Movie Title: Samui Song
Release Date: 5th April 2018
Subtitles: Malay, English
Running Time: 108 min
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Cast: Cherman Boonyasak, David Asavanond, Vithaya Pansringarm, Stéphane Sednaoui
Director: Pen-Ek Ratanaruang
Distributor: GSC Movies
Trailer link (Youtube): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=abUbNeYdAk4
– https://movie.douban.com/subject/26361556/ (Chinese)
Viyada is an actress whose fame is built around playing bitchy sirens in prime-time television. In her personal life, she’s frustrated with having to play the good wife to Jerome, a believer of a bizarre religious cult. One day, she meets Guy, a slick drifter who proposes a radical solution that will free her from the unhappy marriage. The two strangers soon become accomplices in a crime that sets them up against violent, influential men.
Pen-ek Ratanaruang’s latest feature sees the Thai director return to his familiar trope – an eccentric crime noir populated by oddball assassins and desperate souls in search of meaning in life. As Viyada (played by Chermarn Boonyasak) plunges deeper into chaos, the film stares straight into the lurid nature of revenge and becomes a study on how women carve out their places in a patriarchal world.