Produced by Nonzee Nimibutr (the innovative
director of NANG NAK and JAN DARA), this Thai production served as the directorial
debut of Oxide Pang Shun and Danny Pang Fat, who would go on to do the popular
Hong Kong horror thriller, THE EYE. The brothers also wrote this ultra-stylish
thriller about a deaf hitman named Kong (ONE TAKE ONLY's Pawalit Mongkolpisit),
who was trained by seasoned killer Joe (Pisek Intrakanchit). Although he was
tormented as a child because of his disability, Kong's deafness actually makes
him an ideal assassin (since he cannot hear the bullet being fired, he does
not blink and is thus able to perfectly maintain his aim). Working together
with Joe and his beautiful female contact/lover, Aom (JAN DARA's Patharawarin
Timkul), the mute assassin's talents are soon in great demand. He is even
brought over to Hong Kong for a job and eliminates his target, while riding
on the subway. Feeling ill one evening, Kong goes to a local drugstore and
falls for the pretty young pharmacist, Fon (Premsinee Ratanasopha; click
here for a still). The two begin a very innocent courtship (they attend
a carnival and a festival of silent Charlie Chaplin movies) and Kong finds
his life filled with a degree of joy he has never before experienced. Unfortunately,
Aom is attacked and raped by a gangster who had previously employed the trio.
Joe exacts revenge and this initiates a chain of violence that Kong must inevitably
Cover art courtesy First Run.
Pawalit Mongkolpisit. Image courtesy First Run.
Great Britain: 18
Singapore (Theatrical): RA
Singapore: (Video): PG [Cut Version]
United States: R (Strong Violence and Sexuality)
Those with PAL playback capability are directed to Tartan's all-region UK release, which is 16:9 and includes some extras.
BANGKOK DANGEROUS is available at Poker Industries.
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