Steamy Thai nights provide the backdrop for unbridled romance, crime and action as two men unexpectedly brave forbidden love. Maek, a cold assassin-for-hire, is sent to knock off Iht, a police informant, when in a twist of fate the killer is shot for refusing to pull the trigger. After making their escape, an indelible bond is forged when the vulnerable assassin is nursed back to health by handsome, married Iht. But as taboo feelings of desire swell between the swarthy new lovers, their relationship is discovered. Now there’s no turning back as enemies, friends and lovers are pitted against each other.
In the world of Thai organized crime there is a star assassin – Maek – who kills ‘bad people’ to satisfy his bosses but cannot kill ‘good people’. He is the sole support of his mother and younger brother, both of whom suffer from AIDS – the source of their infection is the abusive live-in stepfather. Maek wants to provide a good home for his little family, somewhere away from the slums of Bangkok, so that his little brother will no longer have to ply the hustler role on the streets to help support his ailing mother.
Maek is assigned a ‘hit’ and in stalking the young lawyer he is supposed to assassinate he finds an attraction to the obviously good, married, handsome Iht. When the moment comes to complete his grim duty, Maek cannot kill a ‘good man’ and in the setup Maek himself is shot.
Iht is compassionate and rescues Maek from the streets, taking him to his shelter to nurse him back to health. The two men bond and eventually submit to their passion. Yet when Maek recovers, he cannot face the truth of his feelings and separates himself from Iht.
Iht’s wife is suspicious about Iht’s distance, stalks him, and witnesses a secret moment of passion between Maek and Iht, and the discovery turns her into a potential assassin herself. Iht is now by himself, unable to regain Maek’s commitment until a series of events leads to the ultimate arrest of Maek: from the imposed separation caused by Maek’s incarceration, Iht remains faithful to his love.
This is a love story between two handsome and masculine men from a completely different social background who, by a series of very unusual circumstances, succumb to a mutual passion, even if the time and place for this passion are inappropriate.
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Original Title: Pheuan… Guu rak meung waa
Tagline: Love is Dangerous
Director: Poj Arnon
Stars: Rattanaballang Tohssawat, Chaiwat Thongsaeng, Wiradit Srimalai
Run time: 90 min