The Victim (2006)

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Fact and fiction become uncomfortably close in this stylish thriller from Thailand. Ting (Pitchanart Sakakorn) is an actress whose career has hit a slump and she's looking for a new direction. An opportunity comes from an unexpected corner -- a police detective hires her to take part in a series of re-enactments of major crimes, in which she will play the victim alongside convicted felons, who appear under the careful watch of the authorities. These photographed tableaux are then distributed to the nation's press, who present them as evidence that the guilty parties have been brought to justice. Ting proves to be exceptionally good at this work, and it leads to a role in a film about the murder of Meen (Apasiri Nitibhon), a one-time beauty queen who was killed by her husband. However, as work on the film progresses, Ting begins to notice some inconsistencies in the case, and begins to suspect that the real killer is still at large. Then again, perhaps Ting isn't who we think she is, either . . . The Victim (aka Phee Knon Pen) also stars Kiradej Ketakinta and Penpak Sirikul. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi
Rating:
NR
Genre:
Art House & International , Horror , Mystery & Suspense
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If the cheesy ghost effects and tired scare techniques in 'The Victim' don't have you giggling up a storm, the abominable subtitle translating will.

Full Review… | September 27, 2007
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The Victim started off real good & creepy but after the middle, It was just boring from there.I was really disappointed in this 1 because it started off so good that I had real high hopes for it then........

Brody Manson
Brody Manson

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First half hour or so gets 4 stars...the character Ting is played wonderfully and the film makes sense..there is a turning point however where the director got bored or had no clue where to take the story, so in effect the movie is turned upside down on its head and makes little sense as Ting the character disappears and voila! May appears with a new storyline...disappointing to say the least..2 stars after the first 30 minutes..overall a 3...movie showed lot of promise if it could have stayed on track.

alan jay
alan jay

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Thai films have slowly been increasing in popularity, mainly thanks to Tony Jaa's influential and unprecedented martial arts style. From the opening scene, The Victim promises to be the next Shutter, but just as quickly collapses into an incomprehensible, unscary, and downright annoying piece of forgettable cinema. Its art-house ambitions grow more unattainable by the minute thanks to its poor production values, camera angles that don't even film the action properly, and jarring edits. There's no need to even talk about the story, because it's filled with so many blatant plot holes that if the filmmakers couldn't bother to find ways to fix them, what's the point of talking about them.

Edward Boxler
Edward Boxler

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