A woman, fired from a financial corporation 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. However, the people that left it there soon want it back.
|A very entertaining dark comedy.|
|13 Beloved (2006)||Pusit is having the worst day of his life. He just lost his job and is in serious debt. That is all about to change when he receives a mysterious phone call with a tempting offer. If he could complete 13 tasks, he will win 100 million Baht. Pusit agrees and the game begins.|
An autistic woman with powerful martial art skills looks to settle her ailing mother's debts by seeking out the ruthless gangs that owe her family money.
Written and directed by Prachya Pinkaew, the same guy that did Ong-Bak and The Protector.
|Citizen Dog (2004)||Pod is a country bumpkin who comes to work at a tinned sardine factory in Bangkok. One day, Pod chops off his finger and packs it in the can, prompting him to go around looking for his lost finger at various supermarkets. The incident convinces him to change his job, and Pod becomes a security guard at a large company. There he meets Jin, a maid who carries a mysterious book that she cannopt read. Pod develops a crush on Jin. In this bright, colour-splashed fantasy Thailand, Bangkokians can grow tails and a dead grandmother can come back as a chatty gecko to deliver a few life lessons to her grandson. The unusual love story between Pod and Jin is set against the playfully ironic portrait of Bangkok.||Strange but gorgeous fantansy love story.|
A mysterious, obsessive-compulsive, suicidal Japanese man living in Bangkok, Thailand, is thrown together with a Thai woman through a tragic chain of events. The woman is everything he is not. He is a neat freak who keeps his dishes washed and his books neatly stacked and categorized. She dresses like a slob, smokes pot and never picks anything up. It's a match that somehow works, though. Slowly and entertainingly, more is revealed about the Japanese man and why he's suicidal and living in Bangkok.
Written and directed by Pen-Ek Ratanaruang, writer/director of 6ixtynin9 and Invisible Waves.
|Nang Nak (1999)||Based on a Thai legend. Mak leaves for Bangkok and is seriously wounded in the Chiang Toong War. His wife, Nak, dies together with her stillborn child, but when Mak returns, they continue to live together, without his being aware that she is a ghost. The forces of the supernatural realm eventually prove that such co-existence ultimately leads to an unexpected resolution.|
When the head of a statue sacred to a village is stolen, a young martial artist goes to the big city and finds himself taking on the underworld to retrieve it.
|Ong-Bak 2 (2008)||A prequel to Ong-Bak, it tells the origins of the young Thai boxer and how he come to learn the skills and inner meaning of martial arts.|
|Ong-Bak 3 (2010)||Ong Bak 3 picks up where Ong Bak 2 had left off. Tien is captured and almost beaten to death before he is saved and brought back to the Kana Khone villagers. There he is taught meditation and how to deal with his Karma, but very soon his arch rival returns challenging Tien for a final duel.|
|The Protector (2005)||A young fighter named Kham must go to Australia to retrieve his stolen elephant. With the help of a Thai-born Australian detective, Kham must take on all comers, including a gang led by an evil woman and her two deadly bodyguards.|
|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.||Has a few cheesy moments, but it's genuinely spooky.|
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.
In the countryside of Thailand, a gang of outlaws makes the region unsafe. Among them is the handsome gun hero Dum, who became unwillingly involved in the bandit life. Handsome Dum made a promise to his upper-crust lover Rumpoey: despite the class difference, they will get married. When the moment of reunion arrives, Dum gets involved in a fire fight and cannot possibly reach Rumpoey in time. She is desperate: her father has married her off to a policeman. The taciturn Dum, called the 'Black Tiger' by his co-conspirators, has however not forgotten Rumpoey. He does everything in his power to reach her, but fate gets in the way: his gang leader suspects him of treachery and his blood brother turns into his greatest enemy. Will the two lovers ever meet up? This urgent question propels the melodrama forward, supported by exciting music, spectacular shootouts and heroic duels.
|Funny and gorgeous Western parody.|