Apichatpong Weerasethakul

Mysterious Object at Noon

Mysterious Object at Noon

Apichatpong Weerasethakul brought an appetite for experimen­tation to Thai cinema with his debut feature, an uncategorizable work that refracts documentary impressions of his homeland through the surrealist concept of the exquisite corpse game. Enlisting locals to contribute improvised narration to a simple tale, Apichatpong charts the collective construction of the fiction as each new encounter imbues it with unpredictable shades of fantasy and pathos. Shot over the course of two years in 16 mm black and white, Mysterious Object at Noon established the director’s fascination with the porous boundaries between the real and the imagined.

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Mysterious Object at Noon
Cast
Duangjai Hiransri
Dogfahr 1
Somsri Pinyopol
Dogfahr 2
Kannikar Narong
Dogfahr 3
Jaruwan Techasatiern
Doctor
Daew
Crippled boy 1
Thanit Niyomprasit
Crippled boy 2
Jack
Alien boy
Chakree Duangklao
Neighbor
Credits
Director
Apichatpong Weerasethakul
Producers
Gridthiya Gaweewong
Producers
Mingmongkol Sonakul
Production managers
Napaporn Kongkirati
Production managers
Sirithorn Teerakulchanyut
Production assistants
Supakchai Sihbutra
Production assistants
Supamok Silarak
Production assistants
Monchai Tharasak
Assistant director and grip
Nattasit Sombulwit
Story editors
Mingmongkol Sonakul
Story editors
Apichatpong Weerasethakul
Camera
Prasong Klinborrom
Camera
Sayombhu Mukdeeprom
Camera
Apichatpong Weerasethakul
Camera assistant
Weerapon Booranapim
Digital video
Soros Sukhum
Sound recordists
Adhinan Adulayasis
Sound recordists
Teekadech Watcharatanin
Sound supervisor
Sirote Toolsuk
Casting supervisor
Ekarin Yusuksomboon
Acting coach
Natanan Julthongpipat
Still photographer
Montri Sirithamapiti
Project coordinators
Panu Aree
Project coordinators
Sontaya Subyen
Transportation
Piroj Kantawong

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