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เพื่อนสนิท
เพื่อนสนิท

Year: 2005

Thai title: เพื่อนสนิท
English title: Dear Dakanda

Rating: 3/5
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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
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Main actor: Akara Amarttayakul,Charlie Trairattana,Nirut Sirijanya
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
Main actress:

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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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Main actor:
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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.




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