A ‘Hunger’ for Thai movies? You’re in luck, Netflix serves up a spicy Thai Thriller (video)

Get ready to indulge in a thrilling feast for the senses with Hunger, the latest eagerly anticipated action-packed thriller set in Thailand from Netflix.

The US subscription-based streaming platform yesterday released a trailer to whet the appetite of those who crave dramatic Thai thrillers.

The movie stars Chutimon Chuengcharoensukying as Aoy, who came to international prominence for her lead role in the 2017 Thai thriller Bad Genius.

In this tantalizing tale, Aoy runs her family’s cosy stir-fried noodle joint in the heart of Bangkok’s charming old quarter. But when she’s approached by the notorious Chef Paul, the wicked Nopachai Jayanama, to join his elite luxury chef’s table team, Aoy’s world is turned upside down.

Alongside the talented sous-chef, played by the dashing Gunn Svasti Na Ayudhya, Aoy must navigate the fiery kitchens of Hunger and prove herself worthy of a coveted spot on the team. But with her bitter rival Paul breathing down her neck, will Aoy be able to handle the heat?

To make sure the cooking scenes sizzle just as much as the drama, Hunger enlisted the help of Bangkok’s very own culinary mastermind, Chef Chalee Kader of Michelin-bibbed hotspot 100 Mahaseth. With his expert guidance, the actors were able to bring their characters to life and make the dishes look as mouth-watering as they taste.

Director Sitisiri Mongkolsiri said…

“This is a journey of two people, each driven by their own hunger into many situations and complications. People can eat until they are full, but they may still be hungry for acceptance, fame, love and more.

“Some people may relate to Aoy, Paul or Tone, while others may focus on the food or social context. Or it can also be a source of inspiration for those who are fighting to achieve their dreams. There are many different sides to be seen, and I leave it up to the viewers to discover their own take.”

Hunger will premiere on Netflix on April 8 so, mark your calendars and get ready to digest a feast of drama and, who knows, you might even pick up a few kitchen tips along the way.

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