DIRECTOR: Banjong Pisanthanakun
LENGTH: 115 MIN
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A comedy horror film by one of the Thailand’s top horror directors, Banjong Pisanthanaku, “Pee Mak”is the highest grossing Thai film and one of Asia’s highest grossing films of all time.
Thai horror films have never quite found the same kind of international audience as their creepy cousins from Korean or Japan, in part due to the fact that the country’s genre films tend to be heavily grounded in local beliefs and traditions. “Pee Mak” is a perfect case in point, a ghost comedy set in mid-19th century Siam based around the ever-popular folk tale “Mae Nak Phra Khanong” and shot with uniquely Thai humor and character. Though horror and romantic comedy are notoriously hard to pair up, “Pee Mak” is one of the few films that successfully nails the balance.