By the Time It Gets Dark

By the Time It Gets Dark, known in Thai as Dao Khanong (Thai: ดาวคะนอง), is a 2016 Thai drama film directed by Anocha Suwichakornpong. It won the 2016 Suphannahong National Film Awards for Best Picture.[1] It was also selected as the Thai entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 90th Academy Awards, but it was not nominated.[2][3]

By the Time It Gets Dark
Film poster
Directed byAnocha Suwichakornpong
Produced byLee Chatametikool
Benjawan Somsin
Soros Sukhum
Anocha Suwichakornpong
Written byAnocha Suwichakornpong
StarringArak Amornsupasiri
Apinya Sakuljaroensuk
Achtara Suwan
Visra Vichit-Vadakan
Music byWuttipong Leetrakul
CinematographyMing-Kai Leung
Edited byLee Chatametikool
Machima Ungsriwong
Release date
  • 10 August 2016 (2016-08-10) (Locarno)
  • 8 December 2016 (2016-12-08) (Thailand)
Running time
105 minutes


The 1976 Thammasat University massacre is experienced through several individuals working to create a film about the event.


Critical response

The film has a rating of 87% on Rotten Tomatoes[4] and a 73 Metascore on Metacritic.[5]

See also


  1. RITHDEE, KONG (7 March 2017). "Surprise Subannahongsa win for Dao Khanong". Bangkok Post.
  2. "ส่ง 'ดาวคะนอง' ตัวแทนหนังไทยชิงออสการ์ ครั้งที่ 90". Voice TV. 30 August 2017. Retrieved 30 August 2017.
  3. Patrick, Frater (31 August 2017). "Thailand Picks 'By The Time It Gets Dark' For Oscar Contention". Variety. Retrieved 31 August 2017.
  4. "By the Time It Gets Dark (Dao khanong)". Retrieved 20 September 2017.
  5. "By the Time It Gets Dark". Retrieved 20 September 2017.
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