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Directed by Banjong Pisanthanakun Writing Credits (in alphabetical order) Chantavit Dhanasevi . (story by) Na Hong-jin . (original story by) Banjong Pisanthanakun Siwawut Sewatanon . (story by) Cast (in credits order) Narilya Gulmongkolpech . Mink Sawanee Utoomma . Nim Sirani Yankittikan . Noi Yasaka Chaisorn . Manit Boonsong Nakphoo . Santi Arunee Wattana .

Pang Thanutphon Boonsang . Lisa Pakapol Srirongmuang . Producer Akkaradech Rattanawong . Pong Chatchawat Sanveang . Cameraman Yossawat Sittiwong . Cameraman Arnon Losiripanya . Cameraman Klangchon Chuekham .

Cameraman Sayan Phiwchan . Santi's disciples Sakchai Yukhachen . Santi's disciples Nuttapol Kummata . Santi's disciples Sontaya Dermparakhon .

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Santi's disciples Ronnasit Nilsu . Santi's disciples Tanakrit Jaliablam .

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Santi's disciples Chainarong Panchai . Santi's disciples Puwadon Naosopa . Santi's disciples Suphamit Worabut . Santi's disciples Sornrasak Wiwasuk .

Santi's disciples Wassana Raphaban . Santi's disciples Umpa Laokom . Santi's disciples Poon Mitpakdee . Mac Prapruttam Khumchat . Wiroj Thongsom Kanlala . Nim's grandmother Arunrat Puknoi . Young Nim Naruwan Deecharoen . Young Noi Krittin Na Nakhon .

Young Manit Daorung Chaimool . Nim's aunt Nan Muntee . Traditional Thai dancer Lunda Sanewong . Traditional Thai dancer Mai Wongsri . Traditional Thai dancer Hnurom Asurapong . Traditional Thai dancer Thongsun Kottha . Traditional Thai dancer Udom Nuncharern . Traditional Thai dancer Benchawan Somjit . Traditional Thai dancer Nuansri Sanewong .

Traditional Thai dancer Lampoon Singyabud . Traditional Thai dancer Ruttima Maiteesawat . Wife Sangkhom Charoenkun . Husband Goppong Khunthreeya . Mink's boss Rattikan Kaewkunya . Mink's senior colleague Sirapob Kwankaew .

Pastor Thongsan Sakongsee . Scolded uncle at funeral Met Sukbua . Old blind lady Amnuai Seetue nim the medium. Makeup artist at the parade Panadda Unpeng . Costume designer at the parade Kannika Suebsarakam . Lady on the minibus Konglar Kanchanahoti .

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Fake shaman Chan Sriburin . Thai pan flute musician Seksit Thawichai . Policeman Artid Ponboon . Policeman Suwit Wiratkapant . Doctor Rest of cast listed alphabetically: Arastoosohrabinya . Arastoo Sohrabinya (as Mehmet Memedof) Bella Boonsang . Lisa Produced by Il-hyung Cho . co-executive producer Kim Do-soo . executive producer Na Hong-jin . producer Tae-jin Nim the medium . co-producer (as Ku Tae Jin) HeeSub Lee . co-executive producer Jina Osothsilp .

executive producer Evelyn S. Park . coordinating producer Ruedee Pholthaweechai . coordinating producer Banjong Pisanthanakun . producer Warachaphorn Suttiart . associate producer Suwimon Techasupinan . co-producer Weerachai Yaikwawong . line producer Music by Chatchai Pongprapaphan Cinematography by Naruphol Chokanapitak Film Editing by Thammarat Sumethsupachok Production Design by Akadech Kaewkot Costume Design by Chayanuch Savekvattana Sound Department Jirapong Mingkwan .

foley recordist Narubett Peamyai . re-recording mixer / sound designer Warat Nim the medium . sound editor Napatz Singkarat . dialogue editor Amornpong Thokaeonopparat . foley artist Camera and Electrical Department Sasidis Sasisakulporn . still photographer Additional Crew Chantavit Dhanasevi . story by Na Hong-jin .

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Horror works best when it’s left up to the imagination. Show the viewers the eerie movements and uncanny contortions of possessed victims, litter scenes with macabre objects and animal corpses, and linger on shots that show how an everyday item is a little, well, off.

That’s the recipe for Thai-Korean horror film The Medium, directed by Shutter’s Banjong Pisanthanakun and produced by The Wailing’s Na Hong-jin. Framed as a documentary about shamanistic practices in northern Thailand’s Isan area, The Medium employs a nim the medium shooting style to lend a sense of authenticity to the events depicted, which further intensifies the horror and terror of the movie.

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I do advice viewers inflicted with chronic vertigo or migraine to exercise due caution—some of the camera shots can get incredibly janky. Mink (Narilya Gulmongkolpech). (Image credit: Golden Village Pictures) The Medium begins fairly innocuously (as much as a horror movie can) as a film crew documents the everyday nim the medium of Nim (Sawanee Utoomma), a shaman of the goddess Ba Yan.

The travel documentary aspect of the film lulls you into a false sense of security as you experience what life is like for the villagers and Nim. Foreign films are our only window to travel during this pandemic, so even if it were indeed a documentary about the shamanistic practices of the rural areas of Thailand, it would still be an effective one. For all accounts and purposes, Nim leads a fairly idyllic life, albeit one filled with mysticism and rituals.

But all that is upturned when she has to return home and help her sister Noi (Sirani Yankittikan) and niece Mink (Narilya Gulmongkolpech).

And yes, there is family drama (is there really any better type?) when the family’s legacy is unearthed concerning the inheritance of Ba Yan’s shamans. Here’s when Mink starts exhibiting classic tell-tale signs of becoming the next shaman of Nim the medium Yan and is also where things start going horribly wrong for the family. The goddess Ba Yan. (Image credit: Golden Village Pictures) With The Medium, horror exists in the small things—a quiet invocation here, a superstitious nod there.

