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Somphob Benjatikul

Somphob Benjatikul (1945) - สมภพ เบญจาธิกุล

Somphob Benjatikul - สมภพ เบญจาธิกุล
Somphob Benjatikul
Somphob Benjatikul has played in more than 35 movies

This Somphob Benjatikul movie page contains 16 records.


สียามา
สียามา

Year: 2008

Thai title: สียามา
English title: Siyama: Village Of Warriors

Rating: 2/5
Director:

Main actor: Manop Aussawathep,Somphob Benjatikul
Main actress:

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Two young women and one man from the present are mysteriously destined to travel back in time to an old forgotten Siamese village during Ayuthaya period. This village is blocking Burmese military troops' path to Ayuthaya. The villagers are ready to die for their land in order to protect the capital city of Ayuthaya from being conquered and overthrown. Anna, Gif, and Boat from present day Bangkok use their modern skills in order to help the villagers. As their ancestors sacrified their life to save Ayuthaya against Burma, will they be ready to sacrifice their life also to save their land?

ตำนานสมเด็จพระนเรศวรมหาราช
ตำนานสมเด็จพระนเรศวรมหาราช

Year: 2007

Thai title: ตำนานสมเด็จพระนเรศวรมหาราช
English title: King Naresuan

Rating: 4/5
Director: ChatriChalerm Yukol

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Chatchai Plengpanich,Phairoj Jaising,Santisuk Promsiri,Manop Aussawathep,Nopachai Chaiyanam,Somphob Benjatikul
Main actress: Paweena Chareefsakul,Deuan Tem Salitul

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This movie is made in three parts and relates the story of the greatest hero in Thai history, i.e. King Naresuan who was born in 1555. At the age of nine, he had been taken as hostage to Burma for 6 years to ensure Phitsanulok's loyalty to Burmese kingdom. In Pegu, Naresuan is treated as a son of the Burmese king, Bayinnaung, and is afforded all the respect due to a prince. Naresuan is ordained as a novice monk in a Buddhist temple under the supervision of the monk, Khanchong. There he became acquainted with sword fighting and methods of war. As his sister is also held hostage, Naresuan decided it is time for him to return to Siam. He attracted a band of loyal fellows and made his escape back to Phitsanulok.

ตำนานสมเด็จพระนเรศวรมหาราช
ตำนานสมเด็จพระนเรศวรมหาราช

Year: 2007

Thai title: ตำนานสมเด็จพระนเรศวรมหาราช
English title: King Naresuan 2

Rating: 5/5
Director: ChatriChalerm Yukol

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Chatchai Plengpanich,Nopachai Chaiyanam,Somphob Benjatikul
Main actress: Intira Jaroenpura,Paweena Chareefsakul,Deuan Tem Salitul

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Naresuan was sent back to Pegu to represent his father in paying homage to King Nandabayin, who had succeeded Bayinnaung, who passed away in 1581. Naresuan participated with his troops in a Burmese expedition against a Shan state and succeeded in taking a city after the Burmese crown prince and another prince had failed to do so. Naresuan thereby gained the jealous animosity of the crown prince, who plot various attacks against him. Naresuan proclaimed independence from Burma. When crossing River Satong, Naresuan had his forces under attack. With his army across, Naresuan is given a long rifle by his tutor, the monk Khanchong. Naresuan takes aim at the Burmese General across the mile-wide river and fires, killing the man and causing the Burmese troops to loose their morale and cease to follow. In 2009 King Naresuan 3 and 4 are being filmed with government financial support. The Ministry of Culture prioritises its financial support to films that deal with promoting loyalty to the pillars of nation, religion and monarchy. We are back to old times under Thanin Kraivichian's government (1976-1977), where Thai people were tought to be afraid of communism and that the way to survive was already to protect the nation, the religion and the monarchy.

โหมโรง
โหมโรง

Year: 2004

Thai title: โหมโรง
English title: The overture

Rating: 5/5
Director:

Main actor: Phongphat Wachirabanjong,Adul Dulyarat,Somphob Benjatikul
Main actress:

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A young man, Sorn, has a great passion for the ranad ek (ระนาดเอก), Thai xylophone. He was so skilled that he became a royal musician. However Sorn became too proud and was defeated in a competition by a rival. Sorn was able to learn from this failure. Sorn becomes a well-respected musical teacher in the period under Field Marshall Pibulsongkram. It was a time when the government strictly controlled the performance of traditional music, which was deemed "uncivilised". Under the policy of nationalism, the government ordered that folk artists had to have a license to perform in public. The passionate music teacher refused to obey the state's restrictions until the very last moment of his life. Despite its slow start, The overture movie became a box office success due to the attendance of one of Thailand's most prominent ranad players, HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn.

