Drama | 110 min | HD

SAMUI SONG

Pen-ek Ratanaruang

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Pen-ek Ratanaruang was born in Bangkok in 1962. He spent eight formative years in his late teens and early twenties in New York City, where he studied at the Pratt Institute majoring in Art History. He went on to work as a freelance illustrator and graphic designer. Back in Thailand, he was appointed Head of Art at the Leo Burnett agency and spent five years as an art director before directing TV commercials.

He made his debut as a feature film director in 1997 with FUN BAR KARAOKE. Since then he has been recognized as a major pioneer in the Thai New Wave cinema of the late 90s/early 2000s. Four of his films – 6IXTYNIN9, MON-RAK TRANSISTOR, LAST LIFE IN THE UNIVERSE and HEADSHOT – were Thailand’s official submissions to the Best Foreign Language Oscar category. His films have been screened in major festivals and have been distributed worldwide.

Viyada, a Thai soap opera actress in her mid-30s, finds herself increasingly pressured by her husband Jerome, a rich foreigner entirely devoted to a charismatic cult leader called The Holy One. Viyada has no other choice than to take the most drastic measures in order to escape once and for all from their influence...

Production:
Bluering Company
Co-Producer:
augenschein Filmproduktion
Tenk.tv
Production year:
2017
Locations:
Thailand
Script:
Pen-ek Ratanaruang
Director:
Pen-ek Ratanaruang
Producer:
Raymond Phathanavirangoon
Arunee Srisuk
Rasarin Tanalerttararom
Jonas Katzenstein
Maximilian Leo
Frode Søbstad
Cast:
Chermarn “Ploy” Boonyasak
David Asavanond
Stéphane Sednaoui
Vithaya “Pu” Pansringarm
Script:
Pen-ek Ratanaruang
Director:
Pen-ek Ratanaruang
Producer:
Raymond Phathanavirangoon
Arunee Srisuk
Rasarin Tanalerttararom
Jonas Katzenstein
Maximilian Leo
Frode Søbstad
Cast:
Chermarn “Ploy” Boonyasak
David Asavanond
Stéphane Sednaoui
Vithaya “Pu” Pansringarm
DoP:
Chankit Chamnivikaipong
Prod. design:
Pawas Sawatchaiyamet
Costume design:
Visa Kongka
Editing:
Patamanadda Yukol
Line producer:
Philipp Stendebach
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