‘Headshot’ Trailer: An Upside-Down Thai Thriller

Head wounds are unpredictable. One person might endure grievous trauma to the noggin and display no ill effects, while a seemingly minor knock on the dome can drop someone else into a coma for years. So I don’t find it difficult at all to  accept the idea that a man who survives being shot in the head might find that he sees everything upside-down. That’s part of the basic conceit of Headshot, a cops and gangsters thriller from Thai director Pen-Ek Ratanaruang in which a cop experiences exactly that sort of shooting and aftermath, and then tries to deal with the aftermath.

I’ve been following the slow reveal of images and video from Headshot ever since the first materials premiered on Twitch. A couple of trailers showed up there over the past months, and we never ran them. The English-subtitled one is cropping up once more this week, likely thanks to the upcoming American Film Market, so we’ll present it now. Check that out below. Read More »