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Year 1987

คำมั่นสัญญา
คำมั่นสัญญา

Year: 1987

Thai title: คำมั่นสัญญา
English title: PROMISE

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Santisuk Promsiri,Choomporn Theppitak
Main actress: Jintara Sookkapat

During Vietnam war, a man saves his chief's life. As this man is a poor widower with one boy, the chief installs him as gardener in his house. During their youth, the boy and the chief's daughter true love burgeons and grows deeper. Due to "BUNKHOON" (บุญคุณ) concept, the boy cannot ask her hand and flees to go working far away. Following Thai society precepts, she finally married with a man she doesn't love. Will she ever find true love?

ฉันรักผัวเขา
ฉันรักผัวเขา

Year: 1987

Thai title: ฉันรักผัวเขา
English title:

Rating: 4/5
Director: Manop Udomdej

Main actor: Likit Eakmongkol,Apichat Halamjiak
Main actress: Sinjai Hongthai,Apiradee Pawaputanon

Am is singer in a music club. A young mysterious man called Win is coming every evening. Am refuses to sing a specific song "The last night" (คืนสุดท้าย) for him as it reminds her bad memories. She is living with her mother. She often thinks about her previous fiance, who lied to her as he had already a wife. She is now a singer and needs to be hostess with customers. A producer and a journalist are looking for new singers. They notice Am. Nowadays being capable (สามารถ) is not enough, the journalist would like to request more from Am but she doesn't play such bad game. She made a first music album with the producer. The journalist writes a bad article on Am regarding her relationship with a married man in order to boost record sales. She feels bad and drinks too much. Win brings her home. It is bad journalism. The journalist gets 2 baht per record sold. The journalist claims that nowadays talent (สามารถ) is nothing without advertisement (โฆษณา). The producer makes new songs for her, i.e "I love her husband" (ฉันรักผัวเขา) and "My heart hurts because of you" (ใจเจ็บเพราะว่าเธอ). Am accepts to sing these two songs even if she is worried that it will only corroborates the false news. Am is invited at the journalist's birthday in Cha Am. He tries to force her as he claims her success is due to him but Win knocks out the journalist and helps her. Win and Am become friends and start a relation (แฟน). The journalist continues to write bad news article on Am's love life. ช่างมันฉันไม่แคร์ - she decides to ignore the news. Am discovers that Win has two children already with a woman called Kae. They are married but live separately. Kae has already a new boyfriend (มีใหม่แล้ว). As Win is not yet divorced, Am refuses to go inside his house to protect her honor (ขายหน้า). Win's wife refuses to divorce in order to bring him troubles and to get more money. It is a difficult situation for Am as she is a middle of a broken family. The kids want the mother to stay. Kae calls the journalist. Another dirty (สกปรก) news article is published. Kae takes the two kids to use them as a means (เครื่องมือ) to force Win. She teases (แกล้ง) Win to prevent any happiness for him. She finally agrees for divorce as her children don't love her and her new boyfriend threatens to leave her. Unfortunately when happiness seems to be possible, Win dies in a car accident when going to Pattaya to meet Am. She sings his song "The last night" (คืนสุดท้าย) as a last homage for Win while crying. This movie highlights modern items in Thai society, i.e. the bad journalism, the stigmata of being a woman breaking a married couple.

ปีกมาร
ปีกมาร

Year: 1987

Thai title: ปีกมาร
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Yuranan PamornMontri,Phongphat Wachirabanjong
Main actress: Nardtaya DaengBunga

Salai is in her thirties. She is pregnant and is about to deliver. Her husband Phu is staying with his mother. His mother is very possessive and doesn't like Salai. She even don't trust her to educate her own baby. She makes life a hardship for everybody up to the point Salai is fed up and asks for divorce. She finally takes a break and goes back to Isan to work as archaeologist at an old Khmer temple (Prasat Hin Khao Phanom Rung). She meets a young man in his twenties called Laiseu, who immediately loves her. He is courting her but she refuses. She comes back to Bangkok. The mother wants to force the divorce. Phu is weak with his mother and always listen to her. Laiseu continues his courtship with Salai but nothing happens between both. One day, Phu sees Salai and Laiseu together so believes she is unfaithful to him. Phu hits Salai very hard and rapes her. She is sent to hospital. Her lawyer friend suggests her to sue her husband. In 1980s Thai society it was unbelievable to sue a husband for such motives as it was considered as private couple issues. Only in 2007, The Thai national assembly has passed into law the nation's first marital rape bill. Salai now carries a gun to protect her-self. Laiseu also asks Phu to leave Salai alone and without troubles. Finally for the sake of their child, they reunite and Phu finally speaks strongly with her mother in order to get his independance. This movie was adapted later to a Thai TV serie (ละคร).

อ้อมกอดซาตาน
อ้อมกอดซาตาน

Year: 1987

Thai title: อ้อมกอดซาตาน
English title:

Rating: 4/5
Director:

Main actor: Krailat Kriengkrai,Kowit Wattanakul,Bin Banleurit
Main actress: Penpak Sirikul,Marsha

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Thai movie อ้อมกอดซาตาน was released in year 1987. It lasts 1h40mn. Malee (Penpak Sirikul) is working in a brothel. Bookham (Krailat Kriengkrai) sympathizes with her. Bookham discovers that his wife Chaba is having an affair (ชู้) with another man (แม่เลวที่สุด). Malee's husband Thada is only interested in the money she brings and do not hesitate to sacrifice her to take profit of her beauty. Thada is violent and heavy drinker. Malee helps Bookham to feed his baby called Duangjai. Thada is selfish (ไม่กลัวรอคเอ็ดแต่กลัวรอคอด) so he refuses to have a child. Malee finds an abandoned child and wishes to raise it (เอาเด็กมาเลี้ยง). As Thada refuses, Malee asks Bookham to keep the child for her. The child is named Maem. To pay his own debt, he even uses Malee as money replacement. Finally Thada accepts to release Malee following a last sum of money. Bookham and Malee educate the two girls. Chaba keeps visiting Bookham to get money as claiming she wants to raise her daughter Duangjai by herself but Bookham refuses so he has to give her money. Duangjai and Maem don't get along so well. The real mother Wilai finds Malee but the daughter Maem flees her and gets hit by a car. Malee has to work again as prostitute to pay the hospital bill (ความสำเร็จของลูกสำคัญกว่า) (ทำเพื่อลูก). She has to go with Yamato, a Japanese man. He finally marries her but dies shortly due to cancer. She has to take over his hotel and meets an ambitious manager called Somchat (Kowit Wattanakul). Somchat has a lover already, his own secretary but he wishes to marry Malee to steal her money. Bookham warns her but she doesn't listen as love is blind. One night, Somchat brings her in a remote bungalow. Some ruffians hit Somchat and rape Malee. Pictures to blackmail her and request for one million Baht are sent. Bookham is accused by Somchat to be the mastermind. Malee finds Somchat in bed with the secretary. The secretary asks for 1M to forget Somchat. Being an adult already, Maem (Marsha) is back from overseas. Her fiance is Doctor Bin (Bin Banleurit). Doctor Bin wishes to be a countryside doctor to help poor people but this is not the kind of life that Maem is expecting. So clash happens. Thada (แมงดา) finds a job as server in the hotel. Malee has to name him as assistant manager to keep his mouth shut (ความจำเป็นจริงๆ). She wishes to protect Maem in order that she doesn't know her origin. Somchat and his ruffians hit Thada to know Malee's past. Somchat asks for 5M baht to kept silent but is chased as he is identified as the mastermind. Malee wishes to marry Maem with Bin but she is worried that problems could happen during the wedding ceremony. Somchat wishes to bring trouble but Wilai tries to stop him as she will not let anybody brings trouble to the happiness of Maem, her real daughter. During the fight she is killed. Bookham shots Somchat. Then Thada intervenes by threatening Malee with a gun. He discloses that Malee is a prostitute (ความลับไม่มีในโลก) to all and so bringing shame to Maem. Bookham also shots Thada. Maem blames Malee but gets slapped by Bookham as Malee has done everything to bring good education to Maem (ตระกูลไม่สำคัญ ความกตัญญสำคัญ). Bookham ends up in jail. Bin confirms it doesn't change anything for him and confirms the wedding with Maem.

