(2003, 120 minutes)
Wednesday, November 26
6:30 p.m. – Korean Studies Auditorium
A newly married young husband mysteriously vanishes one night, leaving his confused and lonely wife to sort out the sordid details in Thai director Pimpaka Towira’s debut feature film, One Night Husband. Sipang (Nicole Theriault) and Napat (Worawit Kaewpetch) met and married in a whirlwind romance — so fast, in fact, that Sipang had begun second-thinking her actions. Her worries about her marriage take on a different, more frantic perspective after Napat disappears one dark and stormy night. After a few days with no word from her husband, Sipang begins to take matters into her own hands by visiting a number of Napat’s regular hangouts, but learns nothing new from her investigations. Soon, she checks in on her brother-in-law, Chatchai, and his demure wife, Bubasa, and slowly finds that her in-laws’ relationship has some serious flaws, which temporarily distracts Sipang from her quest. As Bubasa and Sipang grow to understand and respect one another, Bubasa helps Sipang find the answers to the questions surrounding Napat’s disappearance. The film premiered at the 2003 Berlin International Film Festival.
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