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    Shadow of the Naga - Finally Released


    Shadow of the Naga (Nak Prok, นาคปรก), directed and written by Phawat Panangrasiri, was made three years ago but because of its storyline (violence against monks and gun-toting monks) was thought to be unreleasable here. Thanks to a new movie rating system in Thailand the film has now been passed as suitable for people aged 18 years and over and will be on general release soon.

    The title comes from a Buddhist legend in which a mythical serpent, a Naga, attempted to disguise itself as a human so it could be ordained as a monk. The Buddha saw through its disguise and told it that by doing good works and meditating it would eventually be reborn as a human and could then become a monk. This legend is one of the explanations for the question "Are you a human being?" in the Buddhist Ordination Ceremony.

    In this movie three bank robbers bury their loot in the grounds of a temple. Later they return to collect their money but find that a new temple hall has been built over the burial site. They decide to ordain as monks so that they can stay at the temple while they work out to retrieve the money. The movie is a combination of thriller, action, and refelctions on the consequences of our actions. From the trailer and clips that I've seen it looks like it's well worth seeing.
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    Sounds excellent thanks for the tip!

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    Personally I don't think so as I find most of Thai cinema hugely dissapointing almost like student films that tend to experiment with an idea but go nowhere slowly.

    This sounds like another one. For example, what of character differences or the possible introduction of other more interesting characters. I expect there's no love angle then unless it's gay and then there'd be more censorship.

    Just can't be done. Nice pictures, some creative lighting and a lot of borrowing from whoever they've seen lately e.g Tarentino 'let's use one set'.

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    Have you seen it Sadperson?

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    I think a lot of monks will enjoy watching this movie. It will be a kind of lesson plan for them.

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    Looks interesting.

    I'll see it when it's out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jandajoy View Post
    Have you seen it Sadperson?
    From his post it's obvious he hasn't even looked at the trailer

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrB0b
    From the trailer and clips that I've seen it looks like it's well worth seeing.
    Except I hope that they sort out the subtitles...they were quite bad in the clip....I will be speaking Tinglish if I followed them!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by voracious
    I'll see it when it's out.
    I get a 'copy' from my market, which is right next door to the police station....and where the police sit almost right opposite to the pirate DVD/VCD and MUSIC stall..
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    looks good, im gonna see it when it comes out, cheers for the info

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    Quote Originally Posted by jandajoy View Post
    Have you seen it Sadperson?
    I'll go out on a limb, and say "No, he hasn't"

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