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Director:
Writers:
Pen-Ek Ratanaruang (screenplay)
Win Lyovarin (novel)
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Release Date:
24 November 2011 (Thailand) See more »
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Bangkok's most dangerous cop is about to have his world turned upside down.
Plot:
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 »
Awards:
5 wins & 13 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Interesting well paced thriller with brilliant acting See more (7 total) »

Cast

  (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 .... 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
 
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Max Tersch .... assistant editor
Max Tersch .... post-production coordinator
 

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105 min
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Selected in September 2012 to represent Thailand in the Best Foreign Language Film category at the 2013 Oscars.See more »
Quotes:
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.
Rin:How?
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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Interesting well paced thriller with brilliant acting, 22 January 2016
Author: freemanpatrick7 from United States

I find it sometimes hard to get into foreign films for the simple reasons of the language barrier and typically low production values. Pen-Ek Ratanaruang's thriller Headhshot is a rare exception. Though at times the photography was too dark to see clearly what was going on, on the whole I found this film to be easy enough to follow and engaging enough to keep me glued to the screen.

Tul (Nopachai Chaiyanam) is one of the last honest cops struggling with the frustration of being one man against an insurmountable war on drugs. After a major bust involving the brother of a highly placed politician Tul is offered a bribe to lose the evidence and drop the case.

After he turns down a cash offer he is set up. He meets Joy (Chanokporn Sayoungkul) in a parking garage and strikes up a relationship. Now, it might be mentioned here that this seemed a little suspicious to me from the start, since Joy is this smoking hot beauty and Tul is...well, not very handsome...at all. But who knows, maybe Thai chicks dig that sort.

Anyway, after the set-up and the subsequent fall out Tul goes ballistic. He is framed and sent to prison where he is visited by Mr. Demon, a man who offers him a chance to get out of prison if Tul will become their "Special Assassin".

There's no telling what the budget on this film was but I have to say this, whatever it was it was obviously sufficient because everything about this film was excellent. The two actresses in the film, Sayoungkul and Sirin Horwang, were not only incredibly beautiful, they were totally professional. There was no point where they weren't completely believable. How many American actresses can you say that about. In fact, everyone in the film was a fine actor. The script was tight and witty. There was enough action to keep it going without becoming mundane. And even in the action scenes I never got the sense of the all-too-obvious shakycam that plague so many wannabe American directors these days.

All in all it was an excellent movie.

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