Saturday, May 8, 2010
Music video for Friday Killers
The action drama Friday Killers (มือปืน ดาวพระศุกร์, Meu Puen Dao Prasook) marks the first time veteran comedian and actor Thep Po-ngam and filmmaker Yuthlert Sippapak have worked together since the director's 2000 debut feature Killer Tattoo (มือปืน／โลก／ พระ／จัน).
Back then, Thep portrayed a haunted aging gunman named Pae Buffgun. In Friday Killers, he plays a version of what's essentially the same character, Pae Uzi, set free from prison only to find out that he has a daughter and that she's an assassin gunning for him.
The daughter is played by Ploy Jindachote, who made her big-screen debut as the lead in Yuthlert's 2006 horror-romance Ghost Valentine (กระสือวาเลนไทน์, Krasue Valentine). She has since starred in Phranakorn's Deep in the Jungle (ปาฏิหาริย์รักต่างพันธุ์) and was cast in the filmed-in-Thailand Hollywood drama Shadows, in which she acted alongside Paula Taylor, William Hurt and Cary Elwes.
Apinya Sakuljaroensuk, now being chased by snakes in Phranakorn's The Intruder (เขี้ยว อาฆาต, Kheaw Aa-Kaard), also stars in Friday Killers.
The movie is the first of a trilogy pairing comedians with starlets that Yuthlert and his Mahagan Pictures shingle are producing and directing for release by Phranakorn.
There's been a music video for Friday Killers on YouTube for ages, but I finally got around to watching it now. It's a haunting short film, featuring, I believe, Thep singing in a voice that's evocative of Leonard Cohen. It's embedded below.
Friday Killers premieres as the closing film of the Phuket Film Festival.