Wednesday, 27 October 2010
Thailand, 2007 (92 min)
Thai and Korean, with English subtitles
Directors: Parkpoom Wongpoom and Banjong Pisanthanakun
Cast: Marsha Wattanapanich, Ratchanoo Bunchootwong, Vittaya Wasukraipaisan
Music: Chatchai Pongprapaphan
The directing team of the smash hit SHUTTER know a good story when they see it, and they are masters at manipulating tension, even if you know whatâ€™s coming.
Pim (Marsha Wattanapanich) is a young Thai woman living in Korea with her husband Wee (Vittaya Wasukraipaisan). At her birthday a friend reads her fortune with a deck of cards and informs her that there is happy news! Something she has lost will soon return to her! But some lost things are better off staying lost, really. You see, Pim moved to Korea partially to escape the guilt of being the surviving half of a pair of conjoined twins. Her sister Ploy died after separation, a separation that Pim insisted on largely because she was in love with Wee and the guilt of choosing her husband over her sister and her sister’s resulting death has plagued her ever since. Much as she would prefer to avoid it, however, Pim soon has no choice but to return to her childhood home when her mother is felled by a stroke and — sure enough — it isn’t long before the spirit of her dead sister begins to angrily intrude upon her life.
ALONE is quite likely the best pure horror film to come from Thailand since SHUTTER. – Todd Brown, Twitch
Alone screened at the 2007 Screamfest Horror Film Festival in Los Angeles, winning Best Picture, Best Director, Best Cinematography and Best Editing; and the Audience Award for Best Feature Film at the 2007 Toronto After Dark festival