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Friday Killer

Friday Killer

aka หมาแก่อันตราย
Friday Killer
2011
Directed by Yuthlert Sippapak
Friday Killer
The first film in Yuthlert Sippapak’s Killer Trilogy (Mue Puen 3-Pak), Friday Killer was released second (after Saturday Killer), and as of this writing Sunday Killer is still MIA, Sippapak having released three other films in the meanwhile. Friday Killer has a better central story, but it is bogged down by too many side stories, giving Saturday Killer a slight edge overall in my eyes. Both films are recommended, Saturday Killer being more comedic and romance focused, while Friday Killer is more of a bleak drama with a pessimistic outlook on life.

Friday Killer opens with the old hitman being interviewed scene from Saturday Killer, cementing the connection between the two parts, before jumping to flashback. The rest of this scene plays out later in the film, though most of the action is by peripheral characters and not the father and daughter that is the focus. Most of the action scenes are well done, and Sippapak makes creative use of different decorative environments for the gun battles. The abandoned construction sites and empty deserts help to enforce the bleakness of the central story line.
Friday Killer
Unfortunately, there were no subtitles on the dvd we got, but at TarsTarkas.NET, we don’t need no stinking subtitles!

Pae Thasai (Suthep Po-ngam) – Recently released from jail, killer Pae Thasai is nicknamed Pae Uzi (for his weapon of choice) or “The Eagle of Chantaburi” (because everyone needs a bird nickname!) He gets involved in drama before he even leaves the front area of the prison! Pae returns to his killer lifestyle while absorbing the knowledge he has a daughter he never knew, who is now tracking him due to mistaken identity.
Dao (Ploy Jindachote) – Police officer and unknowing daughter of Pae, who instead believes he killed her stepfather and spends the film hunting him down. Dao dresses as a tough guy demeanor – black leather clothes, motorcycle – despite being filled with doubts.
Petch (Apinya Sakuljaroensuk) – Dao’s photographer girlfriend who has a childlike and innocent demeanor, especially when compared to Dao’s more serious and driven tone. Petch keeps her grounded in reality, without her Dao would just get absorbed in her job and quest.

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