คืนบาป พรหมพิราม
คืนบาป พรหมพิราม

Year: 2003

Thai title: คืนบาป พรหมพิราม
English title: Macabre case of Prom Pi Ram

Rating: 4/5
Director: Manop Udomdej

Main actor: Somphob Benjatikul
Main actress:

In year 1977, around 30 males reportedly raped a woman until she died. She had been kicked off her train at Phrom Phiram short of her intended stop for not having a ticket. This movie relates this story and the police enquiry to find the culprits. Local politicians had interfered with the judicial process after the crime. This action raises the inequality facing women in Thai society, especially when they are crime victims. The film's co-producer is ChatriChalerm Yukol. Manop Udomdej started working on his project after he read a book based on the tragedy written by investigative journalist Santi Sawetwimol, who uncovered details about the case that local authorities had tried to cover up.

แก้วขนเหล็ก
แก้วขนเหล็ก

Year: 1983

Thai title: แก้วขนเหล็ก
English title: The Dracula

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Toon Hiransap,Somphob Benjatikul,Rith Luecha,Somchai Samipak
Main actress: Apiradee Pawaputanon,Mayura Thanabutr,Pornpan Ketmamatsu

Thai movie แก้วขนเหล็ก / The Dracula was released in year 1983 and lasts 1h22mn. It features some background music by Jean-Michel Jarre and also from James Bond movies. Movie director is สุริยน ดวงทองดี. Wat (Toon Hiransap), Dom (Somphob Benjatikul) and Nin (Apiradee Pawaputanon) are discussing. Dom just gets a heritage (มรดก). It is an old haunted abandoned house. He decides to stay there and so starts restoring it (ตกแต่งห้อง). Rose (Mayura Thanabutr), his fiancee (คู่หมั้น), finds that he changed a lot. An old uncle tells the story of the house. Sir Maekin (ท่าน เมฆินทร์) (Rith Luecha), previous prince (ลูกเจ้าพระยา), wished to marry a young lady (played by Apiradee) but the father refused as the lady was already promised to somebody else. So Maekin kidnapped the lady. His father (Somchai Samipak) imprisoned him for a few days until the wedding was over but Maekin disappeared. Legend said that he become a ghost. Toon helps an old uncle aggressed by two ruffians. He gives him a ring supposed to push back ghosts. One night, Dom is possessed by vampire Maekin. Rose's birthday will happen soon. Dom places a transparent coffin in the house's underground (ห้องใต้ดิน). Dom becomes normal while holding a Buddha amulet, which burns his hand. Maekin possesses him again. Wat uses Tibetan prayers to neutralize the vampire (ผีดิบ). The vampire possesses Wat's young brother (ปรัชญา) in order to shoot Wat. Under Maekin’s influence, Dom kidnaps Nin. Wat has no choice but to affront the vampire and use the special ring… A first version was released in year 1971 with Petchara Chaowarat and a later one in year 2003.

สองเรา
สองเรา

Year: 1979

Thai title: สองเรา
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Witoon Karuna,Somphob Benjatikul
Main actress: Nantana Ngao Krajang,Deuan Tem Salitul

Teewa (Witoon Karuna) is a photographer and writer. He is also a butterfly hopping from one woman to another (น้ำผึ้งดวงตา) such as Tuk. He is sweet talker (ปากตรงกับหัวใจเสมอ). It is lust (ความใคร่) before real love (ความรัก). He meets one of his books fan called Rat (Nantana Ngao Krajang) at the party. They get on well but she asks more time to be ready as Teewa was heading directly to a motel. Romantic scenes with Teewa and Rat are shot partially in Ancient City (เมืองโบราณ). Rat's friends warn her about Teewa (เจ้าชู้ที่สุด). Rat's father wishes to send her to America to study. Separation is very difficult (ไม่อยากห่างคุณ). Rat needs to study four years. They see each other a last time in Ayutthaya, symbol of eternal love (เจ้าฟ้ากุ้ง). They promise to wait each other. Teewa has opportunity to go to America for business trip but he is not able to find Rat as she changed address. He doesn't receive news anymore. Teewa starts to indulge in alcohol and finally quits his job. Teewa has a car accident. Tuk gives her blood to save him. They marry and have a child. Four years have passed. Rat finally comes back and contacts Teewa. She also married in America with a fellow Thai student and didn't dare to tell it to Teewa. It is painful (ทรมานใจ) to see other during social parties as love is still here. They secretly meet in Sukhothai. A difficult choice between love and society dictates has to be done. Teewa is thinking to divorce Tuk and marry Rat. Finally seeing their current families wrecking away, they decide it is wiser to stop their impossible love. Movie สองเรา (“two of us”) was released in 1979. Same as character Rat, actress Nantana Ngao Krajang stopped her career in 1980 and went to America with her family.