Unlike Western horror films, where the supernatural lives in its own discrete realm, the tacit understanding in The Medium that we live in a world of unseen spirits makes it nim the medium the more relatable—and terrifying when the scares hit. Even the director noted the similarities between the shamanistic practices in Asian countries, showing how ingrained this is in Asian culture.

Once the movie goes into full swing, however, Mink’s possessions are violent, gory, and unnerving. Thanks to the handheld camera, we don’t always get a clear shot of what she’s doing, creating this sense of helplessness. As more victims get possessed, the film builds to a terrifying crescendo—all without ever showing us what exactly is possessing all these people.

The camera lingers shakily on the characters’ backs, making us wonder what is happening to them as we slowly inch towards yet another victim. A desperate plea.

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(Image credit: Golden Village Pictures) It was foreboding enough that when the usher suddenly popped up to do mask checks in the cinema (good on you, Golden Village!), I let out a soft shriek. For the avoidance of all doubt, I was wearing my mask properly, but the folk three rows in front of me weren’t.

Tsk tsk. Nim the medium with all such documentary-style horror movies, there are scenes in The Medium when the night vision mode in the camera is turned on, and others that capture the perspective of CCTVs installed in the victim’s house. If I were to point out the eeriest parts of this movie, the six documented nights leading up to Mink’s spiritual cleansing would easily fit the bill.

Every second that the screen is lit by the characteristic green glow of a night vision camera becomes an exercise in unhinged terror. The cameras capture Mink first under the stairs and then hovering over her mother as if ready for a lip-smackingly tasty midnight snack.

By the fourth night, I was quite done. On the third, I was all packed up and ready to leave. Noi (Sirani Yankittikan) and Mink (Narilya Gulmongkolpech). (Image credit: Golden Village Pictures) But even before the more blatant frights, The Medium manages to unbalance and unseat nim the medium with skilful juxtapositions of the supernatural and the ordinary.

Mink goes into fits of violence while on a celebratory parade, and when she goes missing, the villagers search for her desperately as a beautiful tapestry of fireworks go off in the sky.

It’s disconcerting and subtly wears you down for the terror that is about to follow. The film’s grand finale does go a little overboard, however, as it goes into full-on The Ring-Ju-on-Shutter horror mode.

For a movie that’s been primarily subtle about its scares, the last Act is, in a word, excessive. That’s not to say it isn’t scary because it’s so terrifying that I had to look away from the screen several times (the usher was no longer around). It keeps you at the edge of your seat without ever relenting, gripping your attention tight within its grasp nim the medium no signs of letting up. Ever. Nim (Sawanee Utoomma) prays for help. (Image credit: Golden Village Pictures) As a scriptwriter, I appreciated the film’s closing scene—an “interview” with Nim.

For anyone who’s been deeply religious, her reflections on her doubt and her faith cut deep to the bone. Given how many are turning away from religion in recent years, this seemed a particularly relevant and contemporary issue to have been raised, albeit for just a short scene. It added an extra dimension to Nim’s characterisation and her actions and shed new light on her actions in the movie. The Medium’s style, drama, and setting make for an absolutely horrifying movie nim the medium shocks and unnerves.

There’s blood, incest, ritualistic practices, night vision cameras, animal sacrifice—all ingredients that make for a film that fully intends to keep you up at night for the next few days.

It emerges as a fresh contender in a space that’s been chiefly inundated with Western horror movies. I say it’s time for Asia to reclaim its golden days of horror, and The Medium may very well pave the way for that. The Medium Director: Banjong Pisanthanakun Writer: Na Hong-jin, with screenplay credits for Chantavit Dhanasevi and story credits for Choi Cha-won.

Main cast: Narilya Gulmongkolpech (Mink), Sawanee Utoomma (Nim), Sirani Yankittikan (Noi), and Yasaka Chaisorn (Manit) Running Time: 2 hours 10 minutes Genres: Horror If you haven’t already, follow RICE on Instagram, Spotify, Facebook, and Telegram. If you have a lead for a story, feedback on our work, or just want to say hi, you can also email us at I’m a pop culture scholar, which gives me a reason to write about anything exciting and spend undisclosed amounts on Transformers and other toys.

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• Horror A horrifying story of a shaman's inheritance in the Isan region of Thailand. What could be possessing a nim the medium member might not be the Goddess they make it out to be. A horrifying story of a shaman's inheritance in the Isan region of Thailand.

What could be possessing a family member might not be the Goddess they make it out to be. A horrifying story of a shaman's inheritance in the Isan region of Thailand. What could be possessing a family member might not be the Goddess they make it out to be. Thailand's official submission to 2022's Oscars is the creepiest exorcism movie I have ever seen. It's so scary, brutal, captivating and provocative. It grabs your attention and keeps you on the edge of your seats from the very beginning until the credits start rolling.

It's the year's best horror film so far. Film The Medium (2021) memang sedang naik daun, pasalnya banyak orang yang ikut merasa ketakutan setelah menontonnya. Menggabungkan dua sutradara ternama dari Thailand dan Korea Selatan, ini memang memberikan sensasi horor klasik yang jarang ditemukan. Padahal premis cerita yang diangkat bukanlah hal aneh, praktek shamanisme yang sangat menegangkan. Apalagi film ini dibuat dengan gaya dokumenter, tak aneh jika feel menyeramkannya terasa banget.

Tapi hal yang tidak boleh dilupakan adalah penampilan para pemeran utama dalam film ini. Penampilan Sawanee Utooomma sebagai Nim dan Narilya Gulmongkolpech sebagai Ming, sangat memukau. Mereka benar-benar bisa menaikkan tensi dengan akting yang sangat berkelas dan natural. Makannya membahas karakter-karakter yang ada dalam film The Medium (2020) sepertinya akan menyenangkan. Penasaran? Temukan jawaban lebih lengkapnya di bawah ini.

