Watch: First Trailer for Upside-Down Thai Crime Noir Film 'Headshot'
"How does it feel to see the world upside down?" There's a trailer for a Thai film called Headshot that you've got to check out, mostly for the concept. Thanks to a tip from Film School Rejects, Headshot is about a hitman who gets shot in the head and wakes up seeing the world upside down. Basically, his vision is flipped, which causes him to have a completely different view on life. It looks good, and FSR's Rob Hunter likens Thai filmmaker Pen-Ek Ratanaruang to Christopher Nolan, but that's quite a bit of a stretch. I definitely do want to see this at some point. Just be warned - this trailer is NSFW as it has some sex/nudity.
Watch the first official trailer for Pen-Ek Ratanaruang's Headshot, straight from YouTube:
Tul (Nopachai Jayanama), a hitman, is shot in the head on a job. He wakes up after a three-month coma to find that he sees everything upside down, literally. Then he meets a girl that turns his world even more upside down. Who was trying to kill him in the first place? Visit the film's official Facebook page for more.
Headshot is both written and directed by award-winning Thai filmmaker Pen-Ek Ratanaruang, of films like 6ixtynin9, Invisible Waves, Transistor Love Story, Last Life in the Universe and Nymph previously. The story is based on the novel "Fon Tok Kuen Fa" by Win Lyovarin. This doesn't have a US distributor yet, but it did premiere at the Toronto Film Festival earlier this year, so we might hear more info soon. Thoughts?
Reader Feedback - 10 Comments
Interesting idea, but I wonder how much of this upside down jazz I can stomach.
Johnny Neat on Oct 27, 2011
Kino Lorber has the US theatrical rights
Abc on Oct 27, 2011
This looks amazing! If the story is as good as the trailer makes it look, this movie could be great. The upside down concept is interesting too, but even that aside, the trailer is really good.
Andreas Climent on Oct 27, 2011
Here is another version of trailer (Thai Ver.) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WxHWwceD-mk this movie will hit the theater is Thailand this November can't wait!!!
aCtDeltAS on Oct 27, 2011
So, why did they call this "headshot" which sounds pretty generic, and not just "upside down"?
John I.G. on Oct 28, 2011
"Headshot" more like "Headache." (waits with raised eyebrows, no one laughs)
Totylertarian on Oct 28, 2011
something new in that so its nice trailler
Cool Aadeshjain on Oct 29, 2011
You just KNOW there'll be a US remake.... There should be strict laws in place to protect from doing so.
Agent Kid Society on Nov 2, 2011
looks awesome. I hope I can handle the upside down cam
Anonymous on Nov 11, 2011
Sorry, no commenting is allowed at this time.