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Jarunee Sooksawad

Jarunee Sooksawad (1962) - จารุณี สุขสวัสดิ

Jarunee Sooksawad - จารุณี สุขสวัสดิ
Jarunee Sooksawad
During years years 1977-1988, Jarunee Sooksawad appeared in 122 films. In the 1980s one of the most popular Thai film duos was Sorapong Chatree and Jarunee Sooksawad. From years 1981-1989, they played 50 movies together. Before 1990's, Thai film industry was ruled by some big studio bosses. Some of them hated each other up to point that they prevented their actresses to star in films made by other studios. Jarunee Sooksawad never starred in great films made by Cherd Songsri or ChatriChalerm Yukol due to those internal fights

This Jarunee Sooksawad movie page contains 49 records.


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.

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.

เหยื่ออารมณ์
เหยื่ออารมณ์

Year: 1988

Thai title: เหยื่ออารมณ์
English title: Victim of lust

Rating: 4/5
Director:

Main actor: Likit Eakmongkol,Apichat Halamjiak,Suchao Pongwilai
Main actress: Jarunee Sooksawad,Pissamai Wilaisak,Duangta Tong

A middle age lady Tien (Pissamai Wilaisak) has two children, Yetha (Duangta Tong) and Takasit (Likit Eakmongkol). The mother is having a young lover Somrit (Apichat Halamjiak) so getting disapproval from her both children (แม่ไม่อาย). Arop (Suchao Pongwilai) is having two families, one with the major wife Oon (daughter Pim but from another wedding) and one with a minor wife Plaew (daughter Leu). Takasit has just divorced with Yaboot (Jarunee Sooksawad). Somrit is having diner with Yaboot. Somrit is a seducer (ต้นไม้หลายดอก). Pim has seen Arop with Plaew and threatens to do everything she can to break this relationship (ช่วยไม่ได้). Takasit, aware that Somrit is seeing Yaboot, asks her to stop this before she gets disappointed. Yetha also sees Somrit in a disco with Yaboot. She is worried about her mother (บัดซบ / เกลียด). Yaboot's mother sees Somrit with Taen in a restaurant. Both Takasit and Yetha dislike Somit (แมงดา) and are afraid of the consequences on their mother (ไม่ยุติธรรมสำหรับแม่) as she gets love only because of her money. Tien offers a business to Somrit but there is a need to spend a lot of money on promotion. Misunderstanding increases between Yeuta, Tien, Yaboot and Takasit. Somrit is claiming nobody understands him. Yaboot is confused between Somrit and Takasit. Who does she really love? Could she marry again the husband she just divorced? Pim declares her love to Arop. Arop cannot accept this but Oon hears everything, i.e. a daughter loving her step father! Those two families are in middle of serious love crisis. Oon is the traditional Thai wife forgiving his husband’s mistakes such as minor wife. Finally the crisis are solved. Pim decides to go studying abroad and gets pardon from her parents Oon and Arop. Somrit’s double game is unmasked as he asks Yaboot for wedding. The love story with Tien is over and Somrit is chased by Yetha (ไม่ลูกผู้ชาย) under a weapon threatening without any indemnities. Yaboot finally goes back with Takasit and stops listening to her mother. Morality is safe. Somrit remains alone without anything. The movie เหยื่ออารมณ์ (1988) is about love (รัก), separation (เลิก), appearance and society constraints, i.e. no divorce in older age, no young lover for a woman. A previous version with Krung Srivilai, Aranya Namwong, Sahat Piempongsan was released in 1975.

ทายาทคนใหม่
ทายาทคนใหม่

Year: 1988

Thai title: ทายาทคนใหม่
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Likit Eakmongkol,Kriengkrai Unhanan
Main actress: Jarunee Sooksawad,Naowarat Yooktanun,Sarinthip Siriwan

A father has two sons, one has taken over the business. He is heartless and strong minded. The other one spends his time going out for party and doesn't want to help on his father's business. His dream is to open his own business. They met a young lady living in a slum and selling flowers on the streets. She has arguments with the first son but becomes friend with the second one. The first son's girlfriend wants to push to get married and plots a plan to get the whole family heritage. A gunman wishing to kill the father is hindered by a samlo driver, who is the father of the young lady. Unfortunately he got killed. To show his gratitude, the father decides that the young lady shall become his daughter. Tenses situations happen at the house when the new daughter arrives...

อินทรีย์แดง ตอน อินทรีย์ผยอง
อินทรีย์แดง ตอน อินทรีย์ผยอง

Year: 1988

Thai title: อินทรีย์แดง ตอน อินทรีย์ผยอง
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Kanchit Kwanpracha,Lak Apichat
Main actress: Jarunee Sooksawad

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Rhanee (Jarunee Sooksawad) comes back from studying overseas. Her father is dead (it is in fact a picture of Mitr Chaibancha wearing Insee Daeng mask!) since many years but she takes over his duties by punishing and killing bad ruffian heads as a justiciary. Police inspector (สารวัตร) Decha (Sorapong Chatree) is responsible to catch Insee Daeng. Insee Daeng wishes to catch the heads inside the ruffians circle including Suphon (น้าใหญ่) (Kanchit Kwanpracha) and Lak Apichat. Suphon already faced Insee Daeng 20 years ago. Insee Daeng is fast and difficult to catch (มันไหวเหมือนพายุ). Decha uses one of the ruffians head as a bait to catch Insee Daeng. Decha doesn't shoot Insee Daeng as he has plan to use him as a way to reduce bad influence (อิทธิพล). Another trial to catch Insee Daeng by Decha fails. Meanwhile Decha tries also to stop organised mafia but without full success. Rhanee is working for Krissana, owner of insurance company and close friend of police inspector Decha. She takes opportunity to dispatch messages to the police through Krissana. Decha puts police woman Mot to protect Krissana against the mafia but he finally gets kidnapped. A 3M baht ransom is requested. Despite ransom payment, Krissana is still not freed and is tied to a railway path. Insee Daeng threatens a ruffian to get Krissana location. Police is warned and Krissana is released following shootings with ruffians. Insee Daeng succeeds to escape once again despite Mot’s opposition. Ruffians receive a new task to explode a bridge over Chao Praya river. Decha succeeds to put a microphone inside Suphon's home so is aware of their plans. Decha succeeds to neutralize part of the ruffians but Insee Daeng is the one stopping the bombs and killing the leaders. The bridge is safe. The movie ends with a nationalist image on Thai flag. This movie อินทรีผยอง (1988) tries to relaunch Insee Daeng serie but it lacks a good film directing. There is high suspicion that part of the movie has been cut by Lepso. Sorapong plays the police inspector with magnum 357 and dark glasses similar to many other 1980s movies he played in.

ภูติเสน่หา
ภูติเสน่หา

Year: 1987

Thai title: ภูติเสน่หา
English title:

Rating: 1/5
Director:

Main actor: Chatchai Plengpanich
Main actress: Jarunee Sooksawad

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

ชมพู่แก้มแหม่ม
ชมพู่แก้มแหม่ม

Year: 1986

Thai title: ชมพู่แก้มแหม่ม
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Yuranan PamornMontri,Lor Tok,Settha Sirachaya
Main actress: Jarunee Sooksawad

A mother is separated from her Thai husband and move to Austria with her daughter. During her childhood, the daughter has also a half-Thai friend. When growing up, the daughter wants to know her Thai father and decide with her best friend to gather the money to buy the air ticket to Thailand. They try different opportunities (play Molam, simulate red cross helpers, get money from wish fountains).

แม่ดอกรักเร่
แม่ดอกรักเร่

Year: 1986

Thai title: แม่ดอกรักเร่
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Prompong Nopparith
Main actress: Jarunee Sooksawad

In a remote village two young people love each other. As the man has a nice voice, he decides to go to Bangkok to become a singer. Having some financial problems, her fiancee also has to go to Bangkok to work. She fails to find him and is rescued by two nice guys after being attacked by a taxi driver. After many funny confusions, her fiance is marrying another woman and she is marrying her rescuer.

หลานสาวเจ้าสัว
หลานสาวเจ้าสัว

Year: 1986

Thai title: หลานสาวเจ้าสัว
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Prompong Nopparith,Sor Asanajinda,Settha Sirachaya
Main actress: Jarunee Sooksawad

Two friends are unfortunately making funny mistakes by trying to seduce two young ladies. During Chinese New Year, while trying to earn money in order to repair their mistakes, one of the young lady discovers that she is the Mr Liu's daughter. As Mr Liu is very rich, will it change their frienship and love?

