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6IXTYNIN9

Thailand, 1999 (MIFF 2000, Regional Focus)

Director: Pen-ek Ratanaruang

After losing her job due to downsizing, Tum despairs until a noodle carton chock full of cash is wrongly delivered to her door (a simple but superb visual gag explained in the title). When a pair of goons come calling, a scuffle ensues and Tum inadvertently kills them both! A bizarre chain of events is triggered and the bodies of leering gangsters and meddling cops pile up in closets and tubs.

Tum tries to flee with the money and dispose of the grim evidence as her personal life, neighbours and irate crooks begin to close in on her. The jumble of bloodshed and black comedy in contrast to the meek and mild Tum make 6ixtynin9 a delight. Macabre but not malicious, it's refreshing to see such fun fare emerging from Thailand.

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