Mysterious Object at Noon

Mysterious Object at Noon

Edition Filmmuseum 98

With his debut feature, Mysterious Object at Noon, acclaimed Thai filmmaker Apichatpong Weerasethakul expertly blended cinematic fact and fiction in a manner that fifteen years later continues to defy both categorization and comparison. A low-fi "genre bender," independently produced on a shoestring and subsequently endangered by neglect, Mysterious Object at Noon has now been painstakingly restored by the Austrian Film Museum and the Film Foundation from the best surviving elements. This DVD release also includes three short works, selected by the director himself, plus the Austrian Film Museum's now out-of-print monograph on Apichatpong Weerasethakul from 2009 as an exclusive DVD-ROM feature.

The films

Mysterious Object at Noon - Thailand 2000 - Directed, written, and edited by: Apichatpong Weerasethakul - Cinematography by: Prasong Klinborrom, Sayompoo Mukdeeprom, Apichatpong Weerasethakul - Cast: Duangjai Hiransri, Jaruwan Techasatiern, Somsri Pinyopol, Jarunee Jandang, Deaw Ayuddhaya, Jack Ayuddhaya, Chakree Duangklao, Thanit Niyomprasit, Nattaporn Rachapakdee, Kongkeirt Komsiri - Produced by: Project 304 / Firecracker Film Co., Ltd - Premiere: October 2, 2000 (Vancouver International Film Festival)

thirdworld - Thailand 1997 - Directed, written, photographed and edited by: Apichatpong Weerasethakul - Cast: Chumnan Boonyaputhipong, Paisit Phanpruksachat, ApichatpongWeera sethakul, Nappaporn Kongkirati - Produced by: 9/6 Cinema Factory / School of the Art Institute of Chicago - Premiere: September 23, 2003 (Thai Film Festival, Tokyo)

Worldly Desire - Thailand 2005 - Directed and written by: Apichatpong Weerasethakul - Cinematography by: Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Sivaroj Kongsagul, Chatchai Suriyakul Na Ayutha - Edited by: Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Sompot Chidgasornpongse - Cast: Chanchai Amonthat, Thanatporn Vejchayom, Priya Wongrabeab, Sirapa Theansuwan, Siriporn Chernjit, Atjimarak Songsangjan, Utchalaluk Songsangjan - Produced by: Kick the Machine Films (Bangkok) - Premiere: April 18, 2005 (Jeonju International Film Festival, Korea)

Moonsoon - Thailand 2011 - Directed, written, and edited by: Apichatpong Weerasethakul - Music by: Peerapong Chalermyothin - Cast: Peerapong Chalermyothin, Chaisiri Jiwarangsan - Produced by: Kick the Machine Films (Bangkok) - Premiere: September 11, 2011 (Kimpusen-ji, Nara, Japan)

DVD features

  • Mysterious Object at Noon 2000, 85'
  • thirdworld 1997, 17'
  • Worldly Desire 2005, 43'
  • Moonsoon 2011, 3'
  • 20 page bilingual booklet
  • 256 page book about Apichatpong Weerasethakul as ROM feature

Edited by: Österreichisches Filmmuseum Vienna
DVD authoring: Tobias Dressel
DVD supervision: Oliver Hanley

First edition December 2015

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4:3 (PAL)
16:9 (PAL)
Dolby Digital 2.0
Dolby Stereo 5.1
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