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รถไฟฟ้า..มาหานะเธอ
รถไฟฟ้า..มาหานะเธอ

Year: 2009

Thai title: รถไฟฟ้า..มาหานะเธอ
English title: Bangkok Traffic Love Story

Rating: 4/5
Director:

Main actor:
Main actress: Sirin Horwang

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Young Bangkokian woman Li is almost thirty years old and still single. She is coming from a local Thai Chinese family. They are involved in the trading. Her father is ultra protective. Her grant-mother only speaks Chinese. All her friends are now married. She often indulges in alcohols to forget her loneliness. Ped, her best friend, just gets married. That night she drinks too much again and has a slight car accident. She meets a young man called Lung for the first time. He helps her to start again her damaged car. Her father confiscated her car because it is severely damaged as she was drunk. She has to take Bangkok public transport (boat, motorbike taxi...) to reach office as taxicab is too expensive. She meets Lung again when she takes the Bangkok Skytrain. He works in Bangkok Mass Transit System (BTS) company at night time. She sells solar cells at daytime and has a crazy Japanese boss. Her parents still try to do the matchmakers and present her a young immature guy called Chai. During Songkran holidays her parents are going to China as usual but she is not willing to go. She tries anything to be in touch with Lung and to raise his interest. She is a a blundering lady and breaks his glasses, laptop and then his digital camera. She tries to find ways to get his mobile number. He finally invites her for Songkran festival to play water games. When a love story could really start, Li discovers that Lung is granted to study two years in Germany so he has to leave after Songkran festival. They separate as good friends. The movie ends up happily as they meet again two years later in the skytrain. Li is now working at night time as stock trader with US market. Lung invites her for the coming Songkran festival. This movie celebrates the ten years anniversary of Bangkok Mass Transit System (BTS) company. The Bangkok Skytrain was opened on December 1999. This movie highlights modern ways for ladies to seduce men, i.e. give her phone number, invite to go out, be a gik (กิ๊ก)... It is in opposition between traditional way and modern way to meet a husband. Nevertheless Li's mother forgets all her principles as her daughter couldn't find a mate. The romantic comedy "Bangkok Traffic Love Story" was the biggest success at 2009 Thai box office with 150 million baht. Cris Horwang was named 2009 best actress by the Bangkok Critics Assembly Awards. The movie also criticizes Thai popular Mass media.

หนีตามกาลิเลโอ
หนีตามกาลิเลโอ

Year: 2009

Thai title: หนีตามกาลิเลโอ
English title: Dear Galileo

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Ray McDonald
Main actress:

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Two young Thai women, Cherry and Noon, decide to go to London to change their life. They stop studying for one year in order to earn money. They enter with tourist visa and then become illegal resident when their visa expire. They are looking for work in Thai restaurants. Working conditions are difficult as police officers are looking for illegal workers. They discover the harsh reality of working environment (one is fired for arguing with a customer (เถียงลูกค้า), one is fired for being late to work). They befriend with a Thai cook, who, fed up with this illegal life, is finally caught by the police and deported. The two young women decide to go to Paris. They find a new job in a Thai restaurant. Their friendship starts to have trouble as they have often verbal arguments. Noon feels lost in France as she doesn't speak French. Noon meets a young man called Sisit. Sisit is living in an international artistic community in an old manufacturing building with no water and no electricity. The movie gives a bad image of French pharmacy as Cherry cannot get medicine to cure Noon as she has no official prescription. A romance starts between Sisit and Noon. Cherry wishes to do another job. They perform Thai traditional dances (รำไทย) in restaurant. She meets an old friend and is ahasmed as all her schoolmates have found good job. Cherry has skills in design but she stopped her studies. Sisit asks her to resume her studies. There is an analogy with Galileo, who was right (the Earth is not the center of the universe) and Cherry, who is wrong to have stopped studying. Strong foundations are needed to make a good building. Strong studies are needed to make a good adult. Cherry finds a job thanks to a director from Milano. Both friends go to Italy and reach Venezia. They find a job in pizzeria. Noon is arrested by the police as she was cheating on the food given to customers following an idea from Cherry. Noon is sent back to Thailand. Cherry feels lonely and sorry to have caused troubles to her friend. They promise to meet each other at Pisa tower and go to Paris again. This movie highlights friendship, family links, importance of studies, efforts needed to reach goals and encouragement to discover the world outside Thailand.

ปายอินเลิฟ
ปายอินเลิฟ

Year: 2009

Thai title: ปายอินเลิฟ
English title: Pai in love

Rating: 3/5
Director: Thanit Jitnukul,Prachya Pinkaew,Bongkoj Kongmalai

Main actor: Ray McDonald
Main actress: Supaksorn Chaimongkol

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Paris and Venise are well known to be romantic cities. Is Pai going to be the next romantic city? A group of teens come to Pai to shoot a movie. The young director has many original ideas about love stories in Pai and try to include touching moments. The six small stories are mainly based on succinct and brief unexpected encounters which generate love. The six stories are shot by different directors including Thanit Jitnukul, Bongkoj Kongmalai and Prachya Pinkaew. One story is about a young lady, fed up with her life on Bangkok. She notices some unread postcards in neighbour's letter box. She reads them. It is related to a man writing news about his small business in Pai to his old girlfriend. This one is not interested by the postcards anymore so the young lady decides to go to Pai. In another story, it is discovered that Koi, owner of the shop selling the postcards, writes the letter for the young man as he doesn't know how to write romantic letters. Love finally emerges between Koi and the young man. Prachya Pinkaew's short story is about a man waiting along the road and seeing life events near him. He is located at Pai's mileage stone 0 km (ปาย 0 km). Nice moments happen until it is finally discovered that the man is the spirit (เจ้าที่) of the mileage stone! Bongkoj Kongmalai's short story is about a Bangkokian backpacker coming to Pai to relax. He meets a nice girl who has just been dumped. Unfortunately he needs to go back to Bangkok. Another story if about a man, who needs to marry a young woman, living in Pai, only to share a plot of land. Once they divorce they can sell the land to a multinational corporation willing to build an hotel. As love emerges, they don't divorce and keep the land. The unity of the six stories is sometimes discutable.

ความจำสั้น แต่รักฉันยาว
ความจำสั้น แต่รักฉันยาว

Year: 2009

Thai title: ความจำสั้น แต่รักฉันยาว
English title: Best of times

Rating: 3/5
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Two close male friends, Keng and Ong, are partying and celebrating the end of their studies. Eight years have passed. Keng has become a veterinarian. Ong was married to Fai but there was no love from Ong anymore so they have divorced. When he was a student, Keng loved Fai but Ong was the first to seduce Fai. Keng and Ong are condemned to community service works following a drinking driving sentencing. Fai loves dogs so she still meets Keng very often. Keng meets a couple of elderly people, who try to have a romance despite the son's opposition. Keng still loves Fai but he is too shy to say it. Fai knows it but her heart is still split with Ong, her former husband. Keng helps the elderly couple to live their romance through teaching them MSN chat. They go together to Chumphon. If they can live their love story, why can't Keng succeed with Fai? The grandma's son is very worried about his mother so he wishes to call the police. To help them, Keng needs to lie that he is the one having organized the trip to Chumphon and that he will meet them there. So he needs to go there and finally Fai goes also with him. Grandma has to go to America to live with her son but she doesn't want to go there. She asks to stay. Uncle Chamat compares love with the tree inside his garden (ไม่ยอมตาย), which still survived after a typhoon. Fai cannot forget easily. She still hopes that Ong will come back but Ong is going to marry again (ผมอยากได้เมียไม่ใช่เพื่อน). The grandma finally tells to her son she wants to stay in Thailand. It is discovered that the uncle Chamat has Alzheimer disease. Fai and Keng move his favorite tree from Chumphon to Bangkok so that he can be close to his roots. Despite root transplantation to somewhere else, the tree can still blossom again when love is here. Fai and Keng can now live their own love story (รักใหม่กับคนเดิม). The movie title “ความจำสั้น แต่รักฉันยาว” means Short memory but long love. There is an analogy between the young couple (Keng still loves Fai after those years) and the elderly couple (Uncle Chamat loses memory due to Alzhaimer decease but love is still here).

ก่อนรัก หมุนรอบตัวเรา
ก่อนรัก หมุนรอบตัวเรา

Year: 2009

Thai title: ก่อนรัก หมุนรอบตัวเรา
English title: Before Valentine

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Jaturong Mokjok
Main actress:

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Valentine day is coming soon. This movie deals about how love changes over the years. It deals with four couples. One teen couple is having a first puppy love and have difficulty to admit their love. One thirty years old couple is having their first major crisis. The couple partners have some questions regarding children raising, regarding physical aspect change, regarding saying things frankly (ไม่เห็นความดี), regarding lack of romanticism. The third couple is a mature couple around forty five years old, in which love has disappeared. The lady has still a romantic mind but not the husband so they often quarrel. The husband starts watching closely a younger woman (สาวสวยร้านเน็ตคาเฟ่). The fourth couple is having strong misunderstandings. How are they all going to spend their valentine day? The movie is quite well filmed featuring devil inside concept when people dream and live fictive events at the same time. It is a good feeling movie with modern Thai music. The four couples are facing crisis due to jealousy and are on the verge to break up. But Valentine day is making miracles thanks to a wedding promise, a forgiving, some old souvenirs and roses (แค่นี้ก็พ่อแล้ว). Finally all couples stay together with renewed love and happy relationship.

รักที่รอคอย
รักที่รอคอย

Year: 2009

Thai title: รักที่รอคอย
English title: October Sonata

Rating: 5/5
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In 2513 (1970) famous Thai actor Mitr Chaibancha dies. Saddened by this tragic event, young lady Pleun is hit by a car. The car owner, a young man called Rawee, brings her to Chonburi (Hin Hoi) as she wants to see where Mitr Chaibancha had his fatal accident. As Rawee's friend is out of town, they have to go to resort hotel. They appreciate each other and Rawee reads for her some pages extracted from Sri Burapha's novel "Songkram Chiwit" (สงครามชีวิต). It is a story of tragic romance and class conflict. Tomorrow Rawee will go studying outside Thailand for two years. In the next morning, he goes away and leaves the novel for Pleun. They promised to see each other on 8 October (8 ตุลา) in two years. Pleun decides to go to study at night time as she doesn't know how to read. She wishes to be able to read the novel Rawee gave her. She is working as sewer at daytime. A student, named Nim, likes her a lot. Pleun is accepted as tailor student thanks to her friend recommendation. She decides to change her name as Saen Chan same as the leading character from the book. She wait for Rawee's return. Two years passed. On 8 October 2515, she is waiting at the hotel. Rawee doesn't come. Nim is going to open his own shop and asks Saen Chan for wedding. She refuses as she is still hoping for Rawee return. She quits her hi-so mean boss (ใจด่า), who didn't give her any salary for two years. On 8 October 2516 Saen Chan comes again to the hotel. But only Nim is coming. She finally accepts to marry Nim and works now with him. On 8 October 2517 Saen Chan comes again. Rawee is here this time. He was in prison due to student protests (Violence broke out when students took to the streets demanding the military government to step down). Love happens again. This time she is one to leave and write a message. She is married to Nim but she doesn't love him. Nim starts to drink alcohol as he knows his wife doesn't love him. On 8 October 2518 Saen Chan goes to hotel again. Rawee is now a teacher for fishermen children. Saen Chan cannot make love with him because she is still married. She wishes to die. She leaves her home and start to write a book. On 2519 a violent crackdown on students and protestors occurred led by Thai military. She doesn't meet Rawee that year. His school is closed as he is labeled as a communist. On 8 October 2520 the hotel is now closed. On 8 October 2522 Nim is waiting at the bungalow and asks her to come back with him. Nim is a nice guy but she doesn't love him. He rapes her. On 8 October 2523 a governmental amnesty for former CPT members allows them to come back into society. Rawee can leave his forest refuge. Rawee finds Nim, who is now married and has a child. Nobody knows where is Saen Chan. Rawee stays in the bungalow waiting for Saen Chan. He has malaria sickness. On 8 October 2524 she comes back but finally leaves as she is afraid of a bad trick from Nim again. Three years passed. On 8 October 2527 Nim is here again. Rawee has died but gave a book for Nim to edit their story. This movie features a nice restitution of 1970 atmosphere and mixes a tragic failed love story with the two major historical events in 1973 and 1976.

นางไม้
นางไม้

Year: 2009

Thai title: นางไม้
English title: Nymph

Rating: 4/5
Director: Pen-Ek Ratanaruang

Main actor: Nopachai Chaiyanam
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According to Thai animist beliefs, นางไม้ or "NANG MAI" is a female spirit inhabiting a tree. The movie starts with two men chasing a woman in a jungle. The camera wanders in the jungle. Only screams from the lady can be heard. Then no sound anymore. The camera continues to wander in the jungle then reaches a waterfall where the two men corpses are floating in a pond. Nok and Mae are married since a few years. Their wedding is slowing down. They go in the jungle a few days for camping. Nok is only interested in photographing trees. He finds a specific tree and starts to caress it. Mae also wanders on her side. Nok seems to be troubled as he even lost his glasses found by Mae in the jungle. One night her husband disappears. She goes to see the national park rangers. They have no explanations on the disappearance as normally beasts don't attack humans. As she wishes to stay one more night in the jungle, a ranger gives her sacred Buddha amulets for protection. She keeps calling him on mobile phone and hears weird sounds. While searching at night time, she finds one of his slippers. She collapses and is found by the rangers at morning time. Mae's boss, Korn, arrives and brings back Mae to Bangkok. They had an affair. The same evening Korn talks to his wife Noi to announce he breaks up. But Nok miraculously comes home also. He now behaves strangely, buy many trees and immaculate Mae with soil. Mae is not in hurry anymore to break up with Nok. There is a mix between Nok and Korn presence in Mae's home. Was Nok really back? She goes back to the forest to try to cut the tree. The end is resolved by the affair between Mae and Korn ending for good as requested by the spirit. Nok goes back to the forest to stay with the spirit. This movie is about about couple relationship. Nymph movie was screened in the 'Un Certain Regard' section, a category reserved for daring or unconventional works.

ฝันโคตรโคตร
ฝันโคตรโคตร

Year: 2009

Thai title: ฝันโคตรโคตร
English title: Dreamaholic

Rating: 2/5
Director: Ping Lumpraploeng

Main actor: Ping Lumpraploeng
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A street spectacle humorist (Dang), is chased by a rich and young film star (ดารา) coming to his home in Mercedes SL. Her name is Ple and she likes older men. Getting interest from Ple is like a dream for Dang as he has been single since his wife died 10 years ago. He tries to abuse from the situation. Meanwhile the reality is mixed with his own dreams. In his dreams, he is a film star. He is navigating between dream and reality not knowing which one is true. Dang behaves badly in his dreams when he is a film star. This romantic comedy highlights that we should take the chance before time is over. Ping Lumpraploeng's previous movie was Loveaholic (โคตรรักเอ็งเลย). It is famous for for having spectators laughing and crying at the same time. Ping Lumpraploeng tries a similar formula with Dreamaholic with moderate success.

ก้านกล้วย 2
ก้านกล้วย 2

Year: 2009

Thai title: ก้านกล้วย 2
English title: Khan Kluay 2

Rating: 4/5
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This movie is computerized cartoon taking place during Ayutthaya period when war with Burma was frequent. Khan Kluay is a strong young elephant. His wife Chaba Kaew is pregnant but Khan Kluay has no time for her as he trains other elephants to be elephants warriors. Chaba Kaew decides to go back to her village to deliver. She complains to Khan Kluay but Khan Kluay's mother highlights that Khan Kluay's duty (หน้าที่) to nation shall come first. The mother takes care of her. Chaba Kaew delivers two beautiful twins. Meanwhile Burmese troops use black magic to fortify their elephants. Burmese troops ransack the village where Chaba Kaew is staying. Khan Kluay's mother dies while protecting the twins. Chaba Kaew and the children are deported to Burma. Knowing this, Khan Kluay deserts to look for his wife and children. Khan Kluay is captured by Burmese troops and brought to their palace. A Thai princess is also held hostage there. She helps to organise the resistance to help the elephants but she cannot join as her son is also taken in hostage by the king of Hongsawadee. A Burmese sorcerer prepares a ceremony for a new attack on Ayuthaya. Twins elephants shall be sacrified. Through a Nai Khanom Tom (มวยไทย นายขนมต้ม) allegory, Khan Kluay succeeds to defeat the elephants leader and prevent his twins to be sacrified on the pyre. Finally the Thai soldiers imprisoned in Hongsawadee palace and all the elephants succeed to flee. Khan Kluay is accused as deserter. As Khan Kluay helps the Thai king to defeat the Burmese zombies soldiers and the sorcered, he is graced. This nationalist cartoon puts in stress family values (We are a family, parents' sacrifice for children) and the duty to the nation (being a soldier, allegiance to the Thai King).

เฉือน
เฉือน

Year: 2009

Thai title: เฉือน
English title: Slice

Rating: 5/5
Director: Kongkiat Khomsiri

Main actor: Chatchai Plengpanich
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A foreigner, taking a young boy to his hotel room, is mysteriously killed by a man wearing a red cape. The body is found in a red suitcase. Police is investigating. Noi is a young beautiful lady. Her boyfriend, Tai, is in jail. Tai sometimes kills people in the jail compound to get money to support Noi. A second murder involves a middle age man bringing an university student at his home. The corpse is put in a red suitcase again. The police has no clues to progress. According to a psychanalist who did interview Tai, Tai seems to be linked to the mysterious murderer. Pa, a policeman, proposes an agreement to Tai, i.e. an earlier release versus the help to catch the murderer. It seems that the murders are linked to people having perverse behavior only. The killer then goes into a gay club and performs a killing rampage. Tai and Pa have a weird relationship. Tai was an undercover cop used by Pa to perform bad and unofficial tasks. A last task turned bad and Tai ended in prison. Following the agreement, Tai exits from the prison and has 15 days to catch the killer. If he failed, he will be back to prison and will never see Noi again (หนูตัวประกัน). Tai goes back to his hometown where he spent his youth with good friends. Tai is especially looking for his old friend Nut. Nut wished to do everything to be accepted by the local group of friends (ลูกน้อง). As he was gay, he was rejected. Finally Tai protected him. One of the victims is a former teacher who raped Nut. Tai and Nut became friends. Nut was the son of a prostitute and had a harsh life. He lived with a man, who was not his real father, and was raped frequently. One night Tai tried to helps Nut. Nut stabbed the man so they had to flee and reached Pattaya. Nut had often crisis. A local pimp tried to push them towards sex customers. One night Tai got angry with Nut as he tried to embrace him. He hit him. Nut was then kidnapped by the local pimp and put in a red suitcase. Tai and Nut were separated. Following his enquiry on Nut, Tai finds that Nut worked in a gay club (where the killing rampage happened) and was named Katoey Nat following a surgery. Wishing to know his new face, Tai finds that Nut is now Noi! Meanwhile Noi kills the policeman Pa as he tries to rape her. Noi and Tai meet each other at their youth place. As police is coming, Noi asks Tai to free her from this world...

สวยซามูไร
สวยซามูไร

Year: 2009

Thai title: สวยซามูไร
English title: The Vanquisher

Rating: 2/5
Director: Manop Udomdej

Main actor: Pete Thongjure,Saranyu Wongkrachang
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The Vainquisher is similar to a B grade movie. Lady Genja is expert in martial skills. She is working in Thai special forces as secret agent. During a mission in South Thailand, Genja is betrayed by her own organization but survives. Claire, her boss, is a treacherous lady. Two years later Genja is involved in an international terrorism threat involving CIA, Thai special forces, South Thailand islamic insurgents and Japanese Ninjas. Wajip, head of terrorists, is hidding in Bangkok. Genja has to face Claire again. English language is used in the main part of the movie as multinational teams are involved to catch Wajip. Sexy women and samourai fights cannot compensate the weak scenario and montage sequences. The owner of Sahamongkol Film International ordered all footage of Chotiros Suriyawong to be deleted from the movie "The Vanquisher" as she was rebuked for wearing a revealing outfit to the Subhanahongsa Awards. Following Tak Bai incident in South of Thailand, this action film was ordered to cut a scene showing gunmen opening fire into a mosque, or facing a ban.

กระสือฟัดปอบ
กระสือฟัดปอบ

Year: 2009

Thai title: กระสือฟัดปอบ
English title:

Rating: 2/5
Director:

Main actor: Phairoj Jaising,Akom Preedakul
Main actress: Intira Jaroenpura,Naowarat Yooktanun,Prangwalai Thepsatorn

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A teacher brings his art students on the country-side to go for camping. Every day people die in the village. Some people believe some ghosts "Phi Kraseu" and "Phi Pop" reside in the village. The spirit ("Phi Kraseu" - ผีกระสือ) is a malicious and very dangerous spirit which manifests itself as a beautiful woman. It floats through the air because it has no lower body. It appears as a length of intestines suspended from a lovely woman face. A "Phi Pop" (ผีปอบ) is an evil spirit believed to possess a person to eat his intestine while also forcing him to seek and consume raw animal organs and meat at night-time. A medium master (อาจารย์) try to chase villagers away in order that a foreign developer can build a resort. The medium master use two ladies ghosts to frighten the villagers. The "Phi Pop" ghost performs many killings. The role is played by sexy actress Prangwalai Thepsatorn. As the medium master fails to chase the villages, the developer gives him a last chance. So he launches ghosts in daytime to deter the villagers. The art students need to flee ghosts. The Phi Kraseu fights with Phi Pop to stop the killings. The village head (ผู้ใหญ่บ้าน) decides to use a sorcerer (หมอผี) to chase the ghosts from the village. Finally the students with the help of "Phi Kraseu" get rid of the "Phi Pop" and the developer. There are heavy gags characteristic of modern horror comedies. The fat student is treated as an elephant. Naowarat Yooktanun is still as beautiful as 30 years ago. Some sequences are a homage to old classic Thai movies.

เชือดก่อนชิม
เชือดก่อนชิม

Year: 2009

Thai title: เชือดก่อนชิม
English title: Meat Grinder

Rating: 4/5
Director:

Main actor:
Main actress: Mai Charoeunpura,Pimchanok Leuwisetpaiboon

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Bout is a lady selling Thai noodle soup. Her life is full of sorrow, sad and bloody events. She has one young crippled daughter called Bua. When Bout was young, she was mistreated by her mum so has now sequels. Bout was raped by her father forcing Bout to marry early as she was pregnant. She had also a bad unfaithful husband who had debts. She killed him and her mistress as they try to drown her daughter who spied them together in the bedroom. The events happen during 1973 Thai student uprising historical events. A corpse is found in her cart as a student hides inside and receives a lost bullet. To get rid of the corpse, she chops it inside her noodle soup. It gives a delicious taste. She meets a young man that is looking for his missing friend. A love story starts. There is a strong analogy on flesh during lust and on bloody flesh used in noddle soup... A debt collector always bothers and threatens Bout to get paid relating old debts from her former husband. One evening she kills him and uses his flesh in noodle soup also. The young man understand after a while why she stockpiles sedatives from his pharmacy. She uses sedatives to put to sleep her victims before chopping them. He discovers Bua's body in a big jar. In fact Bout is crazy as Bua is dead since a long time already. Bua is only alive in her imagination. The young man sends her to police but without tangible proofs, Bout cannot be arrested. She is released and is looking for revenge over her former boyfriend and his new girlfriend. She kidnaps the girlfriend in her bloody cellar containing so many corpses... Main actress is famous Thai pop singer Mai Charoeunpura. Her performance is so striking that the pity over her sad life surpasses the horror due to her bloody killings. The film has been cut by Thai censors as the censors worried the film story could jeopardise the popularity of Thai noodle soup! The original Thai title was ก๋วยเตี๋ยว เนื้อ คน meaning "human meat noodles". The Thai title has to be changed to เชือด ก่อน ชิม meaning "carve before tasting".

6:66 ตายไม่ได้ตาย
6:66 ตายไม่ได้ตาย

Year: 2009

Thai title: 6:66 ตายไม่ได้ตาย
English title: Death happen

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Yodchai Meksuwan
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The movie starts with a strong opening. A middle age man gets suicide. A photo journalist, called Dao, takes pictures of a business arguing between two men. One man is shot. As Dao has seen the scene, she is also shot. But Dao is safe with no injuries. Her father just died. He is in fact the man who commits suicide. In the hospital morgue, her father wakes up and is sent to reanimation room. Strange night for Dao with two dead peope who finally wake up (ตายไม่ได้ตาย). The father killed his wife as she was suffering in terminal phase. Dao didn't meet her father for 15 years as she never forgives him. Wout is a policeman who is supporting Dao. Some journalist friends talk to her about lost spirits (วิญญาณ) that are wandering around refusing to die, refusing to be born. Dao is enquiring on those mysteries but a hitman is also chasing her regarding the embarrassing pictures she took. She then understands that her father died for her instead of her. Unfortunately the hitman finds her...

แฟนเก่า
แฟนเก่า

Year: 2009

Thai title: แฟนเก่า
English title: My Ex

Rating: 3/5
Director: Piyaphan Chuphet

Main actor: Shahkrit Yamnarm
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Ken is a butterfly and is working in entertainment mass media. One of his former girlfriend (แฟนเก่า), Min, is savagely killed by a truck when she was calling him from a phonebooth. His new girlfriend (แฟนใหม่) is called Koi. Ken is always followed up by a paparazzi. A ghost is coming back for revenge towards Ken bad behavior with women. Scary scenes happen to Ken and Koi. Ken goes to his Hua Hin home. To his surprise a former girlfriend Mem is waiting for him at nighttime. She was previously pregnant but then Ken dropped her. She then killed herself. Same as Mae Nak story, she is a ghost looking for her husband but Ken is not aware. She disappears mysteriously when Koi arrives. The paparazzi finds than Mem ghost image is surimpressed on many pictures he took. Frightening incidents happen. Mem causes Koi to have a deadly car accident. The paparazzi warns Ken's producer as Ken is not willing to listen to anybody after Koi's tragic accident. The paparazzi dies. The producer is also killed. Mem also causes Ken to have a car accident. As he apologizes (ขอโทษ) sincerely and claims his true love to Mem, the ghost forgives and spares his life. Finally as Ken continues his butterfly behavior, he falls with his new girlfriend from his condo to his death. Mem was also responsible of Min's death. This movie highlights the paparazzi bad practices and is a gory warning to butterfly men.

5 แพร่ง
5 แพร่ง

Year: 2009

Thai title: 5 แพร่ง
English title: Phobia 2

Rating: 5/5
Director:

Main actor: Charlie Trairattana,Choomporn Theppitak
Main actress: Marsha,Nicole Theriault

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Phobia franchise is back with a new episode released on 09.09.09! This time, Phobia 2 is made of five different stories. First story is about a young rebel teen called Phae. His parents are separated following a divorce. He blames his mother for not loving him enough. He is now a Buddhist novice in order to hide as he has committed a crime. While walking in the forest, the abbot asks him to stay in a remote area as part of meditation training. The local people believe in ghosts but Phae doesn't. Phae neither likes to be commanded neither listens to advice and recommendation. He secretly eats food at night time committing a breach in Buddhist teachings. He has no respect for monkhood. He is responsable of his father death in a car accident. Pret (เปรต) ghosts are living there. He is facing death as a karmic retribution (กรรม) of his previous bad actions (เรื่องของกรรม). Second story is regarding a teen having a motorbike accident and recovering from his injuries in an hospital room shared with a dying man. At night time a ghost (ผีอำ) is roaming inside the room and wishes to kill him in order to exchange bodies. Third story is about Thai zombies. Two japanese tourists are taken in autostop by a truck. The truck is transporting mysterious goods as something is knocking from inside. There are immigrants from south of thailand. They have eaten small balls containing drug. Then the drug has leaked and they become zombies. The two tourists and truck drivers are running for their life... Fourth story is about a garage lady owner, Nut, who is selling second hand cars. Those cars already have a deadly accident. She is concealing the truth to her customers. Some customers died as the cars were nice outside but not repaired inside. Nut is looking for her daughter that always like hiding in cars. Ghosts come to have revenge of having been sold a broken car. They take revenge over her daughter. The fifth story is the most funny and Ironical. It takes place on the shooting of Thai horror movie "Alone 2" (แฝด 2). The actress playing the ghost dies at hospital. The show must go on. The team needs to finish the movie to ease the ghost. Thainess is well shown in those 5 small movies. Phobia 2 was very popular and did 113.5 millions baht revenue in 2009.

ตอกตราผี
ตอกตราผี

Year: 2009

Thai title: ตอกตราผี
English title: The Fatality

Rating: 4/5
Director:

Main actor: Somchai Sakdikul
Main actress: Wiyada Umarin

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This movie is a Thai Taiwanese production. Suriyong is working in a caretaker shop and is rejected by the society. He has always ghost visions. Following a deadly fight in Taipei, Suriyong wakes up in a Thai hospital but in somebody else’s body! He is now Asanee. He cannot remember he is married to a lady called Nakhun. He cannot speak Thai also. A Thai doctor speaking Chinese is assigned to his case. Doctors believe Asanee lost his memory (บ้าอะไร) as he cannot remember anything. Back home Nakhun doesn't believe Suriyong and tries to shoot him believing he is Asanee trying to hit her again. A mysterious secret prevails. Suriyong goes back to work as Asanee was a clerk. Some mysterious administrative letters are given to him. It seems ghosts (a woman smashed by a car, a little girl) want to give him messages. His office is inside an old administration building perfect for a scary setting. Suriyong understands he needs to stamp the letters that are in fact death certificates (ทำหน้าที่ตอบแทนเขา). Suriyong through stamping the certificates (คนปล่อยวิญญาณ) allows the spirits to have a rebirth. It seems his wife, Nakhun, has a mysterious secret towards him as Asanee’s best friend seems not so happy to see him back. Nakhun convinces Suriyong to go for a Buddhist exorcism. It takes place during the Tattoo festival at Wat Bang Phra. Monks prayers fail to liberate Suriyong. There is an impressive 360 degrees shooting inside the temple. Suriyong investigates on Asanee’s past. The doctor also conceals a secret. Suriyong understands he has the right of life or death on people (คนอยากตาย). By stamping the certificate, Suryong can become Yama, the hell guardian, and can shorten people life and sufferings. Same as Asanee before, Suriyong starts to take pleasure by killing people (สนุกฆ่าคน). Things turn badly. Asanee's body is posseded by Asanee's spirit again and Suriyong’s spirit is expelled. Only the doctor can see him. Asanee tries to kill Nakhun again. The only way to stop Asanee is to stamp his death certificate. Suriyong, thanks to the doctor help, can stop Asanee on time and recovers his body. Nakhun then shots Suriyong as she has a lover. Both Asanee and Suriyong are now really dead and Nakhun can enjoy the heritage with her lover.

บุปผาราตรี 3.1
บุปผาราตรี 3.1

Year: 2009

Thai title: บุปผาราตรี 3.1
English title: Buppha Reborn

Rating: 2/5
Director: Yuthlert Sippapak

Main actor: Santisuk Promsiri,Somchai Sakdikul,Mario Maurer
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The Buppha ghost saga continues with two new opus in 2009. In 2009, Buppha 3.1 and 3.2 were released. Lang, a teenager, can see ghosts since he is a child. He breaks up with his girlfriend as she is fed up with those ghost stories. Then he moves to a new place, the old factory building where Buppha used to live. In parallel, a little girl is always teased by her schoolmates. She fell in the stairs. When she wakes up, she is not the same. Buppha spirit is reincarnated in her body. She goes back to the building where she lived in Buppha 1 and 2. She then goes on rampage on the building residents by frightening them or killing them. Bupha either do her killings in the body of the little girl or inside the body of Buppha. In the building, there is an underground illegal casino. The comical psychic (หมอผี) Master Kong, who is now running for governor of Bangkok, tries again to chase Buppha spirit away but as usual fails. Lang meets Buppha and recognizes her as the teacher, who helped him a few years ago. He is fond of her. Nowadays Thai horror movies are either comedy comic oriented or scary oriented but Buppha is a unique mix of Thai comedy and gory horror. In such modern horror movie, ghosts are not afraid of Buddhist incantations (maybe related to numerous modern scandals in which monks were involved so they lost some respect from people and ghosts also) and especialy when those incantations are said with a hip hop trend!