เจ้าสาวมะลิซ้อน
เจ้าสาวมะลิซ้อน

Year: 1986

Thai title: เจ้าสาวมะลิซ้อน
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Prompong Nopparith,Sor Asanajinda
Main actress: Jarunee Sooksawad

Two young woman from different backgrounds (one from a rich family and one from a poorer family) are bothered by bachelors they don't love. Having a similar appearance to each other, confusions between them happen and finally bachelors are replaced for everybody's happiness. But the son of a local kingpin is still fond of one of the lady...

แด่คุณครูด้วยดวงใจ
แด่คุณครูด้วยดวงใจ

Year: 1986

Thai title: แด่คุณครูด้วยดวงใจ
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Prompong Nopparith,Phairoj Jaising,Sor Asanajinda
Main actress: Jarunee Sooksawad

This movie is divided into two parts, a first comic part when Thewan, a student, in order to seduce Nuanchan acts like a company owner. But he is only the company owner's car driver! Finally Nuanchan finds out the truth. The second part is more dramatic when Nuanchan decides to become a teacher in a remote Thai village. She succeeds to find money to have a big school built. She even convinces older people to learn how to read to reduce illiteracy. Due to a sudden cancer detection, she has to handover the job to Thewan. She has to leave her job as school teacher to go abroad for treatment so causing despair and cries from the village inhabitants who love her so much. This film highlights the importance of literacy at all ages.

ราชินีดอกหญ้า
ราชินีดอกหญ้า

Year: 1986

Thai title: ราชินีดอกหญ้า
English title:

Rating: 4/5
Director: Surasee Phatham

Main actor: Prompong Nopparith,Doo Dook Kradon
Main actress: Jarunee Sooksawad

A Molam performers group is going to quit playing (ลาเวที). They are going to play Manora performance for the last time. Benchawee is the main young lady singer. A photographer called Somwit wishes to join them. He wants to convince them not to stop as Molam is part of Isan culture but it seems too late. Finally they accept to resume one time as a donor pleads them. Molam is not so popular anymore. Mainly old people are watching. Molam performers have difficulties to compete face to modern Thai country (ลูกทุ่ง) music and need to renew their style. Molam is an art (ศิลปะ). Somwit understands the need to write down songs in order to have records as it is mainly passed orally from one generation to another. There are many kinds of Molam song style such as Molam Ploen (หมอลำเพลิน) , Molam sing (หมอลำซิ่ง) and so on... Somwit wishes to bring the Molam band to radio broadcasting. Somwit decides to mix Molam song with modern Thai song (หมอลำยังไม่ตาย). An example is “Siang Isaan” as a modern Molam music group. Sawit wants to bring Benchawee to Bangkok to increase her popularity. They meet an unscrupulous producer who only wants to abuse Rawee. They continue to tour around Thailand and start to become famous. Somwit has to go back for personal affairs in Bangkok but fails to come back. Benchawee misses him and has then difficulties to sing properly. Somwit finally comes back mixing Molam songs with a modern dancing music. Benchawee becomes the Molam queen. This movie highlights that traditions can survive and stay popular by adapting to the modern tastes. The producer realizes his mistake. Yearly best singer competition is going to happen. Who will be the next queen of singers? Duang Chan Duang Chai, Thai country music singer, has fans all over Thailand but Benchawee has only Isan fans but Isan workers are everywhere so spreading their culture. A vote happens and Benchawee is aware that she won. Somwit brings Benchawee to meet his parents. His father refuses this wedding as he is coming from high society. For him an Isan girl is same as a Lao girl so denigrating both. The game is cheated and Duang chan Duang Chai Chan is announced as winner. Molam couldn't be accepted by Bangkok elite (คนเศรษฐีโกหก) So Benchawee couldn't win. The elite has chosen but Thai people have chosen also. Benchawee’s concert is a huge success while Duang Chan Duang Chai concert is a complete failure as spectators flock to see Benchawee singing. She becomes the queen of grassroots (ราชินีดอกหญ้า) instead of the queen of flowers (ราชินีดอกฟ้า). The perjury is disclosed as hidden votes are found. It is fun to see Jarunee Sooksawad singing Molam songs (หมอลำสาวบ้านนอก). Lao and Thai languages are used in this movie shot in year 1986. The movie lasts 2h03mn. It got three rewards (รางวัลสุพรรณหงส์) during Thai film industry ceremony.

ยอดรักยอดพยศ
ยอดรักยอดพยศ

Year: 1985

Thai title: ยอดรักยอดพยศ
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Kriengkrai Unhanan
Main actress: Jarunee Sooksawad,Sarinthip Siriwan

Two sisters are reunited together after the elder comes back from USA. A man is seduced by the younger sister's wit but he was the elder sister's lover in USA. How the sisters are going to manage this delicate situation?

รัตนาวดี
รัตนาวดี

Year: 1985

Thai title: รัตนาวดี
English title:

Rating: 2/5
Director: Ruj Ronnapop

Main actor: Kriengkrai Unhanan
Main actress: Jarunee Sooksawad,Sarinthip Siriwan

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Princess (มจ.หญิง) Rattanawadee and her maid are going to London. Her brother's friend, Sadet, is working at the embassy. He was supposed to pick her at the airport but he fails to be on time. Rattanawadee is upset and very angry. She goes to complain at Sadet's home. She mistakes Sadet as the car driver. To avoid losing face, Sadet simulates being the car driver, called Lek, and propose them an Europe tour as a compensation for Sadet's lateness. They visit many countries in Europe including France (Versailles, Chateaux de la Loire...). Lek can speak many languages and is very cultured (รู้จักเยอะ) for a driver (คนขับรถ). Lek faces issues and jealousy from a hiso British Thai man called Wisan and willing to seduce Rattanawadee. The trip continues to Hamburg, Liechtenstein and then to the Swiss lakes. Love starts slowly to emerge. Jealousy also changes side as they meet a Thai tourist, Sasi, having high interest in Lek. Rattanawadee wishes to push Lek to marry Sasi as she is coming from a rich family but Lek will marry somebody for love and not for money. Sasi is rich (รวย) but has no manner (มารยาท). Finally Lek is uncovered as Prince Sadet working for the London embassy. After a short ire from Rattanawadee to have been abused, reciprocal love is declared. This movie has a typical scenario similar to many 1980s romantic movies where the two protagonists don't know their real status and identity. It looks like European countries discovery for Thai people. Whoever car driver or princess everybody expects love.

กัลปังห่า
กัลปังห่า

Year: 1985

Thai title: กัลปังห่า
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Nirut Sirijanya
Main actress: Jarunee Sooksawad

A young wealthy Thai lady is coming back to Thailand after having spent a few years abroad. She quarrels with one of her father's employee, a fisherman. Despite their social differences and thanks to his kindness, she finally appreciates the fisherman's world. But her parents want to marry her to another man. Her mother fires the fisherman. Will the young lady ever find happiness?

หมอบ้านนอก
หมอบ้านนอก

Year: 1985

Thai title: หมอบ้านนอก
English title:

Rating: 5/5
Director: Surasee Phatham

Main actor: Piya Trakulrard,Doo Dook Kradon
Main actress: Jarunee Sooksawad

Thai movie หมอบ้านนอก was released in year 1985. Directeur is Surasee Phatham. The movie was shot in Surin province. Phanom (Piya Trakulrard) became village doctor as one of his relatives died due to lack of doctor. Mountebanks (หมอเถื่อน) have no diploma so they are illegal. Some are charlatans such as Doo Dook Kradon but Phanom is useful. Such illegal doctors have their utility to the community as official doctors are often absent from remote areas. Doctor หมอผู้หญิง Kwanta (Jarunee Sooksawad) is the first doctor with diploma in this district (แพทย์ปริญญาจากกรุงเทพฯ). She asks Thai Police to stop the fake doctors selling fake medicine to villagers (ชาวบ้าน). A policeman is shot in the village. Kwanta doesn't have the right equipment so Phanom is helping to remove the bullet. Phanom wishes to stop doing this job as there is now Kwanta as official doctor. Illegal village doctors are arrested by Police. Kwanta disrupts local illegal business so some people try to kill her (ฆ่าคนดีๆ). Phanom is injured instead. Police believes Phanom is behind the murder tentative on Kwanta. Finally the mastermind is arrested. Phanom surrenders to the police and requests to help a villager a last time. He saves an elder man through a blood transfusion. In the jail, he assists to a TV show showing Kwanta receiving an award. She gives a praise to Phanom and succeeds to get an official diploma for him so that he can practice legally.

