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by Pen-ek Ratanaruang


When law-abiding cop, Tul, is blackmailed by a powerful politician and accused of murder, he finds himself drawn into a downward spiral of violence, crime, betrayal, intrigue and corruption. Disillusioned and bent on revenge, he decides to change sides and become a hit man. Tul sustains a fatal gunshot wound to the head; when he wakes up after having been in a coma for three months, he sees the world literally turned upside down. Not only does his new situation give him a whole new physical outlook, it also provides him with unexpected psychological insights: Tul decides to break with his past – but this proves far more difficult than he envisages. Karma, the search for redemption, crime and punishment: when Tul gives up his job, the man who was once a hunter now becomes a hunted man. Moreover, his encounter with a mysterious woman leads to further complications…

international title: Headshot
original title: Fon Tok Kuen Fah
country: France, Thailand
sales agent: Memento International
year: 2011
genre: fiction
directed by: Pen-ek Ratanaruang
release date: FR 31/10/2012
screenplay: Pen-ek Ratanaruang
cast: Nopachai Jayanama, Celine Horwang, Chanokporn Sayoungkul, Apisit Opasaimlikit, Krerkkiat Punpiputt
cinematography by: Chankit Chamnivikaipong
film editing: Patamanadda Yukol
costumes designer: Visa Kongka
music: Vichaya Vatanasapt
producer: Raymond Phathanavirangoon, Pawas Sawatchaiyamet
associate producer: Emilie Georges
production: Local Color Films, Office of the Contemporary Art and Culture (OCAC)
distributor: Against Gravity, Le Pacte, Wild Side
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