Murder on their minds

movie & TV September 21, 2018 01:00


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The third film in River City Bangkok Film Club's September is the Thai thriller “Sop Mai Ngiab” (“Mindfulness and Murder”) and it’s showing tomorrow afternoon at 4 at the club’s premises in the shopping centre.

Directed by Thai-Irish Tom Waller and starring Vithaya Pansringarm in the lead role, the film is based on the wellknown “Father Ananda Mystery” novels by noted Bangkok-based American writer Nick Wilgus and deals with the highly topical issue of corruption in a Thai monastery.

The film opens with the corpse of a young, homeless monk found in a Buddhist temple. As the cops don’t seem to be too bothered, Father Ananda of the monastery, formerly a homicide detective, decides to investigate. He travels through the canals and streets of the city, to seek the truth, and is shocked to learn that all is not holy within his monastery. The tension remains high till the end, as everyone in the monastery seems suspect.

The movie appeared at more than 20 international film festivals and was nominated for five Subhanahongsa awards. 

The director recently announced he would be making a movie about the rescue of 12 boys and their coach trapped in Chiang Rai cave. The title is “Nang Non” (“The Cave”) and shooting is planned for November. 

The director and the actor will be present for the screening and the Q & A that follows. 

The film is in Thai with English subtitles.

A reception will be held after the screening courtesy of the Royal Orchid Sheraton Hotel.

Admission is free but reservations are required. Send a mail to