PEE MAK (พี่มาก..พระโขนง)

Directed by: Banjong Pisanthanakun 2013 | 115 min.

Section: Southeast Asian Showcase

Premiere: United States


Synopsis

Determined to see his newborn child, Mak (Mario Maurer; BANGKOK ASSASSINS, A LITTLE THING CALLED LOVE) saves his friends in the war, gathers them up and takes them to his hometown.  But once he's back in his neighborhood, rumors abound that his lovely wife Nak (Davika Hoorne) did not survive the baby's birth and is spending her afterlife creeping everyone out.  When bodies start turning up, Mak's friends have to figure out a way to let him in on her secret and have him side with the living.

Banjong Pisanthanakun (director of the wildly popular SHUTTER, HIFF 2004 ) deftly blends horror, comedy and romance into the kind highly entertaining stew usually attributed to Sam Raimi or Edgar Wright. While PEE MAK prevails as an atmospheric ghost story with moments of slapstick, it is also at times a beautiful chronicle of love after death.

PEE MAK, a reverse take on the famous ghost story NAN NAK, is also the biggest box office hit of all time in Thailand.

Synopsis written by: Chris Claxton

Screenings

Saturday, October 12 9:00 PM Consolidated Koko Marina Date Passed
Saturday, October 19 9:15 PM Dole Cannery E Date Passed

Cast & Crew

Director Banjong Pisanthanakun
Screenwriter Chantavit Dhanasevi, Nontra Kumwong, Banjong Pisanthanakun
Producer Vanridee Pongsittisak,Chenchonnanee Soonthonsaratul, Suvimon Techasupinun
Executive Producer Paiboon Damrongchaitham, Boosaba Daoruan, Jina Osothsilp,Visute Poolvoralaks
Cast Mario Maurer, Davika Hoorne, Nattapong Chartpong, Pongsatorn Jongwilak, Wiwat Kongrasri,Kantapat Permpoonpatcharasuk, Sean Jindachot