The latest film to make headlines this year along with Dustin Nguyen’s new film, Once Upon A Time In Vietnam, is a largely English-language action crime thriller made in Thailand called Angels from Gear Head Company and Kaos Entertainment. The film also stars Sahajak Boonthanakit, Gary Daniels and Ammy Chanicha, and is directed by Thai filmmaker Wych Kaosayananda, returning to the director’s chair since his directorial debut with the Antonio Banderas action thriller, Ballistic: Ecks vs. Sever.
ANGELS went under the radar for a little bit since the debut of its trailers in summer and fall of 2012, until its theatrical release in Vietnam in November of last year. With OUATIV on the way, ANGELS is back in the headlines and Dustin Nguyen is certainly to leave a mark in 2013 for action fans to pay attention to in the days, months and years ahead.
Bangkok, Thailand. The body of a naked and bound young woman (Angel) is discovered on the Chao Praya river. A senior Royal Thai Police Department detective (Peter) arrives on the scene and is horrified to discover that the victim is the daughter of one of his oldest friends, Johnny – a man whose friendship goes back to earlier days when both were CIA surrogates. A man who will stop at nothing to make whoever is responsible pay. Angels is a character driven drama following Johnny and Peter’s investigation into Angel’s death and the retribution that follows set against the back drop that is Bangkok in all it’s glory and hidden flaws.
(Trailer embed from Beyond Hollywood)
ANGELS is set for a Thai release this April. Follow the official movie page on Facebook where you can catch set photos and premiere photos, as well as keep up with further events.
Kaosayananda also served as director of photography on Once Upon A Time In Vietnam, which also stars Roger Yuan, and also written and directed by Dustin Nguyen for release set this August. Check back for updates.