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Shutter (2004)

A young photographer and his girlfriend discover mysterious shadows in their photographs after a tragic accident. They soon learn that you can not escape your past.

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Parkpoom Wongpoom (screenplay), Banjong Pisanthanakun (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ananda Everingham Ananda Everingham ... Tun
Natthaweeranuch Thongmee Natthaweeranuch Thongmee ... Jane
Achita Sikamana Achita Sikamana ... Natre
Unnop Chanpaibool Unnop Chanpaibool ... Tonn
Titikarn Tongprasearth Titikarn Tongprasearth ... Jim
Sivagorn Muttamara Sivagorn Muttamara ... Meng
Chachchaya Chalemphol Chachchaya Chalemphol ... Tonn's Wife
Kachormsak Naruepatr Kachormsak Naruepatr ... Tee
Apichart Chusakul Apichart Chusakul ... Magazine Editor (as Abhijati Jusakul)
Binn Kitchachonpong Binn Kitchachonpong ... Asst. Magazine Editor
Panitan Mavichak Panitan Mavichak ... Nuch
Samruay Jaratjaroonpong Samruay Jaratjaroonpong ... Man 1
Jitlada Korsangvichal Jitlada Korsangvichal ... Nurse 1
Duangporn Sontikhan Duangporn Sontikhan ... Nurse 2
Panu Puntoomsinchal Panu Puntoomsinchal ... Groom
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Storyline

A young photographer Thun and his girlfriend Jane discover mysterious shadows in their photographs after fleeing the scene of an accident. As they investigate the phenomenon, they find other photographs contain similar supernatural images, that Thun's best friends are being haunted as well, and Jane discovers that her boyfriend has not told her everything. It soon becomes clear that you can not escape your past. Written by Cleon

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The most terrifying images are the ones that are real.


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Trivia

In photography, a shutter is a device that allows light to pass for a determined period of time, exposing photographic film or a light-sensitive electronic sensor to light in order to capture a permanent image of a scene. A shutter can also be used to allow pulses of light to pass outwards, as seen in a movie projector or a signal lamp. See more »

Goofs

(at around 28 mins) When Tun and Jane visit the Spirit Photography Guy and are talking with him, the camera faces them and shows a sliver of the guy on the right side of the screen (this alternates). In one of those shots, his mouth is moving, but nothing is spoken. See more »

Quotes

Tun: [Tun is working in the dark room when someone walks beside him and stands there. He does not look up]
Tun: Jane? You're early.
Tun: [Telephone rings outside, Tun goes to answer it] Hello?
Jane: Tun. Its Jane. I'm going to be a little late today.
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Crazy Credits

The producers would like to thank in advance the owners of any spirit photographs or photo representations that were not properly credited for their use in this motion picture. See more »

Connections

Followed by Shutter One (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

Win-Yan-Nai-Parp-Tai
Performed by Suthep Wonggamhang
Lyrics and Music by Vimol Chongvilai
Original master: Cathey Records (1968) Co., Ltd.
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Creepy and Very, But Really Very Scary
25 August 2006 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

In Bangkok, after celebrating a drinking party with his closest friends, the photographer Tun (Ananda Everingham) and his girlfriend Jane (Natthaweeranuch Thongmee) have a car accident on the road, with Jane hitting a girl. Tun does not allow her to help the girl and they ran away leaving the girl lying on the road. When Tun reveals his latest pictures, he finds some mysterious shadows, while the couple is systematically haunted by the ghost of the girl. Tun investigates and finds that the victim was his former shy and weird girlfriend Natre (Achita Sikamana), who studied with him in the college. Later Jane discloses deep and hidden secrets about the relationship of Natre, Tun and his friends.

"Shutter" is a creepy and a very, but really very scary horror movie. The story is very well developed, in an excellent pace, with a twist to an unexpected direction and with a great and consistent conclusion. The cinematography intensely explores the red and some black and white very well and the effects are simple but stunning. There is an interesting Message Board, where an IMDb User brilliantly asked: "What is your scariest moment?" It is amazing to read the number of different scenes selected by the users. My favorite scene is when Tun is in the black room revealing a photo, Jane arrives and the phone rings. These samples show that the film offers many frightening moments. My vote is eight.

Title (Brazil): "Espíritos, A Morte Está Ao Seu Lado" ("Spirit, Death is At Your Side")


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Country:

Thailand

Language:

Thai

Release Date:

9 September 2004 (Thailand) See more »

Also Known As:

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$6,989,456
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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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