Fon Tok Kuen Fah

When law-abiding cop, Tul, is blackmailed by a powerful politician and accused of murder, he finds himself drawn into a downward spiral of violence, crime, betrayal, intrigue and corruption. Disillusioned and bent on revenge, he decides to change sides and become a hit man. Tul sustains a fatal gunshot wound to the head; when he wakes up after having been in a coma for three months, he sees the world literally turned upside down. Not only does his new situation give him a whole new physical outlook, it also provides him with unexpected psychological insights: Tul decides to break with his past – but this proves far more difficult than he envisages. Karma, the search for redemption, crime and punishment: when Tul gives up his job, the man who was once a hunter now becomes a hunted man. Moreover, his encounter with a mysterious woman leads to further complications …
In his existential film noir, director Pen-ek Ratanaruang draws a nightmarish picture of a Thai society in which politicians, generals and rich business people create laws by which they choose not to abide. According to Ratanaruang, “Corruption, as practised by this ruling class, is the norm in our democracy.”
by Pen-Ek Ratanaruang
with Nopachai Jayanama, Celine Horwang, Chanokporn Sayoungkul, Apisit Opasaimlikit, Krerkkiat Punpiputt
Thailand / France 2011 105’

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