Kuen Rai Ngao (2003)

Run Time - 117 min.  |   Countries - Thailand  |  
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A newly married young husband mysteriously vanishes one night, leaving his confused and lonely wife to sort out the sordid details in Thai director Pimpaka Towira's debut feature film, Kuen Rai Ngao (One Night Husband). Sipang (Nicole Theriault) and Napat (Worawit Kaewpetch) met and married in a whirlwind romance -- so fast, in fact, that Sipang had begun second-thinking her actions. Her worries about her marriage take on a different, more frantic perspective after Napat disappears one dark and stormy night. After a few days with no word from her husband, Sipang begins to take matters into her own hands by visiting a number of Napat's regular hangouts, but learns nothing new from her investigations. Soon, she checks in on her brother-in-law, Chatchai (Pongpat Wachirabunjong), and his demure wife, Bubasa (Siriyakorn Pukkavesa), and slowly finds that her in-laws' relationship has some serious flaws, which temporarily distracts Sipang from her quest. As Bubasa and Sipang grow to understand and respect one another, Bubasa helps Sipang find the answers to the questions surrounding Napat's disappearance. One Night Husband received its world premiere screening at the 2003 Berlin International Film Festival.