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เงินปากผี
เงินปากผี

Year: 1981

Thai title: เงินปากผี
English title: Ghost Money

Rating: 3/5
Director: Chana Kraprayoon

Main actor: Jatuphol Poopirom,Lor Tok,Suchao Pongwilai
Main actress: Naowarat Yooktanun,Nipaporn Nongnuch,Chosri Misommon

Malee (Chosri Misommon) is married to Lor Tok, an alcoholic caretaker. Lor Tok has a daughter called Lao (Nipaporn Nongnuch) and a son called Lo. Malee has also a son from a previous wedding. He is called Mon (ทะลึ่ง). Lor Tok is a husband believing his wife more than his children so relationship is very bad between his children and the new wife. Teacher Awan (Naowarat Yooktanun) meets Pop (Jatuphol Poopirom) visiting the countryside per invitation from his friend, a policeman played by Suchao Pongwilai. The father doesn't give money anymore to his children so Lo thinks about stealing the coins from dead corpses (เงินปากผี). With two friends (Biaw and Pui), Lo goes in a Buddhist temple at night time to steal coins from corpses stored in a morgue. The teacher brings Pop to a famous sacred cave where birds can be heard but not seen. Many people died there. The three children spent all their pocket money so decide to go to the sacred cave to look for additional coins. They dig up a coffin with a corpse still in perfect condition (ผีเขมร). One of the kids forces to open the mouth in order to get the coin so causing the dead spirit to be very upset. Biaw dies because of the ghost. The boy Lo wishes to give back the coins to the spirit but Mon has stolen the coins and plan to sell them in Bangkok. The policeman enquiries on the coins found on Biaw. Biaw's mother gives the coins to the teacher. The spirit then possesses the teacher and frightens Pui at night time. Pui is found with burnt hands. As Lo recognises his stealing, the spirit doesn't hurt him but forces him to watch Pui digging endlessly. The spirit is now after Malee and sends hell birds (นกนรก) to punish her as she is a liar. Pui finally dies. A spirit doctor (หมอผี) arrives in the village and warns the teacher Awan that she is possessed. He asks to meet her in the sacred cave to perform an exorcist ceremony (พิธี) but he is found dead. The spirit kills both Malee and Mon. Villagers finally request the help of a Buddhist monk in order to neutralize successfully the evil ghost. In 2014, this movie was fully restored in beautiful colorful HD version by Five Star company.

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