First Trailer for Pen-ek Ratanaruang’s ‘Samui Song’

Pen-ek Ratanaruang's Satire

Screen International has obtained the first trailer for Venice Days opener Samui Song, the Pen-ek Ratanaruang’s satire of Thai bourgeoisie.

“Here we have a story of an actress who struggles in a male-dominated environment where she has no way of defining herself… She tries everything to break free from this oppressive environment… which eventually leads her to becoming entangled in a serious crime,” Ratanaruang told Screen Daily.

“Though nominally a dark noir, I want the film to be surprising and unexpected – an ode, if you will, to cinema itself. Using Hitchcock as a starting point, the film serves as an homage to the kinds of movies I enjoy, from Buñuel to Thai cinema from the ‘60s.”

Check out the trailer for Thai-German-Norwegian co-production Samui Song.

Pen-ek Ratanaruang's Satire

A soap opera actress finds herself increasingly pressured by her husband, a rich foreigner entirely devoted to a charismatic cult leader, The Holy One.