รักเธอถ้าหัวใจอยากจะรัก
รักเธอถ้าหัวใจอยากจะรัก

Year: 1987

Thai title: รักเธอถ้าหัวใจอยากจะรัก
English title:

Rating: 2/5
Director:

Main actor: Yuranan PamornMontri
Main actress: Sinjai Hongthai,Apiradee Pawaputanon

A woman becomes suddenly very rich after a legacy. Many men are trying to seduce her. A notorious womaniser is also trying and almost win her heart. But the woman discovers this bad reality and breaks up. The man decides to change his behavior and tries to reconquest her. Will he succeed?

นางนวล
นางนวล

Year: 1987

Thai title: นางนวล
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director: Pantewanop Tewakul

Main actor: Likit Eakmongkol
Main actress: Mai Charoeunpura,Thitima Sangkapitak

Thep is coming to his home in South of Thailand. He is the son of a famous TV serie star. He decides to teach students acting and meets a girl called Nuan, whose dream is to be a TV serie star. Thep's mother then comes to South of Thailand for holidays with her boyfriend, who is a famous TV serie producer. Willing to change her life, Nuan tries to seduce Thep's mother's boyfriend. She finally goes to Bangkok following his advice. There he takes care about her and she starts a TV serie star career. But being pregnant he forces her to abort and dumps her. In her foolish dream to continue to be a TV serie star, she accepts to play in porn movie. She finally comes back to South of Thailand in her hometown where this lovestory tragically ends.

หลังคาแดง
หลังคาแดง

Year: 1987

Thai title: หลังคาแดง
English title: The Red Roof

Rating: 3/5
Director: Euthana Mukdasanit

Main actor: Thongchai McIntyre
Main actress: Jintara Sookkapat,Mayura Thanabutr,Amara Asavananda

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A man is wrongly sent in asylum by a greedy woman, who wants to get her husband's fortune. There he meets another woman left alone by a family in the asylum and decides to help her to get away. This movie features a few songs by Bird.

คาวน้ำผึ้ง
คาวน้ำผึ้ง

Year: 1987

Thai title: คาวน้ำผึ้ง
English title:

Rating: 2/5
Director:

Main actor: Yuranan PamornMontri,Apichat Halamjiak
Main actress: Nardtaya DaengBunga,

After a few years abroad, a man is coming home to Thailand. His former fiancee is now married to another man but the marriage is a failure. Will they ever find happiness together?

สะพานรักสารสิน
สะพานรักสารสิน

Year: 1987

Thai title: สะพานรักสารสิน
English title:

Rating: 4/5
Director: Piak Poster

Main actor: Ron Banjongsang,Sahat Piempongsan,Sawin Sawangrat
Main actress: Jintara Sookkapat,Namgneun Boonnak,Sulaleewan Suwanthat

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Thai movie สะพานรักสารสิน lasts 1h35mn. It was released under VCD many years ago but a HD version remastered is available since year 2015. It is based on a real story happened in 1973 on Phuket island. Sulaleewan Suwanthat is playing the mother. Kotham (Ron Banjongsang) is a good son as he is working in a farm of rubber tree and coconut and giving all his money to his mum. He is also driving local small bus to help his friend. He meets Hiu (Jintara Sookkapat), an university student who has good heart (น้ำใจ) to protect him with her umbrella while he is changing a bus wheel during a thunderstorm. Hiu’s father (Sahat Piempongsan) is aware that his daughter is seating in the front with Tom so he forbids her. Kotham buys a doll (ตุ๊กตา) for Hiu knowing she likes it. Romance starts between Hiu and Kotham . While enjoying a local festival, Hiu is surprised by her father and slapped (ลูกไม่รักดี). Back home, she is severely beaten by her father, who even disapproves his daughter going to university. The father meets khun Arun, an administrative officer, as he wishes him to marry her swiftly. Hiu offers herself to Kotham but he refuses (บูชา Hiu). They finally decide to flee on a remote island. Kotham becomes a diver to catch pearls and seashells. Police finds them and Kotham ends up in jail as Hiu is not yet 20 years old. The local Kamnan (Sawin Sawangrat) convinces the father to remove the complaint on Kotham. But the father doesn't forgive. He hits his daughter with a stick in front of Kotham. Hiu is pregnant. Kotham loses his mother. The father still wants his daughter to marry Arun. Only suicide appears a solution for the youngsters. The mother and Kotham’s friends wish to stop them but they are too late. The two corpses are found later clinched to each other. As they are inseparable even in the death, Hiu’s father orders to bury them together. This movie has also been registered as National Heritage per the 2016 list released by the Thai Film Archive.

พรหมจารีย์สีดำ
พรหมจารีย์สีดำ

Year: 1987

Thai title: พรหมจารีย์สีดำ
English title:

Rating: 2/5
Director:

Main actor: Kriengkrai Unhanan,Bin Banleurit
Main actress: Supansa Nuengpirom,Penpak Sirikul

A young lady will soon marry a playboy handsome guy but another lady seduces him. Disappointed, the young lady tries to suicide and finally quit Thailand. Sixteen years after she comes back to Thailand and starts a revenge by luring the lady's son.

ภุมรีสีทอง
ภุมรีสีทอง

Year: 1987

Thai title: ภุมรีสีทอง
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Yuranan PamornMontri,Kriengkrai Unhanan,Apichat Halamjiak
Main actress: Sinjai Hongthai,Apiradee Pawaputanon,Natanee Sitthisaman,Sarinthip Siriwan

Nam Pheung (Sinjai Hongthai) and Payon are in love. Payon needs to go overseas to study. While rowing on a lake, a storm happens so they take refuge in a small cabana. They become lovers. On the day of leaving overseas, while meeting Nam Pheung at the train station, Payon is hit by a train and dies. Veteran actress Natanee Sitthisaman is the one who warns Nam Pheung. Shocked and while walking along the path, she is kidnapped by two songthaew drivers and raped. Shortly after their wrongdoing, they both die in a traffic accident. Nam Pheung’s father is played by veteran actor วิทยา สุขดำรงค์. The movie ภุมรีสีทอง (the golden queen bee) is narrating the story of a woman that causes the death of all her lovers. Will she ever find true love? This movie received three Thai awards.

ฆ่าด้วยเสน่หา
ฆ่าด้วยเสน่หา

Year: 1987

Thai title: ฆ่าด้วยเสน่หา
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Chatchai Plengpanich
Main actress: Apiradee Pawaputanon

One night a woman is killed and her body is chopped in several pieces. A policeman is investigating the woman's life in order to find the culprit.

