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PRAE DUM

(BLACK SILK)

Directed by : Rattana R.D. PESTONJI

Year of production : 1961 Country : THAILAND Length : 119 minutes

Synopsis

Regarded as Thailand's first film noir, Prae Dum (Black Silk) tells the story of Prae, a beautiful widow who only wears black clothes as she mourns the death of her husband. Prae is being courted by Tom, a live-by-night henchman who works for a nightclub boss. Soon Prae is lured into playing a part in a web of murder, identity theft and insurance scams. Fearing for her and her child's life, the woman seeks refuge in a monastery, only to find that the law of men and karma will always catch up with her.
Prae Dum is a suspenseful drama fused with Eastern philosophy, and a true masterpiece from the pioneering Thai filmmaker R.D. Pestonji.

Credits

Rattana R.D. PESTONJI - Director

Casting

Ratanavadi RATANABHAND - Prae

Tom WISAWACHAT - Tom

Picture of the movie © Thai Film Archive

Contacts

Production

THAI FILM ARCHIVE (PUBLIC ORGANIZATION) - 94 Moo 3 Putthamonthon Sai 5 73170 NAKHON PATHOM THAILAND - T: 66 24822013 - thaifilmarchive@gmail.com - fapot.or.th


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