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After a straight-laced detective is shot in the head while on assignment, he wakes up after a three-month coma to find that he sees everything upside down, literally. Hell bent on revenge, he becomes an assassin working for a group seeking to eliminate all those who deem themselves above the law. ENGLISH DUBBED (or original Thai with English subtitles)

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A great piece of stylish, badass neo-noir cinema. It's part ''Blast of Silence'', part ''The Killer'', with elements of a 'Bourne'-style on-the-run thriller... --INDIEWire

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  • Actors: Nopporn Chaiyanam
  • Directors: Pen-Ek Ratanaruang
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Anamorphic, Blu-ray, Dubbed, NTSC, Subtitled, Surround Sound, Widescreen
  • Language: Thai, English
  • Subtitles: English
  • Dubbed: English
  • Region: Region A/1 (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: Unrated
  • Studio: Kino Lorber films
  • DVD Release Date: October 2, 2012
  • Run Time: 105 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (32 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B008N2Z1DI
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #203,518 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful By shaun brammer on February 15, 2013
Format: DVD
Fon Tok Kuen Fah (Rain Falling Up the Sky)
Pen-Ek Ratanaruang

There are dark movies whose darkness is purposeful. Noir films that are moving more than mysterious. Sad endings that are good endings. Suffering that teaches rather then thrills. Humor that is wicked but inevitable. The dark that is beautiful, regardless it's depths of hopelessness. These are the kinds of films that Pen-Ek Ratanaruang specializes in.
Fon Tok Kuen Fah, which translates to Rain Falling Up the Sky, but is named sensationally Headshot for westerners, is the third film of his I have had the pleasure of viewing. It is an adaptation of the novel of the same name written by award winning author Win Lyovarin. Pen-Ek's two earlier works that I have viewed left lasting impressions on me. Ruang Talok 69, or 6ixtynin9 as released in the US, was a dark comedy on level with Pulp Fiction, but more believable. Last Life in the Universe became one of my all time favorite films, one that still haunts me to this day. Headshot will stay with me as well, as a blend of noir, pulp, art-house, and action all wrapped up in political/social commentary paper and bright ribbons of spiritual morality.
To explain Headshot is simple, it has a simple plot. However, like all things beautifully simple, it is hard to do. Nopachai Jayanama plays Tul, a police officer who won't comprise his morals. In the very corrupt climate of Bangkok this gets him into trouble. Part of this trouble is female. Supporting actresses, Chanokporn Sayoungkul playing Tiwa, and Sirin Horwang playing Rin, are the two women that help cause some of this trouble Tul suffers.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Me on June 7, 2013
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This was a refreshing change from typical action movie. While there are the usual gun battles and blood, this movie used the aftermath of the main character's injury (a headshot) to begin to shift how he viewed the world and his place in it. So often, a traumatic event teaches us new things, and this movie plays off that truth to tell an interesting story.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Dell Griffith on June 15, 2014
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At times frenetic, which is good; but also some heavy old school plot cliches that are less so. Very watchable, you want to know what happens next, but there is a great deal of violence, which is very very good!
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By Camry Owner on December 30, 2014
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This movie is like Thai food: It is an acquired taste. It is an interesting mix of violence and silence. It is another world of culture. The hero is amazing to be able to outshoot five opponents while seeing everything upside down and being able to sense where danger is without looking. There were two plot points that are weak. At the beginning of the movie he is dressed as a Buddhist monk and kills three men. Near the middle of the movie after he takes refuge in Buddhism, he asks the priest to disrobe him so he won't violate the garment by killing someone. Like men everywhere he is deaf, dumb and blind to the woman driving the car. It was a great plot twist that she turned out to be the daughter of the man who was killed at the beginning of the movie, but why the hero didn't figure out that she would take revenge for him killing her father and her brother is either a plot weakness or a masculine weakness.
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*** 3 Stars *** It is not a perfect film, but I've seen damn few of those so I won't pick on this one ... at least not too much. The movie is ambitious - not just in the storyline but in the way the director (who is very talented, I've seen some of his other work) tries to let the story unfold in fragments. The film is aggressively non-linear ... I found myself rewinding to prior scenes over and over, until I gave up: you simply are not meant to grasp the story until the director decides to pull it all together, which he does ... in the last 5 minutes. That's been done before, and it can be just as frustrating as it is enticing. I would go more with the 'f' word here, but I still think you should watch it - you may be more clever (or patient) than me. Thanks for reading!
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By David Aitchison on January 16, 2014
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Nice direction and atmosphere. Guidebook via movie of the Thai streets. I would recommend this to a friend or two.
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By ninetails on January 11, 2014
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Full of spins , I got lost a few times. All english sub-titles so if you don't like to read skip this. in all a good film.
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Very moody, very cool camera work, very moody sound, but the story is disjointed and becomes tedious. It's better than a 2 star but I sure can't give it a three. Good action, when there is any action.
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