มือปราบภูธร
มือปราบภูธร

Year: 1987

Thai title: มือปราบภูธร
English title:

Rating: 2/5
Director:

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Apichat Halamjiak
Main actress:

One important political man is responsible of a forest illegal logging. His tough men threaten villagers living close to the forest. Three men, including two former policemen, are helping to get rid of the tough men.

สารวัตรเถื่อน
สารวัตรเถื่อน

Year: 1987

Thai title: สารวัตรเถื่อน
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Chatchai Plengpanich,Pisarn Akraseranee,Uten Boonyong
Main actress: Sinaporn Philailak

Thai movie สารวัตรเถือน was released in year 1987 and lasts 1h34mn. An honest police inspector (สารวัตร) is killed by ruffians. He was a good man (รักษาความดี). The ruffians’ leader Songyot (Uten Boonyong) is trying to buy land from local villagers. When they refuse, they get killed. The police inspector’s assistant called Chatien (Pisarn Akraseranee) tries to continue his legacy by refusing to bend to external influence of powerful notables. Chatchai Plengpanich arrives in the city. Being chased by ruffians, he punches four of them. Chatien is under risk to be expelled from the police as the new police inspector doesn't like him and frames him (รับสินบนง่อๆ). The new police inspector is friend with the ruffians' leader Songyot. Chatchai disrupts the ruffians’ drugs trafficking. Chatchai tries to motivate Chatien to remain a good cop (เลือดและวิญญาณของจ้าเป็นตำรวจ). Chatien is fired from police but gets encouragement from Chatchai to stop drinking. Ruffians wish to know who Chatchai is (คนแปลกหน้า). A new chief district officer’s assistant called Palat arrives in the city. Chatchai is finally the chief of the police station (สารวัตรใหญ่). Chatchai does the cleaning among the bad behavior of the local policemen (ตำรวจภาษาอะไร). The new police inspector is arrested. Chatien discovers that Songyot is trafficking weapons also but is then captured and tortured. Through an explosive final, Chatchai neutralises the ruffians, arrests Songyot and releases Chatien. Chatien then becomes a new local police inspector. This movie highlights the fact that Thai policemen have to do their duty towards citizen and not towards their own interest.

มนุษย์หมาป่า
มนุษย์หมาป่า

Year: 1987

Thai title: มนุษย์หมาป่า
English title: Wolf

Rating: 2/5
Director:

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Phairoj Jaising,Lak Apichat,Pao Porapak
Main actress:

Thai movie มนุษย์หมาป่า / Wolf was released in year 1987. It lasts around 1h30mn. Two versions were released, one on VHS version and one on VCD format released by Lepso (renamed as จิ้งจอกผีสิง). On VCD version, luring scenes are censored but longer action sequences are present. Sompon (Sorapong Chatree) leads a group in the forest (เดินป่า) looking for treasures. Four years ago he was the only survivor. His life was saved by the daughter of the village leader called Pailin (นีรนุช อติพร). Ghosts (ผี) are guarding a cave with treasures. Pao Porapak is part of Sompon’s team. The group is attacked by robbers (โจรกลุ่มน้อย). Some villagers protect the cave and are under the spell of Mae Mo, a local sorceress. Villager leaders are Phairoj Jaising and his son Lak Apichat. Another group is following Sompon as they are eying for the treasures also. Sompon's group reaches the caves first. The villagers attack the second group but they succeed to escape. During nighttime, ghosts attack Sompon’s group. ผีผู้หญิงกลัวพ่อ ผีผู้ขายกลัวแม่ so Sompon asks the teammates to get naked to chase the ghosts away. In the second group, a rapist tries to abuse a lady so internal fightings occur. Mae Mo discourages Pailin and Sompon's love story. At nighttime, Sompon is transformed as a werewolf (หมาป่า) but the spell is not strong enough. The second group chases the first one from the caves. At nighttime they are attacked by ghosts and the remaining members are killed by villagers through torture. Sompon refuses to flee. A duel happens between Sompon and Lak. As Sompon wins, it shows the triumph of love towards fake magic from sorceress Mae Mo. Other actresses include อภิรัตน์ มณีรัตน์, มัลลิกา สมบัติเจริญ.

นักสู้ปฏิหาริย์
นักสู้ปฏิหาริย์

Year: 1987

Thai title: นักสู้ปฏิหาริย์
English title:

Rating: 2/5
Director:

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree
Main actress:

A famous and bad sorcerer is killed. But his spirit ("VINJAAN" - วิญญาณ) is still living and teachs his son about supernatural powers such as bullet invincibility and teleportation. Ten years after, the son masters all skills. He takes revenge but is not going on the same dark side as his father.

เหตุเกิดที่ห้องไอซียู
เหตุเกิดที่ห้องไอซียู

Year: 1987

Thai title: เหตุเกิดที่ห้องไอซียู
English title: Ghost in ICU room

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Apichat Halamjiak,Kriengkrai Unhanan
Main actress: Pissamai Wilaisak,Naowarat Yooktanun,Apiradee Pawaputanon,Pen Pisut

Doctor (หมอ) Bucha saves Mrs Kamala life through reanimation. Mrs Kamala has heart problems since years and had helped to donate (บริจาค) money for the hospital construction. Mrs Kamala and her family, including her two daughters Koi and Kung, come to rest at a seaside resort. Doctor Bucha is married to Noon, who is always very jealous and doesn't like he spends too much time with patients. Koi and Kung are dragged in a dirty trick by Noon's brother following a party but the doctor, aware, can help the two sisters. Noon is jealous of Koi and Kung as she has concerns to protect her husband. Koi knows Bucha before Noon. Bucha and Noon is an arranged wedding and not a love wedding. Korn's brother, Nat, is a lazy guy, who wishes to marry Koi as she is coming from a rich family. A ceremony is organised for the new hospital building offered by Kamala. Noon jokes about entering ICU room to be close to her husband. This is a bad omen as she has a car accident while following her brother stealing goods from her home. But Noon spirit (วิญญาณ) is still around (พี่หมอค่ะ). A nurse trying to seduce Doctor Bucha is found dead. Bucha is accused by the police. Noon now threatens Koi and asks her to stop seeing doctor Bucha. At nighttime Noon frightens Mrs Kamala causing her to have a heart attack. Mrs Kamala seems to be dead but she suddenly resurrects being possessed by Noon. Mrs Kamala starts to behave like Noon and tries to seduce Doctor Bucha. A domestic helper understanding that Mrs Kamala is now a ghost gets killed also. Mrs Kamala's husband decides to consult a monk on spirit chasing. A sacred cloth is given. Mrs Kamala tries to kill her own daughter Koi but the usage of the sacred cloth neutralizes successfully the evil spirit. Bucha and Koi can now have happiness. This movie is 1h16mn only.

ผู้หญิงคนนี้ไม่ใช่ผี
ผู้หญิงคนนี้ไม่ใช่ผี

Year: 1987

Thai title: ผู้หญิงคนนี้ไม่ใช่ผี
English title:

Rating: 1/5
Director:

Main actor:
Main actress: Pen Pisut

A woman has a very weird behavior. She is behaving like a ghost. His husband doesn't know what to do as doctors cannot find anything wrong. Her best friend, believing that she is possessed, decides to help by using a spirit doctor. A strange old man is seen wandering around the house. The old maid, taking care of the possessed woman, seems to know him. The husband, fed up by his wife's behavior, is spending time outside with a mistress. The best friend's willingness to help ends tragically by her death. Her boyfriend continues to investigate to reveal the truth.