แล้วเราก็รักกัน
แล้วเราก็รักกัน

Year: 1984

Thai title: แล้วเราก็รักกัน
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Toon Hiransap,Settha Sirachaya,Pete Thongjure
Main actress: Jarunee Sooksawad,Penpak Sirikul

Chalita (Jarunee Sooksawad) is managing an hotel. Penporn, daughter of the managing director Burin, is singing some songs with Kit, the new young singer recruited by Chalita. Chalita trusts Kit and lets him go out with Penporn to have fun. They join a car racing but have a serious accident. Penporn may not walk again. Kit is safe. The manager Burin is very upset by this accident as he has always considered Penporn as his own daughter (หลาน) as Penporn’s parents die when she was still a baby. Chalita is fired as she let Penporn have fun with Kit. Chalita is upset as she is not directly responsible of the accident (เรื่องของดวง). Chalita finds a new job in another hotel. Burin, realizing his mistake, wishes to recruit Chalita again by offering a salary two times higher but she refuses. Burin has a strong character, never listens to others (ไม่เห็นใจคนอื่น) and always needs to win (ต้องชนะคนอื่น). Burin believes money can buy everything. Asunee, sexy young lady, is recruited as replacement of Chalita. Kit (ลูกผู้ชาย) affirms to be responsible and will take care about Penporn. Burin forbids Kit to see Penporn again. Kit is seen by Burin as a playboy singer (นักร้อง). There is a strong contrast between Chalita and the sexy Asunee doing Aerobic in front of Burin! Finally Chalita convinces Burin to let Kit visit Penporn. It will help to give comfort to Penporn and hopefully speed up her recovery. Penporn doesn't like Asunee as she is not sincere (จิตใจ). In fact Asunee wishes to marry Burin. The hotel managed by Chalita is much more successful than the one managed by Asunee. Despite efforts from Burin (even buying the hotels she is working in), Chalita refuses to come back to work for him. To protect Penporn and Kit against Burin’s ire, Chalita finally accepts. But Burin continues to use dirty tricks (ชั่วร้าย) to try to split Penporn and Kit. Burin even asks Asunee to sleep with Kit in order to break the relationship between Kit and Penporn. But Chalita fights back. Asunee is chased away. Through collaboration (ร่วมมือ) between Burin, Chalita and Kit, Penporn succeeds to walk again! This movie is another romance movie with Toon Hiransap and Jarunee Sooksawad, famous star duo in decade 1980s.

น้ำผึ้งป่า
น้ำผึ้งป่า

Year: 1984

Thai title: น้ำผึ้งป่า
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Lor Tok
Main actress: Jarunee Sooksawad,Piathip Kumwong

Two sisters, Chom and Prakai Kaew bear children at the same time. Chom's husband is a bad guy (โจร). Following serious arguments with Chom, he comes to take his child back but Chom gives him Prakai Kaew's child. 17 years passed. Pheung (Jarunee Sooksawad) is a young smart lady living in a village. Her best friend is Phet, a fat cheerful teenager. As they have debts with the local Chinese merchant, they set up a King Kong show at the local temple fair to earn money in order to pay back the debts. It turns to a disaster. Wit, her father, is a reseller of stolen jewelry. Police catches Wit's colleagues. Pheung escapes nearly the police (หนีตำรวจ). A policeman, called Sing, only gets her necklace. Pheung's father is violent and drinks alcohol. He doesn't really love his daughter (ไม่รักลูก). Sing shows the necklace to a local notable who recognize the necklace as her missing granddaughter's necklace. As Prakai Kaew died already, Chom has taken care of Prakai Kaew's daughter, who is in fact Chom's real daughter as Chom exchanged the two girls during the kidnapping. Her daughter is called Lai. The grandfather invites Nam Pheung to stay with her real family. Pheung reaches her new home (บ้านหรือวัง). She is renamed as Nam Pheung. Chom is not happy and refuses to recognize her as her daughter. Her friend Phet can join Nam Pheung. There are typical gags when countryside (บ้านนอก) people enter high society (ผู้ดีสังคม). Policeman Sing is Lai's boyfriend. Chom uses ruffians to hurt Nam Pheung but it fails as she knows how to fight. Sing is very interested in Nam Pheung (สนใจเด็กคนนี่). Meanwhile Wit is in trouble with his former colleagues. Wit and Chom were lovers ten years ago. Lai is Chom and Wit's daughter. Chom wants to push Lai to be the wife of a Thai prince. She invents a pretext (ถูกของ) due to black magic for not having recognized Nam Pheung. Nam Pheung is in fact Prakai kaew's daughter. Chom prepares an evil plan again. Nam Pheung is kidnaped by Wit's ruffians. Sing, the prince rescue her. Chom is punished. It is a typical 1980s romance movie following Lakorn style with the leading actress (นางเอก) as Nam Pheung, the leading actor (พระเอก) as Sing, the bad girl (นางอิจฉา) as Lai and Chom, the funny supporting comedian (ตัวตลก) as Phet. Those romance movies were edulcorated with no kiss between the main stars.

ลูกสาวคนใหม่
ลูกสาวคนใหม่

Year: 1984

Thai title: ลูกสาวคนใหม่
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Chatchai Plengpanich,Toon Hiransap
Main actress: Jarunee Sooksawad,Apaporn Kornthip

A young poor lady Oi is leaving Bangkok and finds her-self adopted in a farmer family lead by a strong mother with her three sons. She is the new daughter. Many funny situations happen as the three sons are fond of Oi.

บ้านสีดอกรัก
บ้านสีดอกรัก

Year: 1984

Thai title: บ้านสีดอกรัก
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Thongchai McIntyre,Suchao Pongwilai,Krung Srivilai
Main actress: Naowarat Yooktanun,Jarunee Sooksawad,Pornpan Ketmamatsu

A young lady Apple is supposed to get married. On her wedding day, another lady comes to get back her husband (หลอกเรา). Apple is disappointed again. Apple is part of a group of three ladies, who are close friends and always help each other. One is Pen (Naowarat Yooktanun), one is sexy Nook (Pornpan Ketmamatsu) and the last one is Apple (Jarunee Sooksawad). They decide to focus on money first instead of love as all men are liars anyway. They find a job in the same company. At night time, they play an escort role in a gambling casino (บ่อน) in order to try finding rich men but the police raids the place. Apple gets refuge in Chatri's car as she mistakes it as a taxi in order to escape to the police. Apple tries her luck again in her search for a rich man (เศรษฐี) in a sport club. They meet Krit (Thongchai McIntyre), who invites them to Chiang Mai in his countryside house. Apple asks Chatri (Sorapong Chatree) to drive them to Chiang Mai. As his car is broken, they just dropped him to go for hitchhiking. Chatri also is also rescued by Krit. He knows the game played by the three girls and have strong sarcasms over them. While wandering in the forest, they have arguments with illegal loggers. They are kidnaped but succeeded to flee except Nook. Krit saves Nook. They finally go back to Bangkok as they run out of money. Pen put the furnitures in a pawn shop (โรงจำนำ) to get money. Krit orders the furnitures to be replaced. Apple is fed up with rich people so she leaves her friends. The movie ends happily with the three ladies getting married. This movie is a typical romantic comedy from 1980s led by local superstars Sorapong Chatre and Jarunee Sooksawad. It also shows modern women vision and status in 1980s Thai society.

เลดี้ฝรั่งดอง
เลดี้ฝรั่งดอง

Year: 1984

Thai title: เลดี้ฝรั่งดอง
English title: Lady Farang dong

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Prompong Nopparith,Settha Sirachaya
Main actress: Jarunee Sooksawad,Aranya Namwong,Ampha Pusit

Vickie, Thai lady, is seduced by an Austrian man, who is already married. Being pregnant, she decides to go back to Thailand. Before leaving, she leaves her daughter, Diana, to the Austrian man. Being an adult, Diana decides to go back to Thailand to find her mother. Will she succeed?

นิจ
นิจ

Year: 1983

Thai title: นิจ
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Sor Asanajinda,Joomjim Khemlek,Thuam Thoranong
Main actress: Jarunee Sooksawad,Lalana Sulawan,Sarinthip Siriwan,Marasri Bangchang

Two young people are married following their parents agreement but the man doesn't love his wife and still continue to visit his mistress. Despite all her attemps, the young lady cannot succeed to get love from her husband and left. His husband finally understands that her mistress has an awful mind and try to get her wife's love back. Is it too late?

