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The Meat Grinder -- Mai is a deranged woman who runs a noodle stall and is hearing voices in her head all the time. When she finds a dying man in her stall one night, she gets the idea to chop him up, and grind the body parts into meatballs as ingredients for her noodle soup. It turns out to be a popular dish, and as the stall gets more and more business, she must find a steady supply of fresh human meat to feed her customers..


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Release Date:
19 March 2009 (Thailand) See more »
A poverty stricken woman starts a restaurant where she slaughters people and serves up human flesh, cut from her victims. | Add synopsis »
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Thailand Lays On The Gore With Meat Grinder.
 (From Screen Anarchy. 8 December 2008, 1:39 PM, PST)

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  (in credits order)

Mai Charoenpura ... Buss
Rattanaballang Tohssawat ... Attaphol (as Rattanabanrang Tosawat)
Wiradit Srimalai ... Lek (as Weeradit Srimalai)
Atitaya Shindejanichakul ... Aoi
Pimchanok Leuwisetpaiboon ... Nida (as Pimchanok Luevisadpaibul)
Somlek Sakdikul ... Proprietor (as Somchai Sakdikul)
Chaiyot Tushsanasuwan ... Subordinate 1
Shiny Khunthong ... Subordinate 2
Somchat Prachathai ... Stepfather
Thanatorn Oudsahakul ... Plainclothes Policeman
Jiratchaya Jirarajagit ... Bua
Kittiphit Tamrongweenijchai ... Inspector (as Kittiphit Tamrongweenitchai)
Archan Chaisuwan ... Berm
Arachaporn Ngarmthed ... Chart's Mother
Akradech Maneeploypech ... Attaphol's Father
Mathanee Pandee ... Buss (Childhood)
Nontacha Boonsay ... Berm (Childhood)
Kamonwan Poonmas ... Attaphol's Friend 1
Chaiwat Boonsongnoen ... Attaphol's Friend 2
Varunee Surarit ... Servant
Duangta Tungkamanee ... Buss's Mother (as Duangta Tungkamani)
Anuway Niwartwong ... Prawit (as Piyawat Niwatwong)

Directed by
Tiwa Moeithaisong 
Writing credits
Tiwa Moeithaisong (screenplay) (as Samonggu)