บุปผาราตรี 3.2
บุปผาราตรี 3.2

Year: 2009

Thai title: บุปผาราตรี 3.2
English title: Rahtree Revenge

Rating: 3/5
Director: Yuthlert Sippapak

Main actor: Santisuk Promsiri,Akom Preedakul,Somchai Sakdikul
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The Buppha ghost saga continues with two new opus in 2009. In 2009, Buppha 3.1 and 3.2 were released. Buppha was the teacher when Lang was a kid. Lang still wants to meet Buppha again. He knocks at room 609 but she is not willing to teach him again (ไม่สะดวก). Police arrives in the building and enquiries on the bodies found in the underground casino. They see a jumping embalmed corpse and flee. A Hong Kong police officer is coming to help. Lang stays in the factory building because of Buppha. There is identification between Buppha and the little girl. The underground casino den is still opened. More comic customers are coming. Police comes again with the support of monk Luang Phi Teng (หลวงพี่เท่ง). Luang Phi Teng is the main character from "The Holy man" movie, which was a top hit in 2005. Luang Phi Ten is giving blessing to the police (ให้กำลังใจ - รับพร). The monk is entering the building with them. The police wishes to capture the little girl ghost but she continues her killing rampage with the policemen. The monk and remaining policemen flee also. The embalmed jumping corpse is now inside the casino den. Afraid customers are fleeing and leave their money behind. A Chinese customer uses a Chinese baby spirit (กุมารทอง) to get back the money. The Chinese spirit is not as strong as the Thai spirit and gets smashed. Lang loves Buppha, who is already dead. His soul (วิญญาณ) is gone to search for Buppha. A monk brings him back to human world. Despite advise from monk not to go to the building again, Lang flees from hospital to meet Buppha. A new exorcist master (อาจารย์) from Cambodia goes to room 609 in the building. They are all killed. Finally a traditional hermit (ฤาษี) with his hunchback is brought by Lang's friends. The comic hermit has difficulty to fight against the strong spirit (ของแรง). The father is burning (เผาศพ) the body of his small daughter causing the killings to stop. Buppha Rahtree 3.2 continues the same recipe including an unique mix of Thai comedy and gory horror. It is more fun than Buppha 3.1

จีจ้า ดื้อสวยดุ
จีจ้า ดื้อสวยดุ

Year: 2009

Thai title: จีจ้า ดื้อสวยดุ
English title: Raging Phoenix

Rating: 2/5
Director:

Main actor:
Main actress: Yanin Vismistananda

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This movie features the new Thai martial arts feminine star nicknamed Jija. Jija's mother dropped her, her music band group drops her. She feels lonely and indulges in alcohol. Then she gets kidnapped by a mafia group but is rescued on time by Salim, part of drunken martial arts expert team. Their goal is to stop the kidnapping organization. They teach her but finally drop her also as she doesn't fit into their plan. She succeeds to beat the leader and gets her place back in the team. The kidnappers are looking for specific woman scent to make perfume. She acts as a bait and gets kidnapped again. She helps Salim, who is looking for his wife captured a long time ago, and defeats the gang. The movie is having a basic scenario and mixes various ambiances (Mad Max 2, Perfume - The Story of a Murderer, Hip Hop and breakdance). It is still enjoyable thanks to Jija and her partners martial arts impressive skills. The movie boasts to be the first one introducing a new form of martial arts that combines Thai boxing with breakdancing. Viewers looking for action and martial arts skills won't be disappointed. Viewers looking for a good and original scenario may take a rain check.

ท้าชน
ท้าชน

Year: 2009

Thai title: ท้าชน
English title: Fireball

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Suchao Pongwilai,Kowit Wattanakul
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Tan (แทน) is in coma state in hospital. He was severely beaten. He needed money to pay the caution for his brother Tai (ไท) to be released from prison. They are twin brothers. Pang, Tan's girlfriend, is still waiting for his hypothetical wake up. Tai is a former player of fireball basketball, which is a mix of basketball and Thai boxing. Tai wants to understand who did injure his brother. He is recruited by a boss building a new team made of Zing, Iq, Muk. A few famous veteran actors are present in this movie, i.e. Suchao Pongwilai, Kowit Wattanakul. Den is the team boss. Misunderstanding happens inside the team as it is a more of collage of individuality. Tai finds the man who crushed his brother. But revenge can only happen during an official match to avoid team disqualification. Pang will not drop Tan as he helped her a lot to pay for her studies. Matches are very violent and competition is harsh to reach the final. Iq dies during the second match. Muck tries to throw the third match away for money. He is beaten to death by the mob. Due to Pang's debts to cure his brother, Tan is forced to accept a money deal to lose the final. Tai's condition is getting critical and a lot of money is needed to pay for an operation. Pang is worried Tai will end up like Tan. During a thrilling final, Tai's team wins and the man who injured Tan is defeated. But only Zing survives during the final game. Tan wakes up at the moment Tai dies. This recent Thai action movies surfs on the Thai Muay action movies wave. The movie made 8M Baht in year 2009 and well below its 35M Baht budget.

วงษ์คำเหลา
วงษ์คำเหลา

Year: 2009

Thai title: วงษ์คำเหลา
English title: Wongkumlao

Rating: 3/5
Director: Mum Jokmok

Main actor: Mum Jokmok,Somchai Sakdikul
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Ramon is a young lady. She is an English teacher in a HiSo family living in a palatial house. The family includes crazy domestics, a stammering son called Johnnie incapable to study hard during private English lesson, a lazy daughter called Maew, a mother (คุณหญิง) playing in illegal casino (บ่อน). Bow, young man, is fianced with Maew. The HiSo family wears exuberant clothes and has a high pitch tone when speaking. They all have funny long Thai names. The grandfather is sick but still has enough strength to hide four bunnies in his room. Ramon, the leading actress (นางเอก), is a poor lady bothered by the various jealous ladies. Johnnie's brother Phet, wearing a beautiful immaculate white suit, comes back from foreign countries. Maew and her mother (นางอิจฉา) dislike Ramon. Bow, despite being Maew's fiance, has high interest into Ramon. He offers her flowers and gifts causing Maew's ire. Bow asks Chet to act as an intermediate (พ่อซื้อ) to seduce Ramon. The HiSo family needs to think about Phet's wedding. During a family trip to Hua Hin, the mother and Maew use ruffians (ตัวกง) to injure Ramon but to no avail. The family has a declining jewelry business. Ramon makes new designs and Phet wishes to operate new business changes. Mysteriously Ramon's successful designs are stolen. During typical TV series, surprising announcements always happen on the last episode. So during the official collection launch, it is discovered that Ramon is a undercover policewoman. The family lawyer is dishonest and has stolen the jewelry designs. A wedding between Ramon and Chet can happily take place. This movie needs to be seen tongue in cheek as it is a satire of Thai TV serie / soap opera called locally 'Lakorn' (ละคร). It includes the leading actress (นางเอก), who is always a kind and nice person. She never kisses her boyfriend neither held his hand. The bad girl (นางอิจฉา) tries everything to be the main actor's girlfriend and always tries to get rid off the leading actress. She is often a stereotypical character who does not hesitate to do bad things to the leading actress. The leading actor is called พระเอก. A group of funny comedians (ตัวตลก) supports the leading actor. The funny comedians are represented here as 'katoei' (กะเทย - man dressed like a woman), who always has a silly but funny role to play. The movie is based on famous Thai TV series such as 'Baan Sai thong' (บ้านทรายทอง). It includes sickly sentimental music (รักเธอหมดใจ).

ผีตุ๋มติ๋ม
ผีตุ๋มติ๋ม

Year: 2009

Thai title: ผีตุ๋มติ๋ม
English title: Pee Toom Tim

Rating: 1/5
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Pee Toom Tim is a gay ghost comedy taking place during football World cup qualifications. Rak is a successful football goalkeeper and is part of Thailand national team. During a match, he is injured on the head and dies. A spirit (วิญญาณ), called Ming, enters the dead body. The big issue is that Ming is gay so Rak's character changes from a macho to a gay style. Ming has to deal with Rada, Rak's girlfriend. Rak's goalkeeper duty is important as Thailand national football team has the opportunity to qualify for the first time for World cup. His teammates believe Rak is crazy as he is talking alone but in fact talking in fact with Yama (พระยม), the hell god. Ming has to perform a few missions (qualify the football team for world cup, declare his love to Rada, help for the acceptance of a gay member in a family - เป็นกะเทยแต่เป็นคนดี - and in Thai society as a whole, help a young Thai man to achieve his dreams to be a dancer instead of being a policeman as requested by his father, organize a wedding between a cheerleader and a footballer and so on...). As usual, there are a few bad cliches about gay characters working in bars or gay shows. One of the coach promises to drug the national team as he has debts with the mafia. As he knows that Rak is possessed by a spirit, the coach is seeking help from a master (อาจารย์) in order to fight Ming (ผีนรก / ผีตูด). Ming prevents this to happe and the national team is qualified. Finally Rak spirit is allowed to come back in his own body. The movie was shot in 2002 but only released in 2009 as the executive producer worried for Sahamongkol Film International reputation!

หอแต๋วแตก 2
หอแต๋วแตก 2

Year: 2009

Thai title: หอแต๋วแตก 2
English title: Oh My Ghosts!

Rating: 2/5
Director:

Main actor: Koeti Aramboy,Jaturong Mokjok,Ekkachai Srivichai
Main actress: Tukkie

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Thai movie หอแต๋วแตก 2 (แหกกระเจิง) was released in year 2009. It lasts 1h30mn. There is a mix of scary, comic and teenage sequences. This Thai comedy movie features typical flatulence Thai gags, visual gags and reference to some of the jokes found in Baan Phi Pop (บ้านผีปอบ) film series. It looks like the movie was shoot inside a museum. The same three ladyboys (กะเทย) (Taew as Jaturong Mokjok, Ekkachai Srivichai, ยิ่งศักดิ์ จงเลิศเจษฎาวงศ์), owning a dormitory, need to find where Pancake (Koeti Aramboy) died in order to do proper funeral offerings. They find he died in the toilet so they do pray facing the basin! There is one ghost (Tukkie), called Usamanee, in the dormitory wearing Thai traditional dancer clothes. Pa Yoon (ติ๊ก กลิ่นสี), new tenant (เช่าห้อง), sends a ball on the dormitory’s spirit house. It causes Usamanee's anger and Ploy, Pa Yoon's assistant, dies. There is another Thai ghost lady, called Tichada (อภิญญา สกุลเจริญสุข), in the dormitory. Pancake is having arguments with Usamanee (อีผีบ้า). As usual tenants wish to leave as the dormitory is haunted. It is identified that Pa Yoon, Usamanee and Tichada are related to each other in a previous life. Pa Yoon plans to perform a special ceremony to ensure Usamanee and Tichada cannot rebirth again in another life. Pa Yoon and Toi (วีรดิษฐ์ ศรีมาลัย) were husband and wife in a previous life but Toi liked Usamanee so Pa Yoon killed both Usamanee and Tichada. Pancake and the three ladyboys have to go back in the past to gather information in order to defeat Pa Yoon. As usual, the ladyboys in “Hor Thae Tak” film series wear flashy clothes (แต่งตัวแรง).

โหดหน้าเหี่ยว 966
โหดหน้าเหี่ยว 966

Year: 2009

Thai title: โหดหน้าเหี่ยว 966
English title: hodenhahaew

Rating: 2/5
Director:

Main actor: Jaturong Mokjok
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This comedy movie is about a former mafia boss, called Song, going out of jail and looking for revenge on one of his teammate, called Tai, who married the woman that Song loved twenty years ago. This woman is dead already and a daughter, called Thip, is born from this marriage. She is now a young girl being part of a music group and has problems with her father. The mafia boss and two of his acolytes are chasing Tai. This chase involves many characters including a monk, who lost his way to his temple, Mongkhon, a former Song's teammate, Piek, a local gangster and friend of Tai, and Oe, Thip's boyfriend. Many funny situations happen. Finally it is known that Thip is in fact the daughter of the former mafia boss Song. Thip's mother didn't want her daughter to be raised inside a gambling den. Knowing the true, Song forgets any idea of revenge and goes back to jail.

ฟ้าใสใจชื่นบาน
ฟ้าใสใจชื่นบาน

Year: 2009

Thai title: ฟ้าใสใจชื่นบาน
English title: Blue Sky of Love

Rating: 2/5
Director:

Main actor: Phairoj Sangwaribut,Akom Preedakul,Somchai Sakdikul
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In October 1976 a young woman Sai wishes to support the popular movement against the Thai military dictature. But her mother is against this choice. A young man called Kong helps to push her in her mother's car so that she can be safe. A few months later, a group of friends including Kong visits a country park in Northern Thailand. They are not aware that many students have fled the army repression to take refuge inside forests. They take a wrong bus. It is full of new CPT members (Communist Party of Thailand). They are taken as new recruits. Sai is part of the trainers team. This movie is based on historical facts. Many students used to urban life had difficulties adopting to the harsh realities of guerrilla struggle. Strong rules are put in place. They have to perform public work for the community. They want to escape as life is too harsh in the camp. Heavy jokes regarding food, camp doctor and the jungle life take place. They miss Bangkok booze. They volunteer to go inside the jungle to reach a village in order to get food as they ravaged the CPT rice fields by confusing rice plants and weeds. They meet government soldiers in the village so they have to flee. The team leader cowardly drops Sai but Kong helps her. They finally get captured. The military captain, who is Kong's father, releases them. Kong and Sai are then alone in the jungle. There is a mix of comedy and romance through beautiful natural landscapes (waterfalls, mountains in the mist, sunset on top of mountain). The CPT camp is finally attacked by Thai army and destroyed. All friends and Sai flee. Sai is shot in the back by her former team leader and dies in Kong's arms. This movie mixes some historical settings, comedy, romance and drama but the blending is not that successful. Regarding viewers willing to know more about this dark period of Thai history, The Moon Hunter (14 ตุลา) is a great movie to watch.

แหยม ยโสธร 2
แหยม ยโสธร 2

Year: 2009

Thai title: แหยม ยโสธร 2
English title: Hello Yasothon 2

Rating: 4/5
Director: Mum Jokmok

Main actor: Mum Jokmok,Noppadol Duangporn
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A few years have passed since "Hello Yasothon 1". Yaem is now married and has three children. He is village headman (กำนัน). A new district officer (นายอำเภอ) is coming. His name is Palat and he is coming from Bangkok. He tries to seduce Yaem's daughter called Wae. Yaem's teen child provides hints to Palat to seduce his sister Wae. Yaem doesn't trust Bangkokian people, who speak sweet words too easily (คนกรุงเทพปากหวาน). The mother likes Palat but the father always interferes. The movie highlights the life in Isan (อีสาน ) area in the Northeast of Thailand through the village head activities, i.e. visit Buddhist temples, check rice fields, market, village silk craft, Bun bang fai festival (ประเพณีบุญบั้งไฟ). Palat needs to go back to Bangkok. Wae is pregnant with Palat. Yaem comes to Bangkok to ask his parents to take responsability. Meanwhile local ruffians steal the Buddha statue (Ong Bak as a funny reference to Tony Jaa's movie in which Mum Jokmok also played) from the local Buddhist temple and kidnap Yaem's wife and daughter. Yem and Palat help each other to neutralize the ruffians. This movie is an hommage to 1960s old Thai movies. Actors are wearing colorful clothes. This movie has an ambiance similar to "Mon Rak Lung Tung" (1970 - มนต์รักลูกทุ่ง) but with less songs and more comedy. Lao language and a Molam (หมอลำ) soundtrack are used. The movie is full of funny visual or wording jokes. It is also an hommage to Isan culture. Isan people shall be pround of their language and culture.

ความสุขของกะทิ
ความสุขของกะทิ

Year: 2009

Thai title: ความสุขของกะทิ
English title: Happiness of Kati

Rating: 5/5
Director:

Main actor: Krissada Sukosol,Sahat Piempongsan
Main actress: Jaruwan Panyopas

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This movie is a based on a novel written by Jane Vejjajiva. It got a S.E.A. Write Award. A family is quitting their appartment in Bangkok. Katy, 9 years old girl, is now living with her grandparents on countryside. Kati's life in the village certainly contrasts with her life in the city as countryside life is depicted as quiet and bucolic. She misses her mum (แม่เคยสัญญาว่าจะกลับมา). She tries to have a normal life and so watches Thai TV series (ละคร) when coming back from school. She notices that there is no picture from her mum (ในบ้านไม่มีรูปถ่ายแม่เลย) in the house. She starts to understand there is something going wrong (ไม่เคยมีใครพูดถึงแม่). It looks like adults want Kati to enjoy her childhood and forgets her mum (กะทิจำหน้าแม่ไม่ได้แล้ว). Tong is Kathi's best friend and she spends a lot of time with him. She heard adults mentioning that nobody can escape suffering and unhappiness. The movie shows nicely the life in the countryside (development coming in the village, football match in Buddhist temple compound, numerous pupils in classroom, first vision of a foreigner through a French cyclist visiting the village during his trip around the world). She then learns that her mother is very sick. Kati is sent to a house close to the sea. No need to hide the truth to her anymore. The mother is sitting on a wheelchair. She has no more strength. The movie shows the last touching moments of love between Kati and her mother. Kati spends a lot of time with her mother. The mother then passes away peacefully. Kati shall now decide if she wishes or not to meet her real father. She takes the decision to meet him and waits for his feedback. Meanwhile she goes back to countryside. The photography is superb. There is great picture and sensitive mood. The movie highlights the importance of family and close friends, life sorrow, change and choices that need to be taken. The last sequence on the drawers appears as a completion of Kati's life puzzle as she can learn about her mother's life and her own life amongst their contents.

เจ้านกกระจอก
เจ้านกกระจอก

Year: 2009

Thai title: เจ้านกกระจอก
English title: Mundane history

Rating: 4/5
Director: Anocha Suwichakornpong

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A young man, called Ake, is paralyzed and sitting in wheel chair. The movie relates the relationship between Ake, Pan, his personal male nurse, and Ake's father. Pan is coming from Phrae but has been educated in Khon Khaen. Ake has no wish to live anymore. It is difficult time for everybody and also for the father, who is always very busy. Ake is not willing to eat downstairs, not willing to receive visitors. Pan brings him some energy to accept his fate and they start to share a close relationship. It raises the discussion of the human condition and the helplessness that every person must endure. They talk common passions such as reading and writing. Finally Ake dies and the movie ending sequence is the birth of a child as part of our evolutionary cycle. The movie goes forward and backward, with repetitions same as our brain thinking. There is an allegory with a supernova as our human condition is biological, social, political and astronomical. Anocha Suwichakornpong is a Thai independent film director and his first long movie "Mundane History" won the Tiger Award from the International Film Festival Rotterdam in 2009. The movie earned the 20+ rating in Thailand due to some "obscene" scenes. In fact the failed masturbation scene shows the emotional stress in which Ake has fallen in. Same as Apichatpong Weerasethakul movie, viewers might like or hate this movie.

หลวงพี่กับผีขนุน
หลวงพี่กับผีขนุน

Year: 2009

Thai title: หลวงพี่กับผีขนุน
English title:

Rating: 4/5
Director:

Main actor: Mum Jokmok
Main actress:

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Seua is a sales manager, who acts badly in his life. He takes advantages of old people to sell them expensive goods and services. Following customers' complains, police tries to catch him. He flees to his home town, where his mother has found a wife for him but he has to become a Buddhist monk first. He has difficulty to get used to monk life (walk bare foot, eat whatever people offer you during morning alms, no comb...). At the same time, an egoist and rapacious old lady died in the village while trying to catch a jackfruit (ขนุน). Her ghost frightens all the villagers when they try to eat her jackfruit! Seua has to find solutions as the temple abbot is on trip. Seua starts to change his mind and behavior (promise to take care about his old mother, be nice to others, doesn't disrobe despite difficulties in order to help the villagers, understanding that ordination rite is an act towards the others - parents and community -). The ghost finally accepts its death. The police officer, understanding that Seua has changed his mindset, doesn't catch him. Seua finally marries a woman he truly loves.

โยมผีพ่อ
โยมผีพ่อ

Year: 2009

Thai title: โยมผีพ่อ
English title: Yom-Pee-Poa

Rating: 2/5
Director:

Main actor: Kiet Kijcharouen,Suchao Pongwilai,Jaturong Mokjok,Der Doksadao
Main actress: Naowarat Yooktanun

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A turbulent boy, called Yung, becomes a Buddhist novice. It is a relief for the village as this boy spent his time annoying villagers. A ghost is seen inside the village Buddhist temple. Villagers use talismans (ของดี) to protect themselves against the ghost. The ghost, called Tik, is pacifist and even funny (ผีตลก). Tik is Yung's father. He requests his son to find his wife (Yung's mother) with whom he misbehaves before. They are going to Bangkok. The mother, called Tom, is working in a Karaoke. Tik cannot rebirth (เกิดใหม่) if Tom doesn't forgive him. Chao, Tom's father, tries to help. Tom is protected by a mafia boss. The mafia boss shots Tom. Both Tom and Tik can rebirth happily. This movie is another ghost comedy with Buddhist monks. This comedy includes visual gags, sonorous gags, witty riposte in dialogues. It is targeted for a rural audience public. This movie messages are related to gratitude (กตัญญ) over parents and to always try and never give up. It is a typical comedy movie of 2000s decade, i.e. quite pleasant to see (หายความเครียด) but immediately forgotten.

2022 สึนามิ วันโลกสังหาร
2022 สึนามิ วันโลกสังหาร

Year: 2009

Thai title: 2022 สึนามิ วันโลกสังหาร
English title: 2022 Tsunami

Rating: 3/5
Director: Toranong Srichua

Main actor: Suchao Pongwilai,Choomporn Theppitak
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This movie takes place in 2022 eighteen years after the 2004 Tsunami. Three young people, i.e. Phu, Cindy and Phi Phi, are working with Dr Siam. The three young people participate to events and demonstrations to enhance population awareness regarding the worrying climate changes. Doctor Siam has lost his son during 2004 tsunami. Since he has worked on an alarm system to detect tsunami and earthquakes. Phu and Cindy are traumatised by 2004 tsunami events. In 2022, the climate has changed a lot. Thailand is no more safe regarding earthquakes. Three false alarms have been already raised by Dr Siam so the prime minister is in difficult position towards his coalition partner complaining that population evacuation hurts Thailand business. His main coalition partner wishes to replace the current prime minister and his son is a corrupted real estate investor only seeing his own interest. He is selling drugs also and wishes to expel Moken people from his paradise island. Nobody can stop him as he is the son of a politician. Rawai, a Moken, warns Dr Siam, regarding separations under the sea announcing underwater volcanoes explosions. Despite the danger Doctor Siam goes to his underwater lab to get important data and sacrifices his life. There is an urgent need to evacuate Bangkok due to coming 30m high tsunami waves. The mother nature takes revenge. The movie includes references to monarchy, Buddhism and Thai nation in a way similar to 1970s movies. Big earthquakes happen. Bangkok is submerged. The Prime minister is a modern politician capable of sacrifice for his nation and people. From his helicopter, he saves children from drowning but remains stranded on their school bus as the helicopter is overloaded already. A miracle happens as the giant Buddha statue in front of Bangkok gets detached from its pedestal, floats and gets the Prime Minister in its hand preventing him from drowning. The coalition partner dies as his luxury boat is overwhelmed by the huge waves (ความดีต้องชนะความชั่ว). The Doctor Siam body is wrapped into a Thai flag. The movie plays on the environmental and disaster films wave in 2009 (Home, 2012...). It has an environmental message that we all need to change our behavior to save the planet. It raises various issues (corrupted politicians, business interest versus citizen interest, sea-based Moken minority situation, society debauchery). Effective Fx are used but not good enough to make it believable.

อีติ๋มตายแน่
อีติ๋มตายแน่

Year: 2008

Thai title: อีติ๋มตายแน่
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director: Yuthlert Sippapak

Main actor: Udom Taepanich
Main actress: Asuka Yanagi,Sirin Horwang

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Ting is a looser. He is doing many small jobs (crocodile show captain, Thai boxer) in Pattaya. His performances are average. One night, he meets a Japanese tourist female, Itemi, and he becomes fond of her. His idol is a famous Thai boxer called Sky Thunder . During a Thai boxing exhibition, he gets kicked off and Sky Thunder succeeds to take over his girlfriend as he speaks fluently Japanese. Disappointed, he wanders a few days and decide to challenge Sky Thunder in an official Thai boxing match. The winner shall gain Itemi. Ting gets trained by a foreign bar owner. Despite Itemi drugging him, Ting succeeds to win but Itemi tells him she doesn't love him. Ting finally understands that a young hilltribe girl that he always put down was the one to really love him.

ณ ขณะรัก
ณ ขณะรัก

Year: 2008

Thai title: ณ ขณะรัก
English title: A Moment in June

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Shahkrit Yamnarm,Suchao Pongwilai,Krissada Sukosol
Main actress: Deuan Tem Salitul

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This movie relates about a love story that failed to succeed 30 years ago. A young man is already married and following his best friend's departure for Japan, he has to look after his friend's fiancee. A love story happens between both. This love is reciprocal but he finally fails to flee with her as his wife is pregnant. Thirty years later, the woman wishes to meet the man again. There are analogies with a two young men love story that are going to break up, this 30 years old love story and this love story with a new chance 30 years later. Based on misunderstanding and lack of effort or compromise, love stories can fail. One of the young men, Pakorn, is making a theater piece outline related to this love story. He is in fact the son of the older man and has done the theater piece following the older woman request. The love story magic happens again but his own love story fail as his lover died in a train accident. This movie includes colorful atmosphere of 1970s era.

สียามา
สียามา

Year: 2008

Thai title: สียามา
English title: Siyama: Village Of Warriors

Rating: 2/5
Director:

Main actor: Manop Aussawathep,Somphob Benjatikul
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Two young women and one man from the present are mysteriously destined to travel back in time to an old forgotten Siamese village during Ayuthaya period. This village is blocking Burmese military troops' path to Ayuthaya. The villagers are ready to die for their land in order to protect the capital city of Ayuthaya from being conquered and overthrown. Anna, Gif, and Boat from present day Bangkok use their modern skills in order to help the villagers. As their ancestors sacrified their life to save Ayuthaya against Burma, will they be ready to sacrifice their life also to save their land?

ปืนใหญ่จอมสลัด
ปืนใหญ่จอมสลัด

Year: 2008

Thai title: ปืนใหญ่จอมสลัด
English title: Queens of Langkasuka

Rating: 3/5
Director: Nonzee Nimitbut

Main actor: Ananda Everingham,Jesdaporn Pholdee,Sorapong Chatree,Vinai Kraibutr
Main actress: Jarunee Sooksawad

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Langkasuka is a small kingdom in South of thailand during Ayuthaya period. A Queen is managing the city as the King of Langkasuka was assassinated. The Queen is under threat as several assassination tentatives are performed. She wants her daughter to marry the Prince of Pahang to get more protection for Langkasuka city. Her daughter is not willing to marry the Prince of Pahang but finally accepts. Langkasuka is under threat and the Queen is looking for big cannons to protect the city. Pari is a young skilled man that has been trained since his chilhood in order to swim fast under the sea, to able to breathe under the sea and listen to noise under the sea. With local villagers, he has to often confront pirate boats. In their village a Chinese cannon expert is living. One day, all villagers are killed by Black Raven pirates who kidnap the Queen's daughters coming to convince the Chinese expert to make cannons for Langkasuka city. Pari, whose wife has been killed, follows the pirates and help to free the Queen's daughters. Pari and one daughter are separated from the group and then rescued by Master White Ray, who teachs him some black magic and to be able control sea creatures. The master has a white and black personalities. Black Raven pirates succeeds to make cannons and through an alliance with other local kings decide to take over Langkasuka. A Langkasuka soldiers team tries to destroy the cannons but fails. The Master, under his black personality, helps the pirates to retrieve a big cannon under the sea to destroy Langkasuka. Hopefully the intervention of Pari will be decisive during the battle.

คนไฟลุก
คนไฟลุก

Year: 2008

Thai title: คนไฟลุก
English title: Burn

Rating: 4/5
Director: Peter Manus

Main actor:
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Mona is working in an investment company. She had arguments with her mother. The same night, Mona's mother dies of self combustion. She had always pain in the stomach. Mona gets help from police detective Don. He askes for analysis of the burnt body but his boss wants him to stop investigating on this and to classify this affair as a domestic accident. Following enquiry to the clinic, which followed Mona's mother, they meet nurse Ploy, whose mother has also stomach pains. Her mother then also died of self combustion. The police boss seems to be linked with a pharmaceutical company. Finally they discover that this pharmaceutical company has illegally used Thai people as guinea pigs in order to test secret deadly medicine. The pharmaceutical company launches tough men after them to get back the proofs and eliminate them. Finally the Pharmaceutical company is sued in a Thai tribunal and its boss faces the same fate as the Thai victims... This supernatural stylish thriller is nicely shot with a captivating soundtrack.

เมมโมรี่ รักหลอน
เมมโมรี่ รักหลอน

Year: 2008

Thai title: เมมโมรี่ รักหลอน
English title: Memory Love Haunt

Rating: 4/5
Director:

Main actor: Ananda Everingham
Main actress: Mai Charoeunpura

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A policeman calls his friend and doctor Krit (Ananda Everingham) to investigate on a weird case. Prae, 8 years old girl, claims she can see ghosts. One ghost is always frightening her but her mother, Ingorn (Mai Charoeunpura) believes it is only dreams that will disappear. Krit is specialized in difficult cases and psychic issues. He is puzzled by the bruises on Prae body. The doctor has lost his daughter before also and sometimes indulge in alcohol. He doesn't talk a lot to his wife being focus only on his job. Ingorn doesn't bring her daughter to school to avoid remarks on her daughter madness. She has quit her husband before as he was very violent. The doctor is worried Prae could hurt herself. He visits her at her home. She has scars on the face. When she does a drawing, there is Prae and her mother but also another small child in the house. The doctor starts to have visions also, seeing Ingorn face instead of his wife face. He is seeing a child being smashed by a car. He starts to be very close to Ingorn and Prae. He has finally a relationship with Ingorn. It seems that Ingorn has a relationship problem with men and she forbids her daughter to see any boy. Her own problems reflects in her daughter problems. The doctor decides to bring Prae to the hospital but Ingorn poisons him before. His wife quits Krit. Krit finds Ingorn again. Krit is really wishing to help Ingorn but she refuses any help and doesn't trust anybody. Up to the point, she prefers to die instead of having somebody else taking care of her daughter. Main actress is famous Thai pop singer Mai Charoeunpura.

ถอดรหัสวิญญาณ
ถอดรหัสวิญญาณ

Year: 2008

Thai title: ถอดรหัสวิญญาณ
English title: Soul's code

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor:
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A naked female corpse is found with her hands and feet tied using a monk's robe. A police team leaded by two inspectors is doing the enquiry. They get help from the girl's soul that provides clues and hints through supernatural events. Suspects range from an ex boyfriend and a mafia kingpin.