มายาพิศวาส
มายาพิศวาส

Year: 1983

Thai title: มายาพิศวาส
English title:

Rating: 4/5
Director: Chana Kraprayoon

Main actor: Kriengkrai Unhanan,Suchao Pongwilai,Manop Aussawathep
Main actress: Jarunee Sooksawad,Pissamai Wilaisak,Mayurachath Muarnprasitivej,Nipaporn Nongnuch

Dokbua (ดอกบัว), a young lady, is hurt by Chala's car. She is a poor girl coming from Chiang Mai to Bangkok in order to work but she was told a falsehood regarding the job nature. As she has nowhere to go, she can finally stay as a maid as Chala gets pity on her harsh life. Chala's HiSo family includes various members. Pen is a middle age woman. She is the new wife of Chon, who is paralyzed. Chita is Chon's sister. She never got married. Chon has three children, Chala, Chet and Lek. There is always a bad and oppresive ambiance in the family. Chala only spends money but does not earn anything. In fact Chala gives the money to a poor family. Chet and Pen are lovers. All men in the house fight over Dokbua. Pen wants to use Dokbua to take care about her paralyzed husband ardors so that she can have more free time with Chet. Dokbua played the stupid girl but she is in fact very intelligent. Only Chala knows Dokbua has entered the house with a specific idea. What is her goal and her hidden secret? This HiSo house is same as hell (นรก). People are doing bad deeds (มีบาป). Ten years ago, Chon, the father always partied in the house and brought girls. It only stopped when the father became paralyzed. Lek, the youngest daughter, has a boyfriend called Tat. Tat also tries to seduce Dokbua. Pen has a new plan and introduces Dokbua to a rich man called Tawat. Pen gets money in exchange of providing young girls to rich men. There are arguments between Tawat and Chon. Dokbua prefers to stay with Chon. Tawat takes over Chon's company as he looses face regarding Dokbua. It causes a heart attack to Chon. Dokbua talks to Chon privately on his hospital bed while he is dying. Chon is afraid about hell (กลัวนรก) due to his previous bad deeds. Before dying he updates his testament and gives nothing for his children. Everything goes for Dokbua. Chita relates Chon's story to Chala. Chon was behaving like a ruffian when he was young. After having a second kid the father starts to misbehave again with girls so the mother called Lamyong hanged up herself. Dusit was a former business associate of Chon but they had arguments. Chita and Dusit were in a love story and Chon made it broken up. Dusit later has another wife but Chon never forgave to Dusit and Dusit was shot in the back. Dokbua is Dusit's daughter. Dusit is still alive but is paralyzed. Tat still tries to seduce Dokbua as Lek is now a poor girl. Chet also tries to be nice. This hypocrisy causes Tat and Lek to break up. Pen and Chet also break up. Pen cannot stand it. Pen shots Chet and becomes crazy. Lek behaves as a bad girl. The whole family ends up in a turmoil even if Dokbua didn't intend to be such a mess. Finally Dokbua and Chala declares their love for each other. Dokbua gives all heritage to Chita. This movie highlight the high society hypocrisy. Chana Kraprayoon is famous for directing drama / romance movies and Thai TV series. This movie was adapted in a Thai TV serie in 2007. Jarunee Sooksawad got an award for her Best Actress performance in this movie.

นางสิงห์แก้มแดง
นางสิงห์แก้มแดง

Year: 1983

Thai title: นางสิงห์แก้มแดง
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Kamthorn Suwanpiyasiri,Lak Apichat,Piya Trakulrard
Main actress: Jarunee Sooksawad,Ampha Pusit

Witaya (Sorapong Chatree) is responsible of the security inside Pa's company. Pa has two daughters, Plaew and Fai. They rob their father's money from a safe and donate (บริจาค) 500 000 baht to a blind pupil school. The two sisters give the money under the father's name (กุศล)! While robbing money, they do wear mask with red cheeks (แก้มแดง). They sign their crime with a name card displaying a lioness logo (นางสิงห์). The father is rich and selfish. He never gives any money to charitable organizations but is very generous with his minor wife (เมียน้อย), Toi. Thep, Toi's brother, is part of the company administration council. Plae is also accepted in the company council. The two sisters steal clothes and personal effects from Vitaya to offer them to a poor school (คนยากคนจร). Another time they steal his BMW car. The two sisters continue to harass him but understand that he is a good man. Meanwhile Thep needs more money as he is gambling a lot. Toi has another boyfriend. As Toi cannot always ask money to Pa, Thep decides to steal money from the company safe and uses the lioness logo to accuse them. As the money is not given to a charitable organization, police and Witaya are puzzled regarding the robbers. The two sisters, as the mysterious lionesses, also make a statement about their innocence. A new exhibition showing old artifacts is organized. Thep and Witaya are responsible of the security. Honor of the company (เสียชื่อ) is engaged so a new robbery cannot happen. Thanks to video surveillance, Thep knows who is hiding behind the lionesses' masks and plans to accuse them about the old artifacts successful robbery. Plaew and her sister are aware of the plan thanks to a hidden microphone. They succeed to get back the artifacts but Thep knows and threatens to announce their real identity to the press. He asks for salacious favor to Plaew, who calls his wife Wilai to join them in order to be safe. Thep wants to marry Plaew and becomes the son-in-law (ลูกเขย). Wilai heards his plans and shares the information with Plaew. Thep is finally caught by the police while trying to rob things (ปล้นสินค้า). Hopefully the video tape has been replaced by Wilai (ทำดีได้ดีทำชั่วได้ชั่ว) so Thep cannot prove his accusations over Plaew and his sister. Pa dumps his minor wife. Witaya knows the lionesses' real identity but keeps the secret as love emerges with Plaew.

มรกตดำ
มรกตดำ

Year: 1983

Thai title: มรกตดำ
English title:

Rating: 2/5
Director:

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Chaiya Suriyun,Rith Luecha,Krung Srivilai,Kecha Plianvithee,Lak Apichat
Main actress: Jarunee Sooksawad,Nipaporn Nongnuch,Ratanaporn Intarakamhaeng,Linda Khatancharoen

Fighting is happening in a village. All villagers are killed by mercenaries led by Rith (Rith Luecha). Fighters, riding horses and wearing black clothes, led by Maneerak (Jarunee Sooksawad) are chasing them away. Maneerak has a mixed of Ninja and cowboy skills. Two groups are fighting for this area control as it contains precious gems. One group includes Maekin (Krung Srivilai), Kecha (Kecha Plianvithee), Maneewong (Nipaporn Nongnuch) and Maneerak. The opposite group includes Rith, Lak (Lak Apichat) and Runfa (Linda Khatancharoen). Maneerak, Maneewong and Runfa are three sisters. Their father died before. Rith's ruffians are looking over workers digging for gems. Yutta (Sorapong Chatree) finds a big black emerald (มรกตดำ) and flees away but is chased by the guards. The black stone (ก้อนหิน) is a sacred item. It helps to get rid of the guards and a blind monk appears to Yutta to encourage him to take good care of the stone. A mysterious man called Chaiya (Chaiya Suriyun) keeps surveying the two groups. Yutta is involved despite him in the fightings between the two groups as he helped Maneewong and then sold some gems. Yutta loves Runfa but she cannot be trusted as she steals the black stone while he is sleeping. This time, Yutta helps Maneerak, younger sister of Maneewong. The black stone belongs to Tibet and Runfa tries to sell it. Maneerak is able to get the black stone as Rufa's domestic helper stole it. Maneewong wishes to get the full heritage of her father. Maneerak visits her mum (Ratanaporn Intarakamhaeng) in a Buddhist retreat on a hill. Yutta follows her but Maneewong and her lover Maekin are just behind. Duel happens between Yutta and Maekin. Everybody is now looking for the black stone. Maekin kills Rith during the fighting between the two groups. Yutta gets rid of Lak. Finally both Yutta and Maekin are discovered to be undercover police officers (ผู้กอง). Chaiya(Chaiya Suriyun) is an undercover military officer. Chaiya and the mother make everybody realize greed. Understanding is back in the family and Yutta will bring back the black stone to Tibet with Maneerak. This 1h37mn movie is part of Thai Tom Yam western style. The Thai movie poster mentioned that nine Thai stars, having received Thai cinema awards before, are featured in this movie.

ลูกสาวกำนัน 2
ลูกสาวกำนัน 2

Year: 1983

Thai title: ลูกสาวกำนัน 2
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Toon Hiransap,Sombat Methanee,Rong Kaomulkadee
Main actress: Jarunee Sooksawad,Lalana Sulawan,Ampha Pusit

This funny movie is the second opus about the daughter of a district officer. Teng Mo has just married when another woman claims that she is already the wife of her husband! Funny moments happen until Teng Mo and her husband fall in love again.

