Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives

Genre:  Comedy, Drama, Family
Running Time:  114 min.
Release Date: October 22, 2010 (limited)
DVD: July 12, 2011

Current rating: Rating: 4.00
based on 2 votes and 1 reviews
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Cast: Thanapat Saisaymar, Jenjenjira Pongpas, Sakda Kaewbuadee, Natthakarn Aphaiwonk, Geerasak Kulhong


An old man suffering from kidney failure prepares to die and encounters his dead wife, his missing son (who's been transformed into a laser-eyed monkey ghost) and a princess who has sex with a catfish. Inspired by a book by a Buddhist abbot recording accounts of people who remembered their past lives.

Director: Apichatpong Weerasethakul
Studio: Filmswelike
Producer(s): Apichatpong Weerasethakul
Screenplay: Apichatpong Weerasethakul

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  • 4 stars "Very artistic. Quite thought provoking regarding one's conventional veiws about death, the afterlife, heaven. It showed some amazing views of THailand's natural landscape and a sneak peak at Thai culture in the rural setting."
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