ปาฏิหาริย์รักต่างพันธุ์
ปาฏิหาริย์รักต่างพันธุ์

Year: 2008

Thai title: ปาฏิหาริย์รักต่างพันธุ์
English title: Deep in the Jungle

Rating: 2/5
Director:

Main actor: Jesdaporn Pholdee
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Nawin, an army secret service agent is protecting a young woman called Jin. She is chased by men from International forces lead by a felon guy. She is extracted from a Myanmar village and separated from her brother. Jin and her brother are undergoing a strange transformation within their body as her blood circulates through mutation. The International forces are after the young woman only. The felon guy claims they are not human, being a half breed mix between animal and human. Being followed up in Bangkok, Nawin helps her to escape the felon guy and its strong men. Nawin has pity for Jin and love emerges. He takes Jin back to her birth place. But the International forces found her again, destroy the village and kill all villagers. Finally both the brother and sister transform themselves into powerful giant snakes. They get rid of all bad soldiers and felon guy. Unfortunately Nawin cannot stay with her in the jungle.

บ้านผีปอบ 2008
บ้านผีปอบ 2008

Year: 2008

Thai title: บ้านผีปอบ 2008
English title:

Rating: 2/5
Director:

Main actor:
Main actress: Natanee Sitthisaman

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Baan Phi Pop movies include many sequels. This the 2008 version! 13 previous sequels were shot during years 1989-1995. Actors have changed and famous Thai comics from decade 2000s are part of this movie. In a village there is a local shaman (หมอผี) curing villagers through tough ways (hitting people with stick and hot water to chase spirits). Some modern doctors, invited by the village leader, are coming also to cure villagers through western ways. The shaman’s daughter Shaba likes very much the modern doctor from Bangkok. Traditional village life is shown with Buddhist temple fair, respect for elders (ผู้ใหญ่), villagers meeting at evening time with alcohol (กินเหล้า) for adults... The shaman (อาจารย์) Krai sees the modern doctors as a threat to his business and influence in the village. He sells also various potions (น้ำมันพราย) to some gullible villagers wishing to seduce girls. Krai hits a woman having malaria trying to chase the spirit (ลายผี) as believing she is possessed (ผีเข้า). The modern doctor diagnostics malaria and provides medicine. Yip is Krai's wife. It is still the same actress, who became an iconic actress following these past "Baan Phi Pop" roles. She forgets she was a Phi Pop ghost in the past. Full moon is now coming. Krai wakes up the Phi pop ghost present in Yip’s body. Krai hopes it will make the modern doctors flee. But even Krai cannot control Yip anymore and ask help from the village leader. The last solution is to ask help for the temple abbot (หลวงพ่อ) but it fails also. There is a disappointing end but it lets the movie opened to another sequel! Similar recipes from previous sequels are used here such as the classic sexy scene of the young lady having a bath in a pond using the traditional tight sarong (ผ้าถุง). The 2008 version benefits from a higher budget and features modern countryside and dance music. It is as usual a mix of simple visual gags and light horror. The movie still features similar chasing pursuits in accelerated motion between Yip and the villagers. There are numerous references to the first 13 episodes and also to some western horror movies such as Freddy and Friday 13. The doctor played by Kiet Kijcharouen is now played by a similar fat doctor. Songthong’s son is also playing. A 2011 version is coming soon!

โลงต่อตาย
โลงต่อตาย

Year: 2008

Thai title: โลงต่อตาย
English title: The Coffin

Rating: 3/5
Director: Ekachai Uekrongtham

Main actor: Ananda Everingham,Suchao Pongwilai
Main actress: Karen Mok,Tasawan Saneewong

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This movie is inspired by the Thai Buddhist ritual of lying in coffins to get rid of bad luck (นอนโลงให้โชค). A young Thai man, Chris, and a young Hong Kong woman, Sue, decide to go through this ritual. Chris does it in the hope of saving his Japanese fiancee who is dying of terminal cancer. Sue does it to save her own life after being diagnosed with a brain tumor one week before her wedding with Jack. After the ritual, Chris and Sue experience some miracles in their respective lives. Soon they find themselves confronted by a series of scary events. Chris always see a woman and her baby. She is his ex-girlfriend who died along with her child. Sue learns that her fiancee is dead and gets haunted by him. Sue consults an expert in the paranormal and later Chris to try to solve her supernatural difficulties. Chris and Sue decide to go again a last time through the ritual to reverse the wheel of Karma...

โปรแกรมหน้า..วิญญาณอาฆาต
โปรแกรมหน้า..วิญญาณอาฆาต

Year: 2008

Thai title: โปรแกรมหน้า..วิญญาณอาฆาต
English title: Coming soon

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor:
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This film mixes reality and a movie inside the movie. It deals about Chaba, a crazy woman, who has abducted children. She made them blind so that they cannot escape her house. She is finally caught by villagers and hanged up. Many years later a movie, based on her real life story, is shot. Chen, a young man, is working in a cinema as a projectionist. He is always without money and has recently broken with his girlfriend Som. Pushed by a friend Peoll, Chen allows making an illegal shooting of the movie for the local mafia to sell pirated VCD. Chen starts to have scary visions about Chaba. It seens she has crossed over to the real world. Peoll disappears and Chen sees him dead in the movie. Som decides to help Chen. They try to find Chaba's old house in order to give proper funeral to her dead body. But Chaba is not dead. She is staying in a home for elderly people . Chen, finding a hidden cut tape, realizes that the actress really dies during the movie shooting. All those who watched her death shall die, including Peoll and Chen... Be involved in VCD piracy can bring serious trouble...

สี่แพร่ง
สี่แพร่ง

Year: 2008

Thai title: สี่แพร่ง
English title: Phobia

Rating: 2/5
Director:

Main actor:
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This movie includes four small stories shot by four different directors. The first story is about a teen girl receving many SMS from a mysterious boy. The boy is in fact a spirit, whose corpse has been buried with his mobile phone... The second story is about a group of mischievous teens always teasing a miserable guy. The guy, who dies during an incident involving the mischievous teens, is seeking revenge... The third story is about four young guys doing rafting in the jungle. One of them drowns and comes back to see his friends... The fourth story is about a air hostess travelling with the dead body of an Arabian princess in a private plane. The air hostess was a lover of the princess' husband. The spirit is seeking to clean up the affront...This is the scariest story.

ลองของ 2
ลองของ 2

Year: 2008

Thai title: ลองของ 2
English title: Art of The Devil 3

Rating: 3/5
Director: Kongkiat Khomsiri

Main actor:
Main actress: Mamee Nakprasitte,Paweena Chareefsakul

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This movie is in fact a prequel to the 2005 Art of The Devil 2. A family was having happiness after the birth of a son and a daughter. The father used a woman teacher, Panor, to help his son during homework time. The teacher became the father's mistress. The mother, Deuan, died by suffocating but in fact she was poisoned by her husband. The grandparents have kept her body. By using a man expert in black magic, they transfer the spirit of Duean inside the body of Panor. The expert in black magic is rotten inside and is looking for a three-eyed devil magic to cure him-self. Duean, after being dead for 13 years, still has visions and can see spirits around her. She doesn't accept her new body and wishes to take revenge on her previous family. She kills them one by one through usage of black magic despite the attempt of the expert to stop her. A monk provides her advice that she will get peace as she is still using black magic.

ช็อคโกแลต
ช็อคโกแลต

Year: 2008

Thai title: ช็อคโกแลต
English title: Chocolate

Rating: 3/5
Director: Prachya Pinkaew

Main actor: Phongphat Wachirabanjong
Main actress: Yanin Vismistananda

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This movie is done by same director that realized famous movies "Ong Bak" and "Tom Yum Goong", which received international success. The main actor is a young lady who has autist problems. She has half Japanese and half Thai so she is called "Chocolate". Her Japanese father has to go back to Japan many years ago following a conflict with a Thai mafia boss. As her mother is very sick, she has to retrieve money from men who owned money to her mother. They are not willing to pay back so she has to use her incredible Thai boxing skills to convince them... The Thai mafia boss has decided to get rid of them so her Japanase father has to come back in order to confront the Thai mafia for an ultimate revenge.

หนุมานคลุกฝุ่น
หนุมานคลุกฝุ่น

Year: 2008

Thai title: หนุมานคลุกฝุ่น
English title: Hanuman: The White Monkey Warrior

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Choomporn Theppitak,Phairoj Jaising,Kowit Wattanakul,Koeti Aramboy
Main actress:

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Yot has been trained many years as a white monkey warrior by his master. A rival master is willing to take back some segments of a sacred book to seek absolute power. A mafia guy called Stephen and the rival master command a group of bad guys including three warriors having skills and tatoos related to crocodile, tiger and Jaguar. Those dark side warriors killed Yot's master, Yot's girlfriend and had her sister be paralysed. Yot then finds a shelter inside an up-country school teaching traditional Thai boxing for boys and traditional dance for girls. Once the three bad warriors have killed almost everybody in the school and take away the paralyzed little girl, Yot goes on rampage to fight them and get back the young girl. This movie tries to include recipes that were successful for Ong Bak 1. It includes Thainess through Thai boxing, Thai traditional dance, respect to teacher, sacred tatooes... But the main actor is not as skilled as Tony Jaa. Foreigner are really the bad guys destroying sacred altars and having no respect for teachers and ancestors. 50 years ago mothers mentioned the Chinese Zee Oui (ซีอุย) as a monster to frighten their children, now they can use the bad foreigners!

องค์บาก 2
องค์บาก 2

Year: 2008

Thai title: องค์บาก 2
English title: Ong Bak 2

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Tony Jaa,Santisuk Promsiri,Saranyu Wongkrachang,Nirut Sirijanya
Main actress: Patama Panthong

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During Ayuthaya period, a teen, called Thien, following a fight with slaves merchants, is rescued by Cheu Nang. Cheu Nang is the village head of a group of warriors and fighters. Thien is the son of Lord Sihadecho, who has been assassinated by Lord Rachasena. Thien is trained to become a powerful fighter in Thai boxing and weapons handling such as sword, spike, nunchaku, rope, bomb etc... Becoming an adult, he helps to stop the former slaves merchants that held him and to release their slaves. He then succeeds to kill Lord Rachasena in his palace but when going back to Cheu Nang's village, he is attacked by score of fighters and is overcome by them. Lord Rachasena is not dead. During a final fight forced by Lord Rachasena, Thien has to compete against Cheu Nang. Ong bak 2 is not a second Opus of Ong Bak as the previous one was taking place in modern Bangkok. At the end of movie, Thien is captured and Lord Rachasena promised him a long and painful agony. Ong Bak 3 is on the way for 2010! Many incredible action scenes are involving Tony Jaa and real elephants. The 2009 Thai Films Award Best Supporting Actor for "Ong Bak 2" was for actor Sorapong Chatree.

เทวดาท่าจะเท่ง
เทวดาท่าจะเท่ง

Year: 2008

Thai title: เทวดาท่าจะเท่ง
English title: Tengs Angel

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Pongsak Pongsuwan,Charoenporn Awnlamai
Main actress: Bongkoj Kongmalai,Wiyada Umarin

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Kluey is working in a Likay theater (ลิเก) in Nakhon Pathom. One day Kluey makes an offering to a shrine spirit and invites the spirit to watch Likay. A comic deity comes every evening to enjoy the Likay performance. Kluey is single and always dreams about Fa, a Thai actress (ดารา). Kluey gets always mocked (โดนแกล้ง) by others. Only a young woman called Oum has interest in him but he is not aware of it. He is so sad that the comic deity (เทวดา) decides to help him. Kluey asks wishes to the deity. He wishes to get 500 000 baht and Fa to be his girlfriend. But the deity makes the reality different from his dreams! He has to become a robber to get 500 000 baht from a 7-11 eleven shop and has Fa as hostage. As the deity always misinterprets Kluey's wishes, it creates various humorous sequences. In one sequence, he is the monk wishing to expulse the spirit from Buppha Rahtree (บุปผาราตรี) played by Fa. It is an hommage to Thai director Yuthlert Sippapak for his Buppha Rahtree movie saga blending horror and comedy. Then in another sequence Kluey is a grandfather (ปู่) in a hospital visited by his granddaughter as he wished that Fa takes care about him. In the last sequence he wishes to be a rich star to be able to seduce Fa. Finally he understands that he has to be himself (เป็นตัวเอง). He also realizes that love was close to him with Oum. There is a happy ending.

หม่ำ เดียว หัวเหลี่ยม หัวแหลม
หม่ำ เดียว หัวเหลี่ยม หัวแหลม

Year: 2008

Thai title: หม่ำ เดียว หัวเหลี่ยม หัวแหลม
English title: Mum Deaw

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Mum Jokmok,Akom Preedakul,Chusak Aiemsuk
Main actress: Benjawan Artner

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Mam comes to Bangkok for the first time to search for a work. He can stay in the house of a relative. He come from Isan area and loves to eat Mama noodles. He wishes to learn Chinese language. One evening he found a child ghost called Dio in the house! He claims to be his son (ลูกพ่อ) but not yet born. In order to be born, he needs his father to seduce his mother! The future mother is as beautiful (งาม) as a model and is working as Chinese teacher in a language centre. Her name is Fa. Hopefully the son is helping with love letter, flowers but to no avail. Mam finally finds a job but only as manual people counter. If he doesn't succeed to seduce the mother, his son will be reincarnated into a dog. Mam tries to be a hero by helping Fa assaulted by ruffians but she punched them before he can help. He buys new clothes to be more modern. Fa only calls him "uncle" (ลุง). He is lucky to win a gold ingot thanks to Mama noodles. With the money he buys a motorbike to impress Fa and brings her home after work but as he doesn't know to drive well so she has to drive herself! One day he gives her drugged orange juice as her mother suggests her father has done this way 40 years ago to seduce her mother. Anyway when she is asleep he doesn't dare to do anything and gets drugged also by drinking the orange juice. When he wakes up, he gets punched by Fa. He finally realizes that Dio lied to him. Dio is a kid from a rich family (ลูกเศรษฐี) living in the neighbourhood and playing tricks to everybody. Mam forgives him as Dio's parents have no time to take care about him. After a Chinese opera performance, Fa's boyfriend wishes to bring her back home and tries to drug her. Hopefully Mam and Dio were passing by and help Fa. The movie finishes on good mood with Dio getting sincere interest from his busy parents and Mam having Fa as girlfriend. Mum Jokmok has already tried romantic comedies with movie "midnight love" in 2005. The issue regarding the orange juice to force a woman might prevent it to be a real family comedy.

ผีตาหวานกับอาจารย์ตาโบ๋
ผีตาหวานกับอาจารย์ตาโบ๋

Year: 2008

Thai title: ผีตาหวานกับอาจารย์ตาโบ๋
English title: The Ghost and Master Boh

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Akom Preedakul,Jaturong Mokjok,Koeti Aramboy
Main actress:

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Master Boh is supposed to be a medium spirit but in fact he lies to the people that he can communicate with spirits. He randomly predicts the lottery numbers and luckily has one of his follower winning the jackpot! His tricky predictions dissatisfy a powerful local mafia leader called Au. Meanwhile, a girl named Wan, previously murdered by Au, returns as a fearful ghost looking for revenge. Finally, Master Boh and Wan have to team up to defeat the local mafia leader.

หลวงพี่เท่ง 2 รุ่นฮาร่ำรวย
หลวงพี่เท่ง 2 รุ่นฮาร่ำรวย

Year: 2008

Thai title: หลวงพี่เท่ง 2 รุ่นฮาร่ำรวย
English title: The Holy man 2

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Joey Boy
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The Holy man 2 is a follow up to the hit 2005 comedy. Rapper Joey Boy has the lead role as a young monk bringing his wisdom to a remote village. Luang Phi Teng has gone to Tibet. Luang Phi Tet replaces him and has decided to go "thudong" as a forest monk but faces many misfortunes. He finally arrives to a temple close to a quarry. Every time there are explosions in the mountain, the temple is damaged with debris and monks have to wear helmets. It is based on a real 2006 news: "there is a temple in Pak Tho district, where the monks wear crash helmets during evening prayers to protect them from the daily rain of stones; the quarry had continued rock blasting even though the provincial governor imposed a temporary ban on its operations near the temple after a monk was injured". Luang Phi Tet updates the way to say sermon. The abbot is singing "Luuk Thung" (ลูกทุ่ง) but Luang Phi Tet uses Thai hip hop. Luang Phi Tet wants also to stop the quarry explosions but he faces the refusal from the abbot as the previous monk, who tried before, died. Luang Phi Tet succeeds to unify the local Christian, Muslim and Buddhist community to enforce and protect the village against quarry debris. His dedication as a "development monk" (พระนักพัฒนะ) causes the quarry owner's ire and this latter uses a hit man to kill Luang Phi Tet but he misses his target. Luang Phi Tet then gather all villagers to challenge the quarry owner and he succeeds to win. This story through comic episodes deliver messages related to Thai culture and society, tolerance (all religions can live together and support each other), fight against corrupted men (nobody is above the law).

ฮะเก๋า
ฮะเก๋า

Year: 2008

Thai title: ฮะเก๋า
English title: Puppy Love

Rating: 3/5
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Main actor: Mum Jokmok
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This movie is about six friends, who have different characters but are very close to each other. One of them is a ladybody. One of them, Mon (เด็กน่ารัก), is a tomboy. One of them, Buey, is shy with girls. Two are comic characters, who are always arguing together. Mon's uncle is played by famous actor Mum Jokmok and he wishes to bring Mon (หลาน) to the 'right path' (ลุงติดต่อให้) as a traditional girl. Mon helps male friend to seduce girls (จะช่วยจีบให้). Mon's best friend is Boom. Mon is sometimes in competition with boys as she is a tomboy (จองแล้ว). Buey has his first emotions with Chinese dumplings (ซาลาเปา) as breast (Buey น้องลามก). Mon is sad as she has been dumped by her girlfriend Nam Tan. Mon starts to like Boom more and more. She even considers being a woman again but meanwhile another woman seduces Boom. The uncle really wants her nephew to be a real woman (อยากได้หลานผู้หญิง) so buys sexy panties for her birthday! She doesn't like it at all (ไม่ชอบ). Mon is unhappy that Boom forgets their friendship for a girlfriend. This movie has themes about friendship and love, about mixed feelings (สับสนความรู้สึก). Finally they get their university diploma and go their own way. The movie conclusion is 'be yourself'.

บุญชู 9
บุญชู 9

Year: 2008

Thai title: บุญชู 9
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director: Bandit Ritthakol

Main actor: Santisuk Promsiri,Kiet Kijcharouen
Main actress: Jintara Sookkapat

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Many years have passed. Boonchu and Mo have a son called Boonchoke. Boonchoke is now a Buddhist novice since many years. Boonchu is happy about that as he doesn't have any problem with his son. Mo disagrees and secretly she succeeds to have Boonchoke disrobed and sends him from Isan to Bangkok to attend university. She asks her old Bangkok friends to support Boonchoke. All Boonchu and Mo's friends are now parents also so their kids support Boonchoke. Boonchoke is chasing a young lady who stole his wallet. Same as his father he failed the first year exams as he helps this young lady chased by a gang. This opus 9 plays with nostalgia with participation of all former actors that played in Boonchu serie twenty years ago. It is adapted to modern movie style but still maintaining the atmosphere of earlier episodes with similar jokes from Boon Chu and his son, good-hearted country bumpkins. Boonchu 9 cleared 15 million baht over the first four-day period. This remake couldn't be the same without Jintara Sookkapat and Santisuk Promsiri as Boonchu.

ตำนานสมเด็จพระนเรศวรมหาราช
ตำนานสมเด็จพระนเรศวรมหาราช

Year: 2007

Thai title: ตำนานสมเด็จพระนเรศวรมหาราช
English title: King Naresuan

Rating: 4/5
Director: ChatriChalerm Yukol

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Chatchai Plengpanich,Phairoj Jaising,Santisuk Promsiri,Manop Aussawathep,Nopachai Chaiyanam,Somphob Benjatikul
Main actress: Paweena Chareefsakul,Deuan Tem Salitul

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This movie is made in three parts and relates the story of the greatest hero in Thai history, i.e. King Naresuan who was born in 1555. At the age of nine, he had been taken as hostage to Burma for 6 years to ensure Phitsanulok's loyalty to Burmese kingdom. In Pegu, Naresuan is treated as a son of the Burmese king, Bayinnaung, and is afforded all the respect due to a prince. Naresuan is ordained as a novice monk in a Buddhist temple under the supervision of the monk, Khanchong. There he became acquainted with sword fighting and methods of war. As his sister is also held hostage, Naresuan decided it is time for him to return to Siam. He attracted a band of loyal fellows and made his escape back to Phitsanulok.

ตำนานสมเด็จพระนเรศวรมหาราช
ตำนานสมเด็จพระนเรศวรมหาราช

Year: 2007

Thai title: ตำนานสมเด็จพระนเรศวรมหาราช
English title: King Naresuan 2

Rating: 5/5
Director: ChatriChalerm Yukol

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Chatchai Plengpanich,Nopachai Chaiyanam,Somphob Benjatikul,Kom Akadej
Main actress: Intira Jaroenpura,Paweena Chareefsakul,Deuan Tem Salitul

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Naresuan was sent back to Pegu to represent his father in paying homage to King Nandabayin, who had succeeded Bayinnaung, who passed away in 1581. Naresuan participated with his troops in a Burmese expedition against a Shan state and succeeded in taking a city after the Burmese crown prince and another prince had failed to do so. Naresuan thereby gained the jealous animosity of the crown prince, who plot various attacks against him. Naresuan proclaimed independence from Burma. When crossing River Satong, Naresuan had his forces under attack. With his army across, Naresuan is given a long rifle by his tutor, the monk Khanchong. Naresuan takes aim at the Burmese General across the mile-wide river and fires, killing the man and causing the Burmese troops to loose their morale and cease to follow. In 2009 King Naresuan 3 and 4 are being filmed with government financial support. The Ministry of Culture prioritises its financial support to films that deal with promoting loyalty to the pillars of nation, religion and monarchy. We are back to old times under Thanin Kraivichian's government (1976-1977), where Thai people were tought to be afraid of communism and that the way to survive was already to protect the nation, the religion and the monarchy.

โอปปาติก เกิดอมตะ
โอปปาติก เกิดอมตะ

Year: 2007

Thai title: โอปปาติก เกิดอมตะ
English title: Opapatika

Rating: 2/5
Director:

Main actor: Phongphat Wachirabanjong,Ray McDonald,Shahkrit Yamnarm,Nirut Sirijanya
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Humans who commit suicide become "opapatika": a race of undead spirits who each have a special power and curse. Techit, a young man seeking the secrets of life after death, becomes an "opapatika" and is ordered to hunt down others of his kind (only four Opapatikas remain) under the guidance of the mysterious Master Sarok and his henchman.

เปิงมาง กลองผีหนังมนุษย์
เปิงมาง กลองผีหนังมนุษย์

Year: 2007

Thai title: เปิงมาง กลองผีหนังมนุษย์
English title: The Haunted Drum

Rating: 3/5
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Main actor: Pisarn Akraseranee
Main actress: Woranut Wongsawan

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Ping wishes to become a musician. He becomes a student of Master Duang, a famous master musician. Master Duang owned the mysterious drum called Peung Mang, which is said to have been made by the skin of a beautiful woman named Thip. Ping falls in love with a beautiful girl who teaches him how to master drum skills but she is in fact the ghost leaving inside the drum. Meanwhile, an arrogant musician called Muan tried to convince all the students to leave Master Duang. Some students died horribly. Even if Muan is defeated by Ping during a drum contest, things get worst and the drum becomes not only an instrument of music but also an instrument of death.

ผีจ้างหนัง
ผีจ้างหนัง

Year: 2007

Thai title: ผีจ้างหนัง
English title: The screen

Rating: 3/5
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Based on a true story, supposed to have take place in a place called Kamchanod, Dr. Yuth is obsessed with finding the truth behind a newspaper report on an event in which film projectionists have been hired to screen movies for ghosts. Dr Yuth's girlfriend suffers from his obsession and wants to leave him. Two senior journalists who believe they could get journalistic fame if they uncover the whole truth take part to the enquiry. Finding the movie tapes and watching them, all of them start to see ghosts and start to loose their sanity, if not their lives. Dr. Yuth venture into Kamchanod in the hope of finding out the truth. The supernatural then merges with the reality.

ผีเลี้ยงลูกคน
ผีเลี้ยงลูกคน

Year: 2007

Thai title: ผีเลี้ยงลูกคน
English title: Ghost mother

Rating: 3/5
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Main actor: Kowit Wattanakul,Suchao Pongwilai
Main actress: Patcharapa Chaichua

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Thai movie ผีเลี้ยงลูกคน / Ghost mother was released in year 2007. Nunta is a young woman who look after two nieces and one nephew while her brother Chai, the father of those kids is working abroad for a drug dealer. Chai is murdered and Nunta is introduced to detective Sumet who helps her. Nunta is also murdered by the drug dealers as they believe she knows secrets shared by her brother. But her spirit is worrying about the kids, so she comes back home as a ghost... She still prepares the dough for the pastries. The elder sister has to take care the younger kids (พี่สาวคือแม่ที่สอง). The drug dealers are still after her family and Nunta will do anything to protect them. No one knows she is dead. Nunta take revenge over the people who killed her. Ruffians' leaders include leaders played by Kowit Wattanakul and Suchao Pongwilai.

วิญญาณโลกคนตาย
วิญญาณโลกคนตาย

Year: 2007

Thai title: วิญญาณโลกคนตาย
English title: The spiritual world

Rating: 3/5
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Ming is able to see ghosts and contact with the deads since she is a little girl. She meets a young doctor named But. Both their fathers have been friends in the past. But knows that Ming can contact the dead people, so he wants her to find the reason behind his father's death. His father's death is reported as a suicide but he believes it is a murder. Ming is going to find a terrible truth...

ชุมทางรถไฟผี
ชุมทางรถไฟผี

Year: 2007

Thai title: ชุมทางรถไฟผี
English title: Train of The Dead (Ghost Train)

Rating: 2/5
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Following a bloody bank robbing, a car piloted by four young men crashes into in a garage. When they wake up, they found them-selves in a strange world with the young owner of the garage. They finally ends up in a train where nobody seems to notice them. The train is leading the souls to another world. Nobody can escape from the train. During the trip, they face ghosts and also the mistakes they made before. But are they really dead or not yet?

บ้านผีสิง
บ้านผีสิง

Year: 2007

Thai title: บ้านผีสิง
English title: The House

Rating: 4/5
Director:

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Main actress: Intira Jaroenpura

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A journalist lady is investigating a murder. A doctor killed his wife. She visits the house where the doctor and his wife lived. It is an old house made of wood. It seems haunted. She found that two other murders are also linked to this house. She sees horrible ghosts at day and night time. Evil spirits are living in this house. She starts to have relationship problems with her husband, who has been possessed. Tragedy happens when her husband becomes crazy and tries to kill her. She then decides to burn the house but evil spirits won't let her do so easily...

แฝด
แฝด

Year: 2007

Thai title: แฝด
English title: Alone

Rating: 4/5
Director:

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Main actress: Marsha

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Pim and Ploy were Siamese twins. Ploy is dead many years ago following a chirurgical operation as Pim wanted to be separated from her twin sister. Pim comes back from Korea with her husband Dong as her mother is sent to hospital due to serious sickness. Back in bangkok, Pim starts to see scary ghost manifestations related to Ploy. Dong, believing that Pim has health problems, sent her to a psychanalyst friend. The psychanalyst tries to convince her that the ghost manifestations are not real but only in her imagination as she feels guilty regarding her sister's death. She relates then her story. Many years ago, Dong met Pim and Ploy. He fell in love with Pim. Ploy was jealous and tried to break the relationship. Pim was so upset that she decided to get split from her twin sister. Dong learnt later that the reality is more frightening. Ploy, in fact, killed her sister and took her identity. She became Pim. Once Dong knows the truth, he breaks up with her but Ploy tries to erase and kill everything related to Pim. First her own mother, then Dong... It was first film role for Thai pop singer Marsha since 15 years.

บอดี้ศพ#19
บอดี้ศพ#19

Year: 2007

Thai title: บอดี้ศพ#19
English title: Body#19

Rating: 4/5
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Ae and her brother, Chon, are living alone together. The sister is studying medecine. The brother has always frightening visions of chopped body parts. He also sees a deformed black cat and a walking fetus. He starts to mix reality and visions up to the point, he almost strangles his sister. He then goes to see Dr. Usa expert in personality deviation. He has an hypnotism seance with her and starts to better see his dream, including a lady whose face is blurred and somebody who is chopping a feminine body. Dr. Usa understands there is connection between Chon, herself and her distant husband, Dr. Sethee. She also discovers her husband had a love affair with a university lecturer, Dr. Dararai. Chon comes to believe that the woman ghost is sending him messages through his nightmares. Finally, thanks to some clues in his nightmares it leads Chon to a morgue where a mysterious corpse number 19 is lying... The corpse is Chon him-self! Finally there is a double personality problem between Dr. Sethee and Chon. They are the same person. The ghost of Dr. Dararai had a baby in the womb. She was a former mistress of Dr. Sethee. He killed her and chopped her body because she threatened to blackmail him if they break up. The ghost is using the double personality of Dr. Sethee by having one personality to enquiry on the other in order that he shall be condemned for his killing.

สวยลากไส้
สวยลากไส้

Year: 2007

Thai title: สวยลากไส้
English title: Sick Nurses

Rating: 2/5
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A doctor killed his wife-to-be Tawan with the support of nurses. He is selling the corpses. According to Thai old beliefs, after 7 days, if the corpse is not cremated, the spirit will come back to find the ones it used to love and the ones who hurt it. The spirit is now coming for revenge as the 7 days are passed and the corpse buyer is late. Using beautiful and sexy nurses is not enough to have a good scenario even if there is some "originality" on the murders (no respect for already dead people, murder of a pregnant woman...). There is a visual feast of colors with gory, gruesome and bloody sequences as the spirit takes revenge on the nurses and the doctor. There is then a surprising revelation that Tawan is not a real lady...

เวิ้งปีศาจ
เวิ้งปีศาจ

Year: 2007

Thai title: เวิ้งปีศาจ
English title: Dark water

Rating: 3/5
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Main actor: Kowit Wattanakul
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Nab is driving a herd of buffalo in Isan, Northeast of Thailand, but they are attacked by thieves led by ruffian Koon. Meanwhile while at home, his wife, Chan, is raped and killed. Her baby Nuan (นวล) is left behind. Chan's soul stays in the spirit house close to the river. Many years have passed. A young man called Sak (ศักดิ์), nephew of the local sergeant, is visiting the village and gets injured while helping Nuan attacked by ruffians. Khem, Koon's son, wishes to have Nuan becoming his wife. Village headman (ผู้ใหญ่ขุน) Koon has transformed the village into a thieves Eden. Sak is in fact an undercover policeman investigating on Koon. The area Wang Nang Phrai is a haunted shrine according to villagers and local people avoid it as a scary fiddle sound can always be heard there. A temple fair is happening in the village with boat race, dance (รำวง) and folk theater (likay). Saipin is the daughter of the sergeant and also Nuan’s close friend. She is fond of Sak. Khem is unsatisfied with Sak's presence. Ruffians try to kidnap Nuan again but they are chased away by the ghost of Chan. Koon decides to contact shaman (หมอผี) Kaew. They capture Chan and put it in an urn sealed with a sacred cloth. As Nuan is desperate following her mother disappearance, Sak consoles her and a romance starts between them. Saipin (สายพิณ) tries to get back Sak but to no avail. Saipin learns that Nuan is pregnant with Sak. Disappointed she arranges a plan with Khem so that he can kidnap her again. Refusing to become Khem’s wife, Nuan prefers to throw herself in the river and gets drown. Being pregnant, she becomes a powerful spirit (ผีตายโหง). The shaman tries to neutralize Nuan also. It is black magic versus white magic. Nuan spares Saipin’s life as they were friends before. Finally Saipin tells the truth to her father and to Nab. She has become crazy. Nab, Sak, the sergeant storm Koon house. Nuan takes revenge over Koon and Khem. She finally accepts to expiate her killings and hope to be reunited in next life with Sak. This movie scenario has many similarities with Mae Nak story. This movie brings a fresh and modern twist with better fx effects as such kind of movies were already popular in 1980 and 1990s.

