A loose tangle of the Western genre and the giddiness of 1940s and '50s Thai cinema, Black Tiger begins with a broken affair and a shootout. Rumpoey (Stella Malucchi) waits at the sala raw nang, a riverside gazebo, where she once made a promise to rendezvous with her untamable love Dum, now known as the Black Tiger (Chartchai Ngamsan). As she waits, the Black Tiger is helping dispatch a rival gang with his partner, Mahasuan (Supakorn Kitsuwon), for Fai (Thai screen legend Sombati Medhanee), the head of the bandit squad that the Black Tiger works for.
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Or else what? Ghosts, that's what. Thais love a good ghost story, and one of their all-time favorites, Nang Nak, arrives on screen via the talented hand of Nonzee Nimibutr, one of a small group of up-and-coming Thai directors who are making a small splash on the international scene.
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