Thai title: เชคสเปียร์ต้องตาย
English title: Shakespeare Must Die
Director: Ing K
Thai movie เชคสเปียร์ต้องตาย / “Shakespeare Must Die” was banned in year 2012. An official movie trailer lasting three minutes can still be seen. This movie was banned as a risk to cause unrest in Thai society. It is presented as the Thai version of Shakespeare's Macbeth. MacBeth wishes to take the place of the King and is wearing red clothes. The leader of the country is seen as megalomaniac, power crazy, besotted with sorcery. The movie got funding of Ministry of Culture (under PM Abhisit). The banning happened while the government of PM Yingluck Shinawatra was empowered. Former PM Thaksin is in trial with film director Ing K as the movie is accused of being propaganda attacking him. Ing K is the same director, who made previously the movie Citizen Juling (2008), where a young lady teacher died while teaching kids in South of Thailand, and also "My Teacher Eats Biscuits" banned in 1997. The movie “Shakespeare must die” also includes a scene from 06 October 1973 during student protests showing a lynching and causing society concerns by reopening old wounds.
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