ไชยา
ไชยา

Year: 2007

Thai title: ไชยา
English title: Muay Thai Chaiya

Rating: 4/5
Director: Kongkiat Khomsiri

Main actor: Akara Amarttayakul
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Muay Thai Chaiya is set in 1970s Thailand, and follows the exploits of three friends from southern Thailand as they come to Bangkok and then take divergent paths in the difficult world of Thai boxing. Two of the friends enter the mafia world and one of the friend enters the official boxing competition world. Sooner or later, they will meet each other again...

อก 3ศอก 2กำปั้น
อก 3ศอก 2กำปั้น

Year: 2007

Thai title: อก 3ศอก 2กำปั้น
English title: Fighting Beat

Rating: 3/5
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Main actor: Yodchai Meksuwan,Khaosai Galaxy
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Khaem is a temple boy (เด็กวัด) living on Phi Phi island. He is helping a monk, Luang Pu (Yodchai Meksuwan), every morning during alms. His father was killed by ruffians when he was still a kid. He is working for Uncle Fot (former Boxing champion Khaosai Galaxy). Uncle Fot has two daughters, i.e. Deuan and Dao. To make a living, Khaem and his friends are bringing tourists for daily diving sessions. During evening they organize fake Thai boxing matches to attract customers in their open bar. Khaem practises Muay Chaya style. One night, some ruffians bring troubles to them. Ruffians led by David wish to buy the bar but Deuan's father refuses. Ruffians get pushed back severely. Khaem continues his learning with a new teacher as Muay Thai is only for self-protection or to protect people under threat (คนเดือดร้อน). Finally while Khaem is away with Luang Pu, the ruffians succeed to convince the father to give away the bar by threatening his daughters. Khaem is now back and willing to take back the selling promise. David is helped by a strong fighter just released from prison. This man is the one who killed his father before.Dao is kidnapped. Final thrilling fights are happening between Khaem and the ruffians.

หอแต๋วแตก
หอแต๋วแตก

Year: 2007

Thai title: หอแต๋วแตก
English title: Haunting me

Rating: 3/5
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Main actor: Koeti Aramboy,Jaturong Mokjok,Somchai Sakdikul,Akom Preedakul,Ekkachai Srivichai
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Thai movie หอแต๋วแตก was released in year 2007 and lasts 1h29mn. This Horror comedy reminds a bit of Baan Phi Pop (บ้านผีปอบ) but goes much beyond as introducing a gay ghost (ผีกะเทย). By year 2016, five opus have been released. While being with Nam Mo, Pancake (Koeti Aramboy) dies from slipping and hurting a WC toilet seat. The four landlords (including Jaturong Mokjok and Ekkachai Srivichai - เอกชัย ศรีวิชัย), old style gays, have to get rid of the corpse. Police comes and Nam Mo is about to tell them the truth as he is being possessed by Pancake. A young lady ghost (เด็กผู้หญิงผี), called Nam Ning (เป้ย ปานวาด), is already present in the building. The tenants, aware of ghosts (เรื่องผี) in the building, wish to quit. The four gay landlords succeed to convince them to stay by offering rent price decrease and promise to get rid of the ghosts. A spirit doctor (แม่หมอ) fails to chase the ghosts! A second one fails also. Akom Preedakul is also having a cameo role. Koeti is lonely (เหงา) and wishes Jaturong Mokjok to do good deeds (ทำบุญ) for him. The young lady ghost was in fact raped and a tape was recorded. While trying to get the tape, Nam Ning fell from the roof. Somchai Sakdikul is hired as a black magician (หมอผี). Nam Mo and Nam Ning are living in different world already (อยู่คนละโลก) but they still have feelings for each other. Finally Nam Ning gets revenge on her rapist and he falls from the roof also. The black magician is decided to get rid of the ghosts. Magic fightings happen and Pancake is using a big sexual amulet (ปลัดขลิกใหญ่) to defeat the black magician. During the fightings, Nam Ning dies while protecting Nam Mo. Pancake also succumbs. Other rapists are arrested by police. The building can be finally exorcised thanks to Buddhist monks.

เท่งโหน่ง คนมาหาเฮีย
เท่งโหน่ง คนมาหาเฮีย

Year: 2007

Thai title: เท่งโหน่ง คนมาหาเฮีย
English title: Teng and Nong: The Movie

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Pongsak Pongsuwan,Mum Jokmok,Phairoj Jaising,Chusak Aiemsuk
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Awkard parking valets Nong and Teng are assigned by their gangster boss to deliver a valuable Chinese statuette to another gangster boss. During the journey, they decide to take a side trip and what should have been a simple job turns into a major fiasco with a police chase and many funny jokes.

ตั๊ดสู้ฟุด
ตั๊ดสู้ฟุด

Year: 2007

Thai title: ตั๊ดสู้ฟุด
English title: Kungfu Tootsy

Rating: 3/5
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Main actor: Jaturong Mokjok
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This comedy movie takes place at the beginning of last century. Three Chinese mafia gangs are fighting to be the biggest powerful criminal organization in town and are confronted to new foreign mafia coming and wishing to get their share. Ma Yong Hai is the mafia boss of The Golden Dragon gang. Ma Yong Hai is old and disabled so his son Tao leds the gang. But his son, Tao, is injured and has lost one arm. His brother, Tien, is a "KATOEI" (กะเทย - man dressed like a woman and behaves according to the gender role of a woman) but he shall become the head of the gang and replace Tao. So many funny situations happen as he has to force him-self to be a strong and viril man. He has also to handle a lovely girlfriend! How can The Golden Dragon gang survive with Tien facing hardship from other gangs?

ยังไงก็รัก
ยังไงก็รัก

Year: 2007

Thai title: ยังไงก็รัก
English title: 7 Days to leave my wife

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Somchai Sakdikul
Main actress: Benjawan Artner

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Yong and Ngek are a Thai-Chinese couple in their forties. Yong is married since 7 years to Ngek. Ngek is a traditional woman following Chinese customs. She doesn't do anything to be attractive and always yell at Yong. Yong has a mistress called Pim. Pim is fed up to have to hide their love. Mr Lee, a Hong Kong businessman, asks Pim for marriage. She has seven days to answer. So Pim askes Yong to leave his wife within seven days. If not, she will marry Mr Lee. Yong tries everything to leave his wife but he cannot break his promise to his deceased father to stay with Ngek for his whole life. So he must convince his wife to leave him! A local astrologer helps him with crazy but hilarious ideas. Ngek is desperate enough to run through Bangkok in order to chase away the spirits taking over her husband!

เมล์นรกหมวยยกล้อ
เมล์นรกหมวยยกล้อ

Year: 2007

Thai title: เมล์นรกหมวยยกล้อ
English title: Bus Lane

Rating: 3/5
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Main actor: Kiet Kijcharouen,Thep Po-ngam,Udom Taepanich
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The comedy Bus Lane was a big success with 85 million baht in ticket sales. The story takes place on a Songkran festival afternoon. A Bangkok bus is piloted by an irritable driver, who is seconded by an abusive ticket collector. The assortment of passengers is a collection of characters often seen aboard Bangkok buses. When the driver, upset by some water-throwers, skips a stop, a passenger raises a tumult. The man finally pulls out a gun and forces the driver to keep driving further away from Bangkok. Funny and lively interaction then happens between passengers. The movie examines human virtues and selfishness in the face of situational crisis.

เหยินเป๋เหล่เซมากูเต
เหยินเป๋เหล่เซมากูเต

Year: 2007

Thai title: เหยินเป๋เหล่เซมากูเต
English title: The Three Cripples

Rating: 1/5
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A group of Thai people include three cripples. Yot has bad teeth, Leh is cross eyed and Suey has a crippled leg. A policeman loves Suey and is ready to everything to ask for her hand. Suey is working in a market. When they see the fee (ค่าเช่า) required by the mafia to all market stalls, they wish to enter a local mafia gang to become rich. They are accepted and have to kidnap a teen but they mistake with the son of another mafia boss. To escape the boss fury, they have to hide in a Karaoke and then take refuge in a Chinese shrine. The mafia kid doesn't want to come back with his father. They finally end up in a haunted house. The movie ends up with good feelings (wedding, father and son reunited...). It is a typical comic movie of decade 2000 including many verbal and visual jokes. It is similar to a TV comic show with a drum beat for each gag. Such comedy can sell well but only at the local Thai market due to indigenous gags. There is still a market in Thailand for such simple but entertaining comedy. This movie is an low average production with a loose script and a collage of gags.

ก่อนบ่ายเดอะมูฟวี่
ก่อนบ่ายเดอะมูฟวี่

Year: 2007

Thai title: ก่อนบ่ายเดอะมูฟวี่
English title: Kon Bai The Movie

Rating: 3/5
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Main actor: Mum Jokmok,Note Chernyim
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Annie, a young Bangkokian woman, is coming with four friends to help for the development of an Akha mountain village (คนดอย) in North of Thailand. Villagers doesn't speak well Thai (พูดไทยไม่ชัด) and call Annie "Khun dok mai" (คุนดอกไม้). Tit Po, mountain villager, is fond of Annee. Some ruffians capture a few villagers as they wish to build a resort and chase villagers. As a typical cliche, the boss is massaged by two bimbos. Thanks to cooperation between Annie and the villagers, the prisoners escape successfully. Annie is back to Bangkok as her father is sick. Tit Po with the help of three villagers decide to look for her in Bangkok. There are typical gags about countryside people discovering Bangkok for the first time. They stealing a fire truck to chase after Annie but are followed by the police. They are rescued by a kathoey (กะเทย) prostitute and need to resolve to pickpocketing to have money. They succeed to find a job in a Chinese restaurant. One customer is Mum Jokmok having issues with his wife while dining with his mistress. This movie includes all the major Thai comic actors that can be seen in 2000s decade movies (actor Mum Jokmok, actor Sang Tong See Sai - สังข์ทอง สีใส - famous for his ugly face, actress Duang Ta having biased eyes, actor Arn Terdterng - อ่าง เทิดเทิง - with his famous stammering speaking, actor Note Chernyim โน้ต เชิญยิ้ม, actor Somchai Sakdikul - สมชาย ศักดิกุล ...). There is a succession of comic sketches while they are looking for Annie. Tit Po discovers that Annie has a fiance already. The fiance doesn't love Anee and just uses her (งานแต่ง and then งานศพ). They decide to interrupt the wedding party and saves her from the bad fiance, who wants to hurt Annee following an old conflict revenge between their fathers. They finally all return to the Northern mountains.

เมืองเหงาซ่อนรัก
เมืองเหงาซ่อนรัก

Year: 2007

Thai title: เมืองเหงาซ่อนรัก
English title: Wonderful town

Rating: 4/5
Director: Aditya Assarat

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Ton, a Bangkok guy, arrives in a small Thai southern city and takes a room in a basic hotel. The hotel receptionist is Na. She is idle the whole day as there are no customers. The hotel is empty. Ton is working on a resort construction work close to sea. Near the resort there is an empty resort in quite bad condition. It looks like people left abruptly. He prefers to stay in the cheaper hotel far from the resort. His coworkers are surprised that a Bangkokian can stay in a such tranquil city. Na seems to like him. Ton likes quiet place (เงียบดี). Na is still single and takes care of a relative’s child. Ton needs to go back to Bangkok and to Na's surprise, he comes back.He doesn’t like Bangkok (รถติด, คนเยอะ). Ton is still single. A romance starts between Na and Ton. Na’s hotel was the biggest in town before people start going to seaside. For elders, living on hills was better due to deadly typhoon many decades ago. People in the small city start to gossip (นินทา) about Ton and Na relationship. Following the 2004 deadly tsunami, the city has lost all its tourists. One morning Ton's car is smashed. Some bikers try to intimidate Ton. Na starts to feel bad. She knows her brother is involved. Na is running the hotel with her brother but he is quite lazy. He does not dare to go back to seaside since the tragic 2004 tsunami. Nobody seems to have happiness in this city since the tsunami. Why Ton and Na should have happiness? One morning, after having spent the night with Na, Ton is kidnapped, hit and killed by the local bikers. Na was right to say Bangkok people never come back for her. This movie, which is not a main stream release, has received a few awards outside Thailand, i.e. at Hong Kong film festival, at the Pusan International Film Festival, at the International Film Festival Rotterdam and at the Deauville Asian Film Festival. It is slow pace movie. It is slow and quiet like this wonderful remote city.

พลอย
พลอย

Year: 2007

Thai title: พลอย
English title: Ploy

Rating: 3/5
Director: Pen-Ek Ratanaruang

Main actor: Ananda Everingham
Main actress: Lalita Panyopas

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Wit comes from America with his wife Daeng (Lalita Panyopas) for funerals. He has been living there for 10 years. Daeng finds a paper with a phone number related to a lady called Noi in Wit's pocket. He meets a young 19 years old teen girl called Ploy at the hotel coffee shop and invites her to rest in his room while waiting 4 hours for her mother. She has a black eye. A mysterious hotel maid taking good care of a suit. Daeng disagrees to let Ploy stay in their hotel room but doesn't dare to tell her frankly. The hotel barman (Ananda Everingham) wears the suit. He meets the maid in a hotel bathroom. They made love in the room. There is contrast between this new relationship and jealousy happening between Daeng and Wit regarding Ploy. While Wit is sleeping, Daeng tries to suffocate Ploy and kills her. Meanwhile a lady called Noi knocks at the door with a child. Everything was a dream. Daeng argues with Wit about his feelings as he is always busy at the restaurant or watching football late with his friend. Wit refuses to explain who is Noi. Daeng leaves the hotel room. Discussions about end of relationship love happen between Wit and Ploy. Daeng indulges in alcohol as she is a former Thai actress. She stopped acting 10 years ago. She follows a man claiming to be a former fan. Some parts might be dream or reality. The movie keeps the ambiguity. She follows him until his warehouse home. She starts to be worried. She cannot contact Wit as he has gone out with Ploy. The man drugs Daeng, starts to be more daring and tries to rape her. Wit is worried about Daeng (อย่าทิ้งพี่นะ). In the morning, Daeng flees but the man gets a gun to chase her. Following a fight, a gun shot is heard. Who gets shot? Finally Daeng arrives on time for the funeral and Wit confirms his love for Daeng. Ploy (พลอย) is a 2007 movie directed by Pen-Ek Ratanaruang. It mixes love, couple crisis and expiration of relationship.

โรงงานอารมณ์
โรงงานอารมณ์

Year: 2007

Thai title: โรงงานอารมณ์
English title: Pleasure Factory

Rating: 4/5
Director: Ekachai Uekrongtham

Main actor: Ananda Everingham
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This Singaporean-Thai docudrama was shot in 2 weeks in red district Singapore Geylang. It is about two groups of people, the pleasure seekers and the pleasure providers and how their lives cross and interact. Three stories take place in parallel. In first story, two friends come together to brothel but one of them is too shy to select and go with a girl. His friend pushes him to get some experience as first time initiation. Finally he chooses a girl from Mainland China. He enquiries why she has to do such job. Her father died so she needs to support her home. Both are crying. Will she see him again? A girl shall not love her customer. In the second story, a man follow up a young girl to a hotel room. The girl is joining an older woman, who is already with a customer. It is related to initiation of the young girl as a prostitute. She discovers the brutaly of the job but gets some support from the older jaded woman. There is a temporary communion between the man and the two ladies. The jad woman listens to love songs as love is not possible for her and cries. The man brings the young girl home but the wallet is still the transactional basis. In third story, one girl has a rich patron but she is not happy. She finally brings a young guy, making his living by singing songs in the streets, with her. Both of them are drop-outs. She always gives pleasure but this time she receives. In the old days, the Geylang area used to be populated by processing factories for the coconut plantations. These days, the machines are still running at full steam but producing pleasure for those seeking it, night after night. What would happen if the pleasure factory stops and if humans stop being pleasure seeking / giving machines? Due to censure, two minutes were cut.

สารคดีชีวิตจริง Girlfriend for sale
สารคดีชีวิตจริง Girlfriend for sale

Year: 2007

Thai title: สารคดีชีวิตจริง Girlfriend for sale
English title: Girlfriend for sale

Rating: 5/5
Director: Britain's Channel 4

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Kranuan is a remote village located in Isan, northeastern region of Thailand. Having a foreign husband (ฝรั่ง) helps to increase own status. Fon, 21 years old young lady, is back to her village. Fon has an English boyfriend. One of the villagers helps ladies to read and write emails in English to foreign boyfriends. The writer comments that women give pleasure to men, so men give them money. Without money there is no love. Every household needs money. Fon had a son when she was 17 years old. There are no laws in Thailand to force fathers to be responsible of their offsprings and pay education pension or help out. Fon wishes to offer her son a better life that she got. Some other women in the village have already a foreign husband. All have big houses or nice houses that are in sharp contrast with the shacks or basic wooden houses. It creates some kind of emulation to get the same among local girls (การเลี้ยงแบบ). This Britain's Channel 4 documentary shows the Isan village life. It shows the women side through the eyes of local working girls as they speak directly in Thai language. Molam music is often played in background. A local karaoke is present in the village. Lek is the main lady singer, being 32 years old and still single. Lek decides to hunt for a foreign husband as local men are really very poor. Some ladies have to become fed up with Thai men (เสียความรู้สึกกับผู้ชายไทย) before they can think about a foreign husband. Some women such as Lek become members of dating websites for friendship or more. Some ladies having children already and facing financial difficulties (มีลูกแต่ไม่มีแฟน) consider non Thai men. Lek has no proper job but spends half of her budget to find a foreign husband. Some ladies need to go back to work in Bangkok and leave their children with their grandparents. Even Fon's son doesn't call her 'mum' as she is not the one educating him everyday. Fon has to go back to Bangkok to earn a living until her English boyfriend gives news. Working ladies have to reach a quota every month. They get 3500 baht salary a month but need to get 60 ladies drinks and go 5 times with customers. They have to pull in customers to the bar. They give respect (ไหว้) to Buddhist statue before entering in the bar. Prostitution is outside the bar and between the girl and her customer. Bar fine is paid to the mamasan (มาม่าซัง). Fon’s boyfriend has paid a special fee so she doesn’t have to go with customers anymore. Fon has dreams to go to England and keeps in touch with her boyfriend through Skype. Finally Lek decides to come to Bangkok to work as a bar girl hoping to make money to support her two kids and to find a husband. She gets recommendation by another lady villager already working there. She is worried about customers’ (แขก) behavior. Anyway the mamasan seems to accept anybody and promises she should find a husband within a year! Fon is very upset as her English boyfriend didn't call her since two days. As there are no customers, girls are upset and fight together. Lek decides it is not her world and goes back to her village. Fon now stays in the village waiting for visa paper to be able to go to England. Lek still works in the village local karaoke and still tries her luck with dating websites. There is even a Thai best foreign husband competition in the village! In 2011, a new romantic movie (อี นางเอ๊ย เขยฝรั่ง - White Buffalo) was released. It looks why Isan women are choosing foreign husbands over local men.

ก้านกล้วย
ก้านกล้วย

Year: 2006

Thai title: ก้านกล้วย
English title: Khan Kluay

Rating: 4/5
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Khan Kluay is the son of an elephant warrior. He has never seen his father (ลูกไม่มีพ่อ) but he has the same fighting spirit (อารมณ์นักสู้). He is living with his mum and friends. The elephant herd needs to migrate as human are coming close. His father was previously captured by humans. Khan Kluay wishes to free his father, Bupha. At night time, he enters in a soldier camp to find his father. Khan Kluay meets the King's son, the future King Naresuan. Khan Kluay flees and takes refuge in an elephant cemetery. He then meets Chaba Kaew, a young elephant female. Meanwhile his mum and the elephant herd have left. Chaba Kaew has no parents and has been educated by a human. Robbers always come to take food from the village but nobody is strong enough to face them. Chaba Kaew's father has built a training centre for elephants. Khan Kluay is trained and has now become a grown-up adult. So he helps to defeat the robbers. Ayuthaya now belongs to Thai kingdom again. King Naresuan (พระองค์ดำ), the new king, needs to select an elephant to go for war. He needs an exceptional elephant (ช้างทรงคู่บารมี). Khan Kluay is selected by the King. Khan Kluay's father was not a coward and died on battle field for the nation. Being reunited with his mother, Khan Kluay has to follow his duty. Following a final battle with Hongsawadee Burmese Kingdom, Khan Kluay defeats the red eyes powerful elephant (ช้างตาแดง). Khan Kluay rams the Burmese elephant into a sharp stick. This bright and colourful animation movie features a lot of Thainess such as Loy krathong festival and Thai history. Khan Kluay was the top-grosser in 2006 with 98 million baht. It was the first animated Thai feature to be released since 1979's The Adventure of Sudsakorn (สุดสาคร). This movie is part of 2000s decade spirit when many movies were highlighting a certain return to a Thai strong nationalism and pride.

13 เกมสยอง
13 เกมสยอง

Year: 2006

Thai title: 13 เกมสยอง
English title: 13 Beloved

Rating: 5/5
Director: Chookiat Sakweerakul

Main actor: Krissada Sukosol,Saranyu Wongkrachang
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Chit is a busy sales guy but his performance is not good. He cannot reimburse his car (his car plate has number 13) as his sales drop. One of his colleague, Pramee, steals his customers as Chit is too slow. His boss fires him as the company is going online so there is a need for less Sales people. Only a young lady called Tong is his friend in this company. Chit has debts. His mother is asking for money. He lies to his mum regarding his financial problems. He receives a phone call from an unknown number. It is a call regarding playing games to win big cash prize. As Chit has debts, he accepts to play but has to follow strict rules (he shall not disclose that he is playing a game). First game is easy. Just got 10 000 baht by crushing a fly with a newspaper (it is worth to note that there is Thaksin Shinawatra picture on the newspaper and his face is crashed against the wall!). Second game is to eat the fly to win 50 000 baht. The final prize is 100 millions baht but there are still 11 games to perform. If one game is lost then the whole money amount is lost. Next game is to make three children cry (the games are related to Chit's own childhood). Then Chit shall steal money from a beggar. Then Chit shall eat special food, i.e. shit, in a Chinese restaurant (he used to insult other people in the past - ฝรั่งขี้นก). Then he shall worship a crazy man. At 13:13 the crazy man announced God shall come (พระเจ้าจะมา) so Chit enters a bus arriving at that time. Chit has arguments with bus passengers regarding a mobile phone and gets beaten. He needs to pay respect (ไหว้) to a ruffian's feet to get it back so starts to lose self-esteem to accept such degrading act. It degenerates to a deadly and bloody fight as Chit almost kills one guy to get the phone. He is now under high stress and accepts to do anything. During next game, he needs to retrieve a dead elderly man, who falls in an indoor wishing well (In modern society people are neglecting their elder parents) and announce the bad news to his family. The relatives were living in a house close to the father but didn't visit him. He then meets his former girlfriend Maew, who wants to become a famous singer. She has a new boyfriend called Chaleum. For the 8th game Chit needs to beat somebody, who has number 8 on his vest. Chaleum has a number 8 on his vest... Due to jealousy over Maew, Chit beats deeply Chaleum. Realizing his acts, he hits again a taxi driver to bring Chaleum to hospital. Meanwhile his crazy actions are shown on TV news and a police inspector (สารวัตร)is chasing him (ผู้ร้าย). His friend Tong, puzzled by his behavior, finds a mysterious 13beloved.com website and starts to make the link with Chit's weird acts. He reaches the hospital, needs to find assistant and to avoid the police. He finds an old lady in room 805 then escapes as he removes glasses and pushes the old lady in wheelchair. He needs to follow up the old lady where she wishes to go. By helping the old lady, he puts a thread over a road causing the death of many teens, racing on their motorbike, through decapitation. Tong finds him and asks him to surrender (มอบตัว). He is already crazy. He needs to grab sword and decides to kill Tong or her dog to stop them interfering in the game. Still having a little bit of humanity, he only kills the dog. He continues the rampage by killing a cow and cutting her guts. He is still followed by Tong. Finally Tong discovers it is an online game encouraging people to forget reality and go beyond convenances. For the last game Chit needs to kill his father, who was brutal with him during his childhood. He now behaves same as his father now. Despite the hate between the father and the son, Chit prefers to lose (ยอมแพ้). The winner is the father who kills his son, Chit. This movie got many overseas awards. It emphazises modern societies where there is less morality and more egoism, self-centerism.

ไพรรีพินาศ ป่ามรณะ
ไพรรีพินาศ ป่ามรณะ

Year: 2006

Thai title: ไพรรีพินาศ ป่ามรณะ
English title: Vengeance

Rating: 3/5
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Two adults and one young boy are running inside the jungle. They are carrying a sacred talisman. They have to leave behind the injured father in the jungle as a mysterious threat is chasing them. Twenty years later, a robber (โจร) is captured by the police. His teammates decide to hide in a forest close to the Burmese border. Mot, who was the young boy, is now a new Police inspector (นายตำรวจมือใหม่). They get shelter in a Buddhist temple close to the forest. The abbot is supposed to know ways to master special powers (อำนาจพิเศษ ). At night time, the four robbers kill the abbot and steal the sacred talisman, which was under the abbot protection. The police chases them in the jungle forest. The villager guide refuses to enter the sacred forest. The policemen and a few villagers decide to continue but they face fantastic animals and spirits in the forest. Deadly flies kill two ruffians. Guardian spirits of the forest (เจ้าป่า), similar to Kinnaree (กินรี), try to seduce the men. One villager is killed. Two ladies, Sri On and her sister, come from nowhere to rescue them. Voracious small crocodiles kill some policemen and villagers. A giant snake (พยานาค) appears. Mot defeats the giant snake with a sacred knife given by the monk. They reach the village of the mysterious ethnicity from where Sri On and her sister are coming from. The villagers need to kill them as they are coming from the city (เมือง). Sri On decides to warn Mot and betrays (ทรยศ) her village. At night time the forest villagers become vampires. Another giant snake wipes the vampires away. This movie mixes so many kinds of supernatural creatures (deadly flies, vampires, voracious small crocodiles, giant snakes, guardian spirits of the forest) with intensive CGI. Finally the movie ends with a classical theme of going back in the past to change the future. Mot uses the sacred talisman to go back in the past to prevent all these deaths. He comes back when his father was running inside the jungle. While trying to take away the talisman, he stabs his father so causing his own disappearance. Future cannot be changed.

ไฉไล
ไฉไล

Year: 2006

Thai title: ไฉไล
English title: Chai Lai - Dangerous Flowers

Rating: 2/5
Director:

Main actor: Mum Jokmok
Main actress: Supaksorn Chaimongkol,Bongkoj Kongmalai

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The five Thai Charlie Angels are tasked with foiling a kidnapping and keeping a mysterious, powerful "Pearl of the Andaman" out of the hands of a crime syndicate.

ผีเสื้อสมุทร
ผีเสื้อสมุทร

Year: 2006

Thai title: ผีเสื้อสมุทร
English title: Ocean Butterfly

Rating: 3/5
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Wan is a girl born with the supernatural ability to stay underwater. While visiting Butterfly Island, Wan discovers her special ability to dive and stay under deep sea. She also meets Tan, a photographer who always helps her. She eventually falls in love with him. When going under water, Wan's body changes to become similar to a butterfly. A local mafia guy decides to catch the butterfly ladies. A battle erupts between the butterfly ladies and the tough guys with Wan and Tan in the middle.

สุดสาคร
สุดสาคร

Year: 2006

Thai title: สุดสาคร
English title: Legend of Sudsakorn

Rating: 3/5
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Main actor: Suchao Pongwilai,Charlie Trairattana
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This film is based on a story from Phra Aphai Mani, an epic poem by Sunthorn Phu. "Sudsakorn" is one of the best-known parts of the classic Thai epic poem. It was written by Thai poet Sunthorn Phu in the 1800s. A young boy is the son of a mermaid. He is sent on a mystical quest to find his father. The story was previously adapted in a Thai animated fantasy film, The Adventure of Sudsakorn (สุดสาคร). Released in 1979, it was the first and only Thai animated film until 2006 when the movie Khan Kluay (ก้านกล้วย) was released. Sudsakorn is raised in the ancient traditions of magic by his grandfather. He never knew his father. His mother, a mermaid, sends him on a quest to find his father. Armed with his grandfather's magical stick, Sudsakorn enters into mysterious worlds riding a half dragon - half horse. Sudsakorn encounters dangerous ghost creatures, faces an hermit who cheats him and steals his magical stick, fights against deadly vampire butterfly creatures, helps to defeat an army and finds his father. The film uses the very latest in special effects and has cost more than Bt80 million to make.

นาค รักแท้ / วิญญาณ / ความตาย
นาค รักแท้ / วิญญาณ / ความตาย

Year: 2006

Thai title: นาค รักแท้ / วิญญาณ / ความตาย
English title: Ghost Of Mae Nak

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Kowit Wattanakul
Main actress: Marasri Isarangkul

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Nak and mak are a young couple that love each other deeply. Their trueness of their love wakes up the ghost Mae Nak. Mae Nak has been buried only and never had any proper funeral ceremony. Through terrific apparitions, she needs their help to rest in peace. Anybody who try to hinder their love is killed (the greedy estate agent who sold them the old house, the burglars). Mak, following a circulation accident, falls in a deep coma. Nak needs Mae Nak help to cure him. But Nak needs to find Mae Nak's body first to make proper Buddhist ceremony so that she can rest in peace. She also needs to give her back an old brooch made of her bones. Nak has to finish her task before an exorcism (ไล่ผี) is done on Mak. This is a modern and refreshing version based on Mae Nak ghost story that has inspired more than 15 Thai movies. The two main actors are coming from the Thai soap opera TV series. The director is English and the photography direction is really good.

กระสือวาเลนไทน์
กระสือวาเลนไทน์

Year: 2006

Thai title: กระสือวาเลนไทน์
English title: Ghost of Valentine

Rating: 4/5
Director: Yuthlert Sippapak

Main actor:
Main actress: Wiyada Umarin

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A young nurse is transferred to an old hospital. Weird people are here including a physically disabled young man offering her a rose, a little girl trying to sell roses, the hospital director, a Buddhist nun patient, other nurses and helpers. At night time, the young nurse becomes an evil spirit called "PHI KRASEU" (ผีกระสือ) represented as a woman head with intestines. Due to an accident with the director, the disabled young man comes paralyzed. The nurse decides to take care about him. There is a strong bond between them due to a tragic event that has happened 60 years ago...

ล่า-ท้า-ผี
ล่า-ท้า-ผี

Year: 2006

Thai title: ล่า-ท้า-ผี
English title: Ghost game

Rating: 2/5
Director: Sarawut Wichiensarn

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11 contestants on a reality TV show must stay in an abandoned military prison where atrocities took place years before. The contestants must provoke the ghosts inhabiting the walls of the former prison where thousands suffered and died years before. The contestant who manages to endure the oppressing atmosphere the longest shall walk away with 5 millions Baht. The film was controversial because the setting closely matched that of Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, where the Khmer Rouge in Cambodia, tortured prisoners. The film outraged Cambodians and calls were made to ban all Thai products.

เดอะ เลตเตอร์เขียนเป็นส่งตาย
เดอะ เลตเตอร์เขียนเป็นส่งตาย

Year: 2006

Thai title: เดอะ เลตเตอร์เขียนเป็นส่งตาย
English title: The Letters of Death

Rating: 3/5
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A group of young adults are killed one by one following mysterious accidents. There were all classmates where they were young teens. One of them was a whipping boy. Due to a stupid game, he fell in the stairs and became physically disabled. All the classmates pretended it was an accident. Now being adults, the spirit of the disabled classmate is chasing them. They have to play hangman game. if they fail to answer, they die...

