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Year: 1978

Thai title: แม่นาคพระโขนง
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Rating: 3/5

Main actor: Sombat Methanee,Somphob Benjatikul,Dam Datsakorn,Lor Tok,Thep Thienchai,Uten Boonyong,Rong Kaomulkadee,Songthong
Main actress: Preeya Roongrueng,Naowarat Yooktanun,Chosri Misommon,Somjit Sapsamruey

Thai movie แม่นาคพระโขนง was released in year 1978 and lasts 1h50mn. Preeya Roongrueng already played Mae Nak role in year 1959. She remained the most famous actress for this role. The 1959 version was very successful. It made more than 1M Baht in 1959, i.e. a huge amount for that period. So for this 1978 version, the movie director reused Preeya Roongrueng again hoping for a similar success. But 19 years have passed. In 1959 Preeya was 19 years old. For 1978 version, she was 38 years old. Preeya mentioned she was getting fatter for the role but it didn't matter as she was playing a ghost! The 1978 movie trailer is also making a reference to the 1959 version. It is Thot Kathin festival (ทอดกฐิน) so lady Somjit Sapsamruey is coming with her two daughters, i.e. Nak and Jampee (ตรีสุคนธ์ ยุกตะนันท์). Phi Mak (Sombat Methanee) and his younger brother Man (Somphob Benjatikul) love the same woman Nak (Preeya Roongrueng). Tui (Rong Kaomulkadee) is playing comic role as usual. Man loves Nak despite she is older than him. Pleum, subdistrict headman’s son (ลูกกำนัน), has also interest into Nak. Mak asks Nak for wedding. Disappointed, his brother Man leaves for Bangkok to work there. Nak is pregnant since 2 months. Mak has to leave for Bangkok as he was selected to do his military duty as a soldier. Pleum (Dam Datsakorn) comes to harass Nak but Man is helping her. Naowarat Yooktanun, daughter of officer (นายทหาร), likes Mak but he misses his wife (ห่วงเมีย) and wishes to go home. While delivering, Nak dies (ตายทั้งกลม). Comic actor Thep Thienchai is present at the funerals. A master (อาจารย์) tries to get chin oil but he just makes Nak angry and gets strangled. Nak is upset that Naowarat has interest into Mak. Uten Boonyong wants to hire master Lor Tok to get rid of Nak. It is a complete failure as Lor Tok flees away. At nighttime, Pleum faces Nak. Mak is back home. Things get weird with Mak seeing Nak’s arm extension to reach a lemon fallen under the house, food having pla ra taste, baby having Songthong face... Realising she is a ghost (ผี), Mak flees from home and goes to Man's home. Man explains what happened to Mak. They take refuge in the village Buddhist temple. A new master is called and warns that Nak is very powerful (วิญญาณดู่มาก). To neutralize Nak, the master gives a sacred thread to put around her neck. The master captures her spirit into a pot sealed with a sacred cloth. She has to accept her death (หมดเวรหมดกรรม). Mak promises to meet her during next life. The pot is thrown away in the river.

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