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The Promise (2017)

Puen Tee Raluek (original title)
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Ib and Boum decide to commit suicide together in Bangkok in 1997. After reneging on the promise, the vengeful ghost of Ib returns 20 years later to haunt Boum and her 15 year old daughter, Bell.

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Sophon Sakdaphisit

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Sopana Chaowwiwatkul (as Sopana Chaowiwatkul), Supalerk Ningsanond | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Bee Namthip ... Boum (as Numthip Jongrachatawiboon)
Apichaya Thongkham ... Bell
Thunyaphat Pattarateerachaicharoen Thunyaphat Pattarateerachaicharoen ... Young Boum
Panisara Rikulsurakan ... Ib
Deuntem Salitul Deuntem Salitul ... Ib's mother (as Duentem Salitul)
Benjamin Joseph Varney Benjamin Joseph Varney ... Aof
Suchada Poonpattanasuk Suchada Poonpattanasuk ... Boum's mother
Surachai Ningsanond Surachai Ningsanond ... Boum's father
Teerapop Songwaja Teerapop Songwaja ... Mon
Duangjai Hiransri Duangjai Hiransri ... Mon's mother
Sawanee Utoomma Sawanee Utoomma ... Auntie Chu
Chaleeda Gilbert Chaleeda Gilbert ... Taew
Boonchai Jailim Boonchai Jailim ... Neurologist
Sivapee Mapaisalkij Sivapee Mapaisalkij ... Surgeon
Krieng Wongnongtaey Krieng Wongnongtaey ... Credit officer
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Ib and Boum decide to commit suicide together in Bangkok in 1997. After reneging on the promise, the vengeful ghost of Ib returns 20 years later to haunt Boum and her 15 year old daughter, Bell.

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Drama | Horror | Thriller

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Despite having a super generic storyline the movie was enjoyable...
8 June 2019 | by paul_haakonsenSee all my reviews

I watched "The Promise" (aka "Puen Tee Raluek"), and while it had a very generic storyline, then I must admit that I was actually genuinely entertained by what I saw on the screen from director Sophon Sakdaphisit.

The storyline doesn't really contain anything that is revolutionary or particularly innovative. And that sort of served as an anchor to the movie, keeping it from really becoming something unique.

It was the atmosphere in the movie that really worked, because director Sophon Sakdaphisit did an amazing job of building up suspense and slowly letting it pile up. Just a shame that they opted to follow such a predictable blueprint of how-to-make-a-thriller.

The acting in the movie was also quite good. This was my introduction to Numthip Jongrachatawiboon (or Bee Namthip for short), whom played Boum. She really performed quite well and carried the movie so far.

This movie is listed as a horror, drama and thriller. I would say that the horror elements to "The Promise" are quite light, if you compare this movie to other Thai horror movies. So when you sit down to watch "The Promise", keep in mind that this is more of a thriller than it is a horror movie. There aren't really any scary moments throughout the movie, there were plenty of build-ups to something that could have proven scary, but just never culminated in a spooky moment.

"The Promise" had me entertained from beginning to end, but it is hardly a movie that I will watch a second time, because the storyline and script just doesn't have enough contents to support multiple viewings. Once you've seen this movie the first time, there simply is no purpose to watching it again. Unless, of course, you want to watch it solely for counting the times that the name Bell is mispronounced as Beow throughout the movie. It was a lot, and that actually was starting to get on my nerves towards the end.

If you enjoy Thai movies, then you should at least watch "The Promise" once.


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7 September 2017 (Thailand) See more »

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Bangkok, Thailand See more »

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$1,028,708
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GDH 559, Jorkwang Films See more »
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