โคลิค เด็กเห็นผี
โคลิค เด็กเห็นผี

Year: 2006

Thai title: โคลิค เด็กเห็นผี
English title: Colic

Rating: 4/5
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Pregant Prae marries Pong. Pong was not in hurry to marry but he has no choice. They stay at Pong's mother home. Benn is Pong's sister but following the tragic death of her husband (burnt alive), she has lost part of her faculties. Tragically Benn dies also in a fire accident and Prae, shocked, has an earlier baby delivery. Their new son never stops crying up to the point the relationship between Prae and Ping gets tense. A doctor suggests a colic symptom but after three months the baby is still crying. A monk suggests to closely care about the baby until he is one year old. Mysterious events happen in the house. It looks like somebody else is living there also. It look like the baby is afraid of something but cannot speak. Can the baby see ghosts? Is the baby autist? Many possibilities are investigated by Prae. Prae escapes to a mortal accident thanks to the warning cries of the baby. Unfortunately Pong's mother dies in a traffic accident. The monk analyses that the baby fright is linked to his bad karma and to the very bad actions he has done in his previous life. The one year deadline is an important event to be reached. Serious accidents happen to Pong and Prae. On the first year birthday eve, spirits get wild to kill the baby. Finally the family stays safe and it is known that Benn's husband was an officer who is responsible of the death of 5 students hanged during the student street demonstrations. His spirit has been reborn into Pong and Prae's baby.

เปนชู้กับผี
เปนชู้กับผี

Year: 2006

Thai title: เปนชู้กับผี
English title: The Unseeable

Rating: 4/5
Director: Wisit Sasanatieng

Main actor:
Main actress: Tasawan Saneewong

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The action takes place around 1930's. Nuanchan is looking for her husband, who has disappeared one year ago following a business trip. She arrives in a old traditional Thai wooden house where he is supposed to have stayed. She is pregnant. The house supervisor, Somjit, allows her to stay but told her not to go in the main building house as it is forbidden as the house ruler, Run-juan, doesn't want to be disturbed. Choi, a domestic helper, mentions she has never seen the house ruler face. Every fifteen days, food is offered at the spirit shrine and she saw a hand grabbing food... Nobody dares going out at night time. There are also rumours about a lady with long hairs who hanged her-self in the garden. Nuanchan misses her husband but mysteriously his face is never shown. Nuanchan delivered the baby. Choi wants to bury the birth remains in the soil as there is an old belief that the spirit "Phi Kraseu" (ผีกระสือ) will eat such food at night time. The house ruler Run-juan has lost her husband and there are rumours she is bringing a lover at night time. The house ruler Run-juan wants to take care of the baby as she never had the occasion to have a baby before. Choi disappeared. One day Nuanchan finds her husband in the garden. He is not able to tell the whole truth but he is staying with the house ruler lady and asks Nuanchan to leave for her own safety. Finally truth is known. Chob is in fact the house ruler lady's husband, who had an infidelity with Nuanchan. So Nuanchan is the mistress! Afraid to loose him, the house ruler lady stabbed him to death. Somjit, seeing the event, fell from the stairs and died. Choi is also a ghost. All people are ghosts. Nuanchan also is a ghost as she hanged her-self before but she still refuses the truth so continues to come to the house to search for her husband. Even if the third movie of Wisit Sasanatien was not as colorful as two previous works, he received a lot of praise for the homage given to films of the 1930s.

ผีคนเป็น
ผีคนเป็น

Year: 2006

Thai title: ผีคนเป็น
English title: The victim

Rating: 2/5
Director:

Main actor:
Main actress: Penpak Sirikul

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Young woman Ting is learning acting. Police asks her to play a lady who is killed in an attempt to re-enact a crime scene. She is concerned to irritate spirits by playing dead people but police mentions it is for good purpose, i.e. catch the killer! She has to play Min, a lady who was recently killed. Ting visits Min's best close friend Fai. When playing Min, Ting has visions and discover that Fai is the one, who killed Min. Finally the movie stops and all the story was a movie inside the movie. The young lady is called Nong Mae. All the main participants involved in the movie shooting are killed one after another. Even Nong Mae behavior has started to change when she starts to wear a tiara given by an unknown person. She investigates what the spirit is looking from her. While on the set filming the movie and in real life, Nong Mae seems to be possessed by a spirit...

เด็กหอ
เด็กหอ

Year: 2006

Thai title: เด็กหอ
English title: Dorm

Rating: 5/5
Director: Songyos Sugmakanan

Main actor: Charlie Trairattana
Main actress: Jintara Sookkapat

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Chatree, young 7th grade pupil, is sent by his father in a dormitory in Chonburi. His father complains of his bad grades. Chatree doesn't want to go to the dormitory and be separated from his friends. The teacher Pranee (Jintara Sookkapat) welcomes him and emphasizes the strong rules to follow. Other pupils tell Chatree that the dorm is haunted as dogs howling can often be heard. Other students play jokes on him. Chatree refuses to answer to his father's phone calls. A few years ago a kid, called Vichien, drowned in the school's swimming pool. Chatree feels lonely and has only one friend Vichien. Only Chatree can see him as Vichien is a ghost. This week-end, his father cannot pick him up. He stays with his ghost friend Vichien. He escapes from school to assist to sport day and to meet the school cooker's daughter Pen. Chatree and Vichien have close relationship. At 6PM everyday Vichien jumps and drowns in the swimming pool. Vichien's father has been condemned for fraud and to 25 years of prison. Chatree wants to help Vichien to stop this infinite event and be able to rebirth again. The teacher Pranee feels bad as she believes she is responsable of Vichien's death. Vichien death was an accident. Chatree needs to risk and separates his spirit (วิญญาณ) from his body in order to be able to help his friend Vichien. Dorm movie has been nominated for 10 Thai Subhanahongsa awards. It got more than 50 millions baht revenue in Thai box office. It was directed by one of the 6 young directors from "แฟนฉัน" (My Girl).

ฅนไฟบิน
ฅนไฟบิน

Year: 2006

Thai title: ฅนไฟบิน
English title: Dynamite Warrior

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Panna Rittikrai
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At the end of 19th century, Lord Waeng Sirikorn is capturing and stealing Buffalos. He is selling them to a slaughter house. The rarity of buffalos is boosting his business of steamed tractors. He is using criminals to kill cattle traders and steal their buffalos. Siang is a mysterious local Robin Woods stealing buffalos from dishonest traders in order to give them to poor people. Siang is skilled in martial arts and fireworks usage. He learnt those skills by being involved in firework assembly for the Isan yearly festival called "Bun Bang Fai" (ประเพณีบุญบั้งไฟ). Siang is looking for revenge against trader Sing as he believed Sing killed his parents before. Trader Sing is also a powerful wizard. Lord Waeng needs to get rid of trader Sing to get his buffalos. He asks support from Black wizard, who was a friend of Sing twenty years ago and by lying, he also convinced Siang to help him. By using the blood of a virgin, they make Sing loosing his power. Finally it was Black wizard who killed Siang's parents. Sing and Siang then unite to defeat Black wizard and lord Waeng. The movie uses some recipes from popular movie Ong Bak as the movie producer is Prachya Pinkaew, who directed Ong Bak. Sometimes the movie has some flavors of former Western spaghetti movies. The movie takes place in Isan, northeast area of Thailand.

มนุษย์เหล็กไหล
มนุษย์เหล็กไหล

Year: 2006

Thai title: มนุษย์เหล็กไหล
English title: Mercury man

Rating: 3/5
Director: Bandit Thongdee

Main actor:
Main actress: Metinee Kingpayome

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Ruffians are looking for powerful sacred amulets in Tibet. They succeed to steal them despite the opposition of a guardian lady called Purima. There are a cold and a hot amulet. In Thailand Charn is a fireman. He always tends to follow his own intuition instead of following orders from his boss. A corrupted prison guard lets the same ruffians enter a prison to free a dangerous inmate. Those ruffians use the amulets power to achieve their evil goal. Their intervention causes a fire inside the prison so firemen are called. Charn is injured by the ruffians. The inmate is a dangerous terrorist muslim that wishes to defy America. Charn realizes his body characteristics have changed following the injury he got from the ruffian using the amulets. He has now super powers. The lady guardian Purima finds Charn and explains to him how to control his powers. Charn's brother makes a Spiderman like superhero costume for him. Charn captures robbers, uncontrollable elephants, rapist, helps young beggar kid having issues with a drunken driver, college students fights. Those are many ills happening in modern Bangkok. The ruffians kidnap Charn's mother to exchange her versus the amulet but the amulet is inside Charn's body. The terrorists wish to explode an US boat containing chemical weapons as they believe Americans will use these weapons in the Middle East. They plan to blow the whole Sattahip area and they do not mind about children visiting navy boats on Children's day. Charn, his brother and Parima fight the ruffians to prevent the ship explosion. This movie is a well done movie with good fx compared to Thai standards. This martial arts action film is made by the same team, who did Ong Bak and Tom Yum Goong so it was a good candidate for movie export. Depicting muslims as the bad guys is certainly a very sensitive issue with current political situation in South of Thailand. Charn's brother is played by Nong Tum, whose real life was depicted in movie Beautiful boxer. Charn's brother (Nong Tum) is a katoey (กะเทย) with fighting skills and ironics repartees about his known condition.

พระ เสือ เด็ก ไก่ วอก
พระ เสือ เด็ก ไก่ วอก

Year: 2006

Thai title: พระ เสือ เด็ก ไก่ วอก
English title: The Magnificent Five

Rating: 3/5
Director: Bandit Ritthakol

Main actor: Jesdaporn Pholdee,Charoenporn Awnlamai,Note Chernyim,Somchai Sakdikul
Main actress: Paula Taylor

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One hundred years ago two robbers (a young lady and a comic character), a false doctor and a former monk flee the police. A foreigner (ฝรั่ง) in collusion with a corrupted village head takes away the farmers' children to use them as slaves. To get back their children they need to pay a big amount of money. Farmers have heard of a local Robin Hood called Seua (เสือ). They try to contact him but meet the above quatuor but not the real Seua. They go after the kidnapers. They finally meet the real Seua. The Magnificent Five are united. They go together to search for the children but spend more time to argue on the reward sharing. The group reaches their ruffians' camp. They use Trojan horse tactic but it fails and the young lady (Paula Taylor) escapes nearly to serious problems with the camp leader. They need to reach the sea before a boat takes away the children. A fight happens. The foreigner and his ruffians are deafeated so need to flee and sail away. The young lady then decide also to neutralize the camp leader to avoid anymore kidnapping to happen. Charoenporn Awnlamai plays the comic expert in explosives. In many modern Thai movies, foreigners are often the bad guys. In old movies, the bad guys were the Burmese or the communist threat. This movie is a blending of action and comedy. Could this movie be seen as as a criticism of the foreigners stealing the Thai youth?

แสบสนิท ศิษย์ส่ายหน้า
แสบสนิท ศิษย์ส่ายหน้า

Year: 2006

Thai title: แสบสนิท ศิษย์ส่ายหน้า
English title: Noodle boxer

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Akom Preedakul,Jaturong Mokjok,Koeti Aramboy
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Thai movie แสบสนิท ศิษย์ส่ายหน้า (Noodle boxer) was released in year 2006. It lasts 1h36mn. A young man called Sanit is cooking in a noodle soup shop. He likes Thai boxing as his father was a former boxer (นักมวย). He is not able to fight properly. Akom Preedakul, Song (Koeti Aramboy) and Phi Saem (Jaturong Mokjok) are his friends and always coming for free soup. Akom recommends him to get some tattoos (ศักดิ์). Sanit loves secretly a young girl called Suey. Another real Thai boxer is also interested in Suey. Suey goes to see a doctor for eyes problems and is accompanied by Sanit. Suey's father complains Sanit is too weak (ขี้แพ้). Akom brings Sanit to a haunted house where a Thai boxer resided in order to get inspired. Sanit's friends encourage him to join Thai boxing contests to earn respect from Suey's father but he keeps losing. Suey is becoming blind. Sanit tries amulets (ของดี). Finally Saem, former champion, takes care of his training (ไม่ยอมแพ้). This time, Suey is really sick. His father needs to find 500 000 baht to cure her. Sanit, known as a looser, accepts to play a match for gaining that amount of money. His opponent is the other Thai boxing champion fond of Suey. Despite strong resistance and dreams of victory, Sanit is defeated again. Suey is cured as the Thai boxing champion gives the 500 000 baht having compassion for Sanit and Suey.

แสงศตวรรษ
แสงศตวรรษ

Year: 2006

Thai title: แสงศตวรรษ
English title: Syndromes and a Century

Rating: 4/5
Director: Apichatpong Weerasethakul

Main actor:
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The film is a tribute to the Apichatpong Weerasethakul's parents and is divided into two parts. A new doctor is coming from the Army and apply for a position in a provincial hospital. Weirdly he is afraid of blood. Monks come for health tests also. One elder monk is having bad dreams about chicken. He tortured them when he was young. He wants to get medicine for the whole village and finally provide some natural herbs for the doctor. Another monk goes to dentist for the first time in his life. He wishes to be a DJ, the dentist wishes to be a country music singer. A special relationship happened between them. The monk plays guitar. Even the monk said he is an ordinary person. A shy doctor asks for engagement to a lady doctor Dr Toey. She doesn't say yes or no but narrates her own story with Noon, boss of an orchid farm, who is only interested in his flowers. Those relationships don't complete. The second part of the movie happens in an hospital inside the city. Same actors are playing but talks are different inside the city. The dental yard is like an industry. The dentist just focus on his work, there is no talk with the monk. Another relationship between a doctor and his girlfriend seems to go nowhere as he wants to stay in Bangkok but she wishes to work in Rayong inside an industrial park under development. Finally the movie ends up in Lumpini park, nature inside Bangkok city, where people do their evening aerobic dance together but they are dancing alone. Thai Censorship Board objected to depictions of monks and doctors in this movie. Cut scenes include a monk playing guitar, monks playing kite and a monk being treated by a dentist. Other cut scenes include four doctors drinking whisky in a hospital room, a scene of a male doctor kissing his girlfriend in the hospital's locker room and having an erection. Like all movies by Apichatpong Weerasethakul, people either like or dislike them. There are beautiful lengthy sequences characteristic of Apichatpong Weerasethakul's work.

เพื่อน...กูรักมึงว่ะ
เพื่อน...กูรักมึงว่ะ

Year: 2006

Thai title: เพื่อน...กูรักมึงว่ะ
English title: Bangkok Love Story

Rating: 4/5
Director: Poj Arnon

Main actor: Suchao Pongwilai
Main actress:

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Mek (เมฆ) is a solitary hitman with no friends and no love. He still has a brother and a sick mother. One day he kidnaps a young man denouncing corruption but refuses to execute him as the young man is not an evil guy (ฆ่าคนเลวไม่ฆ่าคนดี). Following arguments with his boss, a shooting happens and Mek flees with his victim. As Mek gets injured and loses blood, he receives help from the young man called Iht (อิฐ). Mek has a bad childhood. Iht then takes care of him, cleans his shack and wipes his body. A love story starts between the two men. It reminds Iht of his own past when his mother was sick and couldn't leave home. She died because some thugs hindered him to come back on time to give her medicine. He still feels ashamed as he couldn't help his mother on time. The ruffians still wish to eliminate them but the first attempt fails. Iht's girlfriend, Sai, starts to notice modifications in Iht's behavior. Love emerges between the two men. There is a delicate representation of homosexual love far away from the Thai ladyboy (กะเทย) usual style. Mek feels ashamed of himself and chases Iht. Iht still tries to meet Mek (ผมคิดถึงคุณ) but fails to locate him as Mek is too shy. Sai suffers as she knows she losts her love with Iht. Finally Iht and Mek find each other and declare their strong passion. It is seen by both Sai and Mek's brother. Iht helped Mek's brother, Mok (หมอก) who was always bullied by others as he is HIV positive. The mother knows also the truth about Mek. A tragedy happens as the two brothers argue. The mother hangs herself. While bringing the mother to hospital, ruffians try to kill Mek again. His mother is shot and dies. Meanwhile Sai decides to separate with Iht. Thinking about taking revenge, she finally doesn't shoot him. The two brothers decide to leave for the countryside. Before Mek decides to take revenge over the ruffians. Iht, alerted by the younger brother try to find Mek. Mek performs a rampage at the ruffians' place but is then captured at the train station by the police. Iht is injured into the eyes while trying to look for Mek at the ruffians' place. He is now blind. Mok dies from decease. In 2575, Mek is released from prison and Iht is waiting. The movie has a dark ending at Mek is shot down. This film won a Subhannahongsa Award for best screenplay and went on screen at many film festivals in Europe and Asia. The movie contains great action scenes including a shooting inside a Buddha factory.

มากับพระ
มากับพระ

Year: 2006

Thai title: มากับพระ
English title: The Golden Riders

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Noppadol Duangporn
Main actress:

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One novice, one young man and one lady are in a train heading to Chiang Rai. The novice is going to famous Buddhist temple "Wat Tham Pa Archa Thong" where monks ride horses. The lady, called Tengmo, is heartbroken and goes back to her parent's home. She is the daughter of a local district officer. The young man called Phon has been laid off and is going for a break. The novice is from Bangkok has difficulty to get used to the life inside the temple. The abbot is very demanding. He is working with the two young people to teach local mountain people to get rid of debts but the local district officer doesn't appreciate their action. This comedy illustrates the decline of the role of Buddhist monks as sacred and unchallengeable in Thai movies. The abbot is still a model but his monks sometimes forget the Buddhist rules through a comic way. The local district officer combines with a former soldier, who claims he has hidden gold ingots inside the ground where the temple is now built. Pressure is done on abbot to move his temple to another location but finally no gold can be found. The gold was found previously by a monk and used to build a big Buddha statue (same story as Wat Traimit).

มอ๘
มอ๘

Year: 2006

Thai title: มอ๘
English title: Mor 8

Rating: 5/5
Director:

Main actor:
Main actress: Patcharasri Benjamas

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An old grandma recalls her past when she was a teacher in year 1957 (Buddhist era 2500). Two schools (โรงเรียน) are fusioning, i.e. an all-girl school and an all-boy school. The new name is Darunee Suksa School. Boys (นักเรียนชาย) shall study with girls (นักเรียนหญิง). So the school becomes a mixed school. Some male teachers are not happy about this. Girls (ดอกไม้เหล็ก) need to show that they can be stronger than boys. The headmaster (ครูใหญ่) has to accept two female modern teachers. Both are still single. There are teacher Sompat and teacher Kaeson. One is strong (ใช้อำนาจ) and one is sweet. The two teachers are close friends (เพื่อนรักตลอดไป). They have to change the school internal rules that use women as helpers only. Teacher Malee, who has Chinese ancestors, is used to bring coffee for the male teachers... There is a very good representation of 1950s decade with nice costume and scenes. The teachers introduce mixed seating with boys and girls to improve mutual knowledge and respect.Many love letters are sent for teacher Kaeson. Many male teachers are also single so during the temple fair (งานวัด), they try to court Kaeson. Teacher Sompat gets the responsibility of the whole school after male teachers do boxing with ruffians and headmaster is caught watching sexy girls. Male teachers are fed up with Sompat as she is too strict. She even forbids love letters so other teachers have to find tricks to send letters with invisible ink. She has no love so others shall have no love also. There is a competition between girls and boys, between female teacher and male teachers. Sexism atmosphere prevails. Sompat is convinced of girls superiority and very proud of herself also. She dedicates all her life to school (ครูทั้งชีวิต), teaching without love so she expects Kaeson to do same. Work and personal life (เรื่องส่วนตัว) are two separate matters. Sompat is inflexible (ห่วงเกินไป) and does not forgive mistakes (ครูใจร้าย, กฎเป็นกฎ). Boys fight to protect the girls during a fair but as fights are forbidden according to school rules, they are punished by Sompat and cannot join next exams session. Kaeson and other teachers cannot accept such decision. Finally teacher Sompat sacrifices her position for children to be able to pass the exams. The movie highlights teacher dedication and self sacrifice. Pupils shall keep respect to their teacher. Topics are love, duty, friendship but also needs for flexibility and understanding. The feminist ex-senator, whose well-known slogan is "One Husband, One Wife", Rabiebrat Pongpanit plays a small role as the school project director.

เพราะอากาศเปลี่ยนแปลงบ่อย
เพราะอากาศเปลี่ยนแปลงบ่อย

Year: 2006

Thai title: เพราะอากาศเปลี่ยนแปลงบ่อย
English title: Seasons change

Rating: 4/5
Director:

Main actor:
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Young man Chatree enters music university (โรงเรียนดนตรี) for three years studies. He is playing drums. He follows a young girl, Dao, expert in violin. He loves her secretly for three years. The movie is divided in three parts same as Thailand three seasons. Hot season. Chatree finds two other students to make a music group. Dao is from high society family so she never notices Chatree before. Chatree meets Aom, another young lady, whose parents know Chatree's parents. She promises not to disclose to his parents that he is studying music. Chatree’s parents are just worried that being a musician is not enough to earn a living. Chatree meets a weird Japanese teacher at the school but he is very helpful in order to have Chatree to play in same orchestra as Dao. Chatree discovers classical music as he needs to do the drums for the end of year concert featuring the four seasons of Vivaldi. Rainy season. His father still believes he is studying maths. Chatree considers Aom as a friend and younger sister but Aom starts to have feelings for Chatree. Chatree finally talks to Dao and realizes she will leave to Budapest if she succeeds her exams. Chatree wishes now to succeed his exams in order to be accepted to go to Budapest also. Aom now realizes Chatree’s love for Dao. Winter season. Chatree's parents are finally aware as the Japanese teacher tells them the truth. Chatree believes Aom is the one who disclosed the truth so is very upset with her. Finally Chatree learns that Japanese teacher told his parents but cannot find Aom to excuse himself. The Japanese teacher talk to Chatree’s parents and they finally understand that they cannot force their son to study something he doesn't like. Son and father reconcile. End of year concert happens. All proud parents watch their children. Chatree is accepted for Budapest studies. It is a difficult choice for Chatree between Dao and Aom. Chatree finally decides to stay in Thailand. It is a nice romantic teen movie mixing various kinds of music. There are great musical moments mixing classical music, Thai traditional music and modern music.

เพื่อนสนิท
เพื่อนสนิท

Year: 2005

Thai title: เพื่อนสนิท
English title: Dear Dakanda

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor:
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A young man called Moo goes by train to southern Thailand. He breaks his leg there and ends up in a local hospital where he meets a nurse named Nui. The two become close but Moo still loves his best friend Dakanda, to whom he regularly writes letters. Will Moo stay with Nui or go back with Dakanda?

เฉิ่ม
เฉิ่ม

Year: 2005

Thai title: เฉิ่ม
English title: Midnight My Love

Rating: 4/5
Director:

Main actor: Mum Jokmok
Main actress: Woranut Wongsawan

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Sombat is a lonely man in his 40s who's had a hard life. He drives a taxi by night and is obsessed with tunes played by a band, which was popular in the 60s. One night he meets Nual, a soulless masseuse working to support her family and there is an instant rapport. He is old fashioned, shy and has a good heart. Sombat is not interested in the modern Thai world. He has no CD player to listen to the music CD offered by Nual. She is also the first to bring him to a Mac Donald fastfood. The studio Sahamongkol Films grossed 39 million baht with the movie Midnight My Love.

กบฏท้าวศรีสุดาจัน
กบฏท้าวศรีสุดาจัน

Year: 2005

Thai title: กบฏท้าวศรีสุดาจัน
English title: The King Maker

Rating: 2/5
Director:

Main actor: Akara Amarttayakul,Charlie Trairattana,Nirut Sirijanya
Main actress:

This movie takes place in 16th century when portuguese citizen were living in Ayuthaya kingdom. Following his ship sinkage, Fernando De Gama, traded as a slave, is rescued by Maria. As he's an experienced soldier, Fernando and Tong, a Thai soldier, become the Thai King's personal guards. Unfortunately the King is poisoned by his wife, who targets to set her lover as the new King. Fernando and Tong are accused and need to fight against each other. It was produced by UK, directed by a Thai and written by an English scriptwriter.

โรงเตี้ยม
โรงเตี้ยม

Year: 2005

Thai title: โรงเตี้ยม
English title: Happy Inn

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Somchai Sakdikul
Main actress: Naowarat Yooktanun

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In a remote inn, different groups of people stay together with various goals. A group of bank robbers, who has hidden money previously in the inn, also comes back. But the money has disappeared. The inn owner is also mysteriously murdered. Who is responsible and where is the money?

โคตรเพชฌฆาต
โคตรเพชฌฆาต

Year: 2005

Thai title: โคตรเพชฌฆาต
English title: Brutal river

Rating: 2/5
Director:

Main actor: Yodchai Meksuwan,Prompong Nopparith
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Thai movie โคตรเพชฌฆาต (Brutal river) was released in year 2005. The movie lasts 1h26mn. The movie action takes place in year 1964 in Chumphon province. It is based on a real story. A few veteran actors are playing such as Prompong Nopparith as chief district officer, Yodchai Meksuwan as the Buddhist temple abbot. A man has disappeared in the river and only his stranded boat can be found. A crocodile eating people (จระเข้กินคน) is suspected. A man swimming in the river and a soup vendor are also killed (จระเข้ขัด). Nobody dares to cross the local river anymore. A crocodile hunt starts. The crocodile is named Ai Dang (ไอ้ด่าง). 4000 baht reward is offered. The hunt turns to a disaster as all men are cowards. Only a soldier leader injures the crocodile. Nurse Kate is also killed. Her boyfriend, a policeman, is devastated. A black magician (หมอผี) is used but he is also killed by the crocodile. Another one from Cambodia using dynamite also fails. Soldiers are called for help as villagers cannot cope with the crocodile. They kill a big crocodile but it is not Ai Dang. Some villagers believe it is a crocodile spirit (จระเข้ผี). The soldiers get the blessings from the abbot and start to prepare some traps to catch the crocodile. The crocodile is smart and cannot be caught easily. It gets injured by the soldier leader with a knife but is on the way to flee again. The policeman, Kate’s fiance, sacrifices his life and throws himself in the crocodile mouth while holding a grenade. The river gets peaceful again. The movie has weak Fx.

คนระลึกชาติ
คนระลึกชาติ

Year: 2005

Thai title: คนระลึกชาติ
English title: The remaker

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor:
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Tom has a car accident and plunges into a river. He cannot help himself and is drowning. He's rescued by a stranger, a girl named Pim passing by and he is rushed to hospital and recovers quickly. His savior falls into a coma. Then supernatural events begin. Tom has premonitions. Every time Tom rescues somebody, Pim's condition improved. Tom and Pim are linked together though past lives. Will Pim survive the strange coma?

จอมขมังเวทย์
จอมขมังเวทย์

Year: 2005

Thai title: จอมขมังเวทย์
English title: Necromancer

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Chatchai Plengpanich
Main actress:

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Ithi is a former police and a master of the dark art. Imprisoned, he succeeds to vanish from his cell. The police, leaded by Santi, is tracking to get him back. The police confronts supernatural events. Santi realizes what he's dealing with but does not give up. Anyway Santi wishes to overcome the dark art master and no matter what it takes. Even if he must become a dark art master him-self. This movie revisits the 1996 extra-judicial killing of six drug traffickers but masks the story in a mix of local superstition and magic.

นรก
นรก

Year: 2005

Thai title: นรก
English title: Hell

Rating: 3/5
Director: Thanit Jitnukul

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Some young people are on the way to film some clips. Unfortunately, a car crash takes their life away and their spirits are brought to Buddhist hell! Each bad human is sentenced to be tortured for their sins and misdeed they have done. The bad sins are Kill animal, Steal anything, Make wrong on sex, Lie, Incite quarrels among allies, Speak rude words, Revenge anyone, Mistake evil of good. Only the car driver is really dead but the other accompany unluckily him to hell. The other must escape to their own world before hell guardians could hold them back. The studio Sahamongkol Films achieved limited returns from Hell with 22 million baht.

ลองของ
ลองของ

Year: 2005

Thai title: ลองของ
English title: Art of The Devil 2

Rating: 3/5
Director: Kongkiat Khomsiri

Main actor:
Main actress: Mamee Nakprasitte

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The teacher Miss Panor has six students. She is the stepmother of one of the student. She is having an affair with another teacher. The students decide to play a cruel prank on Miss Panor and her reputation is ruined. The teacher then turns to black magic to exact gruesome revenge.

คนเห็นผี 10
คนเห็นผี 10

Year: 2005

Thai title: คนเห็นผี 10
English title: The Eye 10

Rating: 3/5
Director: Oxide Pang,Danny Pang

Main actor: Ray McDonald
Main actress: Bongkoj Kongmalai

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In Thailand, five Thai and Hong Kong teens, including 2 girls and 3 boys, are interested in scary stories and ghosts. One of them purchases a book titled The Ten Encounters, which describes ten ways to see ghosts. They wish to see ghost as it is fun time for them (เรื่องสนุก). They perform ceremony to call ghosts (พิธีเรียกผี). The ceremonies mix Chinese and Thai ways. One way is to hit chopsticks on a rice bowl to call hungry ghosts. Another way is to use a black cat at midnight to have the ghosts coming. One of the teen boy, Kofai, disappears as he urinates on a tree containing a ghost Mae Takhian (แม่ตะเคียน). It is an insult to the ghosts so he is taken away by them. One of the girls, Apliu, uses another way to see ghosts by applying coffin soil on her eyes. This soil is called hell soil (ดินนรก) and it burns her eyes. Hopefully the mother can help in time. She encourages them not to play with ghosts (รับไม่ไหว) as it is a dangerous matter (ใช้ของ). They still wish to find their friend Kofai. Hong Kong teens are back to their home town and still have ghosts visions in bus, when walking in tunnel or inside public housing estates (ก้มหน้าลง to see ghosts). The shots are particulary scary in Hong Kong old public housing estate. The teens want to stop playing ghost games. They performed a last ceremony to go to underworld by wearing dead people clothes but need to come back when a bell is ringing. They find Kofai but he prefers to stay in the world of death with his girlfriend. The mother cannot call them back on time and so they become spirits already (เรียกวิญญาณกลับไม่ทันเป็นผีแล้ว). The morality is not to play ghost game incorrectly (เล่นพิธีไม่ถูกก็ตายได้) as it can cause death. The film is actually the third of a film trilogy by the Pang brothers. It was shot in Thailand and Hong Kong.

ผี
ผี

Year: 2005

Thai title: ผี
English title: P

Rating: 3/5
Director: Paul Spurrier

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A Khmer family is living in a remote Thai village in Si Sa Ket. A little girl called Aaw is always scolded by the Thai students as a sorcerer's daughter. Her grandmother teaches her old incantations (ของดี) to be able to protect herself. Her grandmother is getting very sick and traditional potions are not helping. Despite her grandmother opposition, Aaw goes to the market to buy rice and medicine from pawn lady. Due to high debts, she has to go to Bangkok to pay back. She ends up in a gogo bar directed by a mamasan. She is renamed Dao. She goes out with her first customer and is very shy. Dao uses incantations taught by her grandmother to appear more attractive. The movie also highlights the pleas of girls working in gogo bars for the pleasure of foreigners versus money. Many of them are poor girls from Isan or from Bangkok slums. Dao starts to use black magic under wrong purposes such as personal vengeance as she was humiliated by her first customer. She wants to become the main dancer star in the show but there is already existing competition. By going under a line of clothes, her magical powers are altered. Traditional beliefs say people learning magic spells shall not walk under a clothesline as magic spells would decline. She uses magic (ไสยศาสตร์) to get rid of one girl called May, who is badly injured. But by not following advice from her grandmother, she turns into a kind of "Phi pop" (ปอบ), spirit eating raw intestine. May is looking for revenge and contacts a spirit doctor (หมอผี). Police is looking after Dao as a foreigner is found dead after having spent the night with her. The movie mentions those bars reserved for foreigners and protected by influential Thai figures. Dao gets attached in her bathroom by her friend Pookie to ensure the Pop ghost inside her die due to starvation. Meanwhile May's friends are looking for Dao and her friend Pookie. The movie ends up tragically with Dao killing her best friend Pookie, getting rid of May and her spirit doctor. Foreigners are shown as evil as they use young women so Dao as a Pop spirit continues to kill them. It is a Thai movie directed by a foreigner, the first ever Westerner to direct a Thai-language film. It features good photography and a good soundtrack.

