Fun, stylish and rather violent crime film about a deaf-mute assassin that marked the feature debut for the twin-brother hit filmmakers.
Bangkok Dangerous (บางกอกแดนเจอรัส เพชฌฆาตเงียบ อันตราย) is a 1999 Thai crime film written and directed by the Pang Brothers, and starring Pawalit Mongkolpisit, Premsinee Ratanasopha and Patharawarin Timkul.
The story follows Kong (Mongkolpisit), a hit man who never speaks as he carries out his deadly assignments for a seedy Thai gangster.
Kong has begun to grow tired of his life of crime, and becomes infatuated with Fon (Ratanasopha), a beautiful young woman who works as an assistant in a drugstore.
As Kong tries to win the affections of Fon, he decides to turn against the gangsters who control him, and uses his lethal skills to earn his freedom.
The film is packed full of style, heart and bloody gun-play. The Pang brothers use editing, lighting and an awesome soundtrack to create a hard hitting action film with a twist that you won’t see coming.
Bangkok Dangerous is also a beautiful love story. Kong is a wonderful protagonist, and conveys heartfelt emotions despite his characters inability to speak. His attempt at reading out loud a letter to his beloved Fon is incredibly moving and very sad.
As contract-killer flicks go, this is one of the best of the genre.
There’s a 2008 remake of the same name starring Nicolas Cage, that was also directed by the Pang Brothers. This film was also unofficially remade as Pattiyal, a 2006 Indian Tamil movie.
Watch the official trailer for Bangkok Dangerous HERE: