Tears of the Black tiger
(Fa thalai chon)
by Wisit Sasanatieng
Screenplay: Wisit Sasanatieng
Cinematographer: Nattawut Kittikhun
Editing: Dusanee Puinongpho
Sound: Eric Strausser, Dan Edelstein
Music: Amornbhong Methakunavudh
Cast: Chartchai Ngamsan, Stella Malucchi, Supakorn Kitsuwon, Sombat Metanee
Production: Film Bangkok, Pracha Maleemont, Brian L. Marcar, Adirek Wattaleela, Nonzee Nimibutr
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35 mm, Color, 110 mn, OV Thai with French subtitles.
In the countryside of Thailand, a gang of outlaws makes the region unsafe. Among them is the handsome gun hero Dum, who became unwillingly involved in bandit life. Handsome Dum promised his upper-crust lover Rumpoey to marry her. But fate comes in between. Will the two lovers ever meet up?
Parody and tribute of the Thai westerns (!!!) of the 1930s and 1950s, supported by exciting music, spectacular colors and heroic duels. One of the very rare Thai movies being selected at Cannes Film Festival (Un Certain regard section) in 2001. Not only reserved for westerns and Asian curiosities fans!!