow .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Thanachart Siripatrachai .... second assistant director
Suchada Sirithanawuddhi .... first assistant director
Yingsiwat Yamolyong .... second assistant director
Art Department
Montri Bodsayasiri .... art assistant
Rukit Kummach .... art assistant
Pichan Muangduang .... art assistant
Tawatchai Muangjai .... art assistant (as Tawatchai Muengjai)
Winai Ruenrerng .... art assistant
Nitipong Thinthupthai .... property master (as Nitipong Thintubthai)
Phim Umari .... art assistant (as Phim U-Mari)
Bundit Vivek .... mock-up: catfish
Chadil Yuenying .... art assistant
Sound Department
Bruno Ehlinger .... post-production sound and mix
Kukiat Hirunsrisuk .... assistant sound recordist
Richard Hocks .... re-recording mixer
Akritchalerm Kalayanamitr .... sound designer
Chalermrat Kaweewattana .... sound editor
Chalermrat Kaweewattana .... sound recordist
Athit Promsee .... boom operator
Koichi Shimizu .... sound designer
Yingsiwat Yamolyong .... assistant sound recordist
Visual Effects by
Francis Alloncle .... visual effects
Aor Chanawong .... digital colorist
Deborah Huen .... senior telecine colorist (as Debora Y.L. Huen)
Camera and Electrical Department
Montri Bodsayasiri .... lighting: Kick the Machine
Chaisiri Jiwarangsan .... photographer: Nabua
Chayaporn Maneesutham .... photographer: Nabua
Yukontorn Mingmongkon .... additional photography
Nontawat Numbenchapol .... still photographer
Jarin Pengpanitch .... additional photography (as Charin Pengpanich)
Chadil Yuenying .... lighting: Kick the Machine
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Wasawan Chaiwut .... costume assistant
Pattarachanon Kawkong .... costume assistant (as Pattarachanon Keawkong)
Issares Klubdee .... costume assistant
Sumadam Niemtong .... costume assistant (as Sumadame Niamthong)
Chanitchida Songchome .... costume assistant (as Chananchida Songchome)
Editorial Department
Boonyanuch Kraithong .... assistant editor
Stéphane Ma .... assistant colorist (as Stephane Ma)
Wallaya Subhab .... assistant editor
Max Tersch .... additional post-production support
Machima Ungsriwong .... assistant editor
Location Management
Panithan Pisittakarn .... location
Music Department
Chonlatat Chalodhorn .... sound design musician: violin
Thom Aj. Madson .... sound design musician: violin
Adisak Poung Ok .... sound design musician: guitarist
Other crew
Narongwit Chanpan .... assistant to production manager
Tim Curtis .... legal advisor: UK
Philipp Hoffmann .... head of marketing: The Match Factory, Germany
Norbert Klingner .... legal advisor: Germany
Richard Lormand .... publicity: International
Rocío Martagón .... financial director: Spain
Tiana Mille .... producer: Anna Sanders Films, France
Onwarin Niyomsataya .... acting coach
Montse Pedrós .... production coordinator: Eddie Saeta, Spain
Sorayos Prapapan .... production assistant
Parichat Puarree .... account administrator
Joana Maria Schmitzer .... production coordinator: Illuminations Films
Olivier Aknin .... thanks

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Loong Boonmee raleuk chat" - Thailand (original title)
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114 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

The film is part autobiographical as, like Uncle Boonmee, Apichatpong Weerasethakul's father also died of liver disease.See more »
Revealing mistakes: The first time a ghost appears, during dinner, the nephew passes the ghost a glass of water. You can see the ghost image superimposed over the nephew's arm when he places the glass of water on the table.See more »
Movie Connections:
AcrophobiaSee more »


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47 out of 78 people found the following review useful.
Beautiful shots, but not much else., 8 November 2010
Author: Adam Johnston from Canada

I just finished watching this movie for the second time. I saw it twice because I was torn between making the decision of whether it was absolute garbage, or a work of genius. It's pretty much garbage. Sorry.

Picture this: you download some pictures of Thai forests and caves from National Geographic. You then download "Forest Sounds Vol. 2". You play a slide-show of these pictures whilst listening to the ominous and atmospheric sounds of the jungle. After about 10 minutes, you stop what you're doing and sit in a corner for an hour and a half. Then, you go back to your slide-show and sound effects for another 10 minutes. This is the movie in a nutshell.

There are some beautiful shots within the movie, and it's obvious there was some talent because they make a point to keep these still shots on the screen for as long as possible. The background sounds add a lot to the movie as well, but everything else was just plain bad. All of the acting was quiet and monotonous, and it didn't make it seem more natural at all.

The dialogue was terrible. Nothing made sense. As much as I would love to be even more pretentious about movies than I already am, and rave about how people don't understand this movie, there actually is really nothing to understand. All of the characters were the same. Any subtleties within them are just projections of the viewer filling in the blanks, and believe me, they are blank.

The majority of the movie was filler.


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