บุปผาราตรี 2
บุปผาราตรี 2

Year: 2005

Thai title: บุปผาราตรี 2
English title: Rahtree returns

Rating: 3/5
Director: Yuthlert Sippapak

Main actor: Somchai Sakdikul,Doo Dook Kradon,Der Doksadao
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A group of robbers escapes from police and hides money in a haunted apartment. It is in the room 609 where Rahtree, a lovesick ghost, lives with her handicapped boyfriend. She has cut his legs to prevent him to flee. Frightened by the ghosts, the robbers flee but come back with a psychic to face the ghosts. Meanwhile, the handicapped boyfriend has given the money to a blind young girl to pay for her hospital fees to recover her sight. This causes Rahtree's wrath...

ต้มยำกุ้ง
ต้มยำกุ้ง

Year: 2005

Thai title: ต้มยำกุ้ง
English title: Tom Yum Goong

Rating: 3/5
Director: Prachya Pinkaew

Main actor: Tony Jaa,Mum Jokmok
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A young man named Kham faces an international mafia syndicate, that captures his two beloved elephants and smuggles them to Sydney. So he has to venture into Australia. He gets help from a Thai police Sergeant based in Australia and Pla, a Thai girl forced into prostitution. They face the gang of Madame Rose, whose staff include a Vietnamese thief and martial arts expert and some hulking bodyguards. The film reigned as the box office's champion when it grossed 200 million baht (second in history after Suriyothai).

เสือคาบดาบ
เสือคาบดาบ

Year: 2005

Thai title: เสือคาบดาบ
English title: The Tiger Blade

Rating: 2/5
Director:

Main actor: Phongphat Wachirabanjong
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Tiger Blade is like a B serie movie based on manga style. A secret police unit member called Yos is attacked by ruffians while in his home. Using his expert fighting skills, he succeeds to get rid of them. He chases the ruffians up to a disco. Police tries to arrest them but their leader Mahesak has special supernatural fightings skills thanks to sacred tattoos. Yos asks to work with young lady Duangdao. This gang of criminals with supernatural powers, led by Mahesak, releases a rebel Karen warlord Phunphan (Phongphat Wachirabanjong) out of prison. They target to steal the national treasury of Thailand in order to fund Phunphan's fight against Burmese junta. The secret police unit, led by Yost, fights the criminals in various battles. Yos and Duangdao are fighting against strong opponents. They need to use magic to defeat them so Yos succeeds to get a mysterious blade (ดาบ) from a Thai Buddhist temple. Only this blade allows getting rid of criminals protected by sacred tattoos. Various fightings happen and two main criminals are neutralized. Phunphan told Yos that Duangdao is a traitor in his team. Uten is finally the real traitor. An impressive karts chase happens in Bangkok. A bank robbery is organized by Phunphan. Finally multiple treacheries happen as the big amount of money attract many people. Yos, Duangdao and Phunphan stop the criminals and money is given back to Thailand except one bag kept by Phunphan! It is a movie fully packed with action scenes but the scenario is a bit complex to follow.

ซุ้มมือปืน
ซุ้มมือปืน

Year: 2005

Thai title: ซุ้มมือปืน
English title: Hit Man File

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Chatchai Plengpanich,Santisuk Promsiri,Nirut Sirijanya
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Tantai, a smart hit man is hired to silence some powerful godfathers. Caught between rival Triad bosses, mercenary policemen and power hungry parliamentarians, Tantai becomes the country's most wanted target. Detective Chat is secretly watching all the event, waiting for his time to clean up the outlaws. The studio achieved limited returns from Hitman File with only 10 millions baht.

เสือภูเขา
เสือภูเขา

Year: 2005

Thai title: เสือภูเขา
English title: In the name of the tiger

Rating: 2/5
Director:

Main actor: Krung Srivilai,Ekapan Banleurit,Note Chernyim,Somchai Sakdikul,Bin Banleurit,Chusak Aiemsuk
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Two groups, led by Hua Jayae and Thao Lai Kan, are worshipping a tiger rock deity. They fight against each other for the control of the village. A volcano eruption happens. A mysterious man then appears on the rock. He is a great fighter. His name is Phi Seua. There is a belief that he is the one depicted on old drawings inside a local cave. The deity guardian mentions that Phi Seua is coming here to help Hua Jayae. In fact, Phi Seua accepts gold from both parties. Phi Seua meets Mai Tho, young lady, who is part of a Padaung giraffe women village. As she is assaulted by Thao Lai Kan's ruffians, Phi Seua helps her. As he protects the Padaung village, he is now hunted by the two groups. Phi Seua then faces various criminals, i.e. the hell twins (แฝดนรก) played by the real Banleurit twins, seven brothers with a face similar to famous actor Sangthong Sreesai (สังข์ทอง สีใส), a big and fat ruffian commanding a Godzilla monster. Phi Seua then becomes the Padaung villager's trainer. Phi Seua leaves the Padaung giraffe women village, which is then attacked. Mai Tho is kidnaped so Phi Seua has to come back to help and defeat the bad guys. This movie is similar to a Manga story. It mixes comedy and action. It has many references to famous movies such as Lord of the rings, the return of the Jedi, western spaghetti, the Magnificent Seven. It includes many famous comic actors from decade 2000s.

แหยม ยโสธร
แหยม ยโสธร

Year: 2005

Thai title: แหยม ยโสธร
English title: Hello Yasothon

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Mum Jokmok
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This musical romantic comedy movie takes place in Thailand Northeast and actors speak by using local Lao and Isan dialect. Two local poor men are enamoured with two local ladies. The ladies' parents would like to marry them to local rich men so send them to Bangkok to avoid any problems. But love will be stronger. It deals with Thai cultural aspects such as social class differences, arranged weddings, temple fair, rural people going to Bangkok for the first time, local moneylender and so on...

หลวงพี่เท่ง
หลวงพี่เท่ง

Year: 2005

Thai title: หลวงพี่เท่ง
English title: The Holy Man

Rating: 3/5
Director: Note Chernyim

Main actor: Pongsak Pongsuwan,Note Chernyim,Somchai Sakdikul
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A bad-boy-turned monk is trying to bring back the Buddhist faith to villagers. He is facing opposition from a local mafia boss using his daughter as a fake spirit medium. This simple but entertaining comedy was the second-biggest-grossing movie of the year 2005 with a Bt141 million in ticket revenues.

เสือร้องไห้
เสือร้องไห้

Year: 2005

Thai title: เสือร้องไห้
English title: Crying Tiger

Rating: 2/5
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This movie is a reality film about 4 people from Isan area. They have moved to Bangkok to find a job. It deals about their life, their hopes and sorrows. 3 men and 1 woman are interviewed. The men are working as stuntman, country folk singer, aspirant comedian. The woman is a taxi driver dreaming to drive a big truck so she could be able to visit her parents more often. The stunt man is lying to his parents saying he is a real actor and he dreams to be a stuntman for superstar Tony Jaa. The aspirant comedian is willing to do all tasks and wear silly costumes as a restaurant tout in order to join a well-known comedy troupe. The country folk singer is famous but still living in a cheap motel as he wishes to go back home in Isan one day. It has been filmed over one year. They were able to achieve their dreams. Like many Isan people, they are coming to Bangkok to achieve dreams and get rich. The micro-budget documentary feature Crying Tiger couldn't cover its production costs, grossing only 1.3 million baht.

สารคดีชีวิตจริง Bangkok girl
สารคดีชีวิตจริง Bangkok girl

Year: 2005

Thai title: สารคดีชีวิตจริง Bangkok girl
English title: Bangkok girl

Rating: 4/5
Director: Jordan Clark

Main actor:
Main actress: Sirirat Rapsithorn

This movie is a documentary from CBC Newsworld in Canada. It was their highest rated film in five years. It deals about prostitution in Thailand. 800 000 Thai people are working in the sex trade. Poverty and very low salaries for low education level are the main reasons. Thai people in average can earn 8 USD a day in Bangkok but only 2 USD a day on the country side. Working girls can get high pay that they could never dream to get with a factory job. The reporter follows Pla, a nineteen years old young woman, working in a bar. She stops studying at twelve years old and works since thirteen years old as bartender. She can only think of the present and not the future. She speaks a broken English. She notes that many foreigners (ฝรั่ง) come to Thailand to play the butterfly with Thai girls. The reporter has a doubt about Pla if she is only a bartender or also a prostitute like the other girls working in the bar. Thailand is a sex park theme for many foreign tourists. Some customers are shown such as a distasteful English man teaching in a local international Thai school. The reporter gives figures about sex industry in Thailand, i.e. huge business generating 2.5 billions USD per year, mafia and police through protection fees get a huge share. Police is patronizing the system and gets better monthly salary. Prostitution is legally forbidden in Thailand. The question about prostitution legalization always comes back but some people believe it would only let another player get their share also. The documentary shows how smart those girls are and how they know to get money from the foreigners. Some girls are also heart broken many times as they got wedding dreams, which didn’t occur. It also shows the seamier side including unsafe sex, drugs, penis chopped by a Thai woman fed up that her husband is still messing around, lady boy’s tough life. Pla has her hand partially disabled and a finger imputed. Her father has disappeared when she was seven years old. She needs a lot of money to cure her mother who has a thyroid decease. She had no choice to get money. It is difficult to read behind Pla’s Thai smile as many meanings remain hidden behind the surfaces. When the reporter is finally back to his home country, he learnt that Pla has died from a heart failure but police didn't do a proper autopsy.

เด็กเดน
เด็กเดน

Year: 2005

Thai title: เด็กเดน
English title:

Rating: 2/5
Director:

Main actor:
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In Bangkok, students from technical colleges often have brawls together. During a brawl, several ordinary citizen are seriously injured, especially the girlfriend of a soldier. Police catch the students and send them to reeducation centre close to the Burmese border. The most stubborn students escape and go along the border where they face death, suffering and the soldier eager to find who shot his girlfriend. There they understand and feel the pain they previously inflict to others. They decide they will change their behavior if they succeed to survive...

วัยอลวน 4
วัยอลวน 4

Year: 2005

Thai title: วัยอลวน 4
English title: Oops, There's Dad

Rating: 2/5
Director:

Main actor: Phairoj Sangwaribut
Main actress: Lalana Sulawan

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Almost 30 years have passed since the last opus of the movie serie "Wai On-la-won" (วัยอลวน) directed by Piak Poster. O (โอ๋) and Tam (ตั้ม) are now grown-up adults with two children, i.e. Toey (เตย) their teen son and Tong (ตอง), their daughter who is an university student. O is worried that her son might be gay. They go to Chiang Mai for their daughter’s birthday. They want to do a surprise (วางแผนจัดงานวันเกิด) for her. Surprised, Tong needs to hide her boyfriend, Vichian, on the balcony (แอบมีแฟน). As O forgot her watch in Tong's condominium, Tam goes back and discovers that her daughter has a boyfriend. He takes the decision to keep the secret in order not to upset O. Tong tries to contact her old roommate she quit 2 years ago. Tong needs to find a temporary roommate to give false appearance to her mother. Tam helps to arrange. By lying to O, things turn badly for Tam and as two different roommates appear so O believes Tam turns obscene (ลามก). O is upset with Tam. Finally thanks to flashback images of their past through the previous movies, O and Tam get reunited. Tam tells her the truth about Tong living together with a boyfriend. They accept the fact. Like all parents they face issues when children grow up. The movie features many songs including the famous “ชูวับ ชูวับ” song updated to modern rock times. The OST CD includes also all the previous songs updated to modern music by Thai groups such as Taxi, อุ๊ หฤทัย , บัวชมพู ฟอร์, Endorphine... Another English title is also Wai On La Won 4: 30 Years Later.

หมานคร
หมานคร

Year: 2004

Thai title: หมานคร
English title: Citizen dog

Rating: 4/5
Director: Wisit Sasanatieng

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Pod quits his countryside to find a job in Bangkok. He works first in a factory and then in an office as security guard. He meets Jin who is working as a cleaning lady. Jin is obsessed with cleaning. She also searching for the meaning inside a white book she found earlier. Jin barely notices Pod's adoration, while Pod can never really communicate his love despite all his desperate attempts. Pot even decides to become taxi driver to have chance to stay longer time everyday with Ning while driving her to office. Believing that her white book was written by an environmentalist, she decides to demonstrate everyday against the usage of plastic bags and to help for recycling plastic bottles. She collects so many bottles that a huge montain made of plastic bottles emerges in Bangkok. The film's philosophy is that "if you look too hard for something, you won't see it right in front of you". This strikingly visual film with an optimistic mood earned only a meagre five million baht but it has received a Thailand National Film Association Award for Best visual effects. This movie has also been registered as National Heritage per the 2016 list released by the Thai Film Archive.

ชู้
ชู้

Year: 2004

Thai title: ชู้
English title: The sin

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Piya Trakulrard
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Dhep haven't seen his father since 10 years. He is now a traveling photographer on his way home to solve problems with his father. On the way home, he meets a young woman called Riam and falls in love with her. But she is his father's new young wife. Dhep stays at their place and understands that Riam faces same problems as his mother 10 years ago before her suicide. He tries to treat Riam kindly but a forbidden love rears its head and the pair decides to make a go of it. But Dhep's father is a very jealous man...

เดอเลตเตอร์ - จดหมายรัก
เดอเลตเตอร์ - จดหมายรัก

Year: 2004

Thai title: เดอเลตเตอร์ - จดหมายรัก
English title: The letter

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor:
Main actress: Ann Thongprasom

A modern Bangkokian lady called Dew went to Chiang Mai for her grandmother's death. There, she met Ton, a kind officer at an agricultural research center. Dew started to feel true love for Ton. They then married and began a peaceful life together. Everything was fine until Ton started dying of a brain tumor. After Ton's death, something strange happens: she still receives love letters from Ton. How is it possible?

มนต์รักลูกทุ่ง
มนต์รักลูกทุ่ง

Year: 2004

Thai title: มนต์รักลูกทุ่ง
English title: The Field of Love

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Krung Srivilai,Phairoj Jaising
Main actress: Namgneun Boonnak

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This folk-music movie is a remake of one of the most famous Thai movie (มนต์รักลูกทุ่ง) shot in 1970. It features 14 folk songs or "LUUK THUNG" songs. It is about a love story between a poor peasant, Klao, and a young woman, Thong Kwao, coming from a rich family. Thong Kwao's parents are worried about the family assets if their daughter marries a poor man so they send her to Bangkok so that she can be far away from Klao. Thong Kwao's parents refuse Klao's proposal for marriage and request an expensive dower (ค่าสินสอด), i.e. 100 000 Baht. Various misunderstandings happen between Klao and Thong Kwao but love will win.

ทวิภพ
ทวิภพ

Year: 2004

Thai title: ทวิภพ
English title: The Siam renaissance

Rating: 5/5
Director: Surapong Pinijkhar

Main actor: Nirut Sirijanya
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Thai lady Manee is a Paris-based archive specialist. A mysterious French old work 'The Voyageur', written by French author Francois-Xavier, is brought to her for interpretation at the Thai consulate in Paris. Manee is agitated by the record's allusions to Siam's past. Her father is a famous professor. She never got real love from her parents, who are always busy. Her father believes “The Voyageur” is just a tale (นิยาย) as it contains many inaccuracies. When she returns to Thailand, she finds herself going back and forth in time between the present day and the time of Siam's exploitation by French and British colonialists. It starts in 1855. Manee finds herself in Doctor Bradley’s home, who is the former home resident in her own home! Thai people are puzzled by Manee as she can read, write and speak French and English. She meets Francois-Xavier, a French writer. She explains the future to some Thai people but they doubt and even think she is playing double game. British ambassador is coming to negotiate commercial treaty with Siam. The trade treaty is unfair but Manee argues it is better to accept instead of providing good reason for Britain to invade Siam. Siam's secret weapon is a library as only knowledge increase will help Siam to compete with Western powers. Manee learns much about her country's history (Thai Longitude 0 was located in Bangkok at Wat Phra Kaew and set up by King Mongkut) and becomes a fighter alongside her ancestors. She finds valuable lessons in life and love along the way with soldier Dhep. Manee wishes to help her fellow Thai friends against greedy French colonialism. Is she right to influence the past as she knows the future? Thailand is used as a buffer between English and French possessions. It is seen this way by England but France forces Siam to abandon some of their own possessions such as Khmer kingdom by threatening using gunships. French consul sees Thai as barbarian and has no respect for their traditions. Sometimes changes are good and needed. Manee is upset that mistakes in the past cannot be changed such as the failed love between her parents but people tried their best. 38 years have passed. Thailand is defeated at Paknam by French gunships (14 July 1893 Paknam incident). Siam loses east of Mekong river banks. Siam has to pay a huge fee amount despite French only lost 3 men versus Siam who lost many lives including Thep. Siam kept its integrity despite losing big parts of territory and Manee has lost her love. It is a remake about the 1990 version shot by Cherd Songsri. It has also be adapted for TV in 1994 as a Thai TV serie (ละคร) with Saranyu Wongkrachang. It was also adapted as a Musical and a cartoon. It took one year to make the 2004 movie. The director Surapong Pinijkhar was then sick for many years due to blood vessel issue in the brain and was half paralyzed. The movie takes place in Rama IV period despite the real story happens in Rama V period. This version is more elaborated on historical details than the previous versions. One of the highlight of the movie is the true statement that Thai modern people read only six lines a year! This movie is part of the first 25 films heritage list announced on October 4 2011, which is Thai Movies Conservation Day.

โหมโรง
โหมโรง

Year: 2004

Thai title: โหมโรง
English title: The overture

Rating: 5/5
Director:

Main actor: Phongphat Wachirabanjong,Adul Dulyarat,Somphob Benjatikul
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A young man, Sorn, has a great passion for the ranad ek (ระนาดเอก), Thai xylophone. He was so skilled that he became a royal musician. However Sorn became too proud and was defeated in a competition by a rival. Sorn was able to learn from this failure. Sorn becomes a well-respected musical teacher in the period under Field Marshall Pibulsongkram. It was a time when the government strictly controlled the performance of traditional music, which was deemed "uncivilised". Under the policy of nationalism, the government ordered that folk artists had to have a license to perform in public. The passionate music teacher refused to obey the state's restrictions until the very last moment of his life. Despite its slow start, The overture movie became a box office success due to the attendance of one of Thailand's most prominent ranad players, HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn.

ซีอุย
ซีอุย

Year: 2004

Thai title: ซีอุย
English title: Zee Oui

Rating: 2/5
Director:

Main actor: Chatchai Plengpanich
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Zee Oui is a Chinese emigrant looking for work in Thailand. He is coming just after World War II and faces harsch discrimination from his Thai coworkers. He is working hard but fails to gain enough money. He is sick having tuberculosis. He decides to go back to China. Being very sick, he loses his mind and remembers the time when his mother cured him with a soup containing a heart extracted from an executed prisoner. He then killed a few Thai children in order to drink a similar soup. Police and two journalists are doing the enquiry to catch the children killer.

สุริยะฆาต
สุริยะฆาต

Year: 2004

Thai title: สุริยะฆาต
English title: Curse of the sun

Rating: 1/5
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This B-grade Thai movie is about supernatural events happening during an eclipse. A rich heiress, Jiratikan , is shot and her boyfriend has a deadly car accident during the eclipse. Her brother in law planed to get rid of Jiratikan to get her money and so engaged a black magic sorcerer. This latter uses dead men and transform them into zombies to try to kill Jiratikan . He even uses Jiratikan 's dead boyfriend. Hopefully, a young policeman is here to protect Jiratikan and investigates on these mysterious assassination attempts.

102 ปิดกุรงเทพปล้น
102 ปิดกุรงเทพปล้น

Year: 2004

Thai title: 102 ปิดกุรงเทพปล้น
English title: Bangkok Robbery

Rating: 3/5
Director: Thanit Jitnukul

Main actor: Chatchai Plengpanich,Amphol Lumpoon
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The Thai Government's declaration to settle debts with the IMF inspires a powerful secret organization to plan a robbery of the national properties. Leader Nawin, a former experienced soldier, heads up the mission, and must go head-to-head with talented undercover detective Pakorn, who's bidding to halt Nawin and his team. Both men have just 102 hours to successfully complete their respective missions.

คนเล่นของ
คนเล่นของ

Year: 2004

Thai title: คนเล่นของ
English title: Art of The Devil

Rating: 3/5
Director: Thanit Jitnukul

Main actor:
Main actress: Supaksorn Chaimongkol

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A married man, Prathan, maintained an amorous relationship with a young lady called Boom. But when he learned that Boom had fallen pregnant, he dumped her. But Boom cast a black magic curse, killing Prathan while Boom reaped the profits of his wealth, as she carried his son. But when her son died during an accident, Boom's fortune went to another minor wife of Prathan, Kamala, and her children. So Boom reclaims what she believes is rightfully hers, so she uses black magic to kill them one by one to achieve her goal.

ชัตเตอร์ กดติดวิญญาณ
ชัตเตอร์ กดติดวิญญาณ

Year: 2004

Thai title: ชัตเตอร์ กดติดวิญญาณ
English title: Shutter

Rating: 4/5
Director: Parkpoom Wongpoom

Main actor: Ananda Everingham
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A young photographer, Thun, and his girlfriend, Jane, accidentally crash a young woman with their car on their way back from a party. They decide to leave the dead woman and drive away. They start discovering mysterious shadows in their photographs. As they investigate the phenomenon, they find other photographs contain similar supernatural images linked to the young woman. Thun's best friends are also being haunted and Jane discovers that her boyfriend has not told her everything... Shutter was Thailand's Number One local box hit for 2004. A Hollywood remake of Shutter was done in 2008. 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.

ตุ๊กแกผี
ตุ๊กแกผี

Year: 2004

Thai title: ตุ๊กแกผี
English title: Lizard Woman

Rating: 2/5
Director: Manop Udomdej

Main actor: Pete Thongjure
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A writer has just finished her latest book which is a story about an evil lizard. She comes face to face with strange apparitions and a supernatural curse with lizards, but nobody believes her. Her boyfriend suggests her to go seeing a doctor for analysis, but she refuses. She soon realizes that her life is endangered and starts to discover a way to stop it without knowing that she may be the cause of this mysterious evil.

อาถรรพ์แก้บนผี
อาถรรพ์แก้บนผี

Year: 2004

Thai title: อาถรรพ์แก้บนผี
English title: The commitment

Rating: 2/5
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A group of friends from Bangkok decide to visit an abandoned house inhabited by a spirit who has the power to grant wishes, if promised the appropriate offering. With their graduation getting closer and closer, most of them pray for decent grades, but one of them, a skeptical girl called Moss, makes a mocking pledge that she will do anything in return for the satisfaction of her friend's desires. while their friends are careful to make sure they provide the promised offerings as their wishes are fulfilled, Muay, Pin, and Moss are not so diligent. Before long all three are subjected to a series of bloody manifestations, courtesy of an angry and vengeful spirit determined to collect what is owed.

เปรต ร.ศ. หกสิบเก้า
เปรต ร.ศ. หกสิบเก้า

Year: 2004

Thai title: เปรต ร.ศ. หกสิบเก้า
English title:

Rating: 3/5
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Main actress: Intira Jaroenpura

Prets (เปรต) are creatures that suffer as a result of their bad deeds in their previous lives. They are portrayed as extremely thin and tall. Their mouths are as small as a pinhole so they are always hungry as they cannot find enough food to feed them. They are moaning loudly out of intense pain and suffering. This movie takes place in the 1800s. A "pret" ghost is seen by villagers at night time. The "pret" ghost killed a few villagers doing bad deeds such as robbing Buddha statues in temple or removing gold foil from Buddha images. Beung, a young man, believes the "pret" ghost manifestation is linked to the finding of an old Buddha statue. Beung is also fond of Samri, the daughter of the village headman. A local landlord comes to the village to evaluate the old Buddha statue. He also gets interested in Samri. With the help of the village headman, he decides to rob the old Buddha statue to sell it to a rich collector. The temple abbot is killed and Beung is accused of the murder. while bringring the statue back home and Beung to prison, the landlord's team is defeated by the "pret" ghost.

คน ผี ปีศาจ
คน ผี ปีศาจ

Year: 2004

Thai title: คน ผี ปีศาจ
English title: Evil

Rating: 4/5
Director: Chookiat Sakweerakul

Main actor:
Main actress: Pumwaree Yodkamol,Amara Asavananda

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Young teenage girl Oui has lost her two parents. She is coming to stay in a relative's home (Pa Bua), which is located in the upper floors of a printing factory. Oui needs to share room with youngster Nong am. Only three people stay at home at night time (Pa Bua, Oui and Nong Am). Nobody else dares to stay. Pa Bua forces Nong Am to eat mysterious liver (บำรุงเลือด). Nong Am claims there are ghosts in the house. Oui often dreams about her parents. One night, while the father was changing a tyre on their car, two youngs men killed her parents to rob their belongings. So she eats medicine to forget and not to see things that she doesn't want to see. Nong Am has scars in the back. Pa Bua is also an Indian sorcerer (หมอผีแขก) and medium (คนทรง). While cleaning the Buddhist altar room (ห้องพระ), Oui hears mysterious voices. Pa Bua is in trance. Tiger shouts can be heard. Each morning all workers are amazed Oui is still here and alive. Oui has visions regarding her parents' killer. She believes he is waiting outside. What is the most dangerous? Being inside with ghosts or outside with the killer? Strange noises can be heard in the house when Pa Bua is outside. Pa Bua has locked the house. Oui decides to go on the second floor to decide if people or ghosts are staying there. Two people are furtively seen. One worker, Phi Sutchai, is helping her. Pa Bua comes back. She becomes crazy. Oui has visions as she cannot distinguish truth and dreams. Finally Pa Bua was killing the babysitters that were mistreating Nong Am and was hiding the bones inside the walls. When she was outside, the spirits were wandering and terrifying Nong Am. First-time director Chookiat Sakweerakul has made a smarter Thai horror movie. His impressive debut took only about 10 million baht in Thai box office.

Six หกตายท้าตาย
Six หกตายท้าตาย

Year: 2004

Thai title: Six หกตายท้าตาย
English title: Six

Rating: 4/5
Director:

Main actor: Ray McDonald
Main actress: Intira Jaroenpura

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Fai is a lady having scary visions. She is mysteriously connected to the number "6", which is related to bad luck. On the night before her 24th birthday (2+4 = 6 and 6*4 = 24), her friends come to celebrate. The whole group is composed of 6 men and one woman, Fai. One of the friends foretells their future (ดูดวง) with tarots cards. They shall all die due to ghosts (ผีมีจริง). Following a visit to a Buddhist Thai temple and Chinese shrine to get protective items, they decide to find ghosts. On the way to an old mansion, they almost have a deadly traffic accident. Fai takes a picture of the group but the young men are not displayed on the picture... They reach the old abandoned mansion close to the sea. It looks like a haunted house with bats, rats, a mysterious hidden owner and a scary caretaker. A calling spirit ceremony (พิธีเรียกวิญญาณ) is performed. A woman spirit answers. Fai believes that the spirit wants them to achieve something. They found a room with 6 coffins. They put in place a network of small webcams and microphones in the house. Six of them performs a new calling spirit ceremony in six different rooms. Suspense is increasing. Woman cries are heard. Ravens attack. A ghost is seen. Blood spills. The batteries run out. Once the batteries are replaced, they have disappeared and finally are found in the coffins. All of them were involved in a murder 70 years ago. In fact they already died in the car accident when going to the house. The ghost already takes his revenge. All of them have died except Fai. This movie has a really nice photography. The suspense momentum gets increased very well.

คนเห็นผี 2
คนเห็นผี 2

Year: 2004

Thai title: คนเห็นผี 2
English title: The Eye 2

Rating: 4/5
Director: Oxide Pang,Danny Pang

Main actor: Jesdaporn Pholdee
Main actress: Shu Qi

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Joey, young and beautiful Hong Kong lady, is spending a lot of money on shopping in Bangkok to forget her problems. She even tries a suicide tentative because she can see ghosts. The tentative fails. She call a Thai man called Sam during her insomnia. The hotel sends Buddhist monks to chase the ghosts from her room. She goes back to Hong Kong. Her Thai boyfriend still refuses to answer to her calls. She still sees ghosts in many occasions, i.e. in restaurants, MTR train station, bathroom. She discovers that she is pregnant. She decides to see a medium expert and gets Buddhist explanations on her ghostly visions. The medium tells her that a ghost wishes to enter inside her womb and be reincarnated inside her baby. When somebody dies, the spirit shall be reincarnated. It is karma (กรรม) Buddhist belief. So she tries not to panic when seeing ghosts. People believe she is crazy so she is sent to hospital. She sees a spirit trying to enter her womb. A woman ghost is chasing her. She enquiries on women who got suicide in MTR train stations. She forces the ghost to come out by trying to hang up herself. She finds the ghost’s name is Michelle. By interviewing some of Michelle’s family members she finds that her boyfriend Sam was Michelle's husband! Sam couldn't see Joey anymore without thinking about Michelle's suicide. His wife is going to be his daughter! His wife got suicide as a retaliation on Sam having a mistress. Joey doesn't want Michelle to become her baby so she jumps from the hospital roof but fails to die. Finally the baby is born and Joey can live happily with her daughter as she accepts to leave with the moral burden that she has part of responsibility in Michelle’s death. "The Eye" movies are an horror series, with the latest one titled "The Child's Eye 3D" released in 2010.

2508 ปิดกรมจับตาย
2508 ปิดกรมจับตาย

Year: 2004

Thai title: 2508 ปิดกรมจับตาย
English title: Siamese Outlaws

Rating: 3/5
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Main actor: Sombat Methanee,Krung Srivilai,Ekapan Banleurit
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This movie is taken from real events of 1965, when a big market robbery occurred in Ayutthaya province. White Tiger, a notorious robber, teamed up with two gangs to carry out his plan. But teams betrayed each other before money sharing. A police inspector is then chasing them.

บอดี้การ์ดหน้าเหลี่ยม
บอดี้การ์ดหน้าเหลี่ยม

Year: 2004

Thai title: บอดี้การ์ดหน้าเหลี่ยม
English title: The bodyguard

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Mum Jokmok,Tony Jaa,Chusak Aiemsuk
Main actress: Aranya Namwong,Pumwaree Yodkamol

After the bodyguard fails to save his father's life, a young man refuses to be protected anymore by this man. But the new bodyguard guard team is wiped out by unknown gunmen and the young man hides in a slum. Following the young man's disappearance, the bodyguard searches for him to prevent the gunmen to find him first... This movie mixes action and comedy.

