MEAT GRINDER (cheuuat gaawn chim) (2009 THAILAND) D: TIWA MOEITHAISONG W: SAMONGGU P: THAWATCHAI PHANPAKDEE/POJ ARNON
Mai Charaenpura (apparently a famous singer in Thailand) stars as a severely traumatised and deeply disturbed woman who mutilates, prepares and then finally chops up people to make delicious noodle soup. Fragmented flashbacks (in a variety of jarring film types, including 8mm) reveal her backstory. There`s nothing that surprising or original about the story, but the grim, grimy, grisly atmosphere could be cut with a knife, and watching it unfold it satisfyingly horrendous and poetic. It`s about 10 mins too long and could be accused of style overkill, but i liked this pretentious art-gore movie a lot. Some stuff about student rioters might mean more to locals or those in the know (went over my head).

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