Samui Song

Synopsis: A soap opera actress finds herself increasingly pressured by her husband, a rich foreigner entirely devoted to a charismatic cult leader.
Genre: Drama
Director(s): Pen-Ek Ratanaruang


Excuse me

May I borrow a light?


and a cigarette as well?


You forgot something.

Sorry about that.

Nowadays, before suffering

from lung cancer

we smokers have to suffer from

social stigma first.

Look at us, banished to the

parking lot like this.


My name's Guy.


Maybe people like us should

move to Turkey.

It's like a smoker's

paradise there.

You can smoke in restaurants,

pubs, and any bars.

Maybe they'll even let us

smoke inside hospitals.

When were you there?



I didn't say that I was there.

I heard it from a friend.

Your friend must have been

there ages ago.

It's not like that anymore.


That's a shame.

So what are you here for?

Lung cancer or social stigma?

I'm here for my mom.

- What's wrong with her?

- Oh, nearly everything.

Kidney failure, diabetes,

bone disease, deafness

and even Alzheimer's.

But she's lucky that she

has Alzheimer's.

How's that lucky?

She forgets she has all

those other diseases.

How about you?

What happened to your head?


But my car had it way worse.

Which car?

Don't worry.

I have to get a new one anyway.

Could you help me bring it here?

Can I repay you by

treating you to lunch?

Do you know how much

this bumper costs?

A meal won't be enough.

No, I mean repaying you

for the cigarette.

That question again...

Let me explain.

The way we recite prayers in a

language that we don't even understand

it's useless.

They're just ancient rituals

passed down to us.

It's much more useful to learn from

reading or from life experience.

But why is it bad to pray?

See, most people

when they pray they

also make a wish.

They wish to be rich

or successful.

They turn prayers into wish

fulfillment. Do you pray'?

- Yes.

- What did you wish for?

If my film earns 100 million baht

then I'll offer a pig's head.

Did you make it?

100 million?

Not even close.

- Did you make the offering?

- Yes.


Even though you didn't get 100 million,

you still made the offering.

It's true.

People are strange.

'If I pass my exam I'll run

a hundred laps'

'If I make 100 million I'll

offer a pig's head...'


- Vi.

- Hmm.

The Holy One asked

about you today.

I told him you were not

feeling well.

Why did you lie?

Not really...

I didn't know what

else to tell him.

Tell him the truth.

That I don't like him, I

don't look up to him

and I don't believe in his

absurd philosophies.

Just tell him the truth.

Can you at least attend

the blessing ceremony tomorrow?

If you don't want to get slapped

then keep your mouth shut,

you b*tch.

If you don't want to get slapped

then keep your mouth shut,

you b*tch!


Good night.

Good night.

Is that a new perfume?

What's wrong with you?

Somebody went shopping?

It feels nice.

How much is it?

Don't remember.


It's not cheap, Vi.

Tomorrow I'm going to a wedding.

There will be lots of

press there.

The press...of course!

In that case you must

buy a new dress.

I'm your wife.

If I look good, you'll

look good too.

That's so sweet.

For sure you made me look

fantastic today at the monastery.

And you didn't even need

an expensive dress to do it!

How could you do this to me?

That cult is making you

crazier every day.

You know that?

That so-called religion with

its so-called rituals

all made up by that

crazy old man.

And those women fawning over

him like groupies.

How can you look up to him?

- You're not making sense!

- Oh, now I know.

The reason why you joined

is because you want those sluts

to come your way, right?


But it's no use anyways...

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