|release date||November 7 2006|
|starring||Pataratida Pacharawirapong, Siwat Chotchaicharin, Porntip Papanai|
|trailer 1||Trailer #1|
SynopsisA new twist on a legendary ghost story, set in modern Bangkok, shows how love transcends death. Mak and Nak, a young newlywed couple in Bangkok, acquire an antique brooch and an old abandoned house that soon bring them into contact with Mae Nak Phrakhanong, a figure of horror and despair from one of Thailand's most enduring ghost legends. While Mae Nak's ghost protects the couple from an unscrupulous real estate agent as well as a pair of burglars, it becomes apparent that she expects a terrible favour in return. Mak, the young groom, is incapacitated by a powerful coma, and his bride Nak must exhume the Mae Nak's corpse from its hidden grave so that the skull can be restored using the antique brooch. Only in this way can Mae Nak's spirit finally be set free.
The Thai legend of Mae Nak is something of a nationally accepted superstition, like The Jersey Devil or Bloody Mary, but unlike those tales, Asian culture runs rampant with stories of the dead – indeed in 1904 a famous book collected Japanese versions known as Kwaidan – a title that has been interpreted to mean “Ghost Story”. In 1965 a few of these tales were later adapted for the screen by director Masaki Kobayashi, creating what is arguable the first J-horror film. Like the tales of Kwaidan, the legend of Mae Nak has been interpreted in many different ways, leading to some 20-filmed versions. …Read More