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Heart Attack

Freelance: Ham puay... Ham phak... Ham rak mor
Thailand 2015, 124’
subtitles: Polish and English
director: Nawapol Thamrongrattanarit
screenplay: Nawapol Thamrongrattanarit
cinematography: Niramon Ross
editing: Upanigkit Chonlasith
music: Hualampong Riddim
cast: Sunny Suwanmethanon, Davika Hoorne, Violette Wautier, Torpong Chantabubpha, Nottapon Boonprakob
producer: Jira Maligool, Wanruedee Pongsittisak, Chenchonnanee Soonthonsaratul, Suwimol Techasupinan, Weerachai Yaikwawong
production: GTH, Jorkwang Films Co.
language: Thai
colouration: colour

Awards and festivals

Osaka Asian Film Festival 2016 - ABC Award; Thailand National Film Association Awards 2016 - Best Picture, Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actress, Best Editing, Best Original Score

Film description

Time is money, life is work, sleeping is a luxury, and a body can easily contain 70% of caffeine (and 30% of cheap food from the closest stall). Yoon is the master of Photoshop, the deadline slayer, and the top candidate for the contract of the decade, with a job at a Japanese client at stake. The only thing standing in the way of the ambitious retoucher is a painful rash which he cannot get rid of with one click. When he finally decides to see a doctor, he meets a lovely, yet strict dermatologist who gives him his toughest task – resting.

Thamrongrattanarit's minimalist comedy is a painfully adequate picture of the life familiar to all freelancers. The director brilliantly blends the conventions of a subtle romantic comedy with his characteristic, poetic style and visual finesse. The intelligent humor and apt observations bring out something more important than industry jokes – a contemporary, universal diagnosis of corporate relationships and the world of social media. It is filled with critique and mockery, but also with sympathy – you know nothing about life if you have never spent a sleepless night working on a project.

Jagoda Murczyńska

Nawapol Thamrongrattanarit

Born in 1984. Studied Chinese philology at Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok. Film critic, screenwriter, co-founder of Third Class Citizen, a Thai group uniting film activists. He took part in Berlinale Talent Campus, and in the 2013 Venice Biennale College. His "36" received the main award from the People's Jury of the 7th Five Flavours.


2006 Bangkok Tanks (k.m.)

2008 Sing Dee Dee (k.m.)

2010 Cherie Is Korean-Thai (k.m.)

2012 36

2013 Mary is Happy, Mary is Happy

2014 The Master (dok.)

2015 Atak serca / Heart Attack / Freelance: Ham puay... Ham phak... Ham rak mor

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