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6ixtynin9 (1999)

“6ixtynin9” (1999) on IMDb
Rating: 3/5
“6ixtynin9” (1999) movie poster

This is an odd and quite bloody black comedy from Thailand, written and directed by Pen-Ek Ratanaruang. The slow-paced yet energetic film is worthwhile because it is original, largely unpredictable, stylish, and does not take itself too seriously. There is a certain charm to the central character, played by Lalita Panyopas, and it is interesting to follow her personality transformation; however, the characters are not very well developed. 6ixtynin9 ends with an appropriate quote from Truman Capote: When God gives you a gift, he also gives you a whip.

(Original title: Ruang talok 69.)