Baca juga: Fakta-Fakta Menarik dari Film The Medium (2021) 1. Narilya Gulmongkolpech (Ming) Mink adalah putri dari Noi, wanita yang pernah menolak untuk menjadi dukun dan wadah dari Dewa Bayan. Gadis berusia 20 tahunan ini bisa dikatakan gadis yang cukup periang, itulah yang dikatakan oleh teman-temannya.

Namun kehidupannya dipenuhi kemalangan, mulai dari adiknya Mike yang meninggal karena kecelakaan dan kini ayahnya pun meninggal secara tragis. Jika dilihat dari luar mungkin tidak ada yang akan menyadari keanehan yang ada pada diri Mink. Namun bibinya Nim melihat adanya keanehan pada Mink, terutama soal emosi dan sikapnya. Dalam pemakaman ayahnya, Mink tiba-tiba berubah menjadi seorang pemabuk yang sangat emosional.

Tapi di lain hari Mink bisa terlihat seperti anak kecil, bahkan perilakunya kian hari makin aneh. Hingga suatu hari Mink akhirnya mengatakan bahwa dirinya tidak ingin menjadi dukun, sambil menangis di pelukan ibunya.

Kecurigaan bibinya akan apa yang terjadi pada Mink memang benar, namun gadis ini ternyata tidak dimasuki oleh Dewa Bayan. Berkat ulah gegabah ibunya, tubuh Mink malah di kuasai oleh ratusan roh jahat yang brutal. Mink benar-benar telah kehilangan kendali atas dirinya, ia bisa berubah menjadi berbagai macam pribadi.

Mulai dari anak-anak, pria tua, pemabuk hingga pelacur, hal ini merusak kehidupan sosialnya. Ternyata perubahan drastis yang terjadi nim the medium karena Mink, tapi ini ulah dari nenek moyang keluarga ayahnya.

Mink dijadikan penebus dosa atas segala kejahatan mereka di masa lalu dan mengatasi kutukan dari korban mereka. 2. Sawanee Utoomma (Nim) Nim merupakan dukun yang tinggal di Isan, wanita ini dikenal sebagai orang yang dapat menyembuhkan orang dalam pengaruh supranatural. Nim memiliki kemampuan ini karena ia menjadi medium atau wadah bagi Dewa Bayan.

Dewa yang sangat diagungkan oleh masyarakat sekitar, karena dianggap sebagai dewa yang baik dan telah melindungi mereka. Kisah Nim terpilih menjadi wadah dari Dewa Bayan tidaklah sama seperti keturuna keluraganya yang lain. Pasalnya dulu gadis yang terpilih adalah kakaknya Noi, namun ia menolaknya hingga akhirnya Nim lah yang terpilih. Nim menerima kehadiran Dewa Bayan, wanita ini membantu banyak orang dengan keahlian supranaturalnya. Wanita ini bisa dikatakan wanita yang kuat dan pemberani, Nim tidak pernah menunjukkan rasa takutnya.

Ia selalu saja memendam segala kekhawatirannya sendiri, serta bergerak sesuai dengan intuisinya. Hatinya hancur saat melihat kepala Dewa Bayan di hutan terpenggal, nim the medium saat itu ia makin berusaha menyembuhkan Mink. Nim mengusahakan segala hal untuk bisa menyembuhkan keponakan, meskipun kenyataan pahit soal kakaknya kini terungkap.

Nim adalah wanita yang sangat baik dan lapang dada, ia menerima segalanya dan hanya fokus pada keluarganya. Sayangnya Nim tiba-tiba di temukan meninggal dunia, tidak ada yang tahu apa penyebabnya yang membuat semuanya makin aneh. 3. Sirani Yankittikan (Noi) Noi adalah kakak kandung dari Nim, wanita ini menikah dengan seorang pria bernama Willow dan memiliki dua anak. Sayangnya putranya tewas dalam kecelakaan, kini sang suami juga ikut menyusul putranya karena sebuah kemalangan.

Saat masih muda Noi terpilih untuk menjadi wadah dari roh Dewa Bayan menggantikan bibinya. Namun ia menolaknya dan kini menjadi seorang kristen, bahkan ia benar-benar ingin mengubur hal itu. Bahkan hal ini ia terapkan juga pada putrinya Mink, meski sudah melihat gelagat aneh dari putrinya. Lebih parahnya Noi malah mengambil jalan nim the medium melakukan ritual penerimaan, yang ternyata makin memperburuk kondisi putrinya. Rasa egois dan tidak percayanya pada sang adik, membuat kondisi putrinya makin tidak terkendali.

Mungkin ini semua balasan dari segala perbuatan buruknya pada Nim di masa lalu yang sangat buruk. Namun wanita ini memang tidak mudah menyerah, apapun akan dilakukannya tanpa rasa takut demi keselamatan putrinya.

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4. Yasaka Chaisorn (Manit) Manit adalah saudara dari Nim dan Nou, Manit sendiri dikenal sebagai seorang pria yang suka bermain dengan wanita. Padahal ia sendiri sudah memiliki istri yang cantik, bahkan kini mereka baru saja dikarunia seorang anak. Meski terkesan brengsek, nyatanya Manit masih sangat memperdulikan dan bertanggung jawab pada keluarganya. • 10 Fakta Film Girl From Nowhere yang Sukses Mencuri Perhatian Sebagai anggota keluarga pria satu-satunya, Manit benar-benar menjadi tiang yang menguatkan semua orang.

Manit membantu saudara-saudaranya untuk menyembuhkan Nim the medium, ia juga orang yang sangat berjasa untuk mereka. karena jika bukan karena Manit, mungkin Nim tidak akan pernah tahu apa yang terjadi pada Mink dan Mike di masa lalu. Manit ini bisa dikatakan orang yang setengah-setengah, terkadang ia bisa menjadi nim the medium. Hal ini di perlihatkan ketika ia berusaha menyelamatkan anaknya dan seorang cameraman dari serangan Mink. Tapi ia juga pria yang cukup penakut, karena melihat Mink yang semakin lama semakin brutal dan menyeramkan.

