Badass Footage From Pawat Panangkasiri’s Action Flick Nak Prok

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If you’re a martial arts fan in any capacity, then you’re probably already painfully familiar with the Thai action scene. The work coming out of this country at the moment is, in a word, astounding, second only to the high-octane genre flicks that have poured out of France over the past decade. That being said, the promo reel/unofficial trailer for writer/director Pawat Panangkasiri’s upcoming endeavor “Nak Prok” looks very promising. The obvious language barrier prevents me from properly wrapping my brain around the specifics of the flick, but thanks to the folks at 24 Frames Per Second, a synopsis for the film has been provided below. From what I can gather, the film appears to be a dark comedy mixed with a fair amount of action and suspense, though this is only a guess. Once you’ve consumed the footage, you may feel otherwise.

Here’s the skinny on the storyline:

Three robbers – Pan, Poor, and Singh – have robbed an armoured truck, and are being chased by the police. With nowhere to run, they decide to hide the loot by burying in the grounds of a Buddhist temple. When they come back to dig up the money, they are astonished to find that a monastery has been built directly above it. The thieves have no other options but to get themselves ordained into the temple just for a chance to dig up the cash. That is the start of an unexpected story which is about to get turned upside down.

If you’re going to be in Thailand next year, check it out. Otherwise, wait patiently for someone to distribute the film in your neck of the woods. Keyword: PATIENTLY. Enjoy the clip.


Author: Todd Rigney

Todd was raised on a steady diet of Hollywood blockbusters, late-night Cinemax programming, and USA’s “Up All Night,” which may explain why his taste in movies is more than a little questionable. When he isn’t providing news and reviews for Beyond Hollywood, he can be found lounging lazily on his couch, perched in front of his television, or dwelling in places where direct sunlight can be easily avoided. He's happily married, in his 30's, and totally badass. If you'd like to reach Todd, you can follow him on Twitter or send him email/scoops to todd (at) beyondhollywood.com.
  • Michael Jones

    Todd, did we watch the same clip? Was it switched at birth? Are you blind? What action, the gun shots? Dude get a clue!

  • Michael Jones

    Todd, did we watch the same clip? Was it switched at birth? Are you blind? What action, the gun shots? Dude get a clue!

  • http://www.youtube.com/xin0 xino

    is this the same super hero like comedy that had a teaser of people getting slapped in the face at a super slow 120fps?

  • http://www.youtube.com/xin0 xino

    is this the same super hero like comedy that had a teaser of people getting slapped in the face at a super slow 120fps?

  • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool aka Jiinx

    That looked…blah. fake monks with guns. lots of rain. Darkness. um yeah not intrigued.

  • Dedpool

    That looked…blah. fake monks with guns. lots of rain. Darkness. um yeah not intrigued.

  • http://www.myspace.com/kurotsurugi The_Strongest_There_Is

    Agreed! It did not interest me in the least and I found it hard to get through the trailer, even with my Thai friend translating. By the By, Happy New Year Folks!

  • http://www.myspace.com/kurotsurugi The_Strongest_There_Is

    Agreed! It did not interest me in the least and I found it hard to get through the trailer, even with my Thai friend translating. By the By, Happy New Year Folks!

  • Filmdude

    Motherfucker…. this trailer indicate nothing near Comedy or Action. Nak Prok is actually considered controversial in Thai culture due to extreme footages and content involving Buddhist monks. It is a very good film but I fear that no one else (especially us westerners) will understand this movie because of cultural issues. Nak Prok is probably restricted to Thai audience only due to its tie to Buddhist core value and the myth behind the legend of Nak Prok.