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ONE NIGHT HUSBAND

Sipang is an urbane and self-confident Bangkok woman. Her husband disappears after he receives a mysterious phone call on the night of their wedding.

india Updated: Jul 20, 2003 18:41 IST
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ONE NIGHT HUSBAND
Original Title: KuenRai Ngao
Thailand 2003
Director: Pimpaka Towira

Sipang is an urbane and self-confident Bangkok woman. Her husband disappears after he receives a mysterious phone call on the night of their wedding.

She begins a search for him with the help of his elder brother Chatchai and his introverted wife Busaba, a traditional housewife totally dependent on her abusive husband.

During the search, Sipang and Busaba, who are worlds apart in outlook, grow increasingly close and explore the value of life, love and devotion as women living in contemporary Thai society.

Screenplay:
Pimpaka Towira

Cinematography:
Christoph Janetzko

Music:
Kasemsan Phromsupa

Editing:
Lee Chatametikool

Principal cast:
Nicole Theriault, Siriyakorn Pukkavesa, Pongpat Wachirabanjong, Worawit Kaewpetch, Piatip Kumwong, Kowit Wattanakul

Production: GMM Pictures / 35mm / colour / 114 mins

Director's bio-note:
A pioneer on the Thai independent film scene in the 90s, Pimpaka Towira studied film at Thammasat University. She has been making short experimental films since 1988, mostly depicting women's issues. Her film Mae Nak (1997) won the Special Jury Prize at the Image Forum Festival in 1998.

She works as a journalist, a filmmaker, film critic, lecturer and film programmer for the Bangkok Film Festival. Her other films include Stairway to Heaven (1988), When I Come to Paradise (1989) and Under Taboo (1991).

First Published: Jul 17, 2003 16:16 IST