Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives

Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives

Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives

Thai director Apichatpong Weerasethakul's surreal comedy, winner of the Palm d'Or at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival.

Suffering from acute kidney failure, Uncle Boonmee has chosen to spend his final days surrounded by his loved ones in the countryside. Surprisingly, the ghost of his deceased wife appears to care for him, and his long lost son returns home in non-human form. Contemplating the reasons for his illness, Boonmee treks through the jungle with his family to a mysterious hilltop cave - the birthplace of his first life.

2010114 minsUK, Thailand, France, Germany, Spain
ComedyDramaWorld Cinema
Director:
Apichatpong Weerasethakul (Syndromes and A Century, Tropical Malady, Blissfully Yours)
Writer:
Apichatpong Weerasethakul
Cast:
Sakda KaewbuadeeJenjira Pongpas

Reviews & comments

Can't rate it

I went because it won in Cannes but as the man next to me said at the end "well, that was 2 hours of my life gone!". Could be the cultural context or the religious back story or it could be just the weirdness of the whole thing but essentially I couldn't understand the movie at all. Several people left during the movie, most after the catfish-oral-sex...

2.0

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Can't rate it

I went because it won in Cannes but as the man next to me said at the end "well, that was 2 hours of my life gone!". Could be the cultural context or the religious back story or it could be just the weirdness of the whole thing but essentially I couldn't understand the movie at all. Several people left during the movie, most after the catfish-oral-sex...

2.0