The Pool

Director: Ping LumpraplengThailand 201891 minutesFSK 18 (unchecked)
Ostentor CinemaSun. 29.09.201916:00German premiere

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That is what it is about

Day, a day labourer, wants to relax in the cool water after a strenuous advertising shoot in the swimming pool. But he doesn't know that a colleague has already pulled the plug. When he wakes up on his air mattress, he has already sunk almost to the bottom. Climb out? Not a chance. To make matters worse, an escaped crocodile turns up, thinking the empty pool is the ideal breeding ground. The turf war begins and Day has to get creative if he wants to get out alive.

What you should know

Director Ping Lumphapleng came across a pool 12 years ago while location scouting, wondering what it would be like to be trapped in the empty pool - and whether you could get out again. The result is a minimalist and enormously effective survival thriller with absurd laughs and nerve-wracking suspense. THE POOL is Lumphapleng's first internationally acclaimed film, and also his first horror film, but it draws on his flair for comedic timing.
Original title: Narok 6 metre
Rights holder: Mono Film Company Limited
Language: Original version with English subtitles
Cast: Theeradej Wongpuapan, Ratnamon Ratchiratham
Film Festivals: Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival, CinemAsia Film Festival Amsterdam, Neuchâtel International Fantastic Film Festival, New York Asian Film Festival


Ping Lumphapleng was born in 1966 and only made his first film LOVEAHOLIC at the age of 40. He has so far made a name for himself in Thailand as a screenwriter and director of comedies such as NOODLE BOXER and DREAMAHOLIC and regularly plays small roles in his own films. These often revolve around unsuccessful writers or filmmakers. THE POOL won the Critics' Prize at the Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival in 2019.
The Pool, Director

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