ภูติเสน่หา
ภูติเสน่หา

Year: 1987

Thai title: ภูติเสน่หา
English title:

Rating: 1/5
Director:

Main actor: Chatchai Plengpanich
Main actress: Jarunee Sooksawad

A woman is killed by three bad boys. Then she becomes a fearful ghost called "PHI TAI HONG" (ผีตายโหง). These spirits died of violent death (murder, crash car and so on...). The velocity of their death surprised them. She starts to kill many people and takes revenge. Her family tries to ease her wrath. Will she harm her own family?

พรายตะเคียน
พรายตะเคียน

Year: 1987

Thai title: พรายตะเคียน
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Kowit Wattanakul,Tuanton Kammeesri,Pipop Pupinyo
Main actress:

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Thai movie พรายตะเคียน was released in year 1987 and it lasts 1h31mn. Young lady Lam Duan (จุติมา ดาวจรัส) wants to marry with พี่ Tien (Kowit Wattanakul) but he is poor so her parents push her towards another wedding with Leut. Leut (Tuanton Kammeesri) fights with Tien as he asked for her hand so he cannot bear that she keeps seeing Tien. A one to one fighting happens and Tien defeats Leut. Leut has to cancel wedding with Lam Duan. A few months later, while Lam Duan is pregnant, Leut and his ruffians see her buying groceries. They kidnap her and rape her. Ashamed she hangs herself (ผูกคอตาย) in front of a Takhian tree. Lam Duan is dead but her spirit still wants to stay with Tien. As usual, such Thai old movies feature comic sequences to relief scary sequences. Comic roles are played by various second roles. Uncle Hin (Pipop Pupinyo) is a spirit doctor (หมอผี). He has to stop Lam Duan (ผีตะเคียน) before she becomes too dangerous (ออกอาละวาด). Lam Duan threatens to kill anybody who discloses her secret to Tien. As she was pregnant, Lam Duan has become a fearful spirit (ผีตายโหง). Tien is finally aware as his friends disclose the secret. She gets revenge over Leut and his ruffians by killing them. Uncle Hin builds a new spirit house (ศาลพรายตะเคียน) so she accepts to stop her killings and to accept her death. Lam Duan accepts Oi, daughter of In, to take care of Tien. The movie is also sold under another name "อภินิหาร เจ้าแม่ตะเคียน".

ฆ่าปิดปาก
ฆ่าปิดปาก

Year: 1987

Thai title: ฆ่าปิดปาก
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Lak Apichat,Sahat Piempongsan
Main actress: Apiradee Pawaputanon,Sarinthip Siriwan

Ithipon (Sahat Piempongsan) and Decha are two mafia leaders fighting for drugs control. They have a deal worth of 4M baht but Ithipon doesn’t go by himself and sends a bait. It was a trick as the bait is killed and Ithipon doesn't get the drug in exchange of the money. Sa (Apiradee Pawaputanon) and Jak (Sorapong Chatree) are loving each other but Jak is coming from a poor background (ธานะไม่เหมือนกัน) so Sa’s mother doesn't like him so much. Mot is a local police inspector always looking for proofs to arrest Ithipon and Decha. Jak's mother is played veteran actress Sarinthip Siriwan. It was one of her last movies. Protection fee (ค่าคลุม) needs to be paid by the mother, small restaurant owner, to the mafia led by Ithipon. As Jak refuses to pay, a fight erupts and one of the thugs is killed with his own knife while trying to stab Jak. Jak takes refuge in Decha's clan. His father is killed as a revenge by Ithipon's ruffians. A rich businessman fed up by Ithipon’s continuous requests asks Decha to get rid of him. Ithipon is shot at his home. Jak and Jon (Lak Apichat) are seen there despite Jak only injured Ithipon. A hitman being there is the one who killed Ithipon. Police inspector Sak is Sa’s promised fiance but she doesn’t love him. Sa's father is kidnapped. Following arguments with Jon and other thugs to release Sa's father, Jak gets injured (เพื่อนทรยศ) but succeeds to help the father. Jon promises to get revenge. Sa’s parents thank Jak for having released the father and wish him good luck. Jon finds Jak and tries to kill him. Following fierce fighting, Jon is finally the one to die. Jak wishes to take revenge over Ithipon. He shoots him and his remaining thugs. But police is now chasing Jak, Afraid he flees but finally surrenders when the police reminds him his duties over his mother and girlfriend Sa. Thai movie ฆ่าปิดปาก released in year 1987 has a length of 1h23mn. The original film is certainly longer but may have been cut by Lepso to fit in VCD format.

เดนมนุษย์
เดนมนุษย์

Year: 1987

Thai title: เดนมนุษย์
English title:

Rating: 2/5
Director:

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Chat Mongkolchai,Somsak Chaisongkram
Main actress:

Some ruthless ruffians kill villagers and threaten them as their leader, called Chun, was arrested by the police following a denunciation. Winai, head of forest rangers, is captured by the mafia in order to exchange Chun. Chun's daughter, called Plae, is leading the capture. Nai, a soldier, is living with his wife in a neighbouring village. While he is away, his wife Waew is raped and killed by the ruffians. Nai complains to the police. The local police head proposes to him to share the 200 000 Baht reward to get back Winai. Meanwhile the ruffians succeed to free Chun during a prison transfer. Nai helps Chun and his daughter to escape the police chase. His target is to infiltrate Chun's ruffians team and find who kills his wife. Chun's teammates also wish to get the 200 000 Baht reward. Once Nai arrives in the village, one of the leader, called Chat, refuses to exchange Chun with Winai and kills Chun. Nai is captured and put prisoner in a cage. Chun's daughter, Plae, has arguments with Chat and flees the campement. She frees Nai. Chat wishes to exchange Winai versus the money reward. Chat needs money to build a bigger team of ruffians. Nai takes revenge over the ruffian who killed his wife and succeeds to free Winai, head of forest rangers. Similar to a a Thai copy of Rambo II, Nai carries a huge machine gun with ammunitions over the shoulder. All ruffians are killed. Police arrives late. Nai and Plae defeats Chat and the rogue policeman doesn't get any reward. It is a typical 1980s Thai action movie based on revenge plot, mistreated villagers and corrupted policeman.

ลายพาดกลอน
ลายพาดกลอน

Year: 1987

Thai title: ลายพาดกลอน
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Suchao Pongwilai
Main actress:

San is a soldier. His father and sister, called Samon, are working in a mine concession looking for precious stones. The father finds a big ruby. The head of the concession wants to buy it at a low price but the father refuses. While San is at the Thai border, the head of the concession uses tough men to get the gem. San's father is killed but the gem is not found. The head of the concession takes San's sister as his girlfriend as she believes he is a nice man. Back to the village, San knows that the head of the concession is responsible of his father's death and has arguments with his sister. The concession head uses tough men to get rid of San and he is badly injured. He takes refuge in a Buddhist cave and is rescued by a wandering forest monk. He gives him a sacred Buddha amulet for protection. People with good intention are protected by the Buddha sacret amulet. Thanks to the sacred amulet, bullets cannot hurt San. San finally overcomes the head of the concession and his tough team. This movie is typical of 1980's action movies where the main actor always faces local god father protected by many tough men. He fights without support from the police. Local people enjoyed such kind of movie enhancing family relationship, Buddhist traditions and moralistic story.

ล่าสุดโหด
ล่าสุดโหด

Year: 1987

Thai title: ล่าสุดโหด
English title:

Rating: 2/5
Director:

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree
Main actress:

A man living with his family in the forest is apart from the society. When his wife and daughter are killed by bad tough guys, he seeks revenge.

