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Die Tomorrow

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Are you afraid of death? According to statistics, two people on earth die each second. Die Tomorrow zeroes in on the last day of its protagonists, each of whom have no idea of their fate. The film picks up on six everyday situations and turns them into moving stories. With true lightness of touch, director Nawapol Thamrongrattanarit forges shots that play out over considerable time and then combines them with documentary-like interview footage, news reports, sound recordings, statistics and archive material, thus creating an elaborate essay. In view of what is about to happen, small snatches of conversation take on dramatic dimensions for the viewer. The film succeeds in putting across its weighty topic in a manner at once entertaining and serious, even though in the time it takes to watch the film, statistics says that 8,442 people will have died – as well as another 120 in the time it takes to read this text. Death seems distant, but it is never far away, those afraid of it fear life as well. Die Tomorrow inspires reflection: about death but much more about the important, beautiful moments of life – and their fleeting nature.

Nawapol Thamrongrattanarit

Thailand 2017


75’ · Colour


Patcha Poonpiriya
Chutimon Chuengcharoensukying
Morakot Liu
Chonnikan Netjui
Koramit Vajrasthira
Sirat Intarachote
Sunny Suwanmethanont
Rattanarat Aurthaveekul
Jarinporn Joonkiat
Violette Wautier


Written and Directed by
Nawapol Thamrongrattanarit
Niramon Ross
Nawapol Thamrongrattanarit, Chonlasit Upanigkit
Tongta Jitdee, Pokpong Jitdee
Sound Design
Nopawat Likitwong
Disarin Ninlawong
Production Design
Phairot Siriwath
Pacharin Surawatanapongs, Very Sad Pictures, Donsaron Kovitvanitcha


Nawapol Thamrongrattanarit

Born in Bangkok, Thailand in 1984. After studying Chinese, he has worked as a screenwriter and script consultant and as a film critic. In 2007, he took part in the Berlinale Talent Campus. Since then, he has made several short films, and in 2012, he began making full-length feature and documentary films.

Filmography (selection)

2004 Baan Hod (My Shrunk House); 15 min. 2006 See; 9 min. · Bangkok Tanks; 6 min. · Yuriem Pen Pua Farang; 30 min. 2007 Penguin; 40 min. 2009 Français; 30 min. · Pee Mee Yak Pai Egypt (Mr. Mee Wanna Go to Egypt); 20 min. 2010 Cherie Pen Look Krung Kao Lee (Cherie is Korean-Thai); 19 min. · Maythawee; 30 min. 2011 I Believe That Over 1 Million People Hate Maythawee 2012 36; 68 min · Sorry; 18 min. 2013 Mary is Happy, Mary is Happy; 127 min. 2014 The Master; 79 min. · Patcha is Sexy; 9 min. 2015 Ham Puay.. Ham Phak..Ham Rak Mor (Heart Attack); 126 min. 2017 Die Tomorrow

Bio- & filmography as of Berlinale 2018

Produced by

Very Sad Pictures

Donsaron Kovitvanitcha

World sales

Asian Shadows