Archive - 8th Five Flavours Film Festival
Tears of the Black Tiger
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Dum, a boy from a family of farmers, and a rich girl, Rumpoey, fall in love. It is an impossible union, but 10 years later they still dream about being together. Now the situation has changed – Dum is a Black Tiger, a gunman in a band that scares the neighbourhood, and Rumpoey is engaged to a policeman who is hunting down the group... The confrontation is inevitable.
This pastiche Western, set in intensely, sharply colored decorations looks like a narcotic vision dreamed simultaneously by Douglas Sirk and Sam Peckinpah. It has everything a good western needs – bloody duels, great passions, awkward dialogues and tear-jerking ballades. An homage to old Thai films and to the entire genre.
Born 1963. a leading member of the Thai New Wave. He began his career directing commercials for Film Factory studio. After the great success of films with his scripts ("Dang Bireley and the Young Gangsters" and "Nang Nak," both directed by Nonzee Nimibutr), he made his debut as a director with "Tears of the Black Tiger," a film which revealed his unique visual imagination and was the first Thai production invited to Cannes.
2000 Łzy czarnego tygrysa / Fah talai jone / Tears of the Black Tiger
2004 Mah nakorn / Citizen Dog
2006 Pen choo kab pee / The Unseeable
2009 Sawasdee Bangkok (nowela "Sightseeing")
2010 Insee dang / Red Eagle
2010 Kamelia / Camellia (nowela "Iron Pussy")