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Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives
Film still from UNCLE BOONMEE WHO CAN RECALL HIS PAST LIVES: A man sits at a table in the darkness of the night and looks at a translucent woman.
© Nontawat Numbenchapol, Courtesy of Kick the Machine Films

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  • Director

    Apichatpong Weerasethakul

  • Thailand, UK, Germany, E, Netherlands / 2010
    113 min. / 35 mm / Original version with German subtitles

  • Original language

    Thai, Isan

  • Cinema

    Arsenal 1

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Thai director Apichatpong Weerasethakul is one of the few who really understands how to make real scenarios merge with unreal, enchanted, ghostly worlds. These free-flowing connections, often framed in lengthy static shots and given visual expression via precisely composed tableaus, characterize most of his films, including UNCLE BOONMEE. Here it is the ghost of his dead wife and their son who was lost in the jungle and has now become an ape man who are the transparent beings to seek out Uncle Boonmee when he returns home to die. Like the other family members and friends, the pair accompany him from one state of being to another. In images free of mysticism, Weerasethakul tells a story of life and death.

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