Dark Heaven
classic pill

24 September 2020 10 October 2020


Thai with English subtitles


Dark Heaven is a comedy drama and musical telling the story of Nien, (Suebnuang Kanphai), a poor orphan girl who is on the run after stealing some food that a wealthy man had purchased to feed his dogs. A singing garbage collector Choo (Suthep Wongkamhaeng) rescues her from the wealthy man and a policeman. Choo then takes Nien back to his humble shack and gives her shelter. They fall in love but are torn apart when Choo is drafted into the army and send off to war. A wealthy woman adopts Nien. When Choo returns, he is blind and Nien, who has grown accustomed to luxury, is conflicted between maintaining her newfound wealth or returning to a simple life with Choo.

The 4K restoration was carried out from the original camera and sound negatives by the Film Archive (Public Organization), Thailand.


About the film

Director: R.D. Pestonji
Country: Thailand
Year: 1958
Duration: 98 mins


Presented with

Thai Film Archive