รอยไถ
รอยไถ

Year: 1979

Thai title: รอยไถ
English title:

Rating: 5/5
Director: Neramit,Sor Asanajinda

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Sor Asanajinda,Somphob Benjatikul,Sompol Kongsuwan
Main actress: Nantana Ngao Krajang,Wassana Sitthiweth

Thai movie รอยไถ was released in year 1979. The movie lasts 1h48mn. Four versions were directed 1950, 1960, 1979, 1989. Same main actor (Sorapong Chatree) and same main actress (Nantana Ngao Krajang) as “The Scar” (แผลเก่า) - 1976 are playing. Other actors are สุพรรณ บูรณะพิมพ์, Sompol Kongsuwan, จำนง, จิตติน, โกร๋น บางกรวย. Movie directors are Neramit (เนรมิต) and Sor Asanajinda. Talui (Sor Asanajinda), หมอลุย, is a bit crazy but respected as a father by Leu. Leu (Sorapong Chatree) losts his two buffaloes by gambling to Plien. Phan (Wassana Sitthiweth) blames him for this. Leu is brother in law (พี่เคย) of Phan. Leu is married to Pheuan (Nantana Ngao Krajang) and is having one child. Finally Leu defeats the ruffians by fighting as they are unrespectful to Phan. The ruffians (นักเลง) are wishing to take Phan and Pheuan as wives. Oon (Somphob Benjatikul) always wanted to marry Pheuan but he was too late. Bua, the mother, is helping Oon. Bua is upset with Leu as he is poor and lost his mother's heritage by gambling. Oon tries to reignite his love (ย้อนรัก) with Pheuan, who is now considering fleeing from Leu. Pheuan has pity on Leu (ข้าวเปล่าอร่อยดี) and her son so she keeps crying. While Leu is busy repairing the roof, Oon forces her to come as she is still undecided until the last minute. Wedding is happening soon. Oon is worried that Leu will bring a mess and wants to avoid a bloody celebration (ฉลองกับเลือด). Likay is organized. Leu brings his son to Phan and promises to get revenge up to Bangkok as he suffered a lot. Meanwhile Leu hears about the forthcoming wedding. He finally escapes with Pheuan but ruffians are chasing them. He gets injured through a fight versus too many opponents. Talui diverts their attention thanks to firecrackers and helps him to flee. Oon prevents the village headman to use a gun to shoot Leu. The village headman is upset having his men injured so they are looking after Leu. Talui helps Leu same as a father towards a son. Phan takes care of Leu and his son while Leu is sick. Leu understands Phan would have been a better wife than Pheuan. Meanwhile Talui prepares some tricks against the ruffians. The movie ends tragically. Loi, Pheuan and Phan’s brother, and Talui die while protecting Leu’s house. Even their mother die also. Oon, recognizing his mistake, accepts to give back Pheuan but Leu refuses. He realises too late that Talui is his real father. Having nothing left, he finally quits the area with Phan.

เกวียนหัก
เกวียนหัก

Year: 1978

Thai title: เกวียนหัก
English title:

Rating: 4/5
Director:

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Sor Asanajinda,Somphob Benjatikul,Dam Datsakorn,Sayan Chantaravi​boon,Lak Apichat,Kecha Plianvithee,Sawin Sawangrat
Main actress: Nantana Ngao Krajang,Sarinthip Siriwan,Duangcheewan Komolsen