เกิดมาลุย
เกิดมาลุย

Year: 2004

Thai title: เกิดมาลุย
English title: Born to fight

Rating: 3/5
Director: Panna Rittikrai

Main actor: Santisuk Promsiri
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A Police team is successfully catching a ring leader selling drugs. Later on a sportmen team and the police inspector are going to a remote village in Northern Thailand to make donations (ของบริจาค). They feature demonstration of famous Thai sports (รำมวย, ตะกร้อ). The village is then attacked by mercenaries wearing a red scarf similar to Khmer Rouge soldiers. Santisuk Promsiri is playing the head of the mercenaries and excels in a bad guy role. The abbot, the headman of a tambon (กำนัน) and the village headman (ผู้ใหญ่บ้าน) are killed. All Thai authorities symbols are dead. The mercenaries take the whole village in hostage in order to negotiate the freedom for their group leader. The central power needs to help the provinces. The merciless mercenaries have a missile and threathen to launch it on Bangkok. Villagers shall decide to fight or die (ยอมตายหรือสู้). At 8 AM in the morning the villagers and sportsmen decide to rebel when listening to the King royal anthem. Everybody is fighting against the mercenaries, i.e. young, old, handicapped, men and women. The movie takes a nationalist turn and looks like a modern "Bang Rajan" as it also deals about a Thai village resistance against invaders. Similar to old 1970s action movies, the way for Thailand to survive is to protect the nation, the religion and the monarchy. Thanks to villagers collaboration and the sportmen skills, the mercenaries are defeated. With Panna Rittikrai as director, great cascades and explosions can be expected (ทำจริงเจ็บจริง). The director, Panna Rittikrai, is famous for stunt choreography. Panna released in 2004 his first big-budget studio movie called Born to Fight. He made no fewer than 50 budget movies during the past two decades. เกิดมาลุย is a remake of one of his first movies.

สายล่อฟ้า
สายล่อฟ้า

Year: 2004

Thai title: สายล่อฟ้า
English title: Pattaya Maniac

Rating: 3/5
Director: Yuthlert Sippapak

Main actor: Somchai Sakdikul,Chusak Aiemsuk
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Tun is a guy selling Buddha amulets. He has no girlfriend. One night at a Karaoke his best friend pays a girl, called Nok, to seduce him. Tun is not aware of the trick and falls in love with her. But Nok is already the girlfriend of a mafia boss, who asks for 3M Baht to release her. Tun and his best friend are getting in serious trouble to get the money...

ปล้นนะยะ
ปล้นนะยะ

Year: 2004

Thai title: ปล้นนะยะ
English title: Spicy Beautyqueen of Bangkok

Rating: 2/5
Director:

Main actor: Vinai Kraibutr,Jaturong Mokjok
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4 travesties in desperate need of money decide to rob a bank in order to achieve their dream. Unfortunately the bank they started to rob is also the target of professional robbers. Who will get the money?

ผีหัวขาด 2
ผีหัวขาด 2

Year: 2004

Thai title: ผีหัวขาด 2
English title: Headless Hero 2

Rating: 2/5
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Main actor:
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Two buddies, looking for gambling money, go to a graveyard to steal some cash from a Chinese corpse. Accidentally they spill some blood onto a headless corpse, which promply wakes up. The headless corpse starts to scare the villagers and is following a mysterious talisman quest.

รักเธอเท่าฟ้า
รักเธอเท่าฟ้า

Year: 2004

Thai title: รักเธอเท่าฟ้า
English title: Formalin man

Rating: 3/5
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Main actor: Sithao Petcharoen,Chusak Aiemsuk
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An owner of a "Luuk Tung" band is facing a difficult situation. He has to find money to pay for his debt and to save his band from being taken over. Unfortunately, he dies from a car crash accident before he could get the money. His spirit refuses to quit his body. His assistant keeps the secret and inject formalin in the body. The dead owner and his assistant are giving much efforts to keep the band united and find money.

ขุนกระบี่ผีระบาด
ขุนกระบี่ผีระบาด

Year: 2004

Thai title: ขุนกระบี่ผีระบาด
English title: SARS Wars

Rating: 5/5
Director:

Main actor: Thep Po-ngam,Somchai Sakdikul
Main actress: Naowarat Yooktanun

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Sars decease spreads worldwide and reaches Thailand. The first to be contaminated is famous TV star Andrew Biggs! Andrew Biggs is television personality in Thailand. Meanwhile the daughter of a mafia leader, called Liu, is kidnapped and kept in the same building as Andrew biggs. A ten million baht ransom is requested. Police shall not be contacted to avoid the daughter facing serious trouble. The father hires a man, who recommends his best student called Nai. Nai speaks like an old style Ayutthaya soldier. Liu succeeds to escape her kidnappers and is rescued by Nai. Andrew Biggs has then become a zombie eating flesh and contaminates many other people in the building. The Thai government closes the building as the virus has spread inside. It is full of zombies. Liu and Nai cannot exit. One government doctor wishes to try her vaccin while another doctor wishes to destroy the whole building to eradicate the virus. This comedy movie mocks the infamous Thai cinema censors and OTOP products (One Tambon One Product). It features Thai classic gags including lady boys (กะเทย), flatulence, giant snake, crazy ghosts (ผีบ้า). It includes references to other foreign movies Jedi, Alien and Thai horror with baby spirits (กุมารทอง). Nai gets bitten also. His master (อาจารย์) comes to help. They suceed to defeat the giant snake and escape from the building. The kidnapper has disguised himself as Liu and so Nai has lost his virginity to a transsexual... Finally the real Liu is retrieved. The bad doctor is bitten by the zombie baby so the SARS decease is not stopped. This movie includes gore scenes with zombies and many funny gags. It really looks like a crazy sexy manga. This movie was not a big success at the Thai box office but it has become a cult movie outside Thailand.

แจ๋ว
แจ๋ว

Year: 2004

Thai title: แจ๋ว
English title: M.A.I.D. - Mission Almost Impossible Done

Rating: 2/5
Director: Yongyooth Thongkonthun

Main actor: Somchai Sakdikul
Main actress: Pornshita Na Songkhla

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In a secret mission, Prasert - an ex-policeman - uses four maids to investigate some hidden corruption in a casino establishment involving a high-level government official and a businessman. It is a funny, colourful and chaotic movie highlighting the idea of family and friendship. It is promoting regionalism with many different dialects to remind viewers that Thailand consists of people of many different cultures.

ธิดาช้าง
ธิดาช้าง

Year: 2004

Thai title: ธิดาช้าง
English title: Jumbo Queen

Rating: 1/5
Director:

Main actor:
Main actress: Penpak Sirikul,Metta Roongrat

Noon is a fat woman but she is a good girl and has a kind heart. Noon has been abandoned by her father many years ago. Her father has bad attitude to obese people and pushes his second daughter to participate to a beauty contest. Noon decides to go to Bangkok to join and win Jumbo Queen contest in order to broadcast that she is her hidden daughter. Noon's father wants to stop her from being in the contest and tries to stop his daughter. Noon has to prove herself to her father that the merit is in the heart not in the size of the body.

เจ้าสาวผัดไทย
เจ้าสาวผัดไทย

Year: 2004

Thai title: เจ้าสาวผัดไทย
English title: Pad Thai Story

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Thep Po-ngam,Somchai Sakdikul
Main actress: Mamee Nakprasitte

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Phet (เพชรา) is a young lady from a Thai Chinese family. Today there is happiness as it is her younger sister's wedding. She is still single (หาผัวไม่ได้). She puts hope in an office colleague but she discovers that he is gay. Phet losts her job but doesn't dare to announce this bad news to her father. The father is having a local restaurant business specialized in Thai Fried Noodles. She meets a teacher Surachat (อาจารย์สุระชาติ) but misunderstandings happen between them. Her father finally discovers she is out of job and she accepts to work as cook (แม่ค้าผัดไทย). There is tension between Soi (ซอย) inhabitants as a multinational company wishes to buy the houses in order to build a department store. Not all accept. One of the side-street leader is played by veteran actor Thep Po-ngam. He protests every day. Phet's father has a health weakness while Phet is out to watch a movie with the teacher. She has arguments with her sister claiming that as she cannot find a husband she should better take care of their father. Phet claims that whoever will come to eat 100 times to her Thai Fried Noodles shop will become her husband. This statement makes noise in the community. A TV producer learns about this and helps to organize a TV game. There is one million baht and Phet's hand for the winner. The game name is Thai Fried Noodles love (ความรักผัดไทย)! Feminist activists complain and call it ผัดไทยขายSex. Many people join (farang, indian, gay and even a former boyfriend Surachsi). Every day, a few people give up as they cannot stand Thai Fried Noodles overdose. At the end, only 3 candidates remain, a lady boy, the teacher and the former boyfriend. The teacher loses as Surachsi gives him a bad medicine to get sick (ท้องเสีย). He is finally qualified again as it is discovered that the lady boys were twins cheating. As the TV producer is found to be out of pennies, the former boyfriend stops also as he was only interested in money prize. Only the teacher remains and wins Phet's heart. The multinational company also finally gives up.

สัตว์ประหลาด
สัตว์ประหลาด

Year: 2004

Thai title: สัตว์ประหลาด
English title: Tropical Malady

Rating: 3/5
Director: Apichatpong Weerasethakul

Main actor:
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Tropical Malady is the first Thai film to win a Special Jury Prize at the Cannes International Film Festival. The two-part story begins with a love affair between a young soldier and a country boy in a remote village in Isan. The village's tranquillity is harmed by a wild beast slaughtering cattles. The second part involves the hunt for the wild beast in the jungle. The beast alternately resembles a tiger and the country boy. Viewers either love or hate this film!

ไอ้ฟัก
ไอ้ฟัก

Year: 2004

Thai title: ไอ้ฟัก
English title: The judgement

Rating: 4/5
Director: Patham Thonsang

Main actor:
Main actress: Bongkoj Kongmalai

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Fak leaves the monkhood to care for his old father. When he returns home, he finds his father has married a much younger woman. She is beautiful but also mentally unbalanced. Then the father dies, leaving Fak to care for his insane stepmother. Soon Fak's neighbors in this remote village are gossiping about him. This rejection by the villagers sends Fak into a spiral of despair and it shows how a conformist streak in society can reduce a man to decadence. This movie is based on the novel 'คำพิพากษา' by Chart Korpjitti. It is the second movie based on Chart Korpjitti's novel. The first version was shot in 1989.

หมอเจ็บ
หมอเจ็บ

Year: 2004

Thai title: หมอเจ็บ
English title: The Extern

Rating: 2/5
Director:

Main actor:
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It is the story of two doctor externs, who are really different from the main stream. It deals about their studies, their exams and love. This movie enhances through comic sequences the importance of doctors in Thai society.

อมนุษย์
อมนุษย์

Year: 2004

Thai title: อมนุษย์
English title: Unhuman

Rating: 3/5
Director: Toranong Srichua

Main actor:
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When a huge meteor falls to earth in Surin provice, San and his school friends went to the site to take pictures. At the evening that meteor falls, three workmen whom fleed from a mysterious laboratory were killed, and their muscles had been torned out. Police and genetics experts started the investigation to find the truth of the death, and they found out the meteor has nothing to do with their deaths. The investigation leads to a secretive scientist who is conducting experimental work with human organs and working with a Cambodian witch.

ปักษาวายุ
ปักษาวายุ

Year: 2004

Thai title: ปักษาวายุ
English title: Garuda

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Phairoj Sangwaribut
Main actress: Sara Leigh

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Thai movie Garuda (ปักษาวายุ) was released in year 2004. In year 1977 an archaeologist dies after discovering an old teeth in India. The action jumps to year 2004 in Bangkok during MRT construction. A solid rock is found during tunnel excavation. It features a weird head similar to a dinosaur. Veena (Sara Leigh) wishes to study it but businessmen don't trust her as she is only half Thai (ลูกครึ่ง). Veena's father is the one who died in Egypt many years ago. She believes it could be a dinosaur linked to the mythical garuda. She goes back to Kalasin. One day her university lecturer calls her to come urgently to Bangkok. A secret entrance has been found behind the rock. Heavily armed (มีดหมอ) soldiers seem to be hiding a secret. Veena flees and through a diversion, her farang friend Hoi Tim cuts the electric generator but is awakening the beast (สัตรโบราณ) staying in a tree. The garuda beast does a rampage on soldiers. Veena is spared due to the teeth talisman of her father. Thai people believe it is a mystical animal (เป็นเทพ). Saen, leader of the soldiers, just wishes to avoid any more killings. The Garuda succeeds to escape from the cave and causes a rampage in Bangkok. Attracted by Veena's talisman, Saen succeeds to injure severely the garuda and kills it.

คลื่นเหงา สาวข้างบ้าน
คลื่นเหงา สาวข้างบ้าน

Year: 2003

Thai title: คลื่นเหงา สาวข้างบ้าน
English title: Sexphone and The Lonely Wave

Rating: 2/5
Director:

Main actor: Somchai Samipak
Main actress: Paula Taylor

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Two neighbours, Deu and J, are having a hard time. Once, when J was brokenhearted, she calls the radio DJ of a talk show called "The Lonely Wave". Deu is filling in while the usual DJ is on leave. Ignoring this, J begins talking dirty with the DJ, completely forgetting that her sex talk is being broadcast live on air to the nation.

โกหก ... ทั้งเพ
โกหก ... ทั้งเพ

Year: 2003

Thai title: โกหก ... ทั้งเพ
English title: Fake

Rating: 4/5
Director: Thanakorn Pongsuwan

Main actor: Ray McDonald
Main actress: Patcharapa Chaichuer

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Fake is an art-house movie dealing with the complexities of life in Bangkok. It uses the different perspectives of the three lead characters to tell a love story with the same woman.

ความรักครั้งสุดท้าย
ความรักครั้งสุดท้าย

Year: 2003

Thai title: ความรักครั้งสุดท้าย
English title: Last Love

Rating: 3/5
Director: ChatriChalerm Yukol

Main actor:
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It relates the story of Ros, an art lecturer at Silpakorn University whose married life falls apart. The mother of three then falls in love with Chidchuea. But their love comes to an end when he refuses to accept her kids. Later Ros loses her children in an accident and receives a goodbye letter from Chidchuea. Pat, a young friend who once acted as matchmaker, comes into her life. Pat's sister is against their relationship and tries to separate her younger brother from Ros. When Pat leaves to study abroad, Ros can no longer bear the pain of her losses and decides to end her life. The director ChatriChalerm Yukol had done a remake of his own 1974 movie. In 1974 it was a then-scandalous story of a love affair between an older woman and a younger man.

มวยไทย นายขนมต้ม
มวยไทย นายขนมต้ม

Year: 2003

Thai title: มวยไทย นายขนมต้ม
English title: NAI KHANOM TOM

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Yodchai Meksuwan
Main actress:

It is the story of a famous Thai boxer, Nai Khanom Tom, who, having been captured by the Burmese, regained his freedom by defeating nine of the enemy's gladiators in a contest witnessed by the Burmese king.

คืนไร้เงา
คืนไร้เงา

Year: 2003

Thai title: คืนไร้เงา
English title: One night husband

Rating: 3/5
Director: Pimpaka Towira

Main actor: Phongphat Wachirabanjong
Main actress: Nicole Theriault,Siriyakorn Pukkaves

The film follows the life of Sipang, an urbane and self-confident Bangkok woman whose husband disappears after he receives a mysterious phone call on the night of their wedding. She begins to search for him with the help of his elder brother Chatchai and his introverted wife Busaba, a traditional housewife totally dependent on her abusive husband. During the search, Sipang and Busaba, who are worlds apart in outlook, grow increasingly close and explore the value of life, love and devotion as women living in contemporary Thai society.

คืนบาป พรหมพิราม
คืนบาป พรหมพิราม

Year: 2003

Thai title: คืนบาป พรหมพิราม
English title: Macabre case of Prom Pi Ram

Rating: 4/5
Director: Manop Udomdej

Main actor: Somphob Benjatikul
Main actress:

In year 1977, around 30 males reportedly raped a woman until she died. She had been kicked off her train at Phrom Phiram short of her intended stop for not having a ticket. This movie relates this story and the police enquiry to find the culprits. Local politicians had interfered with the judicial process after the crime. This action raises the inequality facing women in Thai society, especially when they are crime victims. The film's co-producer is ChatriChalerm Yukol. Manop Udomdej started working on his project after he read a book based on the tragedy written by investigative journalist Santi Sawetwimol, who uncovered details about the case that local authorities had tried to cover up.

มหาอุตม์
มหาอุตม์

Year: 2003

Thai title: มหาอุตม์
English title: Great Talisman

Rating: 2/5
Director:

Main actor: Nirut Sirijanya
Main actress:

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Thai movie มหาอุตม์ was released in year 2003 and lasts 1h37mn. A soldier called Thongkham protected by tattoos survive attacks at the Thai border. He saves a young child in a village where all inhabitants were killed. He names the kid as Jet. Many years passed. Thongkham is now a monk. He teaches Jet the power of tattoos ("SAK" - สัก) but make him to promise to use it wisely. Jet (Chartchai Ngam-San) is a firearm instructor. His friend Chai is taxi driver but he gets harassed by ruffians, who want to use him to transport drugs. Jet follows the ruffians but a police intervention happens at same time. Ruffians believe that Jet informed the police. Jet meets Pat, a lady working in a company linked to the ruffians. Nirut Sirijanya is a drug kingpin. Another drug exchange fails in a club. But police cannot catch the leaders. Jet is aggressed in his shower and his body is thrown in the river. Pat and Chai recuperate the body on time. Bombs are set up in Bangkok. The monk (หลวงพ่อ) helps to speed up Jet’s recovery. The leader complains that Thongkham left him many years ago during a battle. The monk is killed. A bomb is set up in Anusawaree, Bangkok. Pat, the police leader and Jet as a team have to defeat the ruffians’ leader protected by powerful tattoos. According to The Nation, The film failed at the box office partly because of the loose plot, but mainly because the producer had cut it so short that it was hard to understand.

ฮวงจุ้ย ฟ้า-ดิน-คน-ลิขิต
ฮวงจุ้ย ฟ้า-ดิน-คน-ลิขิต

Year: 2003

Thai title: ฮวงจุ้ย ฟ้า-ดิน-คน-ลิขิต
English title: Feng Shui

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor:
Main actress: Jintara Sookkapat

In a Chinese family, Pa and Ma have four children. Pa's right hand man, called Chai, has earned a place in the family. Chai falls in love with Yok, the eldest sister among the four but Yok only considers Chai as her senior. Having lived under Pa's shadow all his life and devastated by Yok's rejection, Chai's discontent turns into vengeance. He avails himself of the services of an evil Feng Shui master to make the four young boys and girls facing a hard fate...

ตะเคียน
ตะเคียน

Year: 2003

Thai title: ตะเคียน
English title: Takean

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree
Main actress:

Kamnan (กำนัน) Witaya has his best friend killed by Mae Takean, a female spirit inhabiting in hopea odorata trees. He has to take care of his friend's young son. After a few years, a dam is under construction and all trees shall fall, including the Mae Takean's tree. The spirit won't let the dam built without any problem...

เฮี้ยน
เฮี้ยน

Year: 2003

Thai title: เฮี้ยน
English title: The mother

Rating: 4/5
Director: Bandit Thongdee

Main actor:
Main actress: Aranya Namwong,Intira Jaroenpura

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This movie is about an addicted young woman having visions. She sees a lady ghost and hears baby screams. The lady ghost is looking for her baby that has been transformed into a "KUMAN THONG" (กุมารทอง). Wishing to stop the visions, the young woman is investigating about the lady death and is getting her help.

ผีซ่อนศพ
ผีซ่อนศพ

Year: 2003

Thai title: ผีซ่อนศพ
English title: Diecovery

Rating: 2/5
Director:

Main actor:
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Following an argument between two young women and a young man in a old house, one of the ladies fell accidentally from a balcony and died. To avoid problems with police, the body is buried and the mouth is closed with sacred thread. 25 years later a young couple, Mook and Ton, rent the house and mysterious events happen (snake apparition, horrible visions...). An older couple, who are the owner of the house, welcome the younger couple. A crawling ghost appear at night time. As she fell from the balcony, her back was broken, so the ghost can only creep. Three young guys selling Ya Ba try to rape Mook but the ghost protects her and chases the three bad guys, who are killed one by one. Finally the older couple recognizes their involvement in the accident 25 years ago. It looks more a telemovie scenario than a real horror film.

คนสั่งผี
คนสั่งผี

Year: 2003

Thai title: คนสั่งผี
English title: Ghost delivery

Rating: 2/5
Director:

Main actor: Ananda Everingham
Main actress:

A young man called Piroyan has set up a worldwide collection of ghosts for specified jobs. When you want to haunt someone, just tell his company and they'll deliver ghosts! This movie shows a modern revision of traditional ghosts, i.e. Kuman Thong (กุมารทอง), Kraseu (ผีกระสือ), Phop (ผีปอบ)... Ghosts are beautiful and wear modern clothes. Kuman Thong wears a superman tee-shirt! A new boss takes over the ghost company Ghostkey.com A lady ghost is helping Piroyan and a love story happens between them. Hopefully Piroyan can use a mysterious ghost book to neutralize the evil ghosts.

แก้วขนเหล็ก
แก้วขนเหล็ก

Year: 2003

Thai title: แก้วขนเหล็ก
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Vinai Kraibutr,Kowit Wattanakul,Choomporn Theppitak,Rith Luecha,Sombat Methanee
Main actress:

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Thai movie แก้วขนเหล็ก was released in year 2003. It lasts 1h33mn. Previous versions were released in year 1971 and 1983. Thai movie แก้วขนเหล็ก with Kanchit Kwanpracha and Petchara Chaowarat was released in year 1971 and was still in 16mm format. It was very popular and even earns more money than other 35mm movies. Mekin (Vinai Kraibutr) is playing with black magic (เล่นของ). He kidnaps a young lady but his own father stops him on time. His father (Kowit Wattanakul) imprisons him. Mekin finally disappears from the jail. Decades passed. Uncle Jaem (Choomporn Theppitak) is guiding Dom in his new home. The previous house’s owner was Mekin... Dom and his girlfriend Rose visit the scary cellar of the inhabited house. Dom is versed in Tibetan old lecture. Wat and his girlfriend Ning are close friends with Dom and Rose. Wat helps an older man aggressed by ruffians. He gives him a ring (แหวนแก้วขนเหล็ก) able to chase away bad spirit. They are linked to previous lives. Dom wakes up Mekin through summon magic. Rose finds that Dom changed a lot (ผีเข้า). Mekin takes uncle Jaem's daughter as a vampire. Master (อาจารย์) Yong (Rith Luecha) tries to interpose... Dom and Mekin come to Rose's birthday party. Rose’s father is played by Sombat Methanee. Mekin loved Ning in a previous life. Wat uses a sacred book with prayers to get rid of Maekin but Dom steals it. Aware that Wat has a sacred ring (แหวนศักสิท), Mekin and Dom have to get rid of him. The ring is stolen and Ning is kidnapped. Mekin succeeds to create zombies (ปลุกผี). Thai police intervenes but zombies are hard to stop. Through a daring final, Master Yong and Wat defeat Mekin.

บุปผาราตรี
บุปผาราตรี

Year: 2003

Thai title: บุปผาราตรี
English title: Rahtree: Flower of the Night

Rating: 4/5
Director: Yuthlert Sippapak

Main actor: Somchai Sakdikul,Der Doksadao
Main actress:

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A rich playboy seduces and abandons a young lady called Rhatree. The young lady kills herself and her apartment is now haunted. Nobody can get the ghost out despite the multiple trials by a Chinese medium and a catholic priest. Full of sorrow, the playboy comes back but doesn't know that her lover is now a ghost...

เยาวราช
เยาวราช

Year: 2003

Thai title: เยาวราช
English title: Yaowarat

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Shahkrit Yamnarm,Somjin Thammatat
Main actress:

Bangkok Yaowarat district has so far been protected by mafia godfather Tong, with the assistance of Saleng as his right-hand man. Meanwhile, the Pahurat area is controlled by another gangster, Dada, and his close partner, Kaolad. The coexistence of the rival territories is shattered when Saleng and Kaolad challenge each other.

จังหวัด 77
จังหวัด 77

Year: 2003

Thai title: จังหวัด 77
English title: Province 77 Los Angeles

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Pete Thongjure
Main actress: Metinee Kingpayome

It is dealing about Thai people emigrating to USA. Most of them start to settle in Los Angeles in an area called "Thai town" or the Thai 77th province as many Thai people live there. A father with three children is facing issues with his restaurant. He still wants to apply Thai traditional values, but his eldest daughter is living with an American man and his son is frequenting a local gang. Only his youngest daughter still try to follow his advice. The father hires a new Thai immigrant in his restaurant. This man is a former cop who has come to put an end to criminal gang. Through confrontation with the local gang, the Thai family unifies again. Since the 1970s, "Thai town" area has been the gateway for Thai immigrants coming to Southern California. Of the 50 000 Thai residents in Los Angeles County, a good portion are believed to live around "Thai town".

องค์บาก
องค์บาก

Year: 2003

Thai title: องค์บาก
English title: Ong Bak

Rating: 4/5
Director: Prachya Pinkaew

Main actor: Tony Jaa,Mum Jokmok,Suchao Pongwilai
Main actress: Pumwaree Yodkamol

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"Ong Bak" is a Buddha statue located in a remote northeastern Thai village. One day, the statue head is stolen. A young man is going to Bangkok in order to get back the stolen head. He is a old style Thai boxing expert. In Bangkok, he is getting the help from a teenage girl and a fellow coming from the same village. They are facing a dangerous gang specialized in stealing old Buddhist artifacts. It raises opposition between village life (peace, slowness, culture respect, local Buddhist traditional festivals, villagers unity...) and Bangkok city life (danger, drug, prostitution, gambling, materialism, foreigners...). This movie contains art martial scenes that Hong Kong movies can envy. It grossed 120 million baht in Thailand. "Ong Bak" has been awarded the Action Asia prize at France's Deauville Asian Film Festival. 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.

สตรีเหล็ก 2
สตรีเหล็ก 2

Year: 2003

Thai title: สตรีเหล็ก 2
English title: The Iron ladies 2

Rating: 2/5
Director: Yongyooth Thongkonthun

Main actor: Jesdaporn Pholdee
Main actress:

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Some members have quit the Iron ladies team. One of the member even joined a competitor team called the "tip-top". Some Iron ladies members decide to reunify the whole team in order to confront the "tip-top" team. It is the opportunity to remember how the Iron ladies team was created and the problems they faced due to their gay status.

ว๊ายบึ้ม
ว๊ายบึ้ม

Year: 2003

Thai title: ว๊ายบึ้ม
English title: Cheerleader Queens

Rating: 1/5
Director:

Main actor:
Main actress:

It is also based on "KATOEI". Several gay friends decided to participate to a cheerleader contest. They were not allowed to play in other teams so they decided to make their own team and win the national championship.

หลบผี ผีไม่หลบ
หลบผี ผีไม่หลบ

Year: 2003

Thai title: หลบผี ผีไม่หลบ
English title:

Rating: 2/5
Director:

Main actor: Note Chernyim,Akom Preedakul
Main actress:

Two students groups with their teacher are staying in a village. One group is looking for ghosts proofs. The other group is shooting a ghost movie. Funny situations happen between the two groups until real ghosts appear in the village...

ช้างเพื่อนแก้ว
ช้างเพื่อนแก้ว

Year: 2003

Thai title: ช้างเพื่อนแก้ว
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director: Bin Banleurit

Main actor:
Main actress: Janthana Siriporn

It is about a little boy going to Bangkok with his three elephants in order to look for his father. He is also helping a little girl looking for her mother.

แฟนฉัน
แฟนฉัน

Year: 2003

Thai title: แฟนฉัน
English title: My Girl

Rating: 4/5
Director:

Main actor: Charlie Trairattana
Main actress:

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This nostalgia-ridden movie narrates a story of gangs of pre-teen friends. It grossed more than 100 million baht in Thailand. It deals with many subjects linked to childhood, i.e. pre-teen loves, separation from friends when parents move to other cities, games with boys and girls etc... 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.

แอบคนข้างบ้าน
แอบคนข้างบ้าน

Year: 2003

Thai title: แอบคนข้างบ้าน
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Pongsak Pongsuwan,Akom Preedakul,Somchai Sakdikul
Main actress:

A thief expert in forgery has to help the police to look for a house hiding a drug ring. So he has to spy all the houses in a neighborhood. This movie plays with everybody's hidden secret to know what our neighbours are doing!

191 1/2 มือปราบทราบแล้วป่วน
191 1/2 มือปราบทราบแล้วป่วน

Year: 2003

Thai title: 191 1/2 มือปราบทราบแล้วป่วน
English title: Crazy Cops 191 1/2

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Phairoj Jaising
Main actress:

This movie uses the eternal theme of new young policeman having to work with an old style policeman. The new young policeman is just graduated. The new young policeman claims he works for the Thai society and not for himself. The old style policeman is still believing in Buddha amulets for protection, receives bribes from shops, plays snooker during working hours, protects a local gambling den and has a relax attitude. But he is a goodhearted man. Mae, a young crime journalist, is assigned to accompany them on the field. Their ways of working are completely different. The young man spends a lot of time in negotiation. The older man goes straight to the point. The older policeman has a young wife. As his young wife left him for a younger and richer man so he is in bad mood and bad shape. In parallel of this story, former Isan robbers go back home. Their father is dying and asks them to find his lost son in Bangkok. They will of course meet the two policemen during their quest in Bangkok. The movie ends up happily with the two Isan men finding their half brother, the two policemen catching a big drug dealer and the young wife coming back.

พันธุ์ร็อก หน้าย่น
พันธุ์ร็อก หน้าย่น

Year: 2003

Thai title: พันธุ์ร็อก หน้าย่น
English title: Rock never dies

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Thep Po-ngam
Main actress: Penpak Sirikul

Four men who were Rock stars during their youth decide to make a comeback. A former girlfriend, who is now responsible of music marketing, threatens the success of the comeback. Will they succeed? Penpak Sirikul won best supporting actress for her role in this musical comedy.

คนปีมะ
คนปีมะ

Year: 2003

Thai title: คนปีมะ
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director: Note Chernyim

Main actor: Jaturong Mokjok,Krung Srivilai,Note Chernyim,Chatchai Plengpanich,Akom Preedakul,Chusak Aiemsuk
Main actress: Naowarat Yooktanun

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Thai movie คนปีมะ was released in year 2003. It lasts 1h59mn. Note Chernyim is the movie director. It is a musical Comedy. Four guys are having bad luck, i.e. Nok (นภัสกร มิตรเอม) a Thai boxer defeated and his girlfriend leaving him for an older richer man, Kung (Jaturong Mokjok) a Likay performer injuring incidentally his mother (Naowarat Yooktanun), David (ถั่วแระ เชิญยิ้ม) always failing magic tricks, Pao (ชูษี เชิญยิ้ม) wishing to be a singer. As they complain that gods are not helping them, the gods finally send an angel (เทวดา) called Sai Fa to help them. Same as Terminator movie scene, the angel comes to help them. All are born the horse year (คนปีมะ). Multiple country songs (ลูกทุ่ง) are happening during the movie. The five friends help a young lady called O (นิธิพร มั่นนาค). Her father is close to Nai Amnat (Krung Srivilai). Nai Amnat tries to be a nice man as he gives money to support the school, where O is a teacher, but he is in fact a ruffians’ leader dealing with drugs. His friends tease Nok as he is only a poor guy (หมาวัด) and has little chance to win O’s heart (ดอกฟ้า). Nok meets Chatchai Plengpanich, his idol. Chusak Aiemsuk is playing a small ruffian’s role also. A woman has proofs against Nai Amnat’s illegal activities. Before fleeing, she gives a CD to her son. He takes refuge with the five friends but the ruffians keep looking for the child. The five friends protect the child and the angle Sai Fa uses his special power to help them. Nai Amnat hires hitman Prakan (Akom Preedakul) to get rid of the five friends. Police finally intervenes to catch the ruffians. Nok gets rid of the leader through Thai boxing. Sai Fa has to go back to heaven and to leave his friends. The movie got a revenue of 25M Baht.

