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Bandit Ritthakol

Bandit Ritthakol (1951-2009) - บัณฑิต ฤทธิ์ถกล

Bandit Ritthakol - บัณฑิต ฤทธิ์ถกล
Bandit Ritthakol
Bandit Ritthakol is famous the Boonchu movies series (7 films). Famous other films from Bandit Ritthakol include The Moonhunter (14 ตุลา) about the 1973 democracy movement and The Seed (ด้วยเกล้า) about the Royal Agricultural Projects benefits

This Bandit Ritthakol movie page contains 14 records.


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.

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?

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.

14 ตุลา
14 ตุลา

Year: 2001

Thai title: 14 ตุลา
English title: The Moon Hunter

Rating: 4/5
Director: Bandit Ritthakol

Main actor:
Main actress:

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.

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...

บุญชู 8
บุญชู 8

Year: 1995

Thai title: บุญชู 8
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director: Bandit Ritthakol

Main actor: Santisuk Promsiri,Sorapong Chatree,Kiet Kijcharouen
Main actress: Jintara Sookkapat,Jarunee Sooksawad

Boonchu and Mo are now married and Mo is pregrant. Boonchu helps to recover the village temple Buddha statue that has been stolen.

กาลครั้งหนึ่ง เมื่อเช้านี้
กาลครั้งหนึ่ง เมื่อเช้านี้

Year: 1994

Thai title: กาลครั้งหนึ่ง เมื่อเช้านี้
English title: Once upon a time... This morning

Rating: 5/5
Director: Bandit Ritthakol

Main actor: Santisuk Promsiri,Charlie Trairattana
Main actress: Jintara Sookkapat

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Nipha and Rong have three children, i.e. a teenage girl (Oh), a seven years old boy (Onn) and a young baby. They move to a new home but rapidly the children understand that they move with the mother and that their father is staying behind. Nipha and Rong are divorcing. The children are not happy to leave the father. The movie shows the divorce seen from the children's point of view and its impact on children. The children react badly when a new man tries to seduce their mother (ชู้). Nipha tries to eliminate all traces from their father's influence (games...). She has a busy schedule and uses a nursery to keep the baby. Oh and Onn decide to flee in order to live with the father. Meanwhile some young drug dealers chased by the police hide some drugs inside the baby cradle. Oh, unaware, takes the baby with the drug inside the cradle. They reach the father's home but he is not living there anymore. He has moved to Chiang Mai. Some homeless teens are used as drug traffickers by the local mafia. The teens need to get the drug back as the mafia head is very unhappy. Noklae is the teen group leader. Oh, Onn and the baby take the train to Chiang Mai. They alert their father through pager message (no mobile phone in 1994!). The mafia follows up also to Chiang Mai as one of the teen, Noklae, recognizes the cradle in Hualongpong train station. They miss each other at Lopburi. Next stop is at Lampang. Nipha drives up to Lampang and Rong also. Finally at Lampang, the mafia kidnaps the three kids to get back the drug. Nipha and Rong cannot prevent the kidnaping in time. The drug is destroyed as the baby had peeed on it. The mafia decides to sell Oh, the thirteen years girl, 30 000 baht to a whorehouse and to sell the baby to an illegal adoption centre in order to get back their initial drug investment. They abandon Onn as they have no interest in him. They also throw away Noklae as he was trying to protect Oh. All are back in Bangkok. The mamasan tries to force Oh and wishes to be called mother (แม่) but she only gets called witch (แม่มด). Noklae is taking care of Onn and decides to help Oh. Oh succeed to flee thanks to Noklae's help. They also succeed to get the baby back also but are finally captured by the mafia. To fend a customer, Oh has to cause a fire in the whorehouse. Noklae's friends inform Rong. The mafia and whorehouse members are arrested by the police. Nipha, Rong and the three children are reunited as a family. Noklae is put in a correction centre but finally escapes hopefully for a better life. This movie was 1995 Thailand oscar submission.

บุญชู 7
บุญชู 7

Year: 1993

Thai title: บุญชู 7
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director: Bandit Ritthakol

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

Boonchu and Mo want to marry but Boonchu's mother doesn't want him to go to Bangkok and Mo's elder sister doesn't want her to live in countryside. Boonchu and Mo want to live in an old house close to a river. Mo's elder sister Challenges Boonchu to clean the area in one month in order to get her wedding authorization.

บุญชู 6
บุญชู 6

Year: 1991

Thai title: บุญชู 6
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director: Bandit Ritthakol

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

Boonchu is still studying at the university but some of his friends have started to work. Mo is working in a company where her boss Lolita likes to seduce men and tells lies to them. Lolita brings troubles to Boonchu's friends. Finally Boonchu succeeds his exams but goes back working in his village as a farmer. Will his friendship with Mo become love?

บุญชู 5
บุญชู 5

Year: 1990

Thai title: บุญชู 5
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director: Bandit Ritthakol

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

Boonchu is studying hard in a Bangkok university. He decides to help another student, whose didn't get a loan due to the student committee overspending money. He tries to become the new head of the student committee through election but fails. He finally proves the student committee corruption.

บุญชู 2 น้องใหม่
บุญชู 2 น้องใหม่

Year: 1989

Thai title: บุญชู 2 น้องใหม่
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director: Bandit Ritthakol

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

Boonchu is coming back to Bangkok to study. He is working part time with a family relative in the university library. During the year, Boonchu helps Mo and his friends to find money to support a remote village and also helps when the money is stolen. Finally Boonchu passes his exams successfully.

บุญชู
บุญชู

Year: 1988

Thai title: บุญชู
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director: Bandit Ritthakol

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

Boonchu is a nice but simple felow. He is always read to help. His mother sends him to Bangkok to better prepare his exams to enter university. He gets some new friends and likes a young lady called Mo. He helps Mo that has troubles with another boy who loves her. He finally fails his exams but his friends convinve to try again the next year.

ด้วยเกล้า
ด้วยเกล้า

Year: 1987

Thai title: ด้วยเกล้า
English title: The Seed

Rating: 5/5
Director: Bandit Ritthakol

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

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

คาดเชือก
คาดเชือก

Year: 1983

Thai title: คาดเชือก
English title:

Rating: 4/5
Director: Bandit Ritthakol

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Manop Aussawathep,Pipop Pupinyo,Nirut Sirijanya
Main actress: Suriwan Suriyong,Mayura Thanabutr

After many years spent in jail, a man is coming back to his home town but he is not welcomed. His mother has become addicted to opium. Now being officer, he decides to expel the local drug kingpin from the town. But the local mafia strikes back and tries to get rid of him. Will he succeed? It is the first movie directed by Bandit Ritthakol.




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