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Peek Marn

Peek Marn

  • PG
  • 1985
  • 116mins
StarringYuranan PamornMontriPhongphat WachirabanjongNardtaya DaengBungaSalai is in her thirties. She is pregnant and is about to deliver. Her husband Phu is staying with his mother. His mother is very possessive and doesn't like Salai. She even don't trust her to educate her own baby. She makes life a hardship for everybody up to the point Salai is fed up and asks for divorce. She finally takes a break and goes back to Isan to work as archaeologist at an old Khmer temple (Prasat Hin Khao Phanom Rung). She meets a young man in his twenties called Laiseu, who immediately loves her. He is courting her but she refuses. She comes back to Bangkok. The mother wants to force the divorce. Phu is weak with his mother and always listen to her. Laiseu continues his courtship with Salai but nothing happens between both. One day, Phu sees Salai and Laiseu together so believes she is unfaithful to him. Phu hits Salai very hard and rapes her. She is sent to hospital. Her lawyer friend suggests her to sue her husband. In 1980s Thai society it was unbelievable to sue a husband for such motives as it was considered as private couple issues. Only in 2007, The Thai national assembly has passed into law the nation's first marital rape bill. Salai now carries a gun to protect her-self. Laiseu also asks Phu to leave Salai alone and without troubles. Finally for the sake of their child, they reunite and Phu finally speaks strongly with her mother in order to get his independance.