6.3/10
467
6 user 22 critic

Nymph (2009)

Nang mai (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama, Fantasy | 2 July 2009 (Thailand)
An urban husband and wife travel to the jungle and learn just how precious their relationship is.

Director:

Pen-Ek Ratanaruang

Writer:

Pen-Ek Ratanaruang (screenplay)
Reviews

Watch Now

With Prime Video

WATCH NOW
5 wins & 9 nominations. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Ploy (2007)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Every relationship has an expiration date. Every relationship needs its fantasies...some more real than others... A violent death of a relative brings Wit and his wife, Dang, back to ... See full summary »

Director: Pen-Ek Ratanaruang
Stars: Ananda Everingham, Lalita Panyopas, Porntip Papanai
Comedy | Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A woman, fired from a financial coorporation during the Asia crisis, returns home with no money. However, she finds a box with a fortune in front of her door, and decides to keep it. ... See full summary »

Director: Pen-Ek Ratanaruang
Stars: Tasanawalai Ongartittichai, Black Phomtong, Lalita Panyopas
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

After inadvertently killing his girlfriend, a man (Asano) flees Macau for Thailand in an attempt to cope with his guilt, and avoid possible arrest. But the relocation doesn't prevent his problems from following him, as his new friends could be potential enemies.

Director: Pen-Ek Ratanaruang
Stars: Tadanobu Asano, Hye-jeong Kang, Eric Tsang
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

A suicidal, obsessively compulsive Japanese librarian is forced to lie low in Thailand with a pot-smoking woman coping with the recent loss of her sister.

Director: Pen-Ek Ratanaruang
Stars: Tadanobu Asano, Sinitta Boonyasak, Takashi Miike
Headshot II (2011)
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

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.

Director: Pen-Ek Ratanaruang
Stars: Nopachai Chaiyanam, Sirin Horwang, Chanokporn Sayoungkul
Comedy | Drama | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Phaen is a suburban young man with a great love for music. He never misses a chance to show off his voice at temple fairs in his village. It is at one of the fairs that he meets and falls ... See full summary »

Director: Pen-Ek Ratanaruang
Stars: Supakorn Kitsuwon, Siriyakorn Pukkavesh, Black Phomtong
Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A young working woman has to follow obscure advice by an old sage in order to prevent a worst-case scenario. A returning nightmare of a family home built by her deceased mother for the ... See full summary »

Director: Pen-Ek Ratanaruang
Stars: Fay Atsawet, Phaibunkiat Khiaogao, Ray MacDonald
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

A hard-worker freelancer who falls in love with a doctor. While his life is getting worse every second. He must find the way to release his life to the beyond of everything.

Director: Nawapol Thamrongrattanarit
Stars: Sunny Suwanmethanont, Davika Hoorne, Violette Wautier
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A stylish, urban woman and her boyfriend end up castaway on a deserted island. They meet a rugged hermit, whose solitude and detachment draw them together.

Director: Pen-Ek Ratanaruang
Stars: Nopachai Chaiyanam, Sirin Horwang
Dek hor (2006)
Drama | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Every dorm has a tale. But this tale, you will never forget.

Director: Songyos Sugmakanan
Stars: Charlie Trairat, Chintara Sukapatana, Sirachuch Chienthaworn
Action | Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

With its loud acting style, exuberant sets and stunning shots in pastel colours, this Thai cult film is as much a parody as an homage to the Western and the romantic tearjerker.

Director: Wisit Sasanatieng
Stars: Chartchai Ngamsan, Stella Malucchi, Supakorn Kitsuwon
Cheun (2009)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A serial killer is preying on the rich and influential, exposing their sexual proclivities, dismembering them and dumping them and their severed body parts in various locations around ... See full summary »

Director: Kongkiat Khomsiri
Stars: Arak Amornsupasiri, Sonthaya Chitmanee, Jessica Pasaphan
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Nopachai Chaiyanam ... Nop (as Nopporn Chaiyanam)
Porntip Papanai Porntip Papanai ... Nymph
Wanida Termthanaporn Wanida Termthanaporn ... May
Chamanun Wanwinwatsara Chamanun Wanwinwatsara ... Korn
Edit

Storyline

An urban husband and wife travel to the jungle and learn just how precious their relationship is.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

love | karma | dream | unfaithfulness | rape | See All (9) »

Genres:

Drama | Fantasy

Certificate:

Not Rated
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Official site [Thailand]

Country:

Thailand

Language:

Thai

Release Date:

2 July 2009 (Thailand) See more »

Also Known As:

Nymph See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Fortissimo Films See more »
Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

| |

Color:

Color
See full technical specs »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Intriguing premise is poorly handled and lapses into absurdity

I spent a lot of my childhood poring over classical mythology, to a nerdish extent. So nymphs of all sorts are very interesting to me, one of my favourite paintings is John William Waterhouse's Hylas and The Nymphs, I find myself thinking of it when I'm in the dentist's chair, a happy place to go to! I've also become acquainted with the darker side of the tradition as an adult, for example Ezra Pound's poem April.

Simply put, this film should have been right up my street. The opening scene of the film indeed was very interesting, something I enjoyed a lot. There's a scene in Philippe Garrel's experimental movie Le révélateur where the characters are fleeing across a landscape and the camera separates and meets back up with them later on in the scene. It reminds me of ice dancing, where the couple who are skating split and rejoin. That's how the first scene of Nymph works in cinematographic terms, where here the eerie Thai forest is the landscape. So that's a success.

From there on the movie unfortunately went downhill. The couple in this film, Nop and May are completely flat-lining in terms of interest, they flop through the movie as if they've just awoken from a coma. We don't get any sort of sense of why they are attracted to each other, the acting is not expressive at all, the film unfortunately becomes boring.

I'm worried about the level of control Ratanaruang had on this movie, because it seems to fall into fairly boring and generic horror movie tropes, and I find it hard to believe that he's done that on purpose. I felt almost like I'd watched Ring 3 by the end of it such were the boredom levels with such a tired and clichéd movie.

The secrecy and furtiveness with which the nymph was filmed were (a flash in the corner of the eye now and then at the start), in my opinion, totally unnecessary, worn out stuff that you could see in Blair Witch Project, or really any generic horror movie.

I felt that there was enough good material here to edit into a highly successful short. But no way was there enough for a feature film. The ending, painfully, was really rather silly.


12 of 24 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 6 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page



Recently Viewed