Mai Mee Samui Samrab Ter
An actress, fed up with her eccentric husband, decides to take drastic measures to free herself from his clutch.
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.
Cast & Credits
Pen-ek Ratanaruang is one of the most prominent Thai filmmakers at work today. He rose to fame with his first feature Fun, Bar Karaoke (1995), and continued to garner international reputation with 6ixtynin9 (1997), Monrak Transistor (2001), Last Life in the Universe (2003), as well as Ploy (2007) and Headshot (2011).
Raymond Phathanavirangoon, Rasarin Tanalerttararom
Chermarn Boonyasak, David Asavanond, Vithaya Pansringarm
• In-competition, Chicago International Film Festival 2017
• Official Selection, Toronto International Film Festival 2017
• Official Selection, Venice Film Festival 2017