In 1970, She was student activist, a waitress who keeps changing her job, now a film director. All lives loosely connected to each others.
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Visra Vichit-Vadakan Visra Vichit-Vadakan ... Ann
Arak Amornsupasiri Arak Amornsupasiri ... Peter
Achtara Suwan Achtara Suwan ... Nong
Inthira Charoenpura Inthira Charoenpura ... Ann
Soraya Nakasuwan Soraya Nakasuwan ... Ann
Rassami Paoluengtong Rassami Paoluengtong ... 1st Taew
Penpak Sirikul ... 2nd Taew
Apinya Sakuljaroensuk ... Tak / Ou
Waywiree Ittianunkul Waywiree Ittianunkul ... Female Student
Natdanai Wangsiripaisarn Natdanai Wangsiripaisarn ... Male Student
Apiwong Sajee Apiwong Sajee ... Chompoo
Vigrom Suvarnnapradip Vigrom Suvarnnapradip ... Pun
Chailuang Dithabumroong Chailuang Dithabumroong ... Mushroom Farm Owner
Jawaree Thongdeelert Jawaree Thongdeelert ... Ou
Danaya Chulphuthiphong Danaya Chulphuthiphong ... Crew Member at Gor Surangkanang's House


In 1970, She was student activist, a waitress who keeps changing her job, now a film director. All lives loosely connected to each others.

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One of the most boring and uneventful movies...
18 January 2021 | by paul_haakonsenSee all my reviews

Right, well I sat down in 2021 to watch the 2016 Thai drama titled "By the Time It Gets Dark" (aka "Dao khanong") from writer and director Anocha Suwichakornpong. Sure, I hadn't even heard about the movie prior to sitting down to watch it, much less knowing what it was about.

What made me pick up this movie was two things, first of all it had actor Arak Amornsupasiri on the cast, and secondly it being a Thai movie that I hadn't already seen also made me have an interest in it, of course.

And I have to say that "By the Time It Gets Dark" is slow-paced. So very, very slow paced. Nothing happened, literally, in the entire course of the movie. There was a whole lot of filming nothing, showing scenes where the actors weren't even in the screen, but doing something outside of the screen. This movie is definitely not a movie with a broad appeal to everyone in the audience. For me, this was a massive swing and a miss.

I managed to endure a painstaking 1 hour of pure torment and absolute boredom as I watch nothing transpire as the movie trotted on. Then I just tossed the towel in the ring and gave up. This movie was so boring it was unfathomable. And just prior to hitting the 1 hour mark, actor Arak Amornsupasiri showed up in the movie, but by that time it was too late and I had already lost interest in the movie.

"By the Time It Gets Dark" is not a movie that I will recommend to anyone, and it surely wasn't a gem in the Thai cinema, And I can honestly say that I have absolutely no interest in returning to watch the remaining 45 minutes that I was missing to watch.

My rating of "By the Time It Gets Dark" lands on a generous two out of ten stars.

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8 December 2016 (Thailand) See more »

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Bangkok, Thailand

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