Archive of films Midnight, My Love / Cherm
2005, 105 min
Section: Forum of Independents - Competition
A lonely taxi driver, haunted by his past, falls in love with a prostitute who succumbs to her fate without a fight. His earnest desire to save her from her life proves to be a crucial test. Taxi Driver as a Thai melodrama.
A past murder haunts Bati, a taxi driver. The beautiful songs from a radio station are the only bright spots in a world clouded by his past. The radio station plays dramas and classic ballads, both frozen in a by-gone era. And the regular DJs constantly remind the listeners that good still exists in this world and that, in the end, it will prevail. Bati, a man lost in his memories, falls in love with Nual, a prostitute who succumbs to her fate without a fight. Both are like damaged beings who will breathe life into each other. Bati’s earnest desire to save Nual from her life proves to be a crucial test. Taxi Driver, conceived as a Thai melodrama.
About the director
Kongdej Jaturanrassamee (b. 1972). His first short film Failed (1993), which he co-directed with his friend Kiat Sansanandana won a Special Award from the Thai Film Foundation. His feature debut Sayew (2003), co-directed again with Kiat Sansanandana, won the Asian Trade Wind Award from the Seattle International Film Festival. Midnight, My Love (2005) was awarded Best Screenplay at the Deauville Asian Film Festival 2006. Kongdej also wrote the screenplay for the film The Letter (2004), directed by Pa-un Jantasiri, and another movie, Noo-Hin (2006), directed by Komkrit Treevimol.
About the film
Color, 35 mm
|Section:||Forum of Independents - Competition|
|Dir. of Photography:||Sayomphu Mukdeeprom|
|Music:||Apichet Kamphu Na Ayudthya, Chaibundit Peuchponsub|
|Producer:||Sukanya Vongstapat, Prachya Pinkaew, Siwaporn Pongsuwan|
|Cast:||Petthai Wongkhamlao, Waranuch Wongsawad, Lung Ueau, Parinda Pinitchana, Ratsant Srisiriyaporn|
|Contact:||Sahamongkolfilm International/Baa-Ram-Ewe Co., Ltd.|