Combustible Celluloid
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With: Pawalit Mongkolpisit (or 'Pavarit Mongkolpisit'), Wanatchada Siwapornchai, Challemporn Paprach
Written by: Oxide Pang Chun
Directed by: Oxide Pang Chun
MPAA Rating: NR
Language: Thai with English subtitles
Running Time: 90
Date: 22/08/2006

One Take Only (2001)

2 Stars (out of 4)

Getting Took

By Jeffrey M. Anderson

Made after Bangkok Dangerous (1999) and before The Eye (2002), this unremarkable feature by Oxide Pang tells the story of a friendship between a prostitute, Som (Wanatchada Siwapornchai), and a low-level drug dealer, Bank (Pawalit Mongkolpisit), who dreams of being a gangster. Pang starts things off with a lot of slick, quickly-edited slam-bang stuff before settling into the familiar story. When Bank gets a high-paying job delivering bulk drugs to a rich man, the payoff is enormous, so he begins dreaming of a life with Som. It's the typical "one last big score" plot with predictable results. Not even Pang's flashy style can make up for the lack of interest here.

DVD Details: Tartan's "Asia Extreme" DVD comes with film notes, a trailer, a making-of featurette and trailers for other Tartan releases.

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