Samui Song


The Main 4 Sat, Apr 14, 2018 9:55 PM
The Main 4 Sun, Apr 22, 2018 9:00 PM
The Main 5 Tue, May 1, 2018 9:20 PM
Ticket Prices
General Public:$14.00
Film Info
Original Title:Mai Mee Samui Samrab Ter
Premiere Status:Minnesota Premiere
Programs:Asian Frontiers
Best of Fest
Tags:Asian Interest
Release Year:2017
Runtime:108 min
Website:Official Website
Print Source:Urban Distribution Intl
Director:Pen-ek Ratanaruang
Producer:Raymond Phathanavirangoon
Rasarin Tanalerttararom
Cinematographer:Chankit Chamnivikaipong
Screenwriter:Pen-ek Ratanaruang
Editor:Patamanadda Yukol
Composer:Koichi Shimizu
Principal Cast:Chermarn “Ploy” Boonyasak
David Asavanond
Vithaya “Pu” Pansringarm
Stéphane Sednaoui
Filmography:6ixtynin9 ('99)
Last Life in the Universe ('03)
Ploy ('07)
Headshot ('11)


Due to weather, the April 14, 9:55pm screening of Samui Song at St. Anthony Main Theatre has been postponed. New screening date/time: May 1 at 9:20pm.

A neo-noir that puts a fresh spin on the genre, Thai director Pen-ek Rataranuang’s Samui Song is a mystery wrapped in a riddle by way of Brian De Palma. Focussing on an unhappy relationship, Rataranuang throws us into the uncomfortable machinations of a marriage that goes from bad to worse.

Viyada or “Vi” is a soap-drama actress whose personal and professional life has hit a snag. Her  husband, a French millionaire, is involved in a religious cult and is more concerned with pleasing the “Holy One” than he is his wife. When Vi meets the handsome and enigmatic Guy by coincidence (or is it?), Vi decides to take action and make Guy her accomplice.

Punctuated by the dark jungles and the bright beaches of Thailand, Samui Song is sure to keep you on your toes, right up to the last entertaining second.

Director Biography

Pen-ek Rataranguang was born in 1962 in Bangkok, Thailand and is renowned as one of Thailand’s leaders in New Wave film. His extensive filmography includes Headshot ('11), which was selected as the Thai entry for Best Foreign Language Oscar at the 85th Academy Awards.