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Headshot -- A darkly turbulent crime noir from Thai new wave director Pen-ek Ratanaruang, HEADSHOT is an existential thriller, ripe with shadowy paranoia that will turn your world upside-down, literally.
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Pen-Ek Ratanaruang (screenplay)
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Release Date:
24 November 2011 (Thailand) See more »
Bangkok's most dangerous cop is about to have his world turned upside down.
A cop who becomes a hitman for a group aimed at eliminating those who are above the law finds his world turned upside down by a single a devastating blow. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
5 wins & 13 nominations See more »
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Thai cop becomes a hit man after the death of his girl friend See more (6 total) »


  (in credits order)

Nopachai Chaiyanam ... Tul (as Nopporn Chaiyanam)
Sirin Horwang ... Rin
Chanokporn Sayoungkul ... Joy / Tiwa
Apisit Opasaimlikit ... Torpong
Kiat Punpiputt ... Dr. Suang (as Krerkkiat Punpiputt)
Theeradanai Suwannahom ... Tin
Nadim Xavier Salhani
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Daisuke Kashiki
Yasu Peron

Directed by
Pen-Ek Ratanaruang 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Win Lyovarin  novel
Pen-Ek Ratanaruang  screenplay

Produced by
Emilie Georges .... associate producer
Tanja Meissner .... associate producer
Raymond Phathanavirangoon .... producer
Pawas Sawatchaiyamet .... producer
Original Music by
Vichaya Vatanasapt 
Cinematography by
Chankit Chamnivikaipong 
Film Editing by
Patamanadda Yukol 
Casting by
Sukumaporn Suthisrisinlpa 
Production Design by
Wittaya Chaimongkol 
Costume Design by
Visa Kongka 
Makeup Department
Phatthira Phuthisuraset .... makeup department head
Kent Richard .... additional hair stylist
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Chedpong Laoyant .... first assistant director
Sound Department
Richard Hocks .... sound re-recording mixer
Akritchalerm Kalayanamitr .... sound designer
Warren Santiago .... foley editor
Sirapob Tungkasaeranee .... sound recordist
Camera and Electrical Department
Gary Kelso .... dolly grip
Ahmad Powell .... grip (as Ahmad Big Thirsty Powell)
L. Chris Strong .... best boy rigging grip (as Lon C. Strong)
Scott Wells .... grip
Editorial Department
Max Tersch .... assistant editor
Max Tersch .... post-production coordinator

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Selected in September 2012 to represent Thailand in the Best Foreign Language Film category at the 2013 Oscars.See more »
Rin:How do you feel to see things upside down?
Tul:At first, I was really frustrated. But now, I think it is the best thing that happened to me in last several years.
Tul:In the past, I used to see things like everyone sees, just skim through them because everything looks familiar to me. But now I have to really look at the things and people and that make me to see things more clearly.
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5 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
Thai cop becomes a hit man after the death of his girl friend, 3 July 2013
Author: msroz from United States

"Headshot" is a neo-noir through and through and quite good. It's best not to reveal the plot. The main character is a cop who becomes a hit man after his girl friend's death. The story is told out of time sequence, and it works that way. The photography is appropriately disorienting, not to mention that every so often we see things as the hero sees them, which is upside down, after he receives a shot to his head.

The movie reminds me of Dick Powell's disorientation in "Murder My Sweet". Here it's worse and pervasive.

The two female stars in this movie are very beautiful, and they can act.

Noir fans will like this picture.

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