Uncle Boonmee who can recall his past lives

Uncle Boonmee who can recall his past lives

DVD - 2011 | Thai
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A unique tale of a man embracing life's greatest mystery. Choosing to spend his final days surrounded by his loved ones in the countryside, Boonmee is visited by his dead wife as a ghost, and his lost son as a strange hairy beast with red glowing eyes. They've come to guide him to his final resting place, a cave where his first soul began. With a wry sense of humor and a humanist spirit, it's a magical tale of reincarnation, karma, and nature.
Publisher: Culver City, Calif. : Strand Releasing Home Video, 2011.
Edition: Widescreen.
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (113 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.

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JamesSR
Feb 03, 2021

Brilliant film. Weerasethakul is a director with a most sublime vision. If you like Michael Bay, don't bother. If you know something of cinema, check it out.

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jferrerosa2
Mar 08, 2017

This movie needs a re-make. If you've seen "2001 A Space Odyssey" or "Planet of the Apes", these monkey demons look like their cousins. The plot (if you can call it that) is so disjointed, it makes "Inception" and "Cloud Atlas" look organized.

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jnewday
Apr 30, 2012

Wonderful delightful mysterious poignant sorrowful......all the strange and magnificent things between this world and the next. Uncle B is dying and others come to guide him, those who have gone ahead and those who have taken another form.

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stuvw27
Apr 29, 2012

In Thailand, people mate with monkey ghosts & catfish spirits. Philosophy ensues. Very, very slowly. Remember: "Heaven is overrated."

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zal1
Aug 29, 2011

A Palme DÓr (Cannes Film Fest) winner... so what! Too slow even for Thai audiences, I reckon. An Asian version of magical realism that fails to enthrall a wider audience except for serious cineastes... a fantasy lacking of visual imagery except for the beautiful tropical jungle setting. Tropical Malady, another Thai film that I could recall, is more accessible to the hoi polloi comme moi! Disappointing.

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