Saw V, Behind the Scenes: The Coffin Trap

Year:
2008
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This story is inspired by a trueThai

ritual, "Non Loeng Sadorcro" which

literally means:
"Lie in Coffin, to rid

of bad luck and prolong life."

This is perhap's as close as

anyone can get to death.

I'm lying in the coffin...

a funeral is being performed on me.

But I am not dead!

Just following a secular custom

practised only in Thailand.

It's believed to help one cheat death,

and get rid of bad luck.

Many find it hard to believe.

But I do...

and I'm not the only one!

In a province in

Central Thailand this morning

thousands of people turns out

to go through a bizarre ritual

called "Non Loeng Sadorcro"

literally translated as

'Sleep in coffin to get

rid of bad luck.'

Bullshit!

After the monks had chanted,

I can feel...

bad karma leaving my body...

when I got out of the coffin,

I felt I've been given

a new leash of life.

My daughter was in a coma.

So I wrote her name

on a piece of paper,

and prayed for her when

I was in the coffin.

One week later,

she came out of the coma.

Even the doctor's

said it's a miracle.

My mother had liver cancer,

we tried all the different

treatments but they didn't work.

So we brought her

to go to this ritual.

She had a spontaneous

remission after that.

The organisers expected the crowd

to reach as much as 10 thousand,

before the end of this

making it the biggest mass

funeral for the living

the world has ever seen.

And this event has

already made it's way

into the Guiness Book of World record.

When r u coming back to Hong Kong?

Everyone is panicking! They can't

have a wedding without the bride!!

Everyone please come this

way and choose your coffin!

Don't worry, there's enough for everyone.

Those who want to donate a

coffin, please come this way.

All of your bad luck will be gone! And the

coffins we use today are brand new...

Please free your mind, and think

about the principle of Buddhism.

Lay down!Turn your head to

the West where the sun sets!

and listen to the monks

preaching about death.

Now, I'd like to inform once

again to the team workers:

Please do not touch the coffin...

Cause it'll bring bad omens

to the person lying inside.

'Mariko'

'Mariko'

Close your eyes...

...open.

You hate it?

How can you make that

look so...

...seductive.

I take that as a compliment.

One.. Two.. Three... contact!

There's no pulse?

And no blood pressure.

Contact!

His pulse is back...

below 98.

How long did his heart stopped?

- You sure?

- Sure.

What happened?

Why am I here?

You became sick during the ceremony.

You heart stopped beating, so

we brought you to the hospital.

But you seem alright now.

The burial ceremony?

Please stay calm.

Don't get up now...

Please don't get up now...

Jack is very stressed! He thinks

you've changed your mind. Have u?

Don't be a runaway bride pls.

Wedding is next week! Call me!!

Do you feel better?

Yeah.

You look half dead.

How do you know I was here?

In emergency like this,

they usually call your best friend's.

Is there a last dialled

number on my phone?

Can you be this smart

when you're sick?

How're you feeling?

I am alright.

Yeah so...so

what the doctor say?

Major case of claustrophobia,

sensory depravation trivials,

vivid hallucination...

which in turn lead

to psychotic behaviour.

The last bit is my own analysis.

I didn't know you believe

in such ritual.

You did it for Mariko, right?

I--I just did what I

had to do...

you don't have anything to lose.

You must stop that and

take on your life.

Unless...

there're cute one's

outside the waiting booth.

I'll get one of then to

heat up the foods,

and give you an injection.

Mike?

Your dinner's been heated up.

Are you okay?

Sue, I think I need some

help over here.

Do I look like a groom now?

You can't even put on a tie properly.

That's why you must marry me.

To help you put on your tie?

- Uh-hum!

- Here you go.

Why did you say yes?

I don't know, I was drunk!

Come on, tell me one good reason.

Because your father is filthy rich.

That's not a good reason.

Because you're good in bed.

That's even worse.

Because you need someone to

take good care of you.

Sue, how're you feeling?

I was worried sick.

Nan, how come you're here?

They call me at the university. They

found my name card in your wallet.

Why didn't you let me know

you were coming to Thailand?

I'm sorry, it was a

last minute thing.

Sue, as long as I know you,

You've never been a last

minute thing kind of person.

Sawasdee ka doctor.

Sawasdee khrap.

How're you feeling, Miss Wong?

It hurts.

You are very lucky.

We were afraid your rib might've

been broken and puncture your lung.

But I've checked all the films,

you're fine.

It's just a bruise, not to worry.

It wouldn't have matter anyway.

What do you mean?

Doctor, didn't you see those cancer cells

in my lung when you did the x-ray?

You have cancer?

There's nothing wrong

with your lung, Miss Wong.

Now, you just have to rest, okay?

Sue, I don't understand.

What is this?

Why didn't you tell me anything?

What happened to this patient?

Oh, we transfer her to room 406,

she awaken last night.

It is at the end of the hallway.

Thanks, thank you...

Make yourself at home, okay.

Thanks!

I still can't believe why the

cancer's all gone.

It's probably gonna be back in my

lung tomorrow when I wake up.

It won't.

You're really such a lucky girl, remember.

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