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Thai movie เกวียนหัก was released in year 1978 and lasts 1h26mn. The DVD picture is not sharp as the original 35mm film was certainly very damaged and incomplete. The DVD was released by Happy Home Entertainment in year 2014. Aunt Sarinthip Siriwan is taking care of her nephew Rien (Nantana Ngao Krajang), whose beauty impresses many men. She is just 16 years old and is the daughter of subdistrict headman Kecha (Kecha Plianvithee). น้อง Kuay (Duangcheewan Komolsen) likes Faeng but he prefers Rien. Sor (Sor Asanajinda) is the Faeng’s father. Taming (Dam Datsakorn) is a robber. Sayan Chantaraviboon and Lak Apichat are part of his team. Sawin Sawangrat is the village leader (ผู้ใหญ่). Today is an important day to perform good deeds at the Buddhist temple (ทำบุญที่วัด). Chan (Somphob Benjatikul) tries to seduce Krajang. Festival, dances, songs, fireworks do happen after the religious ceremony. Faeng wins a small contest similar to rocket festival (ประเพณีบุญบั้งไฟ) versus Chan. Faeng (Sorapong Chatree) loves Rien so it generates jealousy from other men in the village. While trying to kiss Rien, Faeng is injured by her to the arm by her spade (ไม่เสียหาย). During the night Taming robs some houses. Faeng is summoned to subdistrict headman's house. Faeng is accused to have joined Taming the night before to rob houses. Faeng has an injury at the arm so he must be culprit. Rien admits she was the one to injure Faeng (เรื่องปล้นหรือเรื่องปล้ำ) because he tried to kiss her. Kecha loses face in front of the villagers! Disappointed, Kuay enters in Faeng's room. He pities her and tells an old secret story about the village leader being the one robbing houses before. They almost become lovers but Faeng asks her to go back. Chan declares his love to Rien but she is not interested. He wishes to ask her hand to her father. Rien and Faeng love each other but the subdistrict headman forbids Faeng to meet his daughter again. The father shall bring her away on the next day. Faeng and Rien become lovers (รักเหมือนโจร). Taming promises to help. Faeng's father is found dead. Faeng storms the subdistrict headman's place as he believes he knows who is behind the murder. Fightings occurs and the village leader is killed. Faeng learns where Chan and Rien are heading. Love circumstances towards Rien push Faeng to become a ruffian. Fierce fightings happen when Taming, Faeng and the ruffians storm the convoy led by Chan. Faeng defeats Chan but Rien dies following her injuries caused by the cart (เกวียน) falling on her.

มันส์เขาล่ะ
มันส์เขาล่ะ

Year: 1978

Thai title: มันส์เขาล่ะ
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Sombat Methanee,Prachuap Ruekyamdee,Lor Tok,Tawan Siriwat,Suriya Chinaphan,Phairoj Jaising,Sayan Chantaravi​boon,Rong Kaomulkadee,Thep Thienchai,Somphob Benjatikul,Boo Wibunnan,Kanchit Kwanpracha,Sahat Piempongsan,Thuam Thoranong
Main actress: Naiyana Shewanan,Chosri Misommon,Nipaporn Nongnuch,Tharika Thidathip

Thai comedy movie มันส์เขาล่ะ was released in year 1978. The movie is lost in Thailand but a sequence of 1h03mn is left to be seen. Subdistrict headman (กำนัน) Lor Tok wishes to produce a movie with his daughters and his wife playing as actresses. His wife is played by Chosri Misommon. His daughters include Wassana (Naiyana Shewanan) and Nipaporn Nongnuch. Tawan Siriwat seems to oppose the Subdistrict headman's decision. A photo studio is managed by Prachuap Ruekyamdee and his two friends, i.e. Sayan Chantaraviboon and Rong Kaomulkadee. Prachuap and his friends convince Lor Tok to manage the movie for him. They are now looking for a main actor (พระเอก) for their movie but Fui (Sombat Methanee) is finally hired by mistake. Fui’s close friend is Thep Thienchai. Lor Tok is the movie producer so they use the money to buy a mercedes! He wishes his family to play in the movie. Somphob Benjatikul is his assistant. Fui and Wassana like each other. Boo Wibunnan is hired as movie director. They are also looking for somebody to write the story. Tawan brings them to meet Mui (Kanchit Kwanpracha) as they are looking for a ruffian (นักเลง). A ceremony for the movie launch (เลี้ยงใหญ่โต๊ะ) is organized. Fui has to sing and does it well (it is Sombat Methanee’s real voice). Thuam Thoranong as comic actor is also present. Sahat Piempongsan is used as decorator. Lor Tok always needs to protect his daughters against the young men trying to seduce them. Multiple gags happen during the shooting as Lor Tok doesn’t accept any kiss to his daughters. Phairoj Jaising is involved as actor also and a few ดาวยั่ว are joining (Tharika Thidathip). The movie shooting is a disaster. Kamnan Lor Tok is back to his village and is welcomed by Tawan Siriwat and Suriya Chinaphan singing an ironic son and teasing the Subdistrict headman. This comedy is featuring many famous comic actors from 1970s and more than 18 Thai famous actors / actresses.