เพชรสลัม
เพชรสลัม

Year: 1987

Thai title: เพชรสลัม
English title:

Rating: 2/5
Director:

Main actor: Chatchai Plengpanich,Kanchit Kwanpracha,Dam Datsakorn,Krai Kanchit
Main actress: Apiradee Pawaputanon

During a parliament session inauguration, two members of a party are shot by a hitman. One dies. The son, called Ek (Chatchai Plengpanich), decides to investigate in order to find the murderer and motive. Ek locates Saeng, the hitman but this one is killed as he didn't do his job properly. Saeng's sister, Sopha, sees Ek's face and believes he shot her brother. Damrong, deputy (ผู้แทน) of the same party is also shot and killed. Wadee (Apiradee Pawaputanon), his girlfriend, also wishes to know the motive. Police suspects bad politics motives. Pramod is the political opponent of Damrong. San, policeman, is investigating on this case. Ek is captured by some ruffians while investigating. Chat is the ruffians’ leader who killed Saeng. San helps Ek on time but Chat is shot before disclosing any information. Sopha comes to apologize to Ek on her behalf of her dead brother. Wadee wishes to continue Damrong's goal to build a school in a slum. There is style opposition between Sopha, pure lady working as singer at nighttime and Wadee. A romance starts between Ek and Sopha. Ek needs also to spend time with Wadee on the project to build a school. Ek identifies that the head of ruffians was driving the motorbike used by Saeng to shot Damrong. He is linked to Pramod and his acolyte Vinai, highly suspected as corrupted politicians. By investigating on Pramod and Vinai, Ek is captured but released by Wadee. Pramod gets rid of Vinai as he is getting too cowardly and afraid of investigations so he cannot be trusted anymore. Ek is accused of Vinai murder. Meanwhile Sopha succeeds to get Pramod’s secret documents showing his involvement in illicit business. Ek's uncle is killed while trying to protect Sopha. Sopha is kidnapped. As they cannot wait for the police, Ek and Wadee have no choice but to storm Pramod's home in order to rescue Sopha. It is a typical action movie from 1980s decade related to ruffians and featuring many shootings and fights.

บินเดี่ยวเหยี่ยวพระกาฬ
บินเดี่ยวเหยี่ยวพระกาฬ

Year: 1987

Thai title: บินเดี่ยวเหยี่ยวพระกาฬ
English title:

Rating: 1/5
Director:

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Rith Luecha,Phairoj Jaising,Lak Apichat,Pao Porapak
Main actress: Thida Thidarat

A new police officer (ผู้กอง) Kamtenthong arrives in North of Thailand. A ring leader called Dam has dirty businesses such as helping people to cross Thai border illegally, drugs traffic, smuggling of weapons. Many fights and shootings happen between wealthy men (พ่อเลี้ยง) teams. Dam benefits of it until police starts to involve into his business also to stop the numerous killings. Finally police rushes into Dam's ranch and neutralize the ruffians and hitmen. But the leaders are not here. Dam's secretary, Pen, is the one informing the police. It causes the ruffians’ leaders to believe the other team betrays them as police is always there when weapons trading is happening. Dam is finally also neutralized through a final shooting. Pen was an uncovered policeman. It is a typical Thai action movie from 1980s mixing some Hong Kong style action sequences such as flying jump. It features a few actors from 1970s action movies but they look quite tired except Sorapong Chatree. It is a low budget movie. The soundtrack belongs to other movies such as “Shaft”. There are quite a few nice sequences with Sorapong Chatree but the overall film editing is average. It is in fact a movie made with other movies sequences from Sorapong Chatree so that is why the editing is so poor! The numerous bed sequences seem here only to ensure the movie can last 1h20.

ฉลามเสือวังตะเคียน
ฉลามเสือวังตะเคียน

Year: 1987

Thai title: ฉลามเสือวังตะเคียน
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Chatchai Plengpanich,Chat Mongkolchai,Krai Kanchit,Kanchit Kwanpracha
Main actress: Marasri Bangchang,Nareerat Monsiri

Thai movie ฉลามเสือวังตะเคียน was released in year 1987. The movie lasts 1h33mn. Three ruffians chase two young ladies. They only succeed to catch one girl. Dao Reuang (อรุโณทัย จิตตรีขันธ์) succeeds to flee. She tells her mother (Marasri Bangchang) the whole story. The father tries to rescue his daughter but finally both are killed. Later on a group of soldiers (ทหารเรือ) led by หมวด Tieng (Chatchai Plengpanich) storm a ruffians' place heavily armed. Then Tieng arrives in a small city. He helps a night lady called Rarai. Her father wanted to become rich thanks to jewels (พลอย) but he died before. Chat Mongkolchai is a local notable. Tieng wins back his land titles against subdistrict officer Krai Kanchit. Tieng authorises the notable to stay on the land but claims he will marry his daughter Kaew (Nareerat Monsiri). Ruffians try to kill him at nighttime but they fail. The ruffian leader, called เจ้าพ่อ Wang Takhien (Kanchit Kwanpracha) or Athon, is concerned of losing his influence (บารมี) and power (อำนาจ) towards villagers. He decides to get rid of Tieng and threatens the local doctor also through some shots on his office (สถานีอนามัย). Village leader (ผู้ใหญ่) and sub district officer Krai are also involved and corrupted with Athon. Chat's wife called Soi also. Tieng and the village leader shot each other because of Soi. Tieng is seriously injured but his friends protect him while he is recovering. Soi is the mistress of Athon. She is pregnant. Soi pushes Kaew versus Dao as both have interest in Tieng. Ratana is Athon's son and he wishes to have Kaew as his wife. Rarai has her own plan to replace Athon. Subdistrict officer Krai kidnaps Kaew and kills her father. A hitman shots the doctor and Dao's mother. Tieng and his friends decide to storm the ruffians place in order to release Kaew. Heavy fightings do occur. Everybody dies except Tieng, Kaew and Dao.

เกิดมาลุย 2
เกิดมาลุย 2

Year: 1987

Thai title: เกิดมาลุย 2
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Panna Rittikrai,Sompop Wong Ko
Main actress: Vanessa Sriwichien

Thai movie เกิดมาลุย 2 was released in year 1987. Only 54 minutes and a 3 minutes trailer are left to be seen. Lung Saen Fong (ทนาย) and Panna Rittikrai go to Bangkok by bus. Lung (ลุง) Saen Fong has some important documents to give to Panna. He also gives him a watch. The bus is attacked on the way. Lung Saen Fong is kidnapped and Panna beaten. As Lung refuses to speak, they believe the documents should be with Panna. Three ruffians defeat Panna to steal the documents. Looking for Lung Saen Fong, Panna sells the watch to buy some food as his wallet was stolen by the ruffians. Lung is from Hong Kong and speaks Thai. His daughter is looking for him. Panna gets an additional colleague (Sompop Wong Ko) to work on this case as his boss is not so happy of his performance. In a club, Saen Fong’s daughter and his friends show Saen Fong’s picture in case something remembers him. On the following day, one of the friend is attacked by ruffians but policemen (ตำรวจสกล) Panna and Sompop chase them away. Meanwhile the ruffians decide to drug Saen Fong and to transport him away. A chase happens in tuk tuk and cart but they fail to catch the ruffians. Later on, Lung Saen Fong escapes while a ruffian is sleeping. This is trick to find where the real documents are hidden. Ruffians defeat again Panna and Sompop. They also kidnap Saen Fong’s daughter called Anna (วรรณิศา ศรีวิเชียร). They have 3 days to provide them the documents. The documents are stored in a microfilm hidden in the watch. But Panna sold it to a dwarf before. He gave it to his father, who is not willing to sell the watch below 10000 baht! Following fights with the thugs, Panna and Sompop get the watch back. Finally final epic fightings happen between Panna / Sompop and the strong ruffians in order to release Anna.