ไอ้แก้วไอ้ทอง
ไอ้แก้วไอ้ทอง

Year: 1983

Thai title: ไอ้แก้วไอ้ทอง
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director: Lor Tok

Main actor: Toon Hiransap,Songthong,Settha Sirachaya,Lor Tok,Nirut Sirijanya
Main actress: Jarunee Sooksawad,Piathip Kumwong,Wiyada Umarin

Ai kaew Ai thong is a romantic comedy featuring Jarunee and Toon. Kaew and Thong are released from prison. Thong is 70 years old and has nowhere to go so Kaew invites him to stay together. His mother chases Kaew away as he sold old artifacts from the family home (แม่ด่า). They need to find ways to make a living such as waiters in a Chinese restaurant. They are finally expelled as food is spilled on customers. They find a new job in a house as gardeners. Maem is the house owner's beautiful daughter. The Chinese restaurant owners have a son Jun who is slightly retarted (ปัญญาอ่อน). They wish their son to marry Maem as her parents own land. So they need to teach him how to seduce a woman. It failed miserably as he falls from balcony into the pond. Kaew dives to help him and gets higher credit from Maem. Kaew and Thong simulate being prince and servant in front of other domestic helpers in order to enhance their status in the house towards Maem. Maem is a strong young lady (คนสวยปากร้าย). Kaew lies to Maem regarding a fake golden necklace in order to get a kiss. Jun parents hire a lady (Wiyada Umarin, veteran actress, often playing such role) to teach Jun how to perform husband duties on bed. As the golden necklace becomes dark after one day, their stratagem fails. Maem condemns them to dig a big hole. While digging, they find an old Chinese sword (ดาบ). The father sends Maem, Kaew and Thong to Hong Kong to sell it. As they cannot sell it, they have to find odd jobs to pay for food and accommodation. Maem is driving a rickshaw. In 1980 rickshaw usage in Hong Kong was already low. Thong is driving a kaido boat. Kaew is doing the tour guide on Cheng Chau island. They are waiting for the father to send tickets back home but the father is very avaricious and expect them to buy the tickets from the spade sale. Feelings start between Maem and Kaew. A ruffian Khun Seu (นักเลง) loves a singer (นักร้อง) and chases after her. Maem is involved as rickshaw driver and helps the singer to flee. To escape from Seu, the singer pays for their tickets back to Thailand. Jun cannot marry Maem anymore as he caught decease from little virtue woman. Knowing that they cannot sell the sword as the Chinese family linkage was broken, the father chases Kaew and Thong from his home causing Maem’s despair as Kaew is a kind man (คนมีเมตตา). They finally find a last descendant in Thailand and gets 20M baht for the sword. Kaew can now ask for Maem's hand but performs a last trick to avaricious father. it is a typical good mood romantic comedy from 1980s decade featuring superstar Jarunee and Toon.

เลขาคนใหม่
เลขาคนใหม่

Year: 1983

Thai title: เลขาคนใหม่
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director: Phan Kam

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Sor Asanajinda
Main actress: Jarunee Sooksawad

A business man is looking for a secretary. He finally finds one, who is going to upset his life!

ปริศนา
ปริศนา

Year: 1982

Thai title: ปริศนา
English title:

Rating: 4/5
Director: Ruj Ronnapop

Main actor: Kriengkrai Unhanan
Main actress: Jarunee Sooksawad

Prisana is a young Thai lady coming back from USA. Her life vision is influenced by her American education. Her future mate choice should be based on love and not based on family choice or wealth. Will she overcome Thai society rules?

สามอนงค์
สามอนงค์

Year: 1982

Thai title: สามอนงค์
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director: Ruj Ronnapop

Main actor: Kriengkrai Unhanan
Main actress: Jarunee Sooksawad,Nipaporn Nongnuch

A grandmother has got four grandchildren, i.e. 3 girls and one boy. Due to heritage machiavellian reasons, she forced a wedding between two of her grandchildren but the boy has already a girl friend. So the newly husband misbehaves with his wife. Fed up by this behavior, her sister brings her back to Chiang Mai. Knowing that his wife is pregnant, the husband asks for forgiveness.

แววมยุรา
แววมยุรา

Year: 1982

Thai title: แววมยุรา
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Nard Poowanai
Main actress: Jarunee Sooksawad

A rich man, Sayongphu, is fed up with modern Thai women. They are more interested in his money than his heart. He decides to play a poor man in order to seduce a lady called Waew. His new name is Chak. Waew often quits job as her bosses always try to take advantage of her and seduce her lavishly. The last one was San, a half Chinese half Thai man. A company recruits Waew at 3000 baht a week. She just needs to stop looking for a new job and there is no need to come to office. The boss of the company is a mysterious rich owner, i.e. Sayongphu. She is offered a car to use. She decides to find him to know why he is behaving this way. Failing to find him, she collides Chak's old car. She goes to his home and discover his world. For her also goodness (ความดี) is more important than money. She goes to Pattaya with friends and Chak. San complains to Waew's mother but she cannot help him as she cannot control her daughter's heart (เลี้ยงตัวได้ เลี้ยงหัวใจไม่ได้). Waew starts to appreciate Chak very much but still try to know who is Sayongphu. When Chak asks to marry Waew, she first refuses as she is worried to be a financial burden for poor Chak. It leads Chak to believe that Waew is also only interested by money. Once misunderstanding is clarified, Waew and Chak marry and Chak admits he is Sayongphu. This movie is a typical good mood romance movie from early 1980s with superstars Sorapong Chatree and Jarunee Sooksawad.

ดาวพระเสาร์
ดาวพระเสาร์

Year: 1982

Thai title: ดาวพระเสาร์
English title: The Big Deal

Rating: 4/5
Director: Dam Datsakorn

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Toon Hiransap,Pipop Pupinyo,Rith Luecha,Lak Apichat,Dam Datsakorn,Kecha Plianvithee
Main actress: Jarunee Sooksawad,Thitima Sangkapitak,Wiyada Umarin,Duangjai Hathaikarn

ดาวพระเสาร์ (The Big Deal) movie is gathering three main stars from 1980s decade, i.e. Sorapong Chatree, Toon Hiransap and Jarunee Sooksawad. This movie is mixing action and romance. An impressive bunch of 1970s-1980s famous Thai actors are participating. Dam Datsakorn, more known for his ruffian leader role, is also the director. Dao Prasao (Sorapong Chatree) is similar to a lonesome cowboy but he has a strong kick (ตีนแรง) whenever somebody is looking for troubles. Taen (Toon Hiransap) wishes to befriend with Dao Prasao. Taen is chased by Sing Manorom's ruffians but gets help from Dao Prasao. Taen gives him a bag with 100 000 baht as a reward. Taeng, Taen's fiancee, is promised to ruffian Sing Manorom so Taen has no wish to live anymore. The 100 000 baht were supposed to be used while fleeing with Taeng. Diaw Dai (Wiyada Umarin), prostitute with sincere heart, helps them to hide from the ruffians. Tuang (Rith Luecha) is her evil pimp and wishes to take revenge following Diaw Dai betrayal. Dao Prasao promises to help Taen. Taeng (Jarunee Sooksawad) is the daughter of sub- district headman (kamnan) called Yot. Dao Prasao arrives as a mysterious wedding gift giver in order to enter more easily in Yot’s house. Causing a fire during the wedding eve, Dao Prasao takes profit of the mess to flee with Taeng. He is injured while helping her. Despite a plot from Tuang, all succeed to escape the ruffians. Diaw Dai has some feelings for Dao Prasao. Some feelings start also between Taeng and Dao Prasao. His real name is Kata. He left his home as his fiancee married his father while he was studying abroad. Meanwhile while visiting Taen's home, Taeng discovers he has already a fiancee! In fact his father wants to force him to marry a high society lady called Kaew (Thitima Sangkapitak). Feeling sad, Taeng is finally captured again by the ruffians. Aware of this, Dao Prasao with close friend Dang's support raid the ruffians nightclub. Jarunee excels in Thai boxing skill-set and they succeed to escape. Taeng is disappointed by Taen as he doesn't dare to oppose his father to protect their love (อยู่ในอำนาจบารมีของพ่อ). He is not as courageous as Dao Prasao. Taen feels hurt by Taeng’s words. Chumporn, head of ruffians, is leading a prostitution ring. They capture many ladies including Taeng, Kaew, Diaw Dai to sell them to an international buyer. Tuang kills Diaw Dai as a revenge. Dao Prasao and Taen successfully release the ladies through fierce fights on moving trucks and through motorized acrobatics. Taen wishes to show he has courage also. Kaew is killed during the battle. Taen and Taeng are reunited. Dao Prasao leaves them and continues his life as a lonesome cowboy. Dao Prasao has accomplishes his mission as Taen and Taeng can be happy together now. An earlier version with Sombat Methanee was shot in 1970.

แม่แตงร่มใบ
แม่แตงร่มใบ

Year: 1982

Thai title: แม่แตงร่มใบ
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director: Sombat Methanee

Main actor: Toon Hiransap,Sombat Methanee,Suchao Pongwilai,Boo Wibunnan
Main actress: Jarunee Sooksawad,Ampha Pusit,Duangdao Jarujinda

Two families making a living on agriculture don't esteem each other. They unite when some gangsters threaten them in order to buy goods at low price. Love stories happen between young people from both families.