อย่าลืมฉัน
อย่าลืมฉัน

Year: 1977

Thai title: อย่าลืมฉัน
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director: Ruj Ronnapop

Main actor: Sombat Methanee,Sawin Sawangrat,Sayan Chantaravi​boon,Somphob Benjatikul,Adul Dulyarat
Main actress: Aranya Namwong,Naowarat Yooktanun,Chosri Misommon,Marasri Isarangkul,Tharika Thidathip

Thai romance movie อย่าลืมฉัน was released in year 1977. The movie lasts around 2 hours 04 minutes and was released under VCD format. Movie director is Director is Ruj Ronnapop. Khaem (Sombat Methanee) and Suriyong (Aranya Namwong), both students, are in love. They shall marry. Finally Suriyong, due to filial duty (บุญคุณ), has to marry an older rich man, who is a banker. Khaem is disappointed and goes overseas. Suriyong never had chance to explain to him (มีเหตุผล). Fed up to be at home, Suriyong looks for a job and is engaged as secretary (เลขา). Her new boss is just back from overseas and is Khaem himself! Working relationship is difficult as Khaem makes it hard for Suriyong due to resentments. Khaem is also giving hard time to his managers (ผู้จัดการ) Somkit (Sawin Sawangrat) and Boon (Sayan Chantaraviboon). Khaem has a new girlfriend (แฟน) called Kaelong (Naowarat Yooktanun). Suriyong still wears the ring given by Khaem. Khaem spies Suriyong as she sees a man called Eua meeting her. For Eua (Somphob Benjatikul), Suriyong is only her stepmother (แม่เลี้ยง). He has no other feelings despite Khaem’s suspicion. Alita, Khaem’s gig from overseas, is back to Thailand and brings him trouble. Khaem is aware that Suriyong has two children but those two children are in fact from the previous wife of the banker, who died earlier. One night, while bringing the kids for holidays, Khaem becomes lover with Suriyong. There is misunderstanding as Suriyong believes it was arranged to trick her. Suriyong becomes pregnant. Khaem is upset to always see Suriyong with Eua so he writes a harsh letter to her. Khaem asks for a wedding with Kaelong as soon as possible. Finally Suriyong plans to flee overseas (หายกลุ้มก็กลับมาเอง). Khaem, realising his mistakes and misunderstandings due to jealousy, rushes to airport in order to find Suriyong before she leaves Thailand…

9 พยัคฆ์ราช
9 พยัคฆ์ราช

Year: 1977

Thai title: 9 พยัคฆ์ราช
English title:

Rating: 2/5
Director:

Main actor: Krung Srivilai,Yodchai Meksuwan,Uten Boonyong,Pinyo Parnnui,Sithao Petcharoen,Somphob Benjatikul,Sompong Phonmitr
Main actress: Pawana Chanajit,Rewadee Pattaphong

This movie is one of the many Thai action movies released during decade 1970s. This movie involves a quatuor of famous Thai actors, i.e. Krung Srivilai, Yodchai Meksuwan, Uten Boonyong, Pawana Chanajit. Side characters are Pinyo Parnnui, Sithao Petcharoen, Somphob Benjatikul as a ruffian, Sompong Phonmitr. The daughter Kaessini (Rewadee Pattaphong) is back. She succeeded getting an university diploma. She wishes to use her knowledge for the benefits of the villagers. The villagers have serious issues with local ruffians. Krung is coming from Bangkok. Krung beats a few ruffians. Yodchai Meksuwan is playing a fake medium and provides fake medicine (ยาเทวดา). Yodchai is recruited by Krung. Thugs leader wants to force villagers to sell their land. As they refuse, he kidnaps Pawidee (Pawana Chanajit) in front of her father (Sompong Phonmitr). Shootings happen at the teacher's home. The movie sold by Lepso VCD company seems incomplete or cut as the release of Pawidee is not shown. Frequent fightings happen between ruffians (นักเลง) and Uten and Sa ong. Similar to The Magnificent Seven movie, Krung and his three friends resist to the ruffians. As the ruffians prepare a plan to kill them, Krung prepares a strike back offensive. Ruffians are the ones to fall in a trap. Heavy fightings and shootings happen. All ruffians are defeated or killed. Sa ong is killed. Movie ‘9 พยัคฆ์ราช’ was released in year 1977 and lasts 1h43mn. The Lepso VCD has an horrible sound. Thai action movies were very popular in decade 1970s. This movie gathers many famous stars (Krung Srivilai, Yodchai Meksuwan, Uten Boonyong) but the result is average.