อีจู้กู้ปู่ป้า
อีจู้กู้ปู่ป้า

Year: 1987

Thai title: อีจู้กู้ปู่ป้า
English title: Ejugupupa

Rating: 1/5
Director: Kumtorn Tubkunlai

Main actor: Kamthorn Suwanpiyasiri
Main actress: Marsha,Piyamas Monayakol,Sulaleewan Suwanthat,Sarinthip Siriwan

A young woman is back from Germany. Her older relatives are quarreling in order to take care about her and find the best husband for her. But the young lady has other ideas in her mind...

เหยื่อ
เหยื่อ

Year: 1987

Thai title: เหยื่อ
English title:

Rating: 5/5
Director:

Main actor:
Main actress: Mayurachath Muarnprasitivej,Jintara Sookkapat,Chosri Misommon

A couple has two teen boys, Long and Lit (elder brother). They don't spend a lot of time with their children as they need to work hard and late to pay back their mortgage. The father often goes on long business trips in provinces. Having no time for their children will bring bad consequences. The wife's younger sister, Sai, is staying as maid. The couple has issues with their teen boys. The boys are playing in illegal underground den, do small smuggling to earn extra money despite the pocket money given already by parents, wander with bad guys (นักเลง). The parents are worried that their kids may be caught by the police following raids on illegal casinos. The maid suggests to buy a video player so that they stay home. They wish to watch porn and violent movies. They borrow tapes from bad guys. It gives them bad ideas such as rape and they starting peeping Sai bathing. The teens are lazy and expect everything is due to them (ลูกแบบเทวดา). Watching violent movies makes Long tense. So he tortures and kills a cat. Watching porn movies arouse the teens (เกิดอารมณ์จะปล่อยที่ไหน). They think about Sai to teach them as she had a boyfriend before. Long drinks alcohol and still frequents the bad guys, who propose to bring him to prostitutes. He is always in bad mood (หงุดหงิด). Lit tries to rape Sai in the bathroom and Long hits her violently on the head. Blood flows. Sai is dead. The teens are murderers that need to hide their crime. They lie that Sai fled away with her new boyfriend in order to avoid that their mother calls the police for disappearance. They hide Sai's corpse inside the garden well. A house lizard (จิ้งจก) falls in front of Long. It is a bad omen as house lizards should never fall from ceiling or walls. A new maid is found to take care of the house. She is a young divorced lady called Sawin. They prevent the new maid to check inside the well as there is a very bad smell. Since Sai's death, Long feels bad and always stay alone. Sawin is not shy and entices Lit. They become lovers. Long becomes jealous. Long's bad friends are arrested for rape. Long starts to panic. He complains that Lit throws away brotherhood versus his girlfriend. They decide to get rid of Sai's corpse while Sawin is going out. Sawin finally discovers the corpse. Long tries to drown Sawin. A fight between the two brothers. Sawin flees and alerts the neighbours. The teens are jailed. The mother becomes crazy. The father blames the society for allowing such bad movies sales and distribution. But watching movies at home is internal affair. เหยื่อ means victim (indirect or direct). This movie is also a warning to parents not giving enough time to their children. Giving them too much freedom can have terrible side effects.

พิศวาส
พิศวาส

Year: 1987

Thai title: พิศวาส
English title:

Rating: 2/5
Director:

Main actor: Kriengkrai Unhanan
Main actress: Penpak Sirikul

A young lady is oppressed by her tutor that has brought her since her youth. She wants to get freedom and be able to choose her own life. She decides to flee, finds a safe place to stay in Chiang Mai area and discovers love also. Her tutor, becoming crazy due to such ingratitude, does everything possible to get her back...

ไฟซ่อนเชื้อ
ไฟซ่อนเชื้อ

Year: 1987

Thai title: ไฟซ่อนเชื้อ
English title:

Rating: 2/5
Director:

Main actor: Chatchai Plengpanich,Kriengkrai Unhanan
Main actress: Sinjai Hongthai

One woman is jealous of her sister, who has found a nice husband. Despite all her attempts, she cannot find the right mate. Her jealousy will lead her to madness.

เธอร้องไห้เมื่อคืนนี้
เธอร้องไห้เมื่อคืนนี้

Year: 1987

Thai title: เธอร้องไห้เมื่อคืนนี้
English title:

Rating: 2/5
Director:

Main actor:
Main actress:

A young woman is marrying a young man during their studies but the marriage is a failure. The young woman is getting addict with alcohol and cigarettes. She starts to torment her own daughter. Will her meadness lead to kill her own daughter?

รักใคร่
รักใคร่

Year: 1987

Thai title: รักใคร่
English title:

Rating: 5/5
Director:

Main actor: Santisuk Promsiri,Somsak Chaisongkram
Main actress: Aranya Namwong,Jintara Sookkapat

Khun Num Yao (Aranya Namwong) is a middle age lady (ผู้ดี). She is practising illegal abortion on teens or rich ladies having affair and then unwanted baby. Her son Ran is hot tempered (ใจร้อน) and is butterfly man (หลายใจ). She also pays for Tap Tim studies, who is the daughter of her domestic helper. Tap Tim is not strong in studies but always willing to (เรียนไม่เก่งแต่ตั้งใจ). She wishes to be a nurse. Ran has a bad mindset but is intelligent and always studies well. He has become a doctor. In 1980s decade, abortions were not authorized in Thai hospitals. Patients needed to bring proofs in front of the police that the unwanted baby was due to a rape. Khun Num Yao knows it is illegal (ผิดกฎหมาย) but is is necessary (ความจำเป็น). She doesn't hope for gratitude (บุญคุณ). Adults have fun in modern society without responsabilities (ผู้ใหญ่สนุกอย่างเดียวไม่รับผิดชอบ). People have fire (ไฟ). She even helped her own son's girlfriends to abort. Pa Kong, Tap Tim's mother, is always helping Khun Num Yao during illegal abortions. Tap Tim succeeds to be a nurse. She is invited to Hua Hin by Ran, who is partying with friends. She is helping her mother to arrange food in the seaside resort. Ran has a dirty mindset (เรื่องลามก) in the heart despite high studies. She hates Ran. Tam Tim needs to compensate the good deeds received (ตอบแทนความบุญคุณ) and have to help Khun Num Yao for abortion as her mother is sick. She is unhappy and she has studied nurse job to save people and not to kill them (ทำบาปฆ่าคน). There is a deranging allegory between the mother killing life and the son creating life in the hotel room with girls. Pa Kong relates old story to her daughter. Ran's real mother asked to abort when she was already seven months pregnant. The child had survived and Khun Num Yao has adopted Ran as her own child. Tap Tim is confused (สับสน) but now better understands Ran's behavior (ไม่ได้รับอบอุ่นจาก Khun Num Yao). Ran hops between girls. Tap Tim's friend, Pol, is sick and has been dumped by Ran. Ran lies to himself and to the girls. Pol is pregnant. Thap Tim, fed up, tells him the truth (บัดซบ, ไม่ไช่มนุษย์, ปัญหาสังคม) to Ran regarding his real origin. Ran cannot stand the truth and breaks everything in his room. Ran disappears. Thap Tim decides to leave Khun Num Yao's home and brings her mother to go to countryside. She helps poor villagers and works in a dispensary (สถานีอนามัย) as nurse (นางพยาบาล). One day a little girl is really sick. There is a need for a doctor's help. They go to the next big village. Doctor Ran is there. He helps the girl but refuses to talk to Thap Tim. Ran is addicted to drugs in order to forget his past. Thap Tim helps for his redemption (เป็นคนดีได้). Finally the whole family is reunited. Ran is now having confidence into himself and asks his mother to stop doing this illegal job. She accepts. Ran will spend two years outside thailand to finish studies regarding proper abortion. Thap Tim promises to wait. The movie raises the hot topic regarding abortion legalisation in Thailand.