ยอดเยาวมาลย์
ยอดเยาวมาลย์

Year: 1982

Thai title: ยอดเยาวมาลย์
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Phairoj Jaising,Nirut Sirijanya,Songthong
Main actress: Jarunee Sooksawad

Yot is a young lady that has fled her home because her father wants to force her for an arranged wedding. Not a love wedding but only planned in order that the assets of two rich families are not dispersed. She is now in Pattaya, hanging around and doing small jobs. She is wearing boy clothes and acts like a boy to avoid any problems. She meets a young man Tee Wa, who is renting watersport equipments on Pattaya beach. He recruits Yot to take care about his house. Yot can ride horses very well. As Tee Wa's friend has been injured by local mafia, Yot has to replace him as a jockey in a horse racing. She wins but her parents succeeds to find her path. They ask Tee Wa's help. Tee Wa convinces Yot to go back home and her parents agree to let her choose her mate. It will be Tee Wa...

เทพธิดาโรงงาน
เทพธิดาโรงงาน

Year: 1982

Thai title: เทพธิดาโรงงาน
English title: Factory angel

Rating: 5/5
Director: Yutthana Mookdasanit

Main actor: Kriengkrai Unhanan,Lak Apichat,Somchai Samipak,Krailat Kriengkrai
Main actress: Jarunee Sooksawad,Wilaiwan Watthanaphanit,Juree Osiri

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Oi (Jarunee Sooksawad) is leaving her village and is going to the city (กรุง) to find a work. Teum (Krailat Kriengkrai) proposes to help. After a long trip, they reach the textile factory (คนงานใหม่). Rangsan (Kriengkrai Unhanan) as factory manager (ผู้จัดการ) agrees to recruit Oi and her two friends. Rotchai is the factory controller (ห้าม, ไม่อนุญาต). Factory workers sleep in dormitory and share big bathroom. The factory manager seems to like Oi a lot. His parents are played by famous veteran actor Somchai Samipak and veteran actress Juree Osiri. Chalai is a high-so girl pushed by Rangsan's mother to marry her son. Working conditions are hard in the factory, i.e. hot and noisy environment. Japanese investors are visiting the factory. Yamada, the Japanese factory owner, wants Oi to represent the Thai factory in Japan as angel protector. Everybody is stunned by Oi's beauty when she wears traditional clothes. Molam song is used as soundtrack (สาวโรงงาน). Oi is split between her boyfriend waiting for her in Isan and the strong interest shown by the factory manager Rangsan. There is a contest in the factory similar to Songkran festival (ประกวด เทพธิดาโรงงาน or angel factory contest). Pa Chan, an old aunt (Wilaiwan Watthanaphanit), working there for twenty years, gets the title. A high society fair is organized by Rangsan's parents in their home. Oi is invited (สวัสดีปีใหม่). There is a contrast between western classical music used in high society part and Molam listened in the factory. But at the end the high society people (ผู้ดี) also push each other for the buffet. Lak Apichat is playing a house guard. The fair degenerates as Chalai denigrates Oi (คนบ้านนอก) and ends up with a bowl of food on the head. Rangsan refuses to punish Oi as she didn't behave badly in her job so the mother hires ruffians but they get pushed back thanks to the taxi driver Pen (อโนเชาว์ ยอดบุตร). Many countryside people have dreams when coming to Bangkok the first time (กรุงเทพเป็นเมืองฟ้า). Some workers end up working in sauna believing work is easier and getting fast money. Pa Chan loses conscience again while working. Despite being a worker dedicated for twenty years, she is finally thrown away like a dog (is it the reward for being a slave for twenty years?). A sign shows “Safety first” but no action is taken to help Pa Chan. Rangsan explains the gesture by being worried about syndicates and wish to avoid inspections as it could mean additional expenses. Oi rescues the old lady at her home. Oi is invited in Japan and shall be selected as factory angel representative. On the day of the announcement event, Pa Chan dies of sickness in Oi's arms. Oi makes a touching speech to the factory management complaining about their lack of humanity towards Pa Chan. She quits her job and goes back to Isan. Her boyfriend is on the way to Saudi Arabia to work there one year. She finds her father. Only family is source of trust and happiness. The movie เทพธิดาโรงงาน lasts 2 hours. It has been adapted into a Thai TV serie in year 2012.

สวัสดีไม้เรียว
สวัสดีไม้เรียว

Year: 1982

Thai title: สวัสดีไม้เรียว
English title:

Rating: 4/5
Director: Phan Kam

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Sor Asanajinda,Suchao Pongwilai
Main actress: Jarunee Sooksawad,Ampha Pusit,Namgneun Boonnak

A new teacher (ครูใหม่) called Sirin (Jarunee Sooksawad) is recruited. She notices that two students always arrive late. One is a boy called Satit coming from a rich family (ลูกเศรษฐี). One is a girl called Kalaya coming from a slum family (สลัม). The movie highlights the importance to study for teens but also the importance for teachers to keep interest from their students (รักเรียน). This school has a strict director and strict teachers keeping the same program and activities without changes over years. Sirin tries to change this mindset. In Thai schools students show respect to their teachers in the mornign and evening (ไหว้ครู) and get hit with a stick (ลงโทษ) when they fail to obey to the school rules. Sirin faces opposition from the teacher head when she wishes to punish Satit for his bad behavior. Only the poor child Boonmee gets punished. Sirin wants to have same treatment for all children either rich or poor. A fight happens between Satit and Boonmee. Satit's elder brother, called Narit, comes to complain about the new teacher at the shool. He trusts Satit and doesn't know he is behaving badly. Kalaya has no time to study. Every early morning she has to deliver newspapers. Her father is always drunk and hit his wife. Kalaya is too ashamed to say why she is late everyday. Teachers decide to buy a bicycle for her so she doesn't have to run in the morning (same as movie Walli - วัลลี). Satit keeps stealing things. This time he steals teacher belongings and accuses Boomee. Hopefully Sirin is aware of the stratagem but Narit refuses to believe that his younger brother has problems as he is coming from a rich family. Money doesn't buy happiness... Kalaya didn't come to school since many days as her father sold the bicycle to buy alcohol. She now works in a construction site. Students decide to share the workload regarding newspapers distribution so that she can be on time in school. Following a brawl, Satit is sent to Police station. Teacher Sirin confirm (รับรอง) her students integrity so that they can be released. The school is going to take part in sport competition with other schools. They have big hope in cycling with Kalaya and Thai boxing with Boonmee. Poor children train hard while rich children just enjoy beach. Sirin sees Satit stealing the director's ring. She prevents the robbing but gets injured as Satit pushes her violently. The director doesn't believe Satit could be a robber. Losing trust in her director, Sirin resigns. Students refuse to study until Sirin is back. Finally Satit tells the truth to his brother. This one asks the director to recruit back Sirin. Sirin refuses to acknowledge the director's requests but accepts when students implore her. Competition starts. The school wins in boxing and cycling. Satit becomes a good boy. Despite strange cuts in the editing, this movie is full of good feelings, i.e. school importance, teacher dedication, studies, rich and poor society opposition...

กำแพงหัวใจ
กำแพงหัวใจ

Year: 1981

Thai title: กำแพงหัวใจ
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director: Sor Asanajinda

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Sor Asanajinda,Yuranan PamornMontri,Sukon Koewliam
Main actress: Jarunee Sooksawad,Thitima Sangkapitak,Pissamai Wilaisak,Metta Roongrat,Chosri Misommon

A theater (โรงละคร) employing veteran actors is closing. One of the main actress, Valla, finds herself out of job. Uncle Pongpat (Sor Asanajinda), one of his fan, asks Walla (วัลลา) for wedding. Valla (Pissamai Wilaisak) has already two young children, i.e. Viraya (วีรยา) (Jarunee Sooksawad) and Chat. Pongpat has also two young children already, i.e. Tor (Sorapong Chatree) and Athon (อาทร). Valla was an actress (เล่นลาคร) so Athon always underestimated Viraya and Chat. They never got along. Children have now grown up. Athon has studied overseas and developed a passion for painting. Back to Thailand, he meets a young lady and loves her immediately. He is not aware that she is Viraya! He keeps chasing her. In fact Athon and Tor love the same woman, Viraya. Ton has its own gallery and insists to make a painting (เขียนภาพ) of Viraya. Tor is not aware who Athon is now painting. Busamalee (บุษมาลี) (Thitima Sangkapitak) is another lady fond of Athon also. Athon now believes Tor and Viraya are already sweethearts (คู่รัก) so he wishes to go back studying abroad as soon as possible. Busamalee is disappointed when realizing Athon doesn't love her. Ton is now aware that Viraya is Valla's daughter. Athon has often craziness crisis. So Athon is violent with Viraya believing she lied to him on purpose. He rapes her in his painting gallery. Busamalee also goes to study abroad. Viraya tries to get suicide. Tor suspects a man behind but Viraya refuses to tell who by refusing to disclose what is deep buried in her heart (กำแพงหัวใจ). To avoid any further suicide tentatives, Tor decides to marry Viraya as soon as possible. Tor discovers Viraya's portrait in Athon's room so now understands the truth. Pongpat has a heart attack when learning this and dies. Athon becomes the new house owner. Viraya delivers a boy but the child dies during the delivery. Tor asks Viraya to forget the past but she cannot. Athon is back from overseas with Busumalee. They are engaged. The painting gets an award so Busumalee knows something has happened between Athon and Viraya. She is upset and spent the night out. She spends the night with Chat, Viraya's brother, who revenges her sister by sleeping with Athon’s fiancee. Viraya and Athon finally meet. Athon tries to abuse Viraya again, claiming he always loved her, but she fights back successfully. She can now really forget Athon and enjoy happiness with Tor. The movie กำแพงหัวใจ is Yuranan PamornMontri’s first movie.