ล่า
ล่า

Year: 1977

Thai title: ล่า
English title: The Hunter

Rating: 4/5
Director:

Main actor: Sombat Methanee,Somsak Chaisongkram,Somphob Benjatikul,Pinyo Parnnui,Lak Apichat
Main actress: Aranya Namwong,Wiyada Umarin,Lalana Sulawan,Metta Roongrat

A group of ruffians (Pinyo Parnnui) indulging in drugs and alcohol is terrorizing a slum. Mateson (Aranya Namwong) is married to Atisak. They have child called Pheung (Lalana Sulawan). Atisak has a mistress so Mateson has no choice but to divorce. The house remains under Atisak's name as she made the mistake to give him money in order for her parents to believe he was a richer bachelor (ผู้อุปถัมภ์). They have to move in a slum to get cheap rent. They get some support from their aunt (Metta Roongrat). Mateson is looking for a job. Karucha (Sombat Methanee) interviews her. Hearing the unfair rumors on Mateson, he decides to recruit her. Karucha has also a daughter. A fight happens between Karucha and Atisak as they meet in a restaurant. Police, led by police inspector Lak Apichat, is looking for evidence that the ruffians are selling drugs in the slum. Karucha wishes to marry Mateson but she refuses. Meanwhile police shoots the ruffians. Their leader, injured, consigns a bag of heroin to Pheung. When Mateson is back, drug is given to police. Ruffians promises to take revenge on the mother and the daughter. Police is looking after their house. One evening as Karucha couldn't send them back home as his daughter has to be sent to hospital, they get caught in a serious storm and the ruffians catch them inside the slum as the taxi refuses to go up to their home. Both get raped. Mateson still refuses to go in Karucha's home. Pheung remains in a shocked state despite support of the doctor (Wiyada Umarin). The ruffians get released later. Mateson decides to take revenge by herself as men never take responsibility. She frames Atisak in a trap by disguising herself as a black prostitute. Atisak's new girlfriend, being jealous, shoots him. She learns how to make up well. She then shots three ruffians by attracting one of them by playing a junky. All those killings start to have an impact on Mateson's spirit. People start to make a link between the ruffians killings one by one and the number of dolls given to the daughter. Killing happen in atrocious ways such as acid and cut by a train on railway. Two are left, i.e. the leader Yong (Somsak Chaisongkram) and Paew (Somphob Benjatikul). Paew discovers that she is Mateson but finally all die. Mateson has become crazy. She succeeds to kill them one by one but her eager wish to take vengeance leads her to madness. This 2h10mn movie was produced by ChatriChalerm Yukol.

นักเลงสามสลึง
นักเลงสามสลึง

Year: 1976

Thai title: นักเลงสามสลึง
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Krung Srivilai,Songthong,Suriya Chinaphan,Somsak Chaisongkram,Kecha Plianvithee,Somphob Benjatikul
Main actress: Naowarat Yooktanun,Deuan Tem Salitul,Runglawan Sripatimakul

