Archive of films Midnight, My Love / Cherm

Thailand
2005, 105 min

Section: Forum of Independents - Competition
Year: 2006

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.


Synopsis

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.

Contacts

Sahamongkolfilm International/Baa-Ram-Ewe Co., Ltd.
, 10400, Bangkok
Thailand
Tel: +66 2 273 0930-9, +66 2 619 1727
Fax: +66 2 271 0620
E-mail: chomsajee@mongkolmajor.com, chomsajee_t@yahoo.com, hallucinet@ho

About the film

Color, 35 mm

Section: Forum of Independents - Competition
   
Director: Kongdej Jaturanrasmee
Screenplay: Kongdech Jaturanrassamee
Dir. of Photography: Sayomphu Mukdeeprom
Music: Apichet Kamphu Na Ayudthya, Chaibundit Peuchponsub
Editor: Lee Chatametikool
Producer: Sukanya Vongstapat, Prachya Pinkaew, Siwaporn Pongsuwan
Production: Sahamongkolfilm Int.
Cast: Petthai Wongkhamlao, Waranuch Wongsawad, Lung Ueau, Parinda Pinitchana, Ratsant Srisiriyaporn
Contact: Sahamongkolfilm International/Baa-Ram-Ewe Co., Ltd.
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