สาวน้อย
สาวน้อย

Year: 1981

Thai title: สาวน้อย
English title:

Rating: 4/5
Director: Phan Kam

Main actor: Piya Trakulrard,Sor Asanajinda,Kraison Saenganan,Boo Wibunnan,Sompong Phonmitr
Main actress: Jarunee Sooksawad,Ampha Pusit,Penpak Sirikul,Chosri Misommon

Thai movie สาวน้อย was released in year 1981. Main actors are Jarunee Sooksawad, Kraison Saenganan (ไกรสร แสงอนันต์) and Piya Trakulrard. Other actors are Ampha Pusit, Penpak Sirikul, Sor Asanajinda, Chosri Misommon as friendly governess, Boo Wibunnan as film producer, Sompong Phonmitr. Movie director is Phan Kam. The movie lasts 1h43mn. A first version was released in year 1958 with Charin Nantanakorn as main actor and ทรงศรี เทวคุปต์ as main actress. The 1958 movie is still available in Thailand. It was shot in Koh Si Chang but the 1981 version happens in Koh Samet. The shooting took one week there. Sao Noi is a romantic movie. Suwalee (Ampha Pusit) is engaged with Siem (Kraison Saenganan). Siem’s father called Pla wishes to marry a young lady called Marasee (Penpak Sirikul)(แม่เลี้ยง) but Siem knows she is a bad lady. Marasee uses ruffians to hit Siem. He loses memory, ends up on a remote island and meets Nit (Jarunee Sooksawad). Love emerges between them causing Nit’s friend, Cheut (Piya Trakulrard), to be disappointed. Pla finds back his son. Siem brings Nit to Bangkok to his father's home. Following surgery, Siem (Kraison) remembers Suwalee but forgets Nit. As Nit sees Marasee having an affair with another man, Nit is accused of stealing jewellery and leaves their home. Luckily she succeeds to become a movie star. Real old standalone theaters are shown with huge real billboards of Jarunee Sooksawad (โรงเพชรรามา - Pratunam, โรงเมโทร - Ratchathewi, โรงหนังแกรนด์ - Wang Uurapha). She even wins a Thai oscar award. Disappointed by Siem and despite fame, Nit wishes to go back to her island. Cheut, looking for Nit, punches Siem, who then recovers his memory. He rushes to the island to find Nit. They finally reconcile. Cheut ends up with Suwalee.

เจ้าพ่อภูเขียว
เจ้าพ่อภูเขียว

Year: 1981

Thai title: เจ้าพ่อภูเขียว
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Nard Poowanai,Kecha Plianvithee,Lak Apichat
Main actress: Jarunee Sooksawad,Duangjai Hathaikarn

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Palan Phuthai is coming back to Chayaphum area after having spent a few years in prison as a former hit man. During the bus trip, he becomes friend with the bus fare collector, who promises to present him his sister called Taew. Back in Chayaphum, things have changed. Following a dispute with a dishonest placement company sending Thai workers abroad, his mother and brother died. He has to take care of a small baby that he confides to the district officer's wife. The district officer knows that Palan has become a good person. Palan has arguments with the dishonest placement company as they take money from poor people and never send them abroad for work. The boss of the placement company is a local godfather called Kamthorn, who is also involved in illegal logging. Palan robs important documents from the placement company and even abducts Kamthorn's daughter, Busaba, to force him to stop his illegal activities. It fails as Palan has to exchange the small baby against Busaba. Taew become Palan's wife. Kamthorn tries to get rid of Palan and the district officer by using a hit man, former friend of Palan. Finally Kamthorn dies and Palan gives his gun back to the district officer as justice has won.

ไอ้ค่อม
ไอ้ค่อม

Year: 1981

Thai title: ไอ้ค่อม
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Porjed Kaenpetch,Sor Asanajinda,Lak Apichat,Somsak Chaisongkram
Main actress: Jarunee Sooksawad

It has a scenario based on the tale "The beauty and the beast". An deformed man, hated by all, is helping an endangered young woman.

ลูกสาวกำนัน
ลูกสาวกำนัน

Year: 1981

Thai title: ลูกสาวกำนัน
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Toon Hiransap,Sombat Methanee,Lak Apichat,Boo Wibunnan
Main actress: Jarunee Sooksawad,Ampha Pusit,Thitima Sangkapitak

This funny movie is about Teng Mo, the daughter of a district officer.

พรุ่งนี้ฉันจะรักคุณ
พรุ่งนี้ฉันจะรักคุณ

Year: 1980

Thai title: พรุ่งนี้ฉันจะรักคุณ
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director: Phan Kam

Main actor: Sombat Methanee,Jatuphol Poopirom
Main actress: Jarunee Sooksawad,Ampha Pusit

A man called Non helps a woman, called Oon, drugged by a taxi driver, who wants to rape her. Oon believes that Non raped her and flees. Non loves Oon but cannot find her anymore as she leaves for France. Oon's sister meets Noon and is fond of him. Non asks her in marriage. When Oon comes back from France, many confusions happen until love emerges between Non and Oon.

วัยสวิง
วัยสวิง

Year: 1980

Thai title: วัยสวิง
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Jatuphol Poopirom,Krailat Kriengkrai
Main actress: Jarunee Sooksawad,Nipaporn Nongnuch,Tharika Thidathip

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Nout, a young female teen, is walking along the beach. She steals a golden Buddha necklace (สร้อยลูก) and flees. Et, young man from a rich family, helps as some people are chasing Nout. Nout plays a mute girl (แม่ใบ้), steals also his wallet and disappears. Nout lives with her mother in a shack. Her elder sister, Oon, is gone and left her young child behind. Nout sells sea jewels for tourists on Pattaya beach. Panoo, Oon’s sister boyfriend, writes a letter and refuses to recognize that he is the father of the child. Nout discovers that Et is Panoo's young brother. By giving back the wallet, she tries to find where is Panoo but Panoo has just died from a cancer. Panoo’s family is aware that Panoo has a young child and wishes to find him. His family publishes a newspaper article. Hopefully a neighbour warns Nout' s family so they decide to bring the baby for its good sake future. Panoo 's mother wants Nout and her mother to stay to take care of the baby. Et discovers that the wallet's robber is Nout, sibling of the baby. Nout refuses to recognize her faults (ใจแขง). She faces animosity from Anong, a domestic helper, who dreams to marry Et and also from Khun, Et's girlfriend (แฟน). Phi Sing is a rickshaw driver who loves Anong. A few verbal fights happen between Nout and Khun (ไม่ยอมจริงๆ, เรื่องหยุมหยิม). Nout is sent to school to finish her studies. Anong tries to push Khun against Nout so that she can have Et for herself only. Pak, friend of the family, has high interest in Nout (เด็กดื้อ). Et is upset as he loves Nout but cannot say it. His mother pushes him to marry Khun but his dream is to marry Nout. Anong declares her love to Et but to no avail. Pak wants to marry Nout and asks Et to be his requester (พ่อซื้อ). She needs to think about it. Anong is fired as she tried to hide the grandmother’s ring into Nout's room in order to accuse her of robbery. Finally Anong-Khun collusion is disclosed. To justify her sacking, she lies and complains to Phi Sing that Et tried to rape her. She soothes him as she wants to take revenge. Nout doesn't love Pak so refuses the wedding proposal. A modern lady shall marry for love and not for position (รักเหมือนน้อง). Anong and Phi Sing steal the baby and ask for a 100 000 Baht ransom. Jarunee’s boxing skills are well shown off. Following a fight between Anong and Nout, the baby is finally released through a fierce mud fight. But Nout and her mother decide to go back to Pattaya to avoid causing more troubles. Et drives there and ask Nout to come back to Bangkok as his wife. It is a typical romantic movie from 1980s decade. Jarunee always excels playing the upcountry girl that has a swift tongue and knows how to give witty and sharp answers.