ด้วยเกล้า
ด้วยเกล้า

Year: 1987

Thai title: ด้วยเกล้า
English title: The Seed

Rating: 5/5
Director: Bandit Ritthakol

Main actor: Santisuk Promsiri,Krailat Kriengkrai
Main actress: Jintara Sookkapat

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After each annual Royal Ploughing Brahminic ceremony, farmers are rushing to get grains of rice paddy (ข้าวนายหลวง) as they believe they are sacred. Saokam, a farmer from Northern Thailand, has been to Bangkok to Sanam Luang (สนามหลวง) and brings back gifts and royal rice seeds for family and relatives. Saokam takes some seeds to grow in his field. He gives some to friends and neighbours including lady Buarian, the local shopkeeper and usurer, who keeps one seed for worship. Saokam has three children including one daughter called Kaew. Saokam's house is destroyed by a storm. Saokam has only one week to pay back debts. One son, Ang, wants to sell the rice fields and go to city. The debt cycle with the usurer has no end. Saokam has to sell his buffalo but it only pays the debt interests. This year following a drought there is no rain and no more water. Only the usurer has a well. There is fight over water with villagers as Buarian refuses to sell water until villagers pay back debts. Ang, fed up by this life, goes out of home and gets refuge in hill tribes (ผู้ดอย). They trade opium between Burma and Thailand. Fortunately, Saokam's second son is working with the King's project to produce artificial rain (ฝนหลวง). Big dark clouds are created and bountiful rain happens. Everybody rejoices except lady Buarian selling water. She has no mercy (เมตตา). Some farmers have to mortgage their own fields to pay debts and Buarian takes advantage of her neighbor's poverty by increasing rate. She fires some farmers from their house as they cannot pay back debts. She doesn't want to give a delay for them to plant rice as water has been plentiful. Their son, Neung, is soldier but his salary is not enough to pay debts. Villagers help each other and Saokam accommodates them in his home. Kaew is the girlfriend of the son of the usurer but he claims he cannot help as it is his mother's decision. Ang is back but his family refuses the money got from opium trade (เงินบาป). He leaves again to see his girlfriend Nacha at the Burmese border. The rice grows well. Neung is now a soldier as Burmese-Thai border. The father has to sell at low cost his rice to pay back the debt and even has to give the small amount they keep for their own consumption. The rice trader has an arrangement with the usurer. Kaew breaks up with the usurer's son. Family members help each other. In addition, Saokam's son also persuades other farmers to join the Royal Agricultural Projects and build a cooperative. The new worry is to grab Ang from the opium traders before a clash happens with army. Neung promises Kaew that he will help. During a clash with army and opium traders, Neung protects Ang but gets hurt and is responsible of one soldier's injuries also. He is fired from Army. Ang apologises for his wrongdoings. The movie ends up on a positive way. Farmers are out of debt cycle by following Royal Agricultural project, rice is abundant, Neung receives Army's appreciation by helping to catch the opium trader ring leader. Usurer gets bankrupted having no more customers and needs to leave. This movie was made to celebrate of His Majesty's 5th Cycle Birthday. "Good" films are sometimes rejected by the audience. An example was this movie, produced to commemorate the Thai King. Although the film received many awards, no distributors would take it. The Culture Ministry registers 25 Thai classic films each year at the National Film Heritage Registry. This movie is part of the 25 films heritage list announced on 04 October 2015, which is Thai Movies Conservation Day.

บ้าน
บ้าน

Year: 1987

Thai title: บ้าน
English title:

Rating: 4/5
Director: Chat Korbjitti

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Sor Asanajinda
Main actress: Piathip Kumwong

This sad story relates the story of a man coming from countryside with his family to earn a living in Bangkok. They are living in a slum. He has two kids. He has to work hard on construction side. Their dream is to have their own home (บ้าน). His daughter is selling flowers on a street. His son is helping his mother to prepare the flowers. They have a third child. The family borrows money to build a house. His grandfather is also joining the family in Bangkok. The man becomes a fisherman and has to leave home from long periods. His wife has an affair and gets pregrant. He expelled her from home. His daughter is having an affair with a young man and he also expelled her from home. The fishing boat is caught in Cambodian seas and he is sent in jail for 6 months. His grandfather get hurt on his back and cannot walk properly anymore. His son is sent to youth jail as he robs metal to buy medicine for his grandfather. Feeling useless, the grandfather gets suicide. When he is back from Cambodia, his family is wracked. This movie depicts life in urban slums of Bangkok with all its suffering and hardship. It was the object of much enthousiasm and praise among foreigners in Thailand and Thai intellectuals. Everyone in the story suffers from an unkind fate. The problems of the whole family stem from its leader only.

คนเลี้ยงช้าง
คนเลี้ยงช้าง

Year: 1987

Thai title: คนเลี้ยงช้าง
English title: The Elephant Keeper

Rating: 5/5
Director: ChatriChalerm Yukol

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree
Main actress: Duangdeuan Jithaisong

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It is about forest exploitation by rich people. Boonsong is an elephant keeper, who is having debts with a local and influent pawner. The pawner is supported by a local corrupted police officer. Kamroon is a ranger fighting against illegal loggers in order to protect the forest. Some gunmen try to get rid of Kamroon but Boonsong helps him. Boosong has to do illegal logging in order to pay back his debt to the pawner. Kamroon wants to help him but is killed by the corrupted policeman, who also wants to suppress Boonsong... This movie puts the stress on forest diminishing size due to overexploitation and illegal logging, elephants lacking work as the forest is getting smaller, corrupted policemen, influential people escaping troubles, illiterate poor people exploited by rich Chinese pawners, companies possessing official logging concessions and cheating by adding illegal logging, the helplessness of the simple people as well as the animals caught up in this struggle. The film failed at box office and lost around 7 millions baht. The long history of debate around the Chinese control over business in Thailand is one of the most deep and daring assertions in this movie. This movie touches deeply controversial issues such as the Thai state failing to protect its people against illegal interests. During the filming in the Northeast of Thailand local gangsters, probably working for illegal logging interest, attacked the film crew and one member was killed. The Culture Ministry registers 25 Thai classic films each year at the National Film Heritage Registry. This movie is part of the 25 films heritage list announced on 04 October 2014, which is Thai Movies Conservation Day.

กิเลสสีม่วง
กิเลสสีม่วง

Year: 1987

Thai title: กิเลสสีม่วง
English title:

Rating: 2/5
Director:

Main actor:
Main actress: Nardtaya DaengBunga

It is about of feminist association fighting for women rights. They help women forced to prostitution, women beaten by their drunk husbands, women raped in police jails. They strongly punish the men doing bad acts. Their gaining popularity annoys a local felonious politician. This one is using gunmen to get rid of the association. Can they win?

