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Nang Nak

Nang Nak | Nonzee Nimibutr | TH 1999 | 100 Min | 35mm
Metro
Sa,25.09.▸18:00
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Mak goes to war, leaving pregnant Nak back in their village. Wounded in battle, Mak returns years later to his wife and child: But the other villagers observe the reunited couple with suspicion and fear. It is only when the eerie incidents accumulate that Mak starts to do some research, only to discover a gruesome secret. With Nang Nak, Nonzee Nimbutr adapted one of Thailand’s most famous ghost stories: an elegant horror film deserving of more recognition, with a lush, luscious jungle ambience.

Nonzee Nimibutr
Nimibutr, Nonzee is regarded as one of the leading figures of the New Wave of Thai filmmakers, alongside Pen-Ek Ratanaruang, Wisit Sasanatieng, and Apichatpong Weerasethakul. Born in 1962, he made his debut in 1997 with Dang Bireley’s and Young Gangsters. His next film was Nang Nak, his most famous effort. Continuing his directing career with movies like Queens of Langasuka or the comic adaptation Noo Hin: The Movie, he has also distinguished himself as a producer with films like Bangkok Dangerous by the Pang Brothers or Pen-Ek Ratanaruang’s Monrak Transistor.
Language OmeU
Cast Intira Jaroenpura, Winai Kraibutr
Writer Wisit Sasanatieng
Editing Sunij Asavinikul
Cinematography Nattawut Kittikhun

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Metro
Sa,25.09.▸18:00
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