บ้านทรายทอง
บ้านทรายทอง

Year: 1980

Thai title: บ้านทรายทอง
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director: Ruj Ronnapop

Main actor: Porjed Kaenpetch
Main actress: Jarunee Sooksawad,Mayurachath Muarnprasitivej,Tharika Thidathip

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It is a love story about a girl named Pojaman from a noble family who fights with relatives to obtain her right as the real owner of the castle. The fighting ends in happiness when she finds true love with the son of one her relatives that she is fighting with. This story has been made into a film and a television series several times in the past four decades.

พจมาน สว่างวงศ์
พจมาน สว่างวงศ์

Year: 1980

Thai title: พจมาน สว่างวงศ์
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director: Ruj Ronnapop

Main actor: Porjed Kaenpetch
Main actress: Jarunee Sooksawad,Mayurachath Muarnprasitivej,Tharika Thidathip,Sarinthip Siriwan,Suphanee Jitthieng

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Two young new married people from Thai high society receive strong pressure from their family. The husband's mother try to persuade her son to divorce. The wife's younger sister wants to have a pleasant life without working. Will their wedding be strong enough to resist? This movie is the second part of "Baan Sai Thong".

นายอำเภอคนใหม่
นายอำเภอคนใหม่

Year: 1980

Thai title: นายอำเภอคนใหม่
English title:

Rating: 4/5
Director: Phan Kam

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Sombat Methanee,Sor Asanajinda,Suchao Pongwilai
Main actress: Jarunee Sooksawad,Penpak Sirikul,Reuthairat Amatawanit

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In Northern Thailand, a district officer is shot in the back. He was fighting against illegal trees cut. It is the fourth officer killed on duty in five years. A new one (Sombat Methanee) is nominated. The new district officer understands very fast that a latent corruption happens and that local people (ชาวป่า) are expected to give gifts (chickens, daughter given as maid as a compensation of non paid debts...). The new district officer's adjoint is called Palat and is played by Suchao Pongwilai again with brio in the role of rogue officer. Sor Asanajinda plays the role of a brusque villager complaining indirectly regarding rampant corruption. His son Pol (Sorapong Chatree) is also very active. The minister who sent the district officer has problems with his own daughter, Nit (Jarunee Sooksawad), due to misunderstanding with his new wife. She leaves for the same village Daran Thong and becomes the local teacher. Nit has also medicine knowledge and has to face local fear of ghosts and sorcerer (หมอผี). Old people prefer using sorcerer instead of modern pills. Thanks to Nit and with Pol's leadership, the farmers ask for higher prices and debts resettlement to the trader. Local trader tries to corrupt the district officer but fails to do so. The corrupted subdistrict headman (กำนัน) and trader start to be very upset. They try to buy land as they know that a road will be built to the village but Pol asks villagers to refuse to sell. The subdistrict headman daughter Sophit is back from studying abroad. Palat is secretly fond of her. A young lady called Bukham is raped and killed by Palat. Palat accuses Pol with false proofs. Pol flees and discovers that many trees are cut illegally. Nobody speaks due to fear. The new district officer asks Pol to surrender if he is innocent. Pol's father is found hanged as he spoke too much (พูดประชด - พูดมาก) against corrupted officers. The adjoint uses local people to build the road at a cheaper price. Nit brings the villagers to the province officer to ask for full payments and she wins. Meanwhile Palat rapes the subdistrict headman daughter Sophit and strangles her. Pol's brother sees it and warns his brother. Sabin and Nit get attacked. Sabin is captured but Nit can flee. Nit and Pol come to help Sabin and bring Sophit's dead body to the subdistrict headman. This one wishes to kill Palat as revenge but gets shot before. Finally Palat gets smashed by a log in the illegal logging factory and the district officer helps to catch all ruffians. A school and hospital shall be built by the previous corrupting trader. The movie finishes happily, Nit is named school director (ครูใหญ่ใหม่), Pol is named new subdistrict headman (กำนันใหม่). This movie with social and meaningful messages also involves comedy and romance and not only pure drama. A new generation of government officials is here to replace the previous corrupted generation.

เสือภูเขา
เสือภูเขา

Year: 1979

Thai title: เสือภูเขา
English title: The Mountain Lion

Rating: 4/5
Director: Kom Akadej

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Manop Aussawathep,Rith Luecha,Lak Apichat,Dam Datsakorn,Chat Mongkolchai,Somsak Chaisongkram
Main actress: Jarunee Sooksawad,Nit Alisa

Lao Thong (Sorapong Chatree) is a Hmong leaving in Northern part of Thailand. He has a wife called Siew Fa and a young boy named Soo Noi. While he is away, his wife Siew Fa has been kidnapped by ruffians, who have been threatening the mountain villagers since years. Lao Thong's nickname is the Mountain Lion (เสือภูเขา) as he can run very fast. Lao Thong goes after the ruffians and find their camp. Their leader is Museudam. Lao Thong and Siew Fa have to kill Chayo, Museudam's brother, in order to escape from the ruffians' camp. They need to flee with their son from the Hmong village as Museudam seeks for revenge. Unfortunately Lao Thong and his family are captured by another ruffians group. Hopefully their leader, Cha Teun, is a former sergeant who knows well Lao Thong. Some ruffians believe they are undercover policemen so Lao Thong has to fight and defeat them to win his freedom. Opium trade has always been a huge traffic in Northern Thailand due to Golden Triangle (Burma, Laos and Thailand). Lao Pho (Lak Apichat) is a Hmong village working with the police border to neutralize local ruffian gangs. Cha Teun's gang is attacked by the Police. Cha Teun believes that Lao Thong is the traitor who warned the police. Then both gangs decide to take revenge over him. They decide to hire another Hmong as only a lion can catch a lion. His wife, Siew Fa, is injured. Na Cha (Jarunee Sooksawad), Lao Pho's sister, helps them. Museudam and Cha Teun try to hire Lao Pho (แมวไม่ฆ่าแมว) but to no avail. So Museudam kills Lao Pho's father and accuses Lao Thong so he suceeds to convince Lao Pho's to chase Lao Thong. Na Cha fights very well but is in fact a girl. Siew Fa finally kills herself to avoid being the one slowing her family down. Lao Thong takes revenge over the ruffians, who disband. The two ruffian groups even kill each other and only Cha Teun succeeds to flee as his own gang is wiped away. A love story starts between Lao Thong and Na Cha. Na Cha succeeds to convince her brother that the culprit is Museudam and not Lao Thong. Museudam kidnaps Lao Thong's son. Lao Thong, Cha Teun, Na Cha and Lao Pho storm the ruffians' campement. Ruffians are defeated but Lao Pho dies while protecting Lao Thong. The Mountain Lion is one of the most famous movies directed by Kom Akadej. It is shot within beautiful Thai northern landscapes. It was one of the few Thai movies dealing about Hmong community. The Mountain Lion - เสือภูเขา (1979) movie remains famous for its Kung Fu scenes. This film was one of the first to mix elaborate stunt work and well choreographed fight scenes.

รักแล้วรอหน่อย
รักแล้วรอหน่อย

Year: 1978

Thai title: รักแล้วรอหน่อย
English title:

Rating: 2/5
Director:

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree
Main actress: Jarunee Sooksawad

A Thai man wants to convince her younger sister to marry a rich man but she doesn't want to marry a man she doesn't love. She is finally fond in love with a young man, who pretends to be a bandit in order to seduce her.

ครูขาหนูเหงา
ครูขาหนูเหงา

Year: 1978

Thai title: ครูขาหนูเหงา
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director: Phan Kam

Main actor: Sombat Methanee,Suchao Pongwilai
Main actress: Jarunee Sooksawad,Mayurachath Muarnprasitivej

Wannee is a ลูกครึ่ง or "luk kreung", i.e. half Thai and half foreigner. Her mother is Thai but she doesn't know who is her father. She is staying in an internship who other girls. Her mother, who is a "rented wife" (เมียให้เช่า), visits her from times to times. She is often seen with a different foreigner so many teens laugh at Wannee. Wannee's mother is doing such job to pay for her daughter school. Some of Wannee's friend have also problems, one girl has no official parents, one is half Thai half American from a black US sailor that quit Thailand after Vietnam war. Thirty years ago, half Thai / half foreign kids were not as popular as nowadays. Another girl seems to have a normal family but her parents don't love each other, have no time to get interest in their daughter and just stay together for appearance. Fed up by mockeries, Wannee rejects her mother. Later on, Wannee starts to get blind. She realizes that her mother was finally a good caring mother. Her mother is now dying of an uterus cancer. Why children have to bear with their parents' decisions and mistakes?




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