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Prachya Pinkaew

Prachya Pinkaew (1962) - ปรัชญา ปิ่นแก้ว

Prachya Pinkaew - ปรัชญา ปิ่นแก้ว
Prachya Pinkaew
Prachya Pinkaew is a famous film director and film producer. His romance movies in 1990s were well-known in Thailand but he receives international fame thanks to his movies with Tony Jaa (Ong Bak and Tom Yum Goong) and Yanin (Chocolate)

This Prachya Pinkaew movie page contains 8 records.


ต้มยำกุ้ง 2
ต้มยำกุ้ง 2

Year: 2013

Thai title: ต้มยำกุ้ง 2
English title: The Protector 2

Rating: 3/5
Director: Prachya Pinkaew

Main actor: Tony Jaa,Mum Jokmok
Main actress: Yanin Vismistananda

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Kham's (Tony Jaa) elephant is stolen as he refuses to sell it. His elephant is like a brother for him as they have been together since his youth. Kham follows the robbers up to Bangkok. He finds the leader but he has already been killed through a few severe hard punches. His two daughters (including Yanin Vismistananda), believing Kham killed their father, chase him. Kham meets again the Australian policeman (Mum Jokmok) but he lets him go knowing Kham is too nice to kill somebody. The ruffian having stolen the elephant is also an organiser of illegal fights. Through Bangkok, Kham is facing the ruffians through many thrilling fightings (against bikers on rooftop, in a factory, on metro railroad tracks, in a room on fire...). The ruffian leader is in fact working with some generals coming from a small kingdom. Following a rebellion in this Kingdom, a peace truce shall be signed in Phuket, Thailand. An elephant shall be given as a peace symbol. It is in fact Kham's elephant whose tusks have been filled with explosives. Many CGI are used in Tom Yam Koong 2 movie. A huge budget was spent but the box office sales were disappointing. Only 56M baht were reaped in Thailand. Even Tony Jaa didn't join the movie promotion in Thailand as he was already involved in “Fast and Furious” sequel 7. The movie was released in many other countries such as Hong Kong. Panna Rittikrai was also involved. Prachya Pinkaew was the director. It is a 1h44mn movie with non stop action. It took two years to be released.

วอนโดนเตะ
วอนโดนเตะ

Year: 2011

Thai title: วอนโดนเตะ
English title: The Kick

Rating: 3/5
Director: Prachya Pinkaew

Main actor: Mum Jokmok
Main actress: Yanin Vismistananda

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A Korean couple (อาจารย์ Moon) was participating to Taekwondo events during Olympic games. The wife won her final but the husband failed. Twenty years have passed and they have now three kids. Two of them are now two grown up teenagers, i.e. Tayang and Tae Mi. The father Moon is having a Taekwondo school in Thailand and still trains them to excel in Taekwondo. A mysterious business man from Korea wishes to steal an old Thai blade (สมบัติของชาติ). Tayang sees the robbers and intervenes. The parents are also involved with the robbers’ driver. The blade is taken back but the robbers succeed to flee. Ruffians are looking for revenge and storm the Korean couple’s house. Tayang wishes to be a dancer and not a Taekwondo champion as requested by his father. The father failed to get a gold medal 20 years ago and wishes his son to get one. Uncle Bom (Mum Jokmok) brings the children outside Bangkok as it starts to be dangerous for them. They meet Wawa (Yanin Vismistananda), who is a Thai boxing champion (มวยไทย). Korean Taekwondo is meeting Thai boxing! Tayang flees at nighttime to join the last audition to become a dancer (dream project). While he is away, the campement is attacked. He helps on time but cannot prevent his youngest brother to be kidnapped. To get back his son, the father needs to exchange him with the precious blade to be stolen during an exhibition. Despite getting the blade, the head of the ruffians refuses to honor his promise. Final fights happen in Bangkok zoo. As often in modern Thai martial arts movies, fightings involve elephants. The movie director is Prachya Pinkaew, who directed Ong Bak. Panna Rittikrai is used again as action supervisor. The Kick (วอนโดนเตะ) was released in year 2011.

ปายอินเลิฟ
ปายอินเลิฟ

Year: 2009

Thai title: ปายอินเลิฟ
English title: Pai in love

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

Main actor: Ray McDonald
Main actress: Supaksorn Chaimongkol

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

ช็อคโกแลต
ช็อคโกแลต

Year: 2008

Thai title: ช็อคโกแลต
English title: Chocolate

Rating: 3/5
Director: Prachya Pinkaew

Main actor: Phongphat Wachirabanjong
Main actress: Yanin Vismistananda

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

ต้มยำกุ้ง
ต้มยำกุ้ง

Year: 2005

Thai title: ต้มยำกุ้ง
English title: Tom Yum Goong

Rating: 3/5
Director: Prachya Pinkaew

Main actor: Tony Jaa,Mum Jokmok
Main actress:

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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).

องค์บาก
องค์บาก

Year: 2003

Thai title: องค์บาก
English title: Ong Bak

Rating: 4/5
Director: Prachya Pinkaew

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

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"Ong Bak" is a Buddha statue located in a remote northeastern Thai village. One day, the statue head is stolen. A young man is going to Bangkok in order to get back the stolen head. He is a old style Thai boxing expert. In Bangkok, he is getting the help from a teenage girl and a fellow coming from the same village. They are facing a dangerous gang specialized in stealing old Buddhist artifacts. It raises opposition between village life (peace, slowness, culture respect, local Buddhist traditional festivals, villagers unity...) and Bangkok city life (danger, drug, prostitution, gambling, materialism, foreigners...). This movie contains art martial scenes that Hong Kong movies can envy. It grossed 120 million baht in Thailand. "Ong Bak" has been awarded the Action Asia prize at France's Deauville Asian Film Festival. The Culture Ministry registers 25 Thai classic films each year at the National Film Heritage Registry. This movie is part of the 25 films heritage list announced on 04 October 2015, which is Thai Movies Conservation Day.

เกิดอีกที ต้องมีเธอ
เกิดอีกที ต้องมีเธอ

Year: 1995

Thai title: เกิดอีกที ต้องมีเธอ
English title: Dark side romance

Rating: 4/5
Director: Prachya Pinkaew

Main actor:
Main actress: Kullasatree Siripongpreeda

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Two young people died during a bus crash. As the young woman refuses to die, the man is helping her to look for her fiance. But in the realms of death, all spirits are not friendly. The bad spirits try to prevent the two young people to escape and try to get their soul ("KWAN" - ขวัญ) before they enter the realms of reincarnation.

โลกทั้งใบให้นายคนเดียว
โลกทั้งใบให้นายคนเดียว

Year: 1995

Thai title: โลกทั้งใบให้นายคนเดียว
English title: Romantic Blue

Rating: 4/5
Director: Prachya Pinkaew

Main actor:
Main actress: Suthida Kasemsant (Nook)

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Two brothers love the same girl. One is hard worker and has stopped his studies. The other continues to study but is more interested in courting girls. Their father is sick and is sent hospital. The hard worker brother decides to participate to car robbing in order to pay the hospital bill. Things get worse between the two brothers when the father dies. Moreover the car robber wants to get rid of potential witness. Will the boy cope and see his girlfriend again? This movie has won 4 Thai academy awards. It won the award for Best Movie of 1995 as well as being that year's highest grossing movie. The Romantic Blue used singer super-stars to play the hero and the heroine. Romantic Blues was extremely well-received and set a new record for Thai films. Generating 60 million baht at the box office, its revenue was at least double the industry average at the time. Romantic Blues turned out to be an award-winning film that went on to represent Thailand and Thai films at several international film contests.




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