เรื่องรัก น้อยนิด มหาศาล
เรื่องรัก น้อยนิด มหาศาล

Year: 2003

Thai title: เรื่องรัก น้อยนิด มหาศาล
English title: Last Life in the Universe

Rating: 4/5
Director: Pen-Ek Ratanaruang

Main actor: Asano Tadanobu
Main actress:

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Kenji is a Japanese working in a Bangkok library. He is obsessed by suicide. Noi and Nid are two sisters working in Karaoke for Japanese customers. Wishing to jump from a bridge, Kenji is distracted by a young woman he recognises from the library. This woman, Nid, is hit by a car and killed. Kenji then spends three days with Noi in her home. They start to learn and appreciate each other despite their opposite characters but Noi has to go to Osaka for work. The movie has a slow, dark and bleak pace. It has received many awards (Venice Film Festival, Thailand National Film Association Awards, Bangkok International Film Festival).

บิวตี้ฟูล บ๊อกเซอร์
บิวตี้ฟูล บ๊อกเซอร์

Year: 2003

Thai title: บิวตี้ฟูล บ๊อกเซอร์
English title: Beautiful boxer

Rating: 4/5
Director: Ekachai Uekrongtham

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree
Main actress:

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It is based on the true story of Parinya Kiatbusaba, a champion kickboxing transvestite. Described as a living paradox – he fought like a man in order to become a woman – his story is a tale of one effeminate boy's determination to do whatever it took to raise the money to turn himself into the woman that he had always felt that he was. When people think about transvestite (กะเทย), they think about clowns, entertainers. This movie digs deep into the heart of someone who is a transvestite character.

โอเคเบตง
โอเคเบตง

Year: 2003

Thai title: โอเคเบตง
English title: OK Baytong

Rating: 4/5
Director: Nonzee Nimitbut

Main actor:
Main actress:

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Tum is a Buddhist monk for 27 years. When his sister is killed in a terrorist explosion on a train in the south of Thailand, he decided to disrobe in order to look after his niece. Once in the city, Tum has to learn a new life. Living above his sister's hair salon, he is confronted with a new world he knows nothing about, i.e. cell phones, drinking, sex, love, trousers with zip, to ride a bicycle, to work. This movie also raises Buddhist versus Muslim themes.

องคุลิมาล
องคุลิมาล

Year: 2003

Thai title: องคุลิมาล
English title: Angulimala

Rating: 3/5
Director: Suthep Tannirat

Main actor: Nopachai Chaiyanam
Main actress:

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Angulimala was born into a Brahmin caste, the highest Indian caste. However he was predestined to become a cruel bandit. He was deceived by his jealous teacher who told him he must kill 1,000 people and cut their thumbs off to make a necklace if he wished to attain highest wisdom. When Angulimala met Buddha, he tried in vain to catch and kill him, then Buddha convinced him to become a monk. The director spent three years making the movie with 80 million baht and faced censorship.

สนิมสร้อย
สนิมสร้อย

Year: 2003

Thai title: สนิมสร้อย
English title: Feathers of Passion

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor:
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This movie is adapted from Thai author Rong Wongsawan's best-selling novel. It follows the lives, loves and lusts of men and women whose relationships start in a high-class brothel 50 years ago. This post-war story focuses on love and relationships between the brothel madam, a pimp, young prostitutes and customers. It relates many stories about customers that come for initiation, customers that are in a lovestory with a girl but suffer because she has to go also with other customers to gain money, customers that marry girls, girls who get diseases... The movie highlights the tough existence for those ladies without a livelihood. The story is set when the Thai government was planning to outlaw prostitution. Home-style brothels were flourishing without any competition from massage parlours and entertainment complexes. Many women were driven to prostitution to support themselves as a result of poverty and basic education. 50 years ago Thai society encouraged women to stay at home. No need to study as the future husband shall take care about them.

ชื่อชอบชวนหาเรื่อง
ชื่อชอบชวนหาเรื่อง

Year: 2003

Thai title: ชื่อชอบชวนหาเรื่อง
English title: In the name of godfather

Rating: 2/5
Director: Bandit Ritthakol

Main actor: Santisuk Promsiri,Sahat Piempongsan
Main actress: Jintara Sookkapat

A young man is in love with a godfather's daughter. To marry her, he must reach Chiang Rai within 7 days. Within those seven days, the godfather is setting many obstacles to prevent him to reach Chiang Rai.

ตะลุมพุก มหาวาตภัยล้างแผ่นดิน
ตะลุมพุก มหาวาตภัยล้างแผ่นดิน

Year: 2002

Thai title: ตะลุมพุก มหาวาตภัยล้างแผ่นดิน
English title: Taloompuk

Rating: 4/5
Director:

Main actor: Chatchai Plengpanich
Main actress: Kingdao Daranee

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This movie is about the 27 oct 1962 severe storm, which devasted Pak Phanang coast and Talumphuk cape and killed 769 inhabitants. A young muslim lady is in love with a young buddhist fisherman but his parents have decided to marry her to another muslim man. The rivalry between the two men peaks when the young fisherman is accused of murder. The unwilling wedding just starts when the storm arrives in Talumpuk...This movie got two awards.

999-9999 - ต่อ ติด ตาย
999-9999 - ต่อ ติด ตาย

Year: 2002

Thai title: 999-9999 - ต่อ ติด ตาย
English title: Dial 999-9999 to Die

Rating: 3/5
Director: Peter Manus

Main actor:
Main actress: Paula Taylor

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Rainbow has just transferred to a school after the death of a girl at her last school. When some friends start investigating the case, they relate it to a mysterious number 999-9999. If you call this number after midnight, it grants the caller's wish. But as the friends start making their wishes, a series of accident-like deaths occurs after every wish has been granted. How can the evil phone number be stopped?

ดงพญาไฟ
ดงพญาไฟ

Year: 2002

Thai title: ดงพญาไฟ
English title: The Trek

Rating: 2/5
Director:

Main actor:
Main actress: Supaksorn Chaimongkol

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Information on a spotting of a extraordinary elephant lead the members of the Asian Elephant Conservation group aided by foreign researchers on a dangerous journey deep in the jungle. It takes them on a dangerous route used for smuggling amphetamine. Heading into the jungle, the team starts encountering tragedy after tragedy. Will they find this extraordinary elephant?

๑๕ ค่ำ เดือน ๑๑
๑๕ ค่ำ เดือน ๑๑

Year: 2002

Thai title: ๑๕ ค่ำ เดือน ๑๑
English title: Mekhong full moon party

Rating: 5/5
Director: Jira Malikul

Main actor: Noppadol Duangporn,Somchai Sakdikul
Main actress:

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Thai movie "15 ค่ำ เดือน 11" was released in year 2002. This movie is about the Naga fireballs festival happening each year in Nong Khai and Phon Phisai. Every year more than 100 000 people gather by the Mekong River on November Full Moon. After sunset, mysterious fireballs called Naga fireballs rise up from the river and disappear into the sky. This movie looks into the various theories behind the phenomenon. Some locals still believe in the traditional myth of the Naga, making a sacred offering to Buddha. One doctor called Professor Surapon thinks that the fireballs are natural and installs complex equipment to make measurements. Another wants to prove the phenomenon is a hoax. The movie tells the story of an abbot of a Buddhist temple, who is depicted as responsible for making the fireballs. A boy, called Kan, who is helping the abbot, becomes reluctant to continue as he feels the media will eventually expose the practice and gives a bad image of Buddhism. The abbot (Noppadol Duangporn) wishes to continue as he feels it perpetuates the faith of the local people. The morality is "believe in what you do / do what you believe". Part of the movie is in Isaan / Lao language. Somchai Sakdikul fails to demonstrate the phenomenon is a hoax and that it is manmade. The abbot is looking for Kan's help. Kan was raised by the abbot but went to Bangkok to finish his studies. Kan knows young lady Lit since his childhood. There is some competition between Kan and the Professor Surapon towards Lit, who is now a teacher. As Kan has decided not to put the balls under the river this year, the abbot decides to do it by himself despite the strong water current and his old age. Will there be Naga fireballs this year? The viewpoint is that both supernatural and scientific beliefs can exist side by side. This movie has received an award at the Bangkok International film festival in 2003. This movie has also been registered as National Heritage per the 2015 list released by the Thai Film Archive.

ขุนแผน
ขุนแผน

Year: 2002

Thai title: ขุนแผน
English title: Kunpan : Legend of the War Lord

Rating: 3/5
Director: Thanit Jitnukul

Main actor:
Main actress: Bongkoj Kongmalai,Supaksorn Chaimongkol

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It is based on old folk tale "Khun Chang Khun Paen". This is the story of Khun Chang - a tax collector - , Khun Pan - a warrior - and Nang Wantong, wife to both Khun Chang and Khun Paen.

พระอภัยมณี
พระอภัยมณี

Year: 2002

Thai title: พระอภัยมณี
English title: Pra-A-Paimanee

Rating: 3/5
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It is based on a story of the famous Thai poet Sunthorn Phu. Two brothers are expelled from their kingdom by their father. A lady giant ("YAK" - ยักษ์) abducts one of them to be her husband. After a few years, this latter decides to flee with a mermaid with who he is in love. Will they succeed to escape from the lady giant and will he ever see his brother again?

อารมณ์ อาถรรพ์ อาฆาต
อารมณ์ อาถรรพ์ อาฆาต

Year: 2002

Thai title: อารมณ์ อาถรรพ์ อาฆาต
English title: Three

Rating: 3/5
Director: Nonzee Nimitbut

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It contains three international stories, i.e. a Korean, Thai and Hong Kong story. The Korean story deals about a dead woman following her husband. The Thai story deals about cursed puppets. The Hong Kong story deals about a man trying to resurrect his wife through Chinese medicine.

โรงแรมผี
โรงแรมผี

Year: 2002

Thai title: โรงแรมผี
English title: The hotel

Rating: 2/5
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Main actor: Vinai Kraibutr
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It is about an evil spirit located in an old hotel. Accomplishing an old vengeance, he is killing the members of a family. Will they succeed to stop him? It is a remake of the movie โรงแรมผี shot in 1975. Morality of this movie is "Revenge doesn't undo what was done, it just adds to your sin"!

ตำนานกระสือ
ตำนานกระสือ

Year: 2002

Thai title: ตำนานกระสือ
English title: Demonic Beauty

Rating: 1/5
Director: Bin Banleurit

Main actor: Chat Mongkolchai
Main actress: Pissamai Wilaisak,Duangdeuan Jithaisong

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The spirit ("PHI KRASEU" - ผีกระสือ) is a malicious and very dangerous spirit which manifests itself as a beautiful woman. It floats through the air because it has no lower body. It appears as a length of intestines suspended from a lovely woman face. A Khmer princess and her lover are sentenced to death by a Thai king. The Khmer princess is possessed by an evil spirit. Before dying, the evil spirit left the princess body to enter in a lady villager, who has just died and have same appearance. Her father and fiance are so happy that she has recovered but many people suspects she might be a ghost. During the night, "PHI KRASEU" starts to attack animals and then human beings. Monk help is required to get rid of the evil spirit.

คนเห็นผี
คนเห็นผี

Year: 2002

Thai title: คนเห็นผี
English title: The Eye

Rating: 4/5
Director: Oxide Pang,Danny Pang

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Miss Wong is blind since she is two years old. She got the opportunity to get new eyes from a donator (บริจาคตา). After the operation, it is still blurry. She starts to see stranges things and has visions. Later on she understands that she can see ghosts. She can see things that other cannot see. She even can see the soul collector. She asks her doctor, Dr Wah, for help. He finally believes her. There is no improvement as she even decides to always stay in the darkness by closing curtains in order to avoid seeing ghosts. The doctor decides to bring her to Thailand in order to find more the eye donator. The eye donator is a young Thai lady called Ling. Ling was always despised by her neighbours as she could foresee when people would die. One day she could see that a big fire shall happen in the slum (สลัม) but nobody trust her. She finally hang herself as she felt ashamed not being able to prevent all these deaths. Miss Wong sleeps in Ling's room and can see the truth. She helps to the reconciliation of Ling and her mother so that Ling can rest in peace. When going back to Bangkok, Miss Wong can see that an accident is going to happen, i.e. a gas transport truck is going to explode. It is based on a real tragedy, which happened in 1990. A gas transport truck exploded along the New Petchaburi Road in Bangkok causing the death of 59 people. But same as Ling, nobody is believing her... Being blind again due to burnt eyes, she is now happier with Dr Wah at her side. Following the success of the first opus, movies "The Eye 2" and "The Eye 10" were then released in 2004 and 2005. An American remake was done in 2008 with Jessica Alba.

โก๋หลังวัง
โก๋หลังวัง

Year: 2002

Thai title: โก๋หลังวัง
English title: New Born Blood

Rating: 2/5
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This movie takes place in the 1960s featuring nice rock songs and costumes. It features a love story through the confrontation between two gangs.

ผีหัวขาด
ผีหัวขาด

Year: 2002

Thai title: ผีหัวขาด
English title: Headless Hero

Rating: 4/5
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Main actor: Thep Po-ngam,Choomporn Theppitak,Jaturong Mokjok,Note Chernyim
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Before his death, Diao's father instructed him to look for an old friend in a remote village. In this village, he became famous by winning a buffalo racing competition, the boxing competition and the attentions of the village beauty. He also managed to upset the local gangsters by protecting the poor people. After the competitions, Diao chase thiefs, who have stolen the head of a Buddha image in a temple. He managed to retrieve the relic but on his way back to the village, he was accosted by the irate gangsters, who beheaded him. Waking as a headless ghost, he's ready for revenge. It was the best comedy movie of 2002 and received a Thai Oscar award.

มนต์เพลงลูกทุ่งเอฟเอ็ม
มนต์เพลงลูกทุ่งเอฟเอ็ม

Year: 2002

Thai title: มนต์เพลงลูกทุ่งเอฟเอ็ม
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Rating: 3/5
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It gathers trendy and old Thai "LOOK TOUNG" (ลูกทุ่ง) singers. An old man has a dream before dying. He is afraid that "LOOK TOUNG" music will die. Thanks to the radio "Look Thung" FM, he organizes a singer contest, luring potential singers with a one million baht reward. Who will win the reward?

น.ช. นักโทษชาย
น.ช. นักโทษชาย

Year: 2002

Thai title: น.ช. นักโทษชาย
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Rating: 3/5
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It is about a guy condemned to jail for three years. It shows life in prison, i.e. violence, rape, death sentence, revolt, corruption, separation with family, love relationship broken, suicide, mafia, drug and so on...

ขัง 8
ขัง 8

Year: 2002

Thai title: ขัง 8
English title: Butterfly grey

Rating: 2/5
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A lady called Dao discovered her fiance in a bed with another woman. Following a sudden reaction, she shot both of them and is sentenced to 10 years jail. During these ten years, she endured the harch life in prison and the lack of freedom. After prison, she stayed in a friend's home and started writing a book about her life in prison. Her friend is leading a small escort girl business and Dao understands that even outside prison, freedom is not easy. It is a remake of the movie "ขัง 8" shot in 1974.

ผู้หญิง 5 บาป
ผู้หญิง 5 บาป

Year: 2002

Thai title: ผู้หญิง 5 บาป
English title: Sin Sisters

Rating: 2/5
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Main actor: Der Doksadao
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During one night, five Thai women narrate their most terrific and craved sexual experiences. Sin Sisters II has been released in 2010.

ขวัญเรียม
ขวัญเรียม

Year: 2001

Thai title: ขวัญเรียม
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Rating: 4/5
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Riem is the daughter of the district leader. Khwan is the son of a peasant. They have been friend since childhood. While growing, love emerges but Riem's father sends her to Bangkok to marry the child of a rich family. When the bridegroom comes back to the village with Riem, tragic confrontation is happening with Khwan. It is a remake of the famous movie "The old scar" - แผลเก่า directed by Cherd Songsri in 1977.

ข้างหลังภาพ
ข้างหลังภาพ

Year: 2001

Thai title: ข้างหลังภาพ
English title: Behind the painting

Rating: 3/5
Director: Cherd Songsri

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This movie is a remake of 1984 film about the impossible love between a young man and a married woman older than him.

จันดารา
จันดารา

Year: 2001

Thai title: จันดารา
English title: Jan Dara

Rating: 3/5
Director: Nonzee Nimitbut

Main actor: Santisuk Promsiri
Main actress: Christy Chun

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Jan Dara's childhood was awful. His mother Dara died during his birth and Dara's husband hated the boy from that moment and treated him cruelty. Jan Dara grew up surrounded by immoral and licentious acts from his hated father. Dara's husband has got a daughter called Kaew with another wife and taught his daughter to hate Jan Dara as much as he did himself. Many years later when Kaew was pregnant and needed a husband, Jan Dara agreed to marry the girl but ask for ownership of the house. Now master of his own house, Jan Dara began acting as his father did. Will he ever get rid of the curse placed on his head when he was born? Christy Chung is one of Hong Kong's top actresses. Her participation facilitated the sales and the distribution of the film.

สุริโยไท
สุริโยไท

Year: 2001

Thai title: สุริโยไท
English title: Suriyothai

Rating: 5/5
Director: ChatriChalerm Yukol

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Sombat Methanee,Chatchai Plengpanich,Phongphat Wachirabanjong,Saranyu Wongkrachang
Main actress: Mai Charoeunpura

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It is about a legendary Thai princess who died fighting the Burmese on elephant-back. The film required five years of research and two-and-a-half years of shooting. It has broken almost every record in Thai film history. It is the most expensive at 400 million baht, the most star-studded, with a cast of 2,000 extras and more than 50 elephants and 70 horses. It has the longest shooting time and the longest screening time, i.e. three hours and five minutes. In 2003, an updated five hours version was released. In 2003, the film was also released in the United States with a shorter running time. This version was edited by Francis Ford Coppola, an old classmate of ChatriChalerm Yukol. Reigning monarch Queen Sirikit instigated this movie, financed most of it, arranged for palaces and historic sites to be opened to a film crew for the first time. 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.

14 ตุลา
14 ตุลา

Year: 2001

Thai title: 14 ตุลา
English title: The Moon Hunter

Rating: 4/5
Director: Bandit Ritthakol

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This movie deals about the life of a pro-democracy activist and his wife, who joined the PLAT (Popular Liberation Army Thai) in remote region after the 14 October 1973 massacre. They decide to flee after the assassination of many fellow activists. In the jungle, they face harsh life, military conflicts against Thai soldiers, political conflits inside the communist party (CPT) and understand that they are toys manipulated by the Chinese external policy. China helped them in 1975 when Laos, Vietnam and Cambodia became communist but helped Thai goverment to counter Vietnamese influence after the eviction of Red Khmers by Vietnam in Cambodia in 1979. Finally their dreams of solving Thailand's ills disappear. This movie has received 5 Thai awards. This movie is based on the life of 1973 student activist Seksan Prasertkul and was the last large-scale "political film" to be made in Thailand in 2000s decade. It was a flop at the box office. The director Bandit Ritthakol was a former reporter at The Nation who covered the mass uprising in October 1973.

เชอรี่แอน
เชอรี่แอน

Year: 2001

Thai title: เชอรี่แอน
English title: Sherry Ann

Rating: 4/5
Director: Charoon Wattanasin

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Main actress: Penpak Sirikul

A few years ago, the Supreme Court found four construction workers innocent of the Sherry Ann Duncan murder case (1986) after they had already spent several years in jail. One died in captivity, while another was crippled as a result of the police interrogation that forced the confessions. The four were arrested and sentenced to life imprisonment by the criminal court, on the basis of police evidence. Years later, a new investigation team reopened the case at the request of the victim's boyfriend. New suspects were arrested, who were sentenced to life imprisonment by the Supreme Court. But no police investigators have been punished for the fake evidence that wrongly put the four construction workers behind bars. This movie relates this story.

ไกรทอง
ไกรทอง

Year: 2001

Thai title: ไกรทอง
English title: Kraithong

Rating: 2/5
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Main actor: Vinai Kraibutr
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This movie is a modern remake of "Kraithong".

แม่เบี้ย
แม่เบี้ย

Year: 2001

Thai title: แม่เบี้ย
English title: MaeBia

Rating: 3/5
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Main actor: Akara Amarttayakul
Main actress: Mamee Nakprasitte

A married man has a liaison with a woman, who is protected by a jealous supernatural snake. This passion is fatal for all. This movie is a remake of the previous movie แม่เบี้ย shot in year 1989.

งูเก็งกอง
งูเก็งกอง

Year: 2001

Thai title: งูเก็งกอง
English title: Ngu Keng Kong

Rating: 2/5
Director: Fai Sam Ang

Main actor: Vinai Kraibutr
Main actress: Pich Chanboramey

Ngu Keng Kong is actually a joint production between Khmer and Thai. It was directed by Fai Sam Ang, who is Khmer, but was filmed by a Thai production. The main actor, Vinai Kraibutr, in the movie is Thai. In 2001, it was the first full-length feature film to be produced in Cambodia since the Khmer Rouge era (first movie in 30 years). The film was said to be the remake of the 1970s film. In 1970 Cambodia released a movie, starring Mr. Chea Yuththorn and Mrs. Dy Saveth, based on a folk legend in which a woman is courted by a giant snake. The baby born from their love has hair made of small snakes. Local villagers disdain the mother and her daughter. It was a big hit in Cambodia and Thailand. Later on, a few Thai movies (งูเก็งกอง) were 'remakes' of the original Cambodian movie. Nee and Manop are married together and have a daughter. Nee is having a lover, who has a snake shape (งูเจ้า), while her husband, Manop, is out to town. She finally gets pregnant. The husband comes back and is informed about the snake by his daughter. Manop kills the snake thanks to his daughter's feedback. In anger, he then cuts his wife's stomach and snakes go out of it. He also kills them except one. He then slips and dies. The survival baby snake is rescued by a Brahmin. It becomes an human and is named Suriya (โสรยา). When growing up, Suriya has snake hairs. The brahmin gives her a magic ring to transform her snake hair into normal hair. If she loses her virginity, she will become a snake again. With being an adult, she meets a nice and handsome man called Veaha (เวหา). Love merges between Suriya and Veaha but Ranee (รานี), Veaha's fiancee, and her mother try to stop Suriya by all means such as using a ruffian to rape her, filter potions or a sorcerer (หมอผี) to fight the brahmin. This movie is similar to 1980s Thai movies with a handsome leading actor, a beautiful leading actress, the jealous girl and her mother intriging to break the relationship with them. The movie of course ends happily with the bad people being punished. Suriya and Veaha can live in peace.

ปอบ หวีด สยอง
ปอบ หวีด สยอง

Year: 2001

Thai title: ปอบ หวีด สยอง
English title: Body Jumper

Rating: 2/5
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A "Phi Pop" (ผีปอบ) is an evil spirit believed to possess a person to eat his intestine while also forcing him to seek and consume raw animal organs and meat at night-time. Young people are confronted to an evil spirit "PHI POP". This trendy movie is mixing comedy and horror styles. It is targeted for teenagers. It contains many Thai and International cinematographic cliches. It tries to upgrade the Thai folk legend of "PHI POP" into the Thai modern context. "PHI POP" is supposed to be a traditional ghost in villages and this movie transposes it to cityscape inside Bangkok. This movie is also an homage to "BAAN PHEE POP" (บ้านผีปอบ) grade B movies serie by using the same actress.

ผีสามบาท
ผีสามบาท

Year: 2001

Thai title: ผีสามบาท
English title: Bangkok Haunted

Rating: 3/5
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Main actor: Pete Thongjure
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It contains three stories about one ghost hidden in a drum, a woman using oil of corpse ("NAM MAN PRAI" - น้ำมันพราย) to make love potions, a ghost manipulating a policeman to take her revenge.

9 พระคุ้มครอง
9 พระคุ้มครอง

Year: 2001

Thai title: 9 พระคุ้มครอง
English title: Where is Tong ?

Rating: 3/5
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Five children are always teasing an old lady living alone. One day, the old lady saves the life of one girl but is badly hurt by a train. The 5 children decide to go alone to Bangkok to find her unique child. During their journey, they discover the adult world. Their unique protection is a Buddha amulet.

สุดเสน่หา
สุดเสน่หา

Year: 2001

Thai title: สุดเสน่หา
English title: blissfully yours

Rating: 3/5
Director: Apichatpong Weerasethakul

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Main characters are Min, an illegal immigrant from Burma, his Thai lover Roong, and Orn, a woman who assists them. The movie builds a lyrical story around their longing for an afternoon’s escape from the complications of daily life. This movie won "Un Certain Regard" award at 2002 Cannes Film Festival. This movie has also been registered as National Heritage per the 2016 list released by the Thai Film Archive.

มนต์รักทรานซิสเตอร์
มนต์รักทรานซิสเตอร์

Year: 2001

Thai title: มนต์รักทรานซิสเตอร์
English title: Mon Rak Transistor

Rating: 5/5
Director: Pen-Ek Ratanaruang

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Main actress: Siriyakorn Pukkaves

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It is about a young rural man's quest for fame as a folk singer. Phaen has a great love for music and always sing at temple fairs in his village. During one fair he meets and falls in love with Sadao. On their wedding day, Phaen gives Sadao a transistor radio. Soon, Sadao is pregnant but Phaen has to leave home as he has to enter military service. While there, he enters a singing contest and wins. He spends two years in a band that never goes anywhere. After a tragic accident with his boss, he is forced to flee and work in a sugarcane plantation. But a fight causes him to lose his job. As things go from bad to worse, he is sent to prison after robbing. Finally he goes back home with empty hands and lost dreams. This movie has received many Thai awards. 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.

โกหก ปลิ้นปล้อน กระล่อน ตอแหล
โกหก ปลิ้นปล้อน กระล่อน ตอแหล

Year: 2000

Thai title: โกหก ปลิ้นปล้อน กระล่อน ตอแหล
English title: Go six

Rating: 3/5
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It is about a love story involving one young Thai man and two young women in top model world.

บางระจัน
บางระจัน

Year: 2000

Thai title: บางระจัน
English title: Bang Rajan

Rating: 4/5
Director: Thanit Jitnukul

Main actor: Bin Banleurit,Vinai Kraibutr,Choomporn Theppitak
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In 1766 the Burmese were moving close to Ayutthaya. But before they could reach the capital, the Burmese soldiers had to pass through Bang Rajan, a town northwest of Ayutthaya. Led by a few brave souls, the Bang Rajan villagers put up a strong fight against an entire Burmese army. During several months and many assaults, the villagers stood strong, until finally they were overwhelmed. The movie was Thailand's biggest box office hit ever until movie Suriyothai was released. Bang Rajan 2 is on the way for 2010! This historical epic is based on the theme of ancient rivalry with Burma and ferocious patriotism. 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.

ฟ้าทะลายโจร
ฟ้าทะลายโจร

Year: 2000

Thai title: ฟ้าทะลายโจร
English title: Tears of the Black Tiger

Rating: 4/5
Director: Wisit Sasanatieng

Main actor: Sombat Methanee
Main actress: Naiyana Shewanan

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It is based on "Romeo and Juliette" scenario. Thai cowboys gang are confronting each other and one cowboy loves the daughter of the opposite gang. It is a rollicking technicolour melodrama, a loving homage to the lost Thai films of the 1960s. This movie was awarded the first prize of the 8th annual Dragons and Tigers Award for Young Cinema in Vancouver. It is Wisit Sasanatieng's first movie. The movie costs 20 millions Baht as it has to be digitalised to add the old style color aspect.

อั้งยี่
อั้งยี่

Year: 2000

Thai title: อั้งยี่
English title: Ang Yee

Rating: 4/5
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Main actor: Amphol Lumpoon
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This movie takes place in the 1940s in the Thai Chinese communauty. Two Chinese secret societies are confronting each other. This violent and bloody movie is a Taiwanese-Thai cinematographic cooperation.

สตางค์
สตางค์

Year: 2000

Thai title: สตางค์
English title: Satang

Rating: 3/5
Director: Bandit Ritthakol

Main actor: Jesdaporn Pholdee,Sahat Piempongsan,Chatchai Plengpanich,Santisuk Promsiri,Sorapong Chatree,Manop Aussawathep
Main actress: Jintara Sookkapat

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During World War II, some bad Thai soldiers stole cash money but they have to hide it. After the war, some Thai people, living in a slum but coming from different social backgrounds, learn about this and decide to take their chance and look for the money. During their quest, some people become jealous and greedy. Bad Thai soldiers are also still seeking for the money...

บางกอก แดนเจอรัส
บางกอก แดนเจอรัส

Year: 2000

Thai title: บางกอก แดนเจอรัส
English title: Bangkok dangerous

Rating: 4/5
Director: Oxide Pang,Danny Pang

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This is the story of a mute killer ("MEU PEUN" - มือปืน), i.e. how he becomes a killer, his impossible love story due to his bad job, the sob awareness of his job (killing good people) and his final destiny. This movie gets a Fipresci international award. In 2008, a US remake directed by Oxide Pang and Danny Pang was released. It was starring Nicolas Cage and Shahkrit Yamnarm.

สตรีเหล็ก
สตรีเหล็ก

Year: 2000

Thai title: สตรีเหล็ก
English title: The Iron ladies

Rating: 3/5
Director: Yongyooth Thongkonthun

Main actor: Jesdaporn Pholdee
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It is based on a true story. In 1996 several friends living in Lampang decided to make a volley-ball team. All of them were gay ("KATOEI" - กะเทย). They were not allowed to play in other teams so they decided to make their own team. They win the national championship. This film shows them to the public in another way and also does a good job for their wider acceptance in Thai society. This movie has also been registered as National Heritage per the 2016 list released by the Thai Film Archive.

หลวงตา
หลวงตา

Year: 2000

Thai title: หลวงตา
English title: Luang Ta

Rating: 4/5
Director: Parkpoom Wongpoom

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This 8-minute short film was done by Parkpoom Wongpoom, who also directed "Shutter", Thai box office hit horror movie in year 2004. A couple and their boy ask for permission to stay in a Buddhist temple as they are poor. The abbot, who is paraplegic, gives his authorization. During every morning alms, the father and his son accompany the abbot to receive people donations. Many people give money as they wish the abbot to recover. The father keeps part of the money and then the son brings an envelop with the remaining money to the abbot. The son is shocked as it is bad deed to rob money from monks. He decides to hide some money and put it back in the envelop for the abbot. One day he surprises the abbot walking by him-self to check the money amount. This short film highlights the modern corrupted society with a father showing bad pattern to his son and an abbot lying to his followers to get more donations. Real life is cruel...

ดอกฟ้าในมือมาร
ดอกฟ้าในมือมาร

Year: 2000

Thai title: ดอกฟ้าในมือมาร
English title: Mysterious Object at Noon

Rating: 2/5
Director: Apichatpong Weerasethakul

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It is a Thai independent experimental documentary film directed by Apichatpong Weerasethakul. It is shot in black and white. It narrates the life of an Isan teacher called Dok Fa. Her father has ear problems and is paraplegic. She doesn't have enough money to cure him. A strange scar appears on her neck. While teaching a crippled kid, she faints. A mysterious round object is found close to her. A kid is inside the object. Dok Fa is dead. The mysterious kid transforms himself into the teacher. As Dok Fa is back to life, there are now two teachers. The story is disjointed. There is indirect narration through various people and also Molam (หมอลำ) song. Everybody has their own bits of the story. We never know it is true or not. A Thai boxing event is organized to raise money to cure Dok Fa's neck scar. Then various themes are raised (respect of others difference, politics : a war is ended and advantage to American business is given. There is opposition from Thai people promoting "Thai buy Thai" - reference to slogan ไทยช่วยไทย after 1997 economic crisis). It was shot in 1998 in South and Northeast of Thailand. 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.




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