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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.




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