5. Boonsong Nakphoo (Santi) Santi adalah salah satu teman dekat dari Nim, pria ini bisa dikatakan sebagai dukun lokal lokal lainnya. Berbeda dengan Nim, Santi bukanlah medium dari Dewa pria ini memang dukun yang ada di kuil. Setelah melihat Mink secara langsung, Santi mengatakan bahwa gadis ini berada dalam pengaruh ratusan roh jahat.

Melihat bagaimana temannya ingin menyelamatkan keponakannya, Santi akhirnya bersedia membantu. Santi dan Nim bekerjasama untuk mempersiapkan proses pengusiran roh, dimana hal ini memang tidak mudah.

Sampai akhir Santi nim the medium berusaha untuk melawan roh jahat itu beserta dengan anak buahnya, namun pria ini harus meregang nyawa. 6. Cameraman Terakhir tentu saja sekelompok kameramen yang membuat dokumenter mengenai tradisi shamanisme.

Pada awalnya mereka hanya mengikuti kegiatan Nim, karena wanita ini memang dianggap sebagai dukun dan medium dari Dewa. Namun makin kesini mereka makin tertarik untuk melihat hal yang terjadi pada Mink dan keluarganya.

Para cameraman lebih fokus untuk meneliti apa yang sebenarnya terjadi pada Mink. Mereka ingin mencari tahu apakah Mink benar-benar dalam masa transisi untuk menjadi dukun selanjutnya. Namun lambat laun mereka menemukan bahwa Mink mengalami hal yang lebih menakutkan.

Sayangnya nasib para cameraman ini harus berakhir meregang nyawa, apa yang terjadi? Inilah enam karakter penting yang ada dalam film The Medium (2021) yang perlu kamu ketahui.

Memang tidak banyak orang yang terlibat dalam film ini, karakter setiap pemainnya juga diceritakan secara singkat. Karena mereka benar-benar hanya fokus untuk menyelamatkan Mink saja, tidak ada hal lainnya lagi. Suci Maharani R Bermula dari menonton film Devil Wears Prada (2006), ia terobsesi nim the medium fashion designer terkenal. Ia juga semakin menyukai dunia perfilman sambil menelaah mengenai fashion yang digunakan di setiap film. Dari kesukaan menonton berbagai macam film dan drama, ia menyalurkan hobinya lewat tulisan di beberapa platform.
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• Thai • Isan Box office US$7.23 million [1] The Medium ( Thai: ร่างทรง Rang Song, literally: Mediumship) is a 2021 Thai mockumentary [2] supernatural horror film directed by Banjong Pisanthanakun and produced by Na Hong-jin.

It is a co-production of Thailand's GDH 559 and South Korea's Showbox. [3] The film was premiered at the 25th Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival on 11 July 2021. [4] It was theatrically released in South Korea on 14 July 2021. [5] It was selected as the Thai entry for the Best International Feature Film at the 94th Academy Awards [6] but was not nominated. The film was adjudged as the best feature film at 25th Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival and was awarded with the Bucheon Choice Award for the best film.

[7] On the box office front as per Korean Film Council data, it is ranked 15th among all the films released in the year 2021 in South Korea, with gross of US$7.35 million and 831,126 admissions, as of 26 September 2021. [8] It is the 6th nim the medium Korean film of 2021.

[1] Contents • 1 Plot • 2 Cast • 3 Production • 4 Release nim the medium 4.1 Home media • 5 Reception • 5.1 Box office • 5.2 Critical response • 6 Accolades • 7 See also • 8 References • 9 External links Plot [ edit ] A Thai documentary team travels to the northeast part of Thailand, Isan to document the daily life of a local medium, Nim, who is possessed by the spirit of Bayan, a local deity whom the villagers worship.

Bayan is an ancestral God and has been possessing women in Nim's family for generations. The latest in the line of succession was Nim's sister, Noi. However, Noi did not wish to be a medium and turned to Christianity. The spirit of Bayan moved onto Nim and has been with her ever since.

While en route to the funeral of Noi's husband, Wiroj, Nim reveals misfortune always befall the men in Wiroj's family; his father's factory went bankrupt and he nim the medium suicide after he was caught setting fire to the factory for insurance fraud; his son, Mac, died from a motorbike accident.

Noi only has one daughter left, Mink, who does not believe in Shamanism and attends Church with her mother. Mink's family and friends, as well as the documentary crew, notice Mink displaying strange and aggressive behaviors, along with displaying multiple personalities such as one of an old man, a drunkard, a child, and a prostitute. She starts to have strange dreams, hearing voices in her head, and experiences debilitating abdominal and vaginal pain.

She is fired from her job after her boss catches her having sex with multiple men at work. Nim is initially convinced Bayan wishes Mink to succeed Nim, but Noi refuses to let Nim perform an Acceptance Ceremony to move Bayan's spirit onto her daughter. Nim later starts to suspect Bayan is not actually involved. She discovers that Mink had an incestuous relationship with her late brother, Mac, and that he had not actually died from a motorbike accident but hanged himself.

She concludes that Mac is trying to kill Mink and engages in a ceremony to convince Mac not to kill Mink. Meanwhile, after discovering Mink in the shower with her wrists slit, Noi is convinced Bayan is punishing Mink for Noi's refusal to be a successor and arranges for the Acceptance Ceremony to be performed by another shaman without Nim's knowledge.

