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- Movie: Invisible Waves
- Thai: คำพิพากษาของมหาสมุทร
- Director: Pen-Ek Ratanaruang
- Writer: Prabda Yoon
- Producer: Wouter Barendrecht, Michael J. Werner, Andy Lau
- Executive Producers Miky Lee, Faruk Alatan, Daniel Yu
- Cinematographer Christopher Doyle
- Release Date: February 14, 2006
- Runtime: 130 min.
- Language: Thai
- Country: Thailand
This atmospheric, violent thriller revolves around a hitman called Kyoji who has just killed his lover, Seiko. She was the wife of Kyoji’s boss, Wiwat, who, when he heard about the affair, hired his rival to murder the unfaithful Seiko. Kyoji hides himself away on a cruise ship bound for Thailand. On board he meet a mysterious beauty named Noi. A passionate affair ensues. Their destinies are more interwoven than Kyoji and Noi could ever imagine.
Overwhelmed by guilt for his deeds, Kyoji feels as if the whole world were against him. His passage to Phuket is not the only event to be accompanied by the strangest of incidents. No sooner does this ex-killer reach Thailand than his problems redouble and take on sinister proportions. For now he’s being followed by a number of colleagues, paid assassins, sent by his former boss. As Kyoji fights for his life and struggles to cope with mounting feelings of guilt he discovers the truth about the secretive Noi. Furious, wounded and thirsting for revenge, Kyoji might even make it home again.
Invisible Waves had been announced asThailand's entry for Academy Award for Best Best Foreign Language Film at the the 79th Academy Awards by the Federation of National Film Associations of Thailand, but was then withdrawn and replaced with Ahimsa ... Stop to Run, which upset the Invisible Waves production company, Five Star Production. The film federation said that the reason for the change was that a print of the film wouldn't be available in time to send to the Academy for consideration, but Five Star, sales agent Fortissimo Films and distributor Palm Pictures stated that was not true. Earlier, the federation had opposed the film's opening of the 2006 Bangkok International Film Festival, stating that since it was an international co-production it was not truly a Thai film.
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