Ket (Krung Srivilai) promises to his dying boss to go to Khao Kiaw to find the children he never had time to care of. Viwe (Songthong), an independant ruffian is wandering around Khao Kiaw. Kraison and his sister Mon are besieged in a restaurant by ruffians. Viwe agrees to help them but is asking for money as reward. Ket, having his lunch, helps them by shooting the ruffians. They all flee. Later in the village, Ket helps a young lady called Kaem (น้องสาวคนสวย) (จะไม่มีวาสนาเห็นขาอ่อนของฉัน) harassed by a few ruffians (Somsak Chaisongkram). Ket is looking for uncle Pran. Ket learns from Kaem that uncle Pran was shot a few months ago. Kaem brings Ket to meet Pran's children, i.e. Plaew (Naowarat Yooktanun) and Prai (Suriya Chinaphan). Kaem is Prai's girlfriend. Pracha (Kecha Plianvithee) is the ruffians leader. They all refuse to sell their land to Pracha. Pracha wants to know who is the man who resists to his ruffians. Plaew hires Ket to protect her fields (ไร่). Many beautiful “luk thung” (ลูกทุ่ง) are performed by Krung and Naowarat. Plaew bewares of Ket as he insolent (ทะลึ่ง). Pracha hires Viwe to kill Kraison. The ruffians take revenge over Ket by torturing him but this time Kraison helps to release him. Kaem loves Ket but Ket sees her as a young sister only (ที่ใครที่มัน). Prai is framed by Pracha's mistress and has to kill one of the ruffians to be able to flee away. Viwe asks for additional bonus to Kraison to avoid killing him. It ends up in a fight. Ket, Plaew and Prai threatens Pracha to stop harassing them for a last time but Pracha is preparing his revenge. While a Buddhist ceremony (ผ้าป่า) happens in the village, Plaew is kidnapped. Ket follows Pracha's ruffians in order to release her. Gun fights happen. Pracha and his ruffians are killed. Viwe, always helping people for money, is also shot dead. The movie end is a bit weird as it is discovered that Kraison killed many years ago Ket's brother so he has to revenge his dead brother. Ket is arrested by the police following his bad acts. Plaew promises to wait for him. Thai movie นักเลงสามสลึง (1976) or “the three ruffians” features many famous Thai actors from 1970s decade. Krung Srivilai was then at his zenith. A James Bond soundtrack is used. It lasts 1h50mn. The VCD has one audio track with Thai and one audio track with Lao. This movie is a mix of romance, action and features many songs.

ผมไม่อยากเป็นพันโท
ผมไม่อยากเป็นพันโท

Year: 1974

Thai title: ผมไม่อยากเป็นพันโท
English title: I Don't Want To Be a Lieutenant

Rating: 3/5
Director: ChatriChalerm Yukol

Main actor: Somphob Benjatikul
Main actress: Naiyana Shewanan,Sasima Singsiri

It deals with the story of Phanto, a member of Thai secret service, who goes to Cambodia to be a spy. He is looking for informations useful for Thai security and has to face many threats especially from the "red communists".

เทพธิดาโรงแรม
เทพธิดาโรงแรม

Year: 1974

Thai title: เทพธิดาโรงแรม
English title: The Angel

Rating: 5/5
Director: ChatriChalerm Yukol

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Somphob Benjatikul
Main actress: Wiyada Umarin

It is about Malee, a Thai country girl, coming to Bangkok and forced to prostitution. She is the hotel angel as she is very kind to everybody. This movie shows the difficult life of prostitutes, i.e. being beaten by pimps, visiting unofficial abortionist in order to terminate unwanted pregnancy, committing suicide, being forced and humiliated by customers, fearing Police, difficulty to have a stable relationship with a man, getting deadly diseases, being denigrated by Thai society. Three girls are depicted. One girl, Malee, all you have to do is give her one smack and she's willing to be a prostitute. She said it's better than working in the fields. The phrase "มาลีเป็นกะหรี่ที่สวยที่สุด" (Malee is the most beautiful prostitute) remains one of the most famous iconic sentence from this movie. It is said by Malee's pimp (Sorapong Chatree). Another girl, you have to beat her up quite a bit before she's willing to be a prostitute. And the last one, the third girl, no matter what you do she won't be a prostitute. She'll jump down, kill herself, but you can't change her. Malee continues to stick to this life because she can have a place to live, food, money to send to her parents in order to build a house. In a famous movie sequence, Malee opens her blouse many times to show her nudity to customers and then her father in the same gesture opens his new home windows paid by Malee hardship. But Malee understands that she has no future as her youth is rushing away. She is not interested by becoming a pimp and grab younger girls so she decides to study tailoring. Being cheated by her boyfriend but having her diploma, Malee can hope for a brighter life and quit this job. Finally she reclaims her dignity. ChatriChalerm Yukol lived for nine months in a brothel when he was writing "The Angel". During the popular uprising on October 14 1973, ChatriChalerm Yukol was shooting this movie, then took the camera out and filmed the demonstration on Ratchadamnoen Avenue. The footage was inserted in the film and was a big success when the movie was shown. This movie has also been registered as National Heritage per the 2016 list released by the Thai Film Archive.




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