The acceptance ceremony fails and Nim realizes, too late, that Mac is also not involved. Mink's condition deteriorates after the ceremony and she bludgeons Noi with a camera from the crew. Nim goes up to the mountain to pray and is distressed when she discovers that someone has decapitated the statue of Bayan, a sign of mockery to a sacred idol. Nim seeks help from her Shaman friend, Santi, and he tells her that Mink isn't just possessed by one spirit, but nim the medium of spirits whom Wiroj's ancestors had beheaded.

Santi explains that the Acceptance Ceremony has essentially made Mink a ready vessel for the spirits. Santi, Nim, and Santi's students prepare nim the medium ritual to exorcise Mink. In the days leading up to the ritual, Mink is seemingly possessed and haunts the family in various manners, such as boiling the family dog alive and eating it, eating raw meat from the fridge, and climbing into Noi's bed while she is asleep and taunting her.

The day before the ritual, Nim passes away in her sleep under mysterious circumstances. Santi proceeds with the ritual using Noi as a vessel. However, the ritual fails after Mink's aunt-in-law tears the sacred Yantra cloth keeping Mink nim the medium up in her room, convinced that her son was locked inside with Mink. Chaos and violence soon follows as evil spirits begin to possess, they starts dancing maniacally nim the medium suddenly fight against each other, attacking and kill the Shaman, his students, and everyone involved in the ceremony, including the documentary crew, by stabbing, biting and consuming them alive.

Bayan seemingly possessing Noi causes a brief respite, as Noi starts directing the surviving students to continue the ritual. She chants a prayer while touching Mink, but is distracted when she calls her mother, and eventually overwhelmed. The movie ends with Mink burning her mother alive whose screams can be heard as the camera focuses on a voodoo doll with needles protruding from it, labeled with the "Yasantia" Mink’s family name.

A mid-credits scene occurs during the day before Nim's death while preparing for the ritual. Nim is visibly frustrated as the preparations are not going well. She suffers a crisis of faith and confesses to questioning if Bayan had ever possessed her before breaking down off-screen.

Cast [ edit ] • Narilya Gulmongkolpech as Mink • Sawanee Utoomma as Nim, nim the medium shaman and Mink's aunt • Sirani Yankittikan as Noi, Nim's older sister and Mink's mother • Yasaka Chaisorn as Manit, Nim’s older brother and Mink's uncle • Boonsong Nakphoo as Santi, Nim's shaman friend Production [ edit ] The film was shot in Loei province ( Loei) in North East ( Isan) Thailand.

[9] [10] The film was announced in February 2021, [3] and was scheduled for a July 2021 release in South Korea. [11] Release [ edit ] The Medium is sold by Finecut for the upcoming European Film Market and the film's rights had been already acquired by The Jokers for future theatrical release in France, [12] and by Koch Films to German-speaking territories. [13] As of September, Shudder had acquired the overall streaming rights nim the medium it will stream in the US on October 14.

[14] In Asia, the film has been licensed to Edko Films for Macau and Hong Kong (22 September 2021), MovieCloud for Taiwan (25 August 2021), Synca Creations for Japan, to Encore Films for Malaysia (2 December 2021) and Indonesia (20 October 2021), Golden Village for Singapore (12 August 2021), M Pictures for Cambodia (26 November 2021) and Laos and Lumix Media for Vietnam (19 November 2021).

[13] The film was premiered on July 11, 2021, at the 25th Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival, [4] and it was released theatrically in South Korea on July 14, 2021. [5] Home media [ edit ] The film was made available for streaming and broadcasting in South Korea on IPTV, Skylife, HomeChoice cable TV, KT Seezn and others from September 16, 2021.

[15] Reception [ edit ] Box office [ edit ] The film was released on 14 July 2021, on 1403 screens. [1] According to the integrated computer network for movie theater admissions by the Korea Film Council (KoFiC), the film ranked at first place at the Korean box office on opening day by collecting 129,917 audiences, surpassing the audiences of Black Widow. On the 4th day of release it became the highest-grossing film in the horror genre by surpassing US$2.67 million gross. The cumulative audience of the film stands at 403,019 as on 17 July 2021.

[16] According to Korean Film Council (KOFIC) data, it is at 6th place among all the Korean films released in the year 2021, with gross of US$7.32 million and 831,126 admissions, as of 26 September 2021. [1] Critical response [ edit ] The review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes reported that 77% of critics have given the film a positive review based on 22 reviews, with an average rating of 6.60/10.

[17] Jo Yeon-kyung of JTBC Entertainment News rated the film with 4 out of 5 stars and wrote that the film has a dense narrative, and the sequences of worship and scenes of exorcism are combined with Thailand's unique culture to generate newness. Describing the scary parts of the film, Yeon-kyung wrote, "The scariest thing is that the closer you get to the ending, the more you are getting used to the huge scene unfolding before your eyes. Of course, the level of understanding and impact may vary depending on the individual audience." [18] Seo Jeong-won writing for Maeil Business praised the performance of Narilya Gunmong Konket and opined, "I am so immersed in acting that I have to worry about the trauma that can occur." Warning the audience about some portions of the film which showed cannibalism, animal cruelty, self-harm, and incest, Jeong-won wrote that they be careful as they might find it cruel.

But in Jeong-won's opinion those were essential to narrative. [19] Kong Rithdee gave the film a positive review in the Bangkok Post, praising its use of Thai folklore with the visual and narrative resemblance to South Korea thrillers. [20] Choi Young-joo of CBS No Cut News wrote that the film directed in the form of found footage, has documentary character.

Writing about the shamanic beliefs of the Isan region that not only humans but also everything in nature has a soul. Any action committed by ancestors became a curse and was passed down to the posterity, in context of the film it is the character Ming. Young-joo with respect to that belief wrote, " The Medium is a movie that makes you experience with your whole body that there are horror movies because there are human beings." Young-joo pointing out that in the film all the evils that humans can commit were in some way described, and albeit it was shown to portray human evil, but it did come to mind as to how far and how it would be shown.

[21] Variety praised the film's musical score, production design, and its references to Thai culture, but criticised its length and the mockumentary format.