Produced by
Poj Arnon .... producer
Rujiraporn Hanchaina .... line producer
Thawatchai Phanpakdee .... producer
Thanapol-Wichai Thanarungroj .... executive producer
Original Music by
Giant Wave 
Cinematography by
Tiwa Moeithaisong 
Film Editing by
Tiwa Moeithaisong 
Production Design by
Waragorn Poonsawat 
Art Direction by
Chaiwat Boonsungnoern  (as Chaiwat Boonsongnoen)
Makeup Department
Ratt Boonsongprasert .... makeup effects: Qfx Workshop
Vittaya Deerattrakul .... makeup effects: Qfx Workshop (as Vitaya Deerattakul)
Thutthalee Jarusutharat .... makeup effects: Qfx Workshop (as Tattalee Jarujutarat)
Suwat Manothaipum .... hair stylist
Sarawuth Pansingh .... makeup effects: Qfx Workshop
Nuttira Senanuch .... hair stylist
Siwakorn Suklankarn .... makeup artist (as Sivakorn Suklungkarn)
Atinoot Tanpan .... makeup effects: Qfx Workshop
Kongkrit Thongdee .... makeup effects: Qfx Workshop (as Kongkrith Thongdee)
Nattakarn Uthaiwan .... makeup artist (as Nattakan Uthaiwan)
Rattapong Yenjai .... makeup effects: Qfx Workshop
Siwakorn Suklankarn .... makeup department head (uncredited)
Production Management
Thanapat Hongdumnoen .... assistant production manager
Picha Supong .... production manager
Sataporn Wetchagorn .... assistant production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Thanadol Nualsuth .... assistant director (as Tanadol Nuansuth)
Duangjai Samakrathkit .... assistant director
Art Department
Eak Dalotus .... art department crew
Mhonmhen Homkrun .... art department crew
Boonjut Huodkratoke .... art department crew
Dum Kanongna .... art department crew
Day Kariengkrae .... art department crew
Boonsompong Kumhom .... art department crew
Aof Meetung .... art department crew
James Paepeadrew .... art department crew
Benda Parapalung .... art department crew
Tawee Sooksri .... art department crew
Moo Sudsouy .... art department crew
Jirawet Sunlayawut .... property master
Nhui Sunpukhee .... art department crew
Kumhom Thongkum .... art department crew
Shitsanupong Tungchaiyo .... art department crew
Sound Department
Preecha Chuyphacha .... boom operator
Giant Wave .... sound designer
Thornthum Phlongphlab .... sound recordist (as Thornthund Phlongphlab)
Veerasak Tamjai .... boom operator
Special Effects by
Poonsub Bualieng .... special effects
Pongsakorn Choobua .... stunt man
Camera and Electrical Department
Wasan Boonlon .... grip
Chartchai Bootin .... electrician
Pramett Chankrasse .... second camera operator (as Pramet Chankrasae)
Jakkraphun Homohm .... electrician
Kiengkrai Inthachai .... best boy grip
Phuthawan Janprom .... best boy grip
Vikrant Karnjananont .... film loader
Suthep Kaysorn .... key grip
Songkran Khampradit .... key grip
Visuth Mhounrit .... electrician
Phairath Paprakhon .... grip
Somchart Pawanaksopon .... trainee
Khanit Phakdee .... electrician
Thepparitt Pinyowan .... grip
Ittipol Rungjamrat .... grip (as Ittiphon Rungjamras)
Kid Sajai .... electrician
Krettisak Somvhung .... head electrician
Nipon Somvhung .... electrician
Somkret Somvhung .... electrician
Pongnares Soyudom .... best boy grip
Thanut Sripantawanusorn .... focus puller
Prasong Suksomkorn .... film loader
Somdech Suksomkorn .... focus puller
Pamin Teerasup .... camera report
Pamin Teerasup .... slate
Worapol Vanna-Un .... still photographer
Hmaom Wongjan .... electrician
Direk Yutthasek .... video man
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Watcharin Ninjun .... wardrobe assistant
Varunee Surarit .... wardrobe assistant
Daranuch Sutthirak .... costume stylist
Location Management
Rachot Kruaprayong .... location manager
Other crew
Supatcha Duangchumchuen .... caterer
Monpituk Khadsangsuriyong .... service: beverage
Nimit Khandaeng .... service: beverage
Andrew P. Kirkham .... dvd producer [gb]
Watin Napa .... production accountant
Kamonwan Poonmas .... cast coordinator
Sonoko Prow .... acting coach
Thanatcha Saksiamkul .... subtitle translator
Roungyot Sisolotsakul .... cast coordinator
Nonglak Srisai .... service: beverage
Suriya Upanon .... continuity
Worapol Vanna-Un .... behind-the-scenes

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Cheuuat gaawn chim" - Thailand (original title)
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Thailand:90 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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4 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
Refreshingly marinated with an intriguing story, 20 August 2010
Author: thisissubtitledmovies from

Revenge is often a dish best eaten cold. Just ask Fruit Chan, director of Dumplings (2004), originally conceived as one chapter of a three-part horror omnibus (Three… Extremes) before he served up more of the same dark satire, just in larger portions, which regrettably made the bloated feature-length even harder to swallow. Tiwa Moeithaisong's Meat Grinder follows a similar recipe, and now, having finally found an overseas distributor, ominously appears on our menus for the first time. Relying more on mood rather than over the top visuals, this is a return to the intelligent side of exploitation horror. Refreshingly marinated with an intriguing story to give it flavour, and coupled with lashings and lashings of gory mayhem, Meat Grinder is an absolute treat from start to finish. DW

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