Directed by Mattie Do
A young woman named Nok is sent to care for Ana, a blind relative who’s been having scary supernatural visitations. Nok tries her best to keep the ghosts from harming her “dearest sister”, until she realizes the spirits tell Ana winning lottery numbers that Nok can use to rise above her station. As Nok and Ana’s relationship changes, director Mattie Do quietly shifts the horror from ghouls to greed, capitalism and the class divide. Laos’ only horror director and female filmmaker vaults into the ranks of the world’s best new horror makers with her powerful second feature. A SHUDDER EXCLUSIVE Contains strong language, violence and gore.
A Laotian woman is sent to care for a blind cousin who's been having scary supernatural visitations.
Cast: Amphaiphun Phommapunya, Vilouna Phetmany, Tambet Tuisk
On the whole I'd say it leans toward psychological thriller rather than horror, but an extremely well-crafted movie where they real monsters are colonialism and capitalism.
This reminded me of Parasite in the sense that capitalism and greed are the real monsters in this story. As horrifying as Ana's visions are, the really scary part for me was watching her and her husband's morally corrupt behaviors toward everyone else around them.
Well crafted supernatural thriller.
Decent movie with a disappointing ending.
Huge praise. Great movie all around. It manages to stay tense from beginning to end.