[22] Accolades [ edit ] Year Award Category Recipient(s) Result Ref. 2021 Bucheon Choice Features Best Film The Medium Won [7] Maniatic Fantastic Film Festival Won [23] San Sebastian Horror and Fantasy Film Week Won [24] Molins Horror Film Festival Best Cinematography Naruphol Chokanapitak Won [25] See also [ edit ] • List of submissions to the 94th Academy Awards for Best International Feature Film • List of Thai submissions for the Academy Award for Best International Feature Film • Thai horror References [ edit ] • ^ a b c d "KOFIC, KOBIS (Korean Box Office Information System) The Medium box office (2021)".

KOFIC. Retrieved 26 September 2021. • ^ "The Medium Blends Paranormal Activity, The Exorcist, and Its Own Particular Terrors".

Gizmodo. • ^ a b Brzeski, Patrick (24 February 2021).

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"Berlin: South Korea's Na Hong-jin to Produce Thai Horror Film 'The Medium' ". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 25 February 2021. • ^ a b Jeong Jin-wook (11 July 2021). " '랑종' 부천국제판타스틱영화제서 세계최초 개봉" ['Rangjong' opens for the first time in the world at the Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival]. News 1 (in Korean). Naver. Retrieved 11 July 2021. • ^ a b Park Pan-seok (11 July 2021). "나홍진 '랑종' 올여름 최고 화제작 등극 '블랙위도우' 제치고 예매율 1위" [Na Hong-jin's 'Rangjong' ranks first in ticket sales, surpassing 'Black Widow' to become the most talked-about film this summer].

Osen (in Korean). Naver. Retrieved 11 July 2021. • ^ " "ร่างทรง" ได้รับเลือกเป็นตัวแทนหนังไทยเสนอชื่อเข้าชิงออสการ์ ครั้งที่ 94". Komchadluek. 31 October 2021. Retrieved 31 October 2021. • ^ a b Kim Ji-eun (15 July 2021). "4단계 속 부천영화제 폐막…장편 작품상에 '랑종' " [Closing of the Bucheon Film Festival in 4 stages.

'Rangjong' at the Best Feature Film Award]. Newsis (in Korean). Naver. Retrieved 15 July 2021. • ^ "KOBIS (Korean Box Office Information System) All the films of Year 2021". KOFIC. Retrieved 26 September 2021. • ^ Kim Ye-eun (19 July 2021). " '랑종', 개봉 첫주 55만 돌파…손익분기점 넘었다" ['Rangjong' surpasses 550,000 in the first week of release. The break-even point has been exceeded]. Export News (in Korean). Naver. Retrieved 19 July 2021. • ^ " 'The Medium' has its predecessor to thank for growing anticipation". Retrieved 20 August 2021. • ^ Seung-hyun, Song (3 June 2021). "Na Hong-jin's Thai-Korean film 'The Medium' coming to theaters in July". The Korea Herald. Retrieved 30 June 2021. • ^ Frater, Patrick (1 June 2021). nim the medium Drop Heralds Nim the medium of Thai-Korean Horror 'The Medium' (EXCLUSIVE)".

Variety. Retrieved 9 July 2021. • ^ a b "Bifan buzz title 'The Medium' is hot seller for South Korea's Finecut". Screendaily. 16 July 2021. Retrieved 16 July 2021. • ^ McAndrews, Mary Beth (1 October 2021). " 'The Medium': Shudder Drops New Trailer For Thai Found Footage Horror Film". Dread Central. Retrieved 3 October 2021. {{ cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status ( link) • ^ Jo Ji-young (16 September 2021).

"[공식] 나홍진 제작 '랑종', 오늘(16일)부터 VOD 서비스 시작" [[Official] 'Rangjong' produced by Na Hong-jin, VOD service starts today (16th)]. Sports Chosun (in Korean). Naver. Retrieved 16 September 2021. • ^ Park Soo-in (18 July 2021). " '랑종' 40만 관객 돌파, 개봉 nim the medium 손익분기점 달성" ['Rangjong' surpassed 400,000 audiences and reached break-even point on the 4th day of release]. Newsen (in Korean). Naver. Retrieved 17 July 2021.

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• ^ "The Medium". Rotten Tomatoes. Fandango Media. Retrieved 18 February 2022. • ^ Jo Yeon-kyung (9 July 2021). "[리뷰] 문제작 '랑종' 안내문 빙자한 경고문" [[Review] A warning message disguised as a notice for the problematic 'Rangjong']. JTBC Entertainment News (in Korean).

Retrieved 11 July 2021. • ^ Seo Jeong-won (13 July 2021). "[영화 리뷰] '랑종', 빠져들 수밖에 없는 공포" [[Movie Review] 'Rangjong', the nim the medium that you can't help but fall in love with]. Maeil Business (in Korean). Retrieved 17 July 2021. • ^ Limited, Bangkok Post Public Company. "Into the devil's lair".

Bangkok Post. Retrieved 22 November 2021. • ^ Seo Jeong-won (14 July 2021). "[노컷 리뷰]'랑종' 믿음과 죄악에 관한 끔찍한 대물림" [[No Cut Review] 'The Medium' A terrible inheritance about faith and sin].

CBS No Cut News (in Korean). Retrieved 17 July 2021. • ^ Harvey, Dennis (14 October 2021). " 'The Medium' Review: Good Spirits, Bad Spirits, and a Shamanic Exorcist Auntie".

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Variety. Retrieved 22 November 2021. • ^ thestandard (3 November 2021). "แรงต่อเนื่อง! ร่างทรง คว้ารางวัล Best Feature Film จากเวที Maniatic 2021 Fantastic Film Festival มาครองได้สำเร็จ". Newsis (in Thai). Naver. Retrieved 3 November 2021. • ^ thestandard (6 November 2021). "เก็บอีกหนึ่งรางวัล! ร่างทรง คว้า The Best Film จาก San Sebastián Horror and Fantasy Film Week ครั้งที่ 32 มาได้สำเร็จ". Newsis (in Thai). Naver. Retrieved 6 November 2021. • ^ Nim the medium Facebook (27 November 2021).

