13 game sayawng (13: Game of Death) (13 Beloved) Reviews
Wonderful reflection on the materialism in Thai society which makes this film a little bit more then just for fun. Hints of political and social issues are always with a disguised message addressing human issues as well. For all people familiar with Thai politics, Thailand's prime minister at the time, Thaksin Shinawatra, was directly referenced in the film - his photo was on the newspaper that Phuchit used to swat a fly!
The film won several awards in Thailand and if you have a chance to see it - do it now!
The editing/directing is probably the biggest problem with the film as it feels a little.... ummmmm.... schizophrenic.
The ending is a good twist but I felt the film, though it tried to, didn't focus on the elements of the ending enough to truly deliver the impact necessary.
This is the kind of film that a redo could really improve upon. There are soooo many good elements that as long as you have the right actors (Krissada Terrence is brilliant in this original) would make for a very good movie.
As is, 13: Game of Death is enjoyable and worth a watch at least once. Don't know that it warrants repeat viewings though