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HEADSHOT

Thailand / France, 2011 (MIFF 2012, Accent on Asia)

Director: Pen-ek Ratanaruang

HEADSHOT

Visionary director Pen-ek Ratanaruang (Ploy, MIFF 08) returns with another dreamlike journey through Bangkok's criminal underworld.

When a job goes terribly wrong, cop-turned-hitman Tul suffers a bullet to the head that leaves him in a coma for three months. When he awakes, Tul finds his vision has inverted - the entire world has been literally turned upside down. Damaged but vengeful, Tul must hunt his nemesis through the particularities of his past and the steady unravelling of his future.

Half blood-soaked revenge flick, half metaphysical musing on the nature of suffering, Headshot is a temporally and visually fragmented odyssey into the darkest recesses of the human psyche.

“A rich narrative that works just slightly outside of the box, albeit with ample bloodletting... a unique shot in the arm for international thrillers.” - Twitch

D/S Pen-ek Ratanaruang P Raymond Phathanavirangoon, Pawas Sawatchaiyamet Dist Madman Entertainment L Thai w/English subtitles TD DCP/2011

See also...

6IXTYNIN9

Thailand, 2004
6ixtynin9 (Ruang Talok 69) Thailand ... Pen-ek Ratanaruang's second feature is a macabre black comedy that highlights his talents as a filmmaker who can successfully mix genres. Leaving both critics … More »

LAST LIFE IN THE UNIVERSE

Thailand, 2004
Last Life in the Universe Thailand Kenji (Japanese star Asano Tadanobu, also appearing in the Festival this year in Atrichia, Bright Future and Dead End Run) is a suicide obsessed Japanese man living… More »

MON-RAK TRANSISTOR

Thailand, 2004
Mon-Rak Transistor Thailand Living up to the promise shown in 6ixtynin9,Pen-ek's third feature catapulted the young Thai director firmly onto the world stage as Mon-Rak Transistor was selected for th… More »

INVISIBLE WAVES

Thailand/Netherlands/Korea/Hong Kong, 2005
“If Jacques Tati, the French comic absurdist, had ever made a gangster thriller, it probably would have looked like Invisible Waves.” - Hollywood Reporter This ethereal existential offering from … More »

PLOY

Thailand, 2007
Every relationship needs its fantasies; some are more real than others. ... Arriving back in Thailand after a decade abroad, Wit and his wife Dang check in to a five-star hotel downtown. As Dang slee… More »

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