" 'ร่างทรง' แพร่สะพัดความสะพรึงถึงชาวสเปน คว้ารางวัล 'ถ่ายภาพยอดเยี่ยม' หรือ Best Cinematography จากเทศกาลภาพยนตร์ MOLINS HORROR FILM FESTIVAL 2021" (in Thai). GDH. Retrieved 27 November 2021. {{ cite news}}: -author= has generic name ( help) External links [ edit ] • The Medium at IMDb • The Medium at Naver (in Korean) • The Medium at the Korean Movie Database Hidden categories: • CS1 Korean-language sources (ko) • CS1 maint: url-status • CS1 Thai-language sources (th) • CS1 errors: generic name • Articles with short description • Short description is different from Wikidata • Use British English from September 2021 • Use dmy dates from September 2021 • Template film date with 3 release dates • Articles containing Thai-language text • Articles with Korean-language sources (ko) Edit links • This page was last edited on 18 February 2022, at 18:22 (UTC).

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By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Wikipedia® is a registered trademark of the Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., a non-profit organization. • Privacy policy • About Wikipedia • Disclaimers • Contact Wikipedia • Mobile view • Developers • Statistics • Cookie statement • •Dennis Harvey Film Critic Latest• ‘Zero Position’ Review: Ghostly Images From a Ukraine War Front 4 days ago • ‘Atomic Hope: Inside the Pro-Nuclear Movement’ Review: Uncritical Doc Empowers a Controversial Energy Solution 5 days ago • ‘The Kids in the Hall: Comedy Punks’ Review: Re-sketching the Career of Canada’s Comedy Finest 1 week ago In 2004, Banjong Pisanthanakun and then-collaborator Parkpoom Wongpoom kickstarted their directorial careers with “Shutter,” a supernatural thriller so effective it’s been remade (albeit to lesser effect) abroad three times to date.

Less likely to translate that widely is Pisanthanakun’s latest solo effort, “ The Medium.” Marking his return to straight horror after a couple romances and one more comedically slanted genre film (“Pee Mak”), this demonic possession saga is too thoroughly Thai in milieu and details to risk being just another derivative of “The Exorcist.” Still, cultural specificity only brings so much freshness to an overlong tale that ultimately trades in too many familiar tropes, from the victim’s evil-grinning, black-gunk-spewing hijinks to the deployment of a found-footage construct a la “Blair Witch.” There are perhaps too many ideas here, few of them novel, and none scary enough to keep these two-hours-plus taut.

A watchable mixed bag that’s already been successful on home turf, the South Korean co-production will likely divide offshore viewers as it begins streaming on Shudder in various territories Oct. 14. Pisanthanakun’s screenplay starts out as a mock documentary about spiritual practices of the Isan people in Thailand’s northeast.

A filmmaking team surveying shamanic practices has taken particular interest in middle-aged Nim (Sawanee Utoomma), a seamstress who’s also the chosen vessel for an ancestral spirit that has “protected the villagers for a long time.” That job has passed from one nim the medium to another in her family, but purportedly by the spirit’s choice, not theirs.

In fact, she says, elder sister Noi (Sirani Yankittikan) was originally selected by the goddess Ba Yan, but refused the role. Since then, the two women have not particularly gotten along, their brother Manit (Yasaka Chaisorn) caught in the middle.

Nonetheless, Nim travels to the funeral of Noi’s husband, who died suddenly. Noi and adult daughter Mink (Narilya Gulmongkolpech) share a house in another town with Marit, his wife Pang (Arunee Wattana) and their infant son.

Office worker Mink has grown into a beauty. But her behavior during these days of public mourning is peculiar, sometimes uncharacteristically antagonistic.

Nim soon decides her niece is possessed by a spirit, which is not what the skeptical young woman or her mother want to hear. However, Mink’s conduct grows more and more alarming, convincing auntie that this is no “good” spirit, like her own guiding one. When Noi finally takes panicked action, it only makes things worse. “The Medium’s” second hour becomes a pileup of unnatural occurrences recorded by both the fictive documentary crew and surveillance cameras à la “Paranormal Activity.” Through them, Mink runs a gamut of demonic mischief, from evil cackling and rolled-back eyes to the wreaking of grievous bodily harm.

Nor will the bad-spirit contagion stop with her. The script has a certain go-for-broke expansiveness in the end, taking its plot further than you may have expected. At the same time, Pisanthanakun’s brisk pacing somehow doesn’t build much cumulative suspense, and tethering the film to a pseudo-documentary conceit robs it of badly needed atmosphere. There are some lovely shots of the surrounding forests, but too often “The Medium” has to stick with the jerky-cam visuals necessitated by using a video crew as characters (ones who never think to abandon their camera when fleeing in terror).

That aesthetic and concept have been so tired for so long, it’s hard not to imagine how much nim the medium “The Medium” might’ve been if it had ejected them as superfluous, adopting instead a more polished, traditional presentation.

Chatchai Pongprapaphan’s original score does provide some of that atmospheric refinement, as does production designer Akadech Kaewkot’s occasional interiors.

The performances are generally nim the medium — though the ersatz “realism” does no favors for newcomer Gulmongkolpech, who’s stuck doing much of what Linda Blair once did in a “documentary” framework that tends to make such exertions look silly.

There are fairly shocking and bloody incidents here, even if they too suffer from the same perversely credulity-reducing effect. As in the first “[rec]” movie — another nim the medium franchise inevitably recalled — the door is left open for this film’s Pandora’s Box of malevolent spirits to keep spreading in sequels.

