Bangkok: Dangerous

Film, Thrillers
Deaf since childhood (a home movie-style flashback shows how he lost his hearing in a fight), Kong still suffers acute migraines, only partly alleviated by his job as a hitman in Bangkok. Between hits he shyly dates the girl from the drugstore who sells him painkillers - taking her, of course, to see a silent movie. By the time she discovers what he does, he's begun to realise that not all his victims are bad guys. A largely generic script gets a phenomenal treatment. There's an amazing level of visual invention, garnished with creative CGI effects, and entire reels go by without dialogue. The twin brother directors (HK Chinese, but Oxide works in Bangkok) have come up with at least two potential genre classic sequences: a hit on a HK subway train, and another in a Japanese restaurant in Bangkok, where Kong is accompanied by the ghost of his late colleague. Seriously impressive.

By: TR

Release details

Duration: 108 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Danny Pang, Oxide Pang
Screenwriter: Pang Brothers
Cast: Pawalit Mongkolpisit
Premsinee Ratanasopha
Patharawarin Timkul
Pisek Intrakanchit
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