PAD THAI: NAK PROK a.k.a. THE SHADOW OF NAGA

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UPDATE: FULL REVIEW AVAILABLE HERE. Already (or finally) launched in Thai cinemas in March is NAK PROK, a story about three thieves that disguise and live as monks to retrieve stolen money hidden in a temple. The controversial movie (by Thai standards) had been shelved for a while as it involves the subject of Buddhism and that is always a sensitive issue, disregard of intention and outcome.

Letting thieves pose as monks is certainly not the most subtle way to deal with the matter, even though it’s meant to be not more than a simple twist required to drive the story (or a calculated scandal drawing more viewers). It may drive some people up the wall nevertheless. Those who might want to consider it for its entertainment value alone can now see Pawat Panangkasiri’s movie in most Thai cinemas.

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