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Pen-Ek Ratanaruang


Pen-Ek studied from 1977 to 1985 in New York at the Pratt Institute and worked as freelance illustrator and designer with Designframe Incorporate. In Thailand he worked for five years as art director, before making his début with Fun Bar Karaoke, that was screened at many festivals after its première in Berlin. See full bio »

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(2011)
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(2007)
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Ruang talok 69 Director
(1999)

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Alternate Names:

Tom Pannet | Pen-ek Ratanaruang
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Personal Quote:

In Last Life In The Universe we wanted the audience not to notice when the music comes in or when it goes out. It's there to create atmosphere. I'm drawn to any style of music as long as it's sad. I'm very fond of depressing music. I think it's beautiful. My favourite musicians are Tom Waits, Leonard Cohen, Nick Cave, Marianne Faithfull. See more »

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In each of the first five films he directed, he included a character named Noi. The word "noi" means 'little' or 'small'. See more »

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