Netflix has announced the premiere date for its latest Thai film, Deep. The special film showcases the young talents of Thailand’s film industry. Deep also packs an up-and-coming cast as well as a team of fresh-faced directors and screenwriters working in collaboration with industry veterans: Adirek “Uncle” Wattaleela and Wisit Sasanatieng. The film’s official trailer is now live ahead of the film’s global debut on 16 July, exclusively on Netflix.
Deep is a Thai mystery thriller centred around sleep deprivation, a common element in everyday life and a habit for millions in today’s world. While everyone has their own reasons to stay up, the film will take its central question to the extremes and explore what happens when sleep is simply not part of the equation.
“We’re living in an era of uncertainty, an age where money is critically important. The inspiration behind the film is essentially what we have to face in everyday reality. Young people my age often have to live with sleep deprivation as a fact of life, and this led us to the question – what can we achieve by giving up sleep? What if we can simply go about our routines, deprive ourselves of sleep, and still make money out of it? Why would we not do it?” said Kittitat Nokngam, one of the film’s screenwriters.
The film will dive deep into the lives of four medical students, each facing their own complications, as they face the dangerous consequences of turning sleep deprivation from a habit of choice to a big bet – one that delivers either financial windfall or a fatal end.
The Thai mystery thriller stars Panisara Rikulsurakan, Kay Lertsittichai, Supanaree Sutavijitvong and Krit Jeerapattananuwong. Sita Likitvanichkul, Jetarin Ratanaserikiat, Apirak Samudkidpisan, Thanabodee Uawithya and Adirek Wattaleela share directorial duties.