สายน้ำไม่ไหลกลับ
สายน้ำไม่ไหลกลับ

Year: 1987

Thai title: สายน้ำไม่ไหลกลับ
English title:

Rating: 5/5
Director:

Main actor: Apichat Halamjiak,Somsak Chaisongkram
Main actress: Sinjai Hongthai,Piathip Kumwong,Linda Khatancharoen

A young lady called Feun (Sinjai Hongthai) is working in a hairdresser shop and washes customers' hair. Khun Warut (Apichat Halamjiak), one customer, has interest in Feun. Phaen (Piathip Kumwong), Feun’s stepmother, tries to push her to go out with Warut. Feun’s father (Somsak Chaisongkram) indulges in alcohol and is seriously sick. Aniwat is Feun's close friend and wishes to marry her when he finishes his studies. Pressured by Phaen, Feun accepts a dinner invitation from Warut. Aware of this, Aniwat feels betrayed. Warut asks for Feun's hand. Phaen pushes her to accept. Troubled, she wishes to talk to Aniwat. But seeing him with another lady, she finally accepts Warut's offer. Warut starts to be more daring with Feun knowing they will marry soon. The wedding shall be a very small ceremony without Warut's parents. In fact, Warut is already married with three children. Phaen was aware. Warut and Feun don't understand each other. Feun likes to stay home but Warut likes to go to disco. Phaen is not interested in Feun's father but only in money that Warut gives to Feun. Warut doesn't come back home a few days already. While doing shopping with Warut, Warut and Feun meet Warut's wife. Feun understands that Warut lied to her (โลกลวง). She flees but is hit by a car. She is rescued by a DJ who introduces her to another lady called Luang. Feun cannot go back home as she doesn't want to be forced by Phaen again or to meet Warut again. Luang is working as a call girl. First Feun looks for normal jobs (waitress) but she still faces men harassment. She cannot find proper jobs (อยากเป็นคนดีแต่สังคมไม่ยอม). So she has finally no choice than working same as Luang as she is worried about her father. It is a difficult job as some men are crazy or violent. She enters in a whirlpool of sex and easy money. One day, one of her guest is Aniwat! Aniwat still believes Feun is a good person despite doing this job (ต้องการเงิน). Aniwat still loves Feun. Feun accepts to start a real love relationship with Aniwat. Their love is spoilt by meeting some former customers while dining and by a liver disease due to alcohol high level of consumption. Aniwat's friend tries to break this relationship. Feun's friend finds that Aniwat is already fiance with a teacher. Knowing this, she indulges in alcohol again and ends up in hospital. Despite cutting part of her liver, she will not survive long. She leaves the hospital and stays near the sea. Knowing Aniwat's wedding, she ends up in hospital again. Her friend forces Aniwat to visit her to hospital so that he can understand her real love and the pain he caused her. Feun dies in front of him. Movie สายน้ำไม่ไกลกลับ highlights society hypocrisy as it is allowed or understood that a man can have multiple mistresses but the opposite is not accepted. It highlights a society where men harassment is still excessive.

เท-ผู้ชายป้ายเหลือง
เท-ผู้ชายป้ายเหลือง

Year: 1987

Thai title: เท-ผู้ชายป้ายเหลือง
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor:
Main actress: Naowarat Yooktanun,Sarinthip Siriwan

Yut is a young man selling his body to other men. He has no choice based on family survival necessity (ความจำเป็น). He is living with other men having the same job. Gik is also a poor lady student. She meets Pon that declares his love to her. Gik gets pregnant but Pon doesn't want to keep the baby. Yut meets Da (Naowarat Yooktanu), a lonely woman, who is rapidly fond of him. Da invites him to stay with his mother in her home and also pays for his studies. Da has already a baby. At the university, Yut meets another young lady called Mem. Mem is just a friend but Da is very jealeous and her love is excessive. Da is the mistress (เมียน้อย) of an older man, who is Mem's father! Yut decides to quit Da, who cannot bear it. She eats pill to die. She legates her money to him so that he can build his future through study and not through selling his body. Everybody has its own secrets and own problems. Hapiness doesn't come easily. Everybody want love and warmth (อบอุ่น). This movie highlights love misunderstandings and twisted loves between friends, children and parents.

กว่าจะรู้เดียงสา
กว่าจะรู้เดียงสา

Year: 1987

Thai title: กว่าจะรู้เดียงสา
English title:

Rating: 4/5
Director:

Main actor: Suchao Pongwilai
Main actress: Pissamai Wilaisak,Marsha

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Thip (ทิพย์), a 16 years old teen, is part of a family of well off people (เป็นลูกผู้ดี). She is not a villager kid (ลูกชาวบ้าน) so her mother doesn't want her to mingle with people of lower status. Her mother (Pissamai Wilaisak) plans to find a good husband for Thip. The mother is very strict and Thip is not allowed to go out without her mother's authorization. She forbids almost everything (อะไรๆก็ห้าม) despite her husband's advice (รู้จักโลก). Thanks to her friend, Thip meets Chaya (ไชยา), a young teen boy, working in a bicycle repair shop. He is very strong at football. Everybody is fed up with the mother's behavior as she is too excessive (ไม่สบายใจทุกคน, ไม่สนุกสนานหมือนเด็กอื่น, จะไม่ใครเหลือ). The husband spends long hours and nights working at the family factory. Believing that her husband is having an affair at the factory, the mother decides to work late also so Thip has more time to meet Chaya. Love emerges between Thip and Chaya. The mother wishes to put her in a boarding school (โรงเรียนประจำ) as she has no time for her (ไม่มีเวลาดูแล). Thip learns to drive and often spent time with Chaya at the Rose inn... Thip becomes pregnant. As the mother discovers that Thip has a boyfriend, she becomes so upset. Afraid to announce her pregnacy, Thip finally flees with Chaya. They go to Bangkok. Afraid to tarnish her family name, the mother forbids anybody to announce the news. The mother uses a hit man (มือปืน) to take revenge over Chaya's father, who has claimed the blame was on Thip (แม่มีเงินและอิทธิพล). Bangkok people are not honest (ระวังตัว) with provincial people. Thip and Chaya have a hard life in Bangkok. They meet a lady called Chalem, who is in fact interested to use Thip in a call girl ring. Thip is not used to do chore house or cook food so she experiments a harsh life. Their couple is under hard pressure. Chaya finds a small job (30 baht ซ่อมจักรยาน). Thip needs to become a domestic helper (คนใช้) as they don't have enough money. She is hired by a teacher despite she has a husband already. Thip and Chaya live in separated place (ดีอย่างหนึ่งเสียอย่างหนึ่ง). Chaya smokes now and meets ruffians. Meanwhile the teacher's husband tries to rape Thip. She has to flee but she cannot find Chaya as he moved out. He is now addicted to drugs. Thip's parents are now separated so she has no choice but to ask Chalem to find an escort job for her. She doesn't want to go with guests. Chalem wants her to abort but finally keeps the baby, who is a girl. Chaya is smashed by a car while fleeing following a robbery. Thip is sold to a prostitution ring in North of Thailand. During a bordel inspection, a relative of Thip recognizes her. Thip gives him the baby and then finally suicides herself. This movie highlights Thai society modern issues (lack of care and time for children, teens pregnancy, abortion, prostitution...).




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