That’s not an unappealing prospect, as “The Medium” just begins to explore the superstitious and mythological ideas that are its most intriguing elements. But also because this ambitious, somewhat unwieldy enterprise deploys them with such variable success, it would be nice to see if a followup might actually improve on the original.

‘The Medium’ Review: Good Spirits, Bad Spirits, and a Shamanic Exorcist Auntie Reviewed online, Oct. 13, 2021. (In Beyond Fest, BFI London Film Festival.) Running time: 131 MIN. • Production: (Thailand-S. Korea) A Shudder release of a Showbox, Northern Cross presentation, in association with GDH, Michigan Venture Capital, ISU Venture Capital of a Northern Cross, GDH production, in association with Jorkwang Films.

Producers: Na, Hong-Jin, Banjong Pisanthanakun. Executive producers: Kim Do-Soo, Jina Osothsilp, Co-executive producers: Cho Il-Hyung, Lee Heesub. Co-producers: Suwimon Techasupinan, Ku Tae Jin. • Crew: Director: Banjong Pisanthanakun.

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They’re in each of us, in the birds overhead and the insects underfoot, in the rain and the sun. They’re in the trees, in the rocks, in the nim the medium, in the very ground on which we walk. Everything has a distinct spiritual essence.

But not all spirits have good intentions. Helmed by Banjong Pisanthanakun and set in Isan, the northeastern region of Thailand, The Medium begins as a slow-burn possession story but eventually erupts into a gruesome demonic odyssey.

It’s markedly different in tone from the director’s contribution to the 2012 anthology The ABCs of Death, in which a bird amusingly discloses its master’s infidelity. By the time The Medium’s fearsome finale gets underway, you’ll be praying for a parrot to waddle onscreen and lighten the mood. With its themes of shamanism and spiritual warfare, this pseudo-documentary covers similarly nim the medium ground to co-producer and co-writer Na Hong-jin’s sprawling South Korean epic The Wailing.

Those that found the 2016 film unwieldy and unsatisfying can rest easy; The Medium is more nim the medium, more concentrated and, for better or worse, its threats more clearly defined. Sawanee Utoomma as Nim – The Medium – Photo Credit: Sasidis Sasisakulporn/Shudder Related: ‘The Medium’: Shudder Drops New Trailer For Thai Found Footage Horror Film Things are mostly calm for the first hour or so.

The documentary team meets Nim (Sawanee Utoomma), a village shaman who serves as the physical host for the benevolent goddess Ba Yan. We learn through interviews with Nim that Ba Yan has worked through her family for generations. She assumed the role after her sister Noi (Sirani Yankittikan), the intended host but now a Christian, refused it. Here at its mildest and most lyrical, The Medium approaches the karmic inquiries of 2010’s mystifying Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives.

It juxtaposes Isan animism with Christianity and small-town Thailand with neon nights and city living. Drop into its early stages unaware and you’d be forgiven for taking the film at nim the medium value as a well-made doc on Thai spiritual practices.

But it’s not long before you’re shaken out of that stupor. With Noi’s daughter Mink (Narilya Gulmongkolpech), a modern woman and non-believer, now undergoing the same symptoms that she and Nim did during the early stages of their own bewitchment, it looks as if Ba Yan wants to continue the familial tradition with Mink as her new medium. But as Mink’s behavior becomes increasingly aggressive and unusual, Nim fears that something more menacing has gripped her niece.

Related: Ridley Scott Wailing for a Remake There’s no ominous voice modulation and no skittering about on ceilings here. The Medium manages to be nerve-racking without much in the way of special-effects trickery. Many of the frights come instead via shocking spurts of violence as Mink flits in and out of her fugue states. There are, of course, the obligatories: the menacing head tilts, the crawling, the demon-driven laughter. Even effective possession movies are slaves to the tropes.

But The Medium works thanks to passionate performances from the entire cast. Utoomma and Yankittikan especially bring emotional depth to Nim and Noi, respectively. But it’s Gulmongkolpech as the tortured-cum-torturer Mink who steals the show, slinking, swaggering and sleeping around with unnerving conviction.

Just as in Pisanthanakun’s 2004 feature debut Shutter, the director plays with in-camera perspectives. The camera is not so much a storytelling device here the way it is in that film. But with The Medium unfolding via the in-camera POV of the documentary team, Pisanthanakun is able to employ all the requisite techniques – close-quarters jumpscares, hectic shaky-cam getaways, night-vision surveillance – to fruitful effect. As the film’s nefarious spirits really sink their teeth into Mink, Nim and a team of shamans prepare for an exorcism.

Meanwhile, the documentary team shows Mink’s family some footage of the unsavory antics she gets up to while they’re asleep, which leads to some of The Medium’s most taboo-shattering moments. Related: ‘They’re Outside’: Exclusive Trailer Shows Off A Terrifying Mix of Found Footage and Folk Horror It all builds up to the black vomit and sensory oblivion of the cleansing ritual – a triumph of production design to rival that of The Wailing – as the shamans try to rid Mink of her tenants.

Here, the film smartly splits up its main players. This creates two parallel sequences of tongue-gnawing intensity. They then fuse together to horrendous effect as the fiends very much take over the asylum.

You might argue that The Medium loses its way as it strays from its more restrained depictions of possession and into pulp territory.

Pisanthanakun’s latest can also be viewed as a typically conservative story about the dangers of rejecting religion and the monstrosity of female sexual maturity. But it makes up for its tired attitudes and lack of restraint – if these are things that must be made up for – with its climactic commitment to all-out mayhem.

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The Medium doesn’t wear its length quite as well as The Wailing, nor does it hit its chilling, cerebral heights. But at its best, this is a pulverizing possession yarn whose crescendo should put rictus grins on the faces of genre-lovers. Beyond its ferocious finale, though, there lies something even more disturbing; the suggestion that our beliefs in benevolent spirits aren’t enough to save us from the world’s omnipresent evils.