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8.15.2007

PEN CHOO KAB PEE (THE UNSEEABLE)

Pen Choo Kab Pee(The Unseeable)
Directed by Wisit Sasanatieng
Written by Kongkiat Khomsiri









Sedated and dripping with mood because it's a ghost story and ghost stories are supposed to get by on the sedated drip of mood alone, this is atypical Wisit only if you go by the speed at which his candyland visuals used to run riot - - -which was never really his true knack but more the way he twisted environments like balloon animals into weird, offkey shapes with attack. His palette's calmer, yes, but the gorgeous crumble of that countryside manse is as florid an artifice as any he's ever manipulated - - - and pungent with the spooky which makes the turning of architecture into character that every good gothic demands of its edifices enough to subsist on. Oldfangled but thick with feed. * * *

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