The Promise (2017 film)

The Promise, known in Thai as Puen.. Tee Raluek (Thai: เพื่อน.. ที่ระลึก, RTGSPhuean.. Thi Raluek), is a 2017 Thai horror film directed by Sophon Sakdaphisit and produced by GDH 559/Jor Kwang Films. It stars Namthip Jongrachatawiboon and Apichaya Thongkam, and was shot in Bangkok's famously unfinished Sathorn Unique Tower.[1][2]

The Promise
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Film poster
Directed bySophon Sakdaphisit
Written by
  • Sopana Chaowiwatkul
  • Supalerk Ningsanond
  • Sophon Sakdaphisit
Produced by
Distributed byGDH 559
Release date
  • 7 September 2017 (2017-09-07) (Thailand)
Box office฿33.7 million ($1 million)

The film's plot revolves around two teenage friends, Ib and Boum, who decide to commit suicide together at the building as their families face financial ruin during the 1997 Asian financial crisis. However, Boum becomes scared and reneges on the promise. Twenty years later, when she re-visits the building with her daughter, Bell, the result of Boum's past actions returns to haunt them.

The Promise earned a moderate 33.7 million baht (US$1 million) at the Thai box office, and was the fourth-grossing local film of 2017.[3] The film received mixed reviews; it has been described as formulaic-yet-effective, and criticized for not realizing the potential of the financial-crisis background.[4][5] The film won the 27th Suphannahong National Film Award for Best Visual Effects.[6]



  1. ^ Mahavongtrakul, Melalin (8 September 2017). "Spooky skyscraper". Bangkok Post. Retrieved 21 May 2018.
  2. ^ Piyanan, Gail (6 September 2018). "Q&A with Sopon Sukdapisit". Time Out Bangkok. Retrieved 21 May 2018.
  3. ^ "เช็ครายได้!! 10 อันดับหนังไทย ทำเงินสูงสุดปี 2017". (in Thai). 4 January 2018. Retrieved 21 May 2018.
  4. ^ Marsh, James (7 November 2017). "Review: The Promise – formulaic yet effective Thai horror film". South China Morning Post. Retrieved 21 May 2018.
  5. ^ เป็ดปุ๊ยชวนดู (6 September 2017). "รีวิว: เพื่อนที่ระลึก - หลอนเป็นระยะ เสียงจังหวะการหลอกชวนสะดุ้งแรง". Post Today (in Thai). Retrieved 21 May 2018.
  6. ^ Tonge, Roger (13 March 2018). "Bad Genius sweeps Subannahongsa Awards". Bangkok Post. Retrieved 21 May 2018.

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