Nang Nak

Synopsis: Based on a Thai legend. Mak leaves for Bangkok and is seriously wounded in the Chiang Toong War. When Mak returns, his wife and baby continue to live together till a revelation leads to an unexpected paradigm shift .
Genre: Horror, Romance, War
Director(s): Nonzee Nimibutr
  13 wins & 1 nomination.
100 min

The 18th of August, 1868

On the First of the Waning Moon,

the ninth month

I have to go, Nak...









Nak's ghostly spirit is said

to be a true story,

long told over generations.

The legend has it that Nang Nak,

local to Prakanong District

was a true and perfect wife,

highly loyal to her husband.

Even death could not mortalize her love

and loyalty.

Her loving soul wandered,

awaiting for her husband

to return to living together.

Nang Nak

Mak... help me...










Somebody! Help!

Someone hurt here! Help!





Nak... Nak... Nak...

How ill is he? Please tell me.

I need to know.

His condition is quite serious.

But don't worry.

His fortune still reads strongly.

That's relief.

But his illness worries me still.

Can you lessen his bad luck?

For pity's sake.

Prepare offerings for the monk.

I'll make merits to redeem him

from his karma.

Keep this charm strip and hold sacred.

It protects you and the baby

from the evil spirits.

How long have you been pregnant?

Almost 4 months.

I do pity you, Nak.




He's in pretty bad shape.

Maybe too late.

I'm afraid he's dying.

Only the High Dignitary can help.

We must wait for him then.

I'd better go.





Yuan! Press carefully. Bitch!

Yuan! How's she doing?

Don't move.

Nak. Take it easy.

Set the fire.

Push! Push! Again!

Don't stand block.

She's having her hard time already.

That's bad omen, you know.

Since when has he been here?

Yesterday evening, Your dignitary.

The doctor at Ta Tien sent him here.

Seriously ill he is.

Hurry up!

Prakhunnan... Satu.

Have some.

Water helps laboring easier.

Um, are you stupid?

Open the window, you fool.

Widows must be open in laboring.

Easy... easy. Why is it so hard this time?

I may have it cut.


Hang on. It's going to be hurt.


How is he, Novice? Is he better yet?

Yes, Your Dignitary.

But his condition maintains.


Mak... Mak...

Novice. How can I help you?

The High Dignitary has sent for you.

He's at his monastery house.


How are you feeling?

You look all well. Are you feeling well?

I am, Your Dignitary.

Because of you and your kindness.

So I survive.

Fate is very strange.

Some look to be dying, but they aren't.

Some don't have a sign,

but die in a sudden.

So they say what's certain is uncertain.

Now that you are well,

I suggest you enter ordination.

That will ease your bad fortune.

What do you think?

You must be worried about

your family, aren't you?

Yes, Your Dignitary.

My wife at Prakanong Canal is pregnant.

She must have given birth by now.

I so wonder how they are.

That got me worried

so I think I should leave.

I'll certainly be back to ordain later on.

As you please.

From now on,

whatever may happen, be calm.

And be aware

that everything goes by way of karma.

Never set yourself on attachment.

It only brings you sufferings.



Nak... I'm home.


You look very thin.

Didn't the army feed you well at all?

Basically, just chilies and salt.

Sometimes, they even sent no provisions.

Only sweet potatoes

and yam kept us alive.

It was extremely hard, Dear.

Mountains and forests were barren.

Many soldiers died of Malaria

and cholera.

What about yourself?

I almost died from a deep wound cut

at the chest.

It took me full bedrest for months.

Luckily, the High Dignitary

of Rakang Temple saved by life.

I could have died, otherwise.

But Prig! Poor him!

He was too young to die.

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Wisit Sasanatieng

Wisit Sasanatieng (Thai: วิศิษฏ์ ศาสนเที่ยง; RTGS: Wisit Satsanathiang; born June 28, 1963) is a Thai film director and screenwriter of Chinese descent. Best known for his colourful debut feature film, Tears of the Black Tiger, he is among a "New Wave" of Thai directors that include Nonzee Nimibutr and Pen-Ek Ratanaruang. more…

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