The Promise (2017)
The Promise (2017) Rating: 6.1/10 (349 votes)
Director: Sophon Sakdaphisit
Writer: Sopana Chaowiwatkul, Supalerk Ningsanond, Sophon Sakdaphisit
Stars: Numthip Jongrachatawiboon, Apichaya Thongkham, Thunyaphat Pattarateerachaicharoen, Panisara Rikulsurakan
Runtime: 114 min
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Released: 07 Sep 2017
Plot: Ib and Boum decide to commit suicide together in Bangkok in 1997. After reneging on the promise, the vengeful ghost of Ib returns 20 years later to haunt Boum and her 15 year old daughter, Bell.
The Promise (2017)
The Promise, known in Thai as Puen.. Tee Raluek (Thai: เพื่อน.. ที่ระลึก, RTGS: Phuean.. Thi Raluek), is a 2017 Thai horror film directed by Sophon Sakdaphisit and produced by GDH 559/Jor Kwang Films. It stars Namthip Jongrachatawiboon and Apichaya Thongkam, and is set and was shot in Bangkok’s unfinished Sathorn Unique Tower.
The film’s plot revolves around two teenage friends, Ib and Boum, who decide to commit suicide together at the building as their families face financial ruin during the 1997 Asian financial crisis. However, Boum becomes scared and reneges on the promise. Twenty years later, when she re-visits the building with her daughter, the result of Boum’s past actions returns to haunt them.
The Promise earned a moderate 33.7 million baht (US$1 million) at the Thai box office, and was the fourth-grossing local film of 2017. The film received mixed reviews; it has been described as formulaic-yet-effective, and criticized for not properly utilizing the financial-crisis background.The film won the 27th Suphannahong National Film Award for Best Visual Effects.
After watching this film, i must praise for everything it has done.
-The most thing i love of The Promise (TP) is ACTING. I cant stop giving compliments for the cast and crew. Especially the main character Boum and her daughter Bell, the two young friends Boum and Ib is also excellent at acting. Thanks to cast for showing such excellent acting skill. I want to mention the older Boum, she is the real actress. Her actions, her expressions, her voices… everything is breathtaking. And i seemed to fall in love with her from the first sight. I m telling the truth that she and young Boum is very Thailand traditionally beautiful. in addition, i love Thailand student’s uniform, too. And Boum’s style is also attractive. I FEEL THAILAND MUST HAVE MANY MORE TALENTED QUALIFIED ACTORS, AND GOOD NEW GENERATION ACTORS.
-About the CONTENT, as a normal watcher, i find TP not too horror or scaring. It just made people thrilled, a bit scared in some scenes. In general, for one who is mad for horror films, TP is not suitable in many ways. But, for one who doesn’t want to be too scared but cares about many loving relationships in society, wants to be grossed in dramatic scenes, TP is suitable. The plot of TP is extremely OK for every1 in general.
-A bit about my feelings about TP: It is worth-watching and OK in everything, a qualified piece of art. You know, in the cinema room, not only me but also other people couldn’t keeping our feelings and we really enjoyed every minutes with the movie.
–> TP sometimes gives you many feelings: from scariness to sadness, deepness. It spreads many meaningful messages. You may sometimes startle, shout out loud and even burst to tears.
And one thing i don’t like about TP, which makes me mark it 9/10 is the making use of actors’ good acting skills which seems makes TP to become a social psychology movie in some way. But it isn’t a huge problem.
I think you also should experience this new horror style movie like THE PROMISE.