June 23, 2012

'The Victim' to finally hit the UK

With MVM having only just released director Monthon Arayangkoon's The House in the UK on DVD, they are now gearing up to release the director's earlier movie The Victim. It will street on August 6th and stars Pitchanart Sakakorn, Apasiri Nitibhon and Kiradej Ketakinta. The Victim was originally released in 2006 in Thailand, but this is it's first release in the UK, and shouldn't be confused with the upcoming Michael Biehn flick of the same name. Check below for a selection of stills, synopsis and the original English subbed trailer.

When aspiring young actress, Ting, is approached by the Bangkok police department’s Lieutenant Teerasak Kedkaew and invited to play a variety of mugging, murder and rape victims in a series of “Crimewatch”-style re-enactments, she jumps at the chance. Her immediate success soon leads to further work with Lt. Te’s colleagues at other police stations around the city and, ultimately, to a role in a TV soap opera. But the role Ting really wants is that of Meen, a former Miss Thailand contestant-turned-actress and the victim in a high-profile murder case in which Meen’s husband, Jarun, stands accused. Shortly before the filming of the police re-enactments relating to the case begins, the female officer scheduled to play Meen dies unexpectedly from a severe heart attack, despite being young and apparently healthy. Reluctantly, Lt. Te offers the part to Ting, who immediately begins studying TV footage of the dead model-actress in order to get into character. As she gets deeper into the role, Ting experiences what she can only describe as a supernatural connection to Meen, and one that leads her to believe Jarun is not the murderer. Determined to solve the mystery, Meen begins her own investigation into the crime only to discover the worlds of reality, fantasy, the supernatural and the media colliding in the most unexpected and terrifying ways imaginable.

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