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Somsak Chaisongkram

Somsak Chaisongkram (1938-2009) - สมศักดิ์ ชัยสงคราม

Somsak Chaisongkram - สมศักดิ์ ชัยสงคราม
Somsak Chaisongkram
Somsak Chaisongkram has often played second roles such as ruffian character. He played in more than 30 movies

This Somsak Chaisongkram movie page contains 33 records.


โพธิ์หัก
โพธิ์หัก

Year: 1995

Thai title: โพธิ์หัก
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Somsak Chaisongkram
Main actress:

Thai movie โพธิ์หัก was released in year 1995. The movie lasts 1h26mn. Pliaw (Sorapong Chatree) is a poor farmer married to Bua. They have a young boy. Bua is the daughter of Pho Kamnan, who has always rejected this wedding. Pho Kamnan finally finds back Pliaw and Bua. Unfortunately Bua, sick of pneumonia, dies and Pliaw is accused by Pho Kamnan of having neglected his wife. Pliaw and his son flee. They find a shelter in Phujai Ming's house (Somsak Chaisongkram). Pho Kamnan knows that Ming hides Pliaw but two friends of Pliaw chase the ruffians away. Sri Prai is the daughter of Phujai. She likes Pliaw. Pho Kamnan hires fighters to storm Ming's house. Despite resistance, Ming and Pliaw's friends are outnumbered and defeated. Pliaw decides to fight back (จะลุย) as he has no choice (พีไม่มีทางเลือก). Pliaw and his friends storm Pho Kamnan's house but he succeeds to escape. As often in Isan movie, some additional funny words or jokes are added in the soundtrack background. Crossed romance and jealousy happen with Pliaw’s best friend, who loves secretly Sri Prai. Pho Kamnan decides to get rid of Pliaw (ปิดบัญชี) and kidnaps Sri Prai to be used as a bait. The movie ends up with fightings involving Pliaw, his friends and Ming’s family versus Pho Kamnan and his ruffians. Ruffians are all killed. Pliaw can now enjoy a new freedom. This is a small movie (หนังฟอร์มเล็กๆ) from Isan area with Sorapong Chatree still being a main actor. Sorapong was the main actor of many Thai movies during 3 decades! This movie is certainly one of the last movies where Sorapong still has the main role.

กะหัง
กะหัง

Year: 1991

Thai title: กะหัง
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Mum Jokmok,Joomjim Khemlek,Somsak Chaisongkram
Main actress: Trirak Rakkarndee

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Thai movie กะหัง was ​released in year 1991. It lasts 76 minutes. The picture quality is average. It was sold by two VCD companies under the name หม่ำต้มยำผี2. The highlight of this low budget comedy horror movie with limited Fx is to have two famous spirits from Thai folklore to meet (ผีปอบ and ผีกะหาง). Lom (Mum Jokmok) and Joomjim Khemlek are talking about a young lady called Fon. Doctor Klam (หมอกล่ำ) (Somsak Chaisongkram) is an herbal doctor (สมุนไพร). His daughter Oon, is pregnant since 2 months with Phi Mek but she didn't tell her father. A bit of light erotism suggestion is featured as such movie needs to accommodate many tastes in rural audience. Nobody talks to Sai Jai (Trirak Rakkarndee) or her mother in the village except Phi Mek. Sai Jai doesn't know that her mother is an ogress (ผีปอบ). Phi Mek decides to flee with Oon as they know Oon's father doesn't like Mek so he will not approve the wedding. Fon is Mek's younger sister. Mek asks his friends to take care of his father and his sister while he is away. Friends argue to be the one to take care of the beautiful Fon. Klam is very upset and threatens to kill both Mek and Oon. At nighttime in the forest, a demon (ผีกระหัง) attack them. Oon is killed. Sai Jai's mother, who was following Klam, eats her intestine. Phi Mek is back to the village. Nobody knows who the demon is. It is in fact doctor Klam! Sai Jai's mother forbids her daughter to see Mek and to marry only once she is dead. At nighttime, the mother becomes an ogress (ผีปอบ), female ghost eating intestines, and chases for preys. She is then attacked and killed by the demon. Before dying, the spirit is transferred from the mother to Sai Jai. Sai Jai then becomes an ogress. Klam is identified by villagers as the demon. A spirit doctor (หมอผี) is called. Finally as both ghosts are chasing villagers, the spirit doctor succeed to neutralize them. Klam becomes ashes and Sai Jai is safe after the spirit is removed from her body.

โหดเนื้อหิน
โหดเนื้อหิน

Year: 1990

Thai title: โหดเนื้อหิน
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Rith Luecha,Kanchit Kwanpracha,Chat Mongkolchai,Somsak Chaisongkram
Main actress: Duangdeuan Jithaisong

Thai movie โหดเนื้อหิน was released in year 1990 and lasts 1h29mn. Two groups of ruffians meet in order to exchange drugs and money. Suddenly a young lady called Duangdeuan (Duangdeuan Jithaisong) shots all of them with a M16 rifle. Sophit, restaurant waitress, hears that a group of four guys will deliver heroin soon so she informs subdistrict headman Cheut (Kanchit Kwanpracha). Duangdeuan helps a young girl being kidnapped by ruffians so Duangdeuan seems to be kindhearted. Police, including Duang (Chat Mongkolchai) as policeman, and subdistrict headman Cheut prepare a plan to catch the drug dealers. Thanks to information given by Sophit, ruffians are killed and drug is seized. Mafia leader (พ่อเลี้ยง) Boonseum (Rith Luecha), father of Rith Luecha, is very upset with subdistrict headman Cheut (มึงกับกุเห็นกันดีแน่ๆ). Duangdeuan (นายหญิง) promises to take care of subdistrict headman Cheut herself (หน้าที่ของลูก) and kills him in a sudden attack. The younger brother of Cheut, Chat (Sorapong Chatree), comes back and plans to revenge his elder brother. Ruffians try to get rid of him but they fail. Boonseum wishes to use hitman Khao Yai (Somsak Chaisongkram). Khao Yai and his men attack Chat and he is left for dead. Hopefully village leader Duang helps him and his daughter Phakamat cures his injuries. They prepare a plan (สักวันต้องรับกรรมแน่). Sophit helps to hide Chat but then gets killed by Khao Yai for being a traitress. Chat kills Khao Yai and his men by himself. Fed up that others always fail, Duangdeuan decides to take care of Chat by herself. Going to Duang's house, she only finds Phakamat, who is then hurt and kidnapped. Chat has to help her while Duang is getting help from the police. Chat is an undercover policeman. The policemen and Chat storm the ruffians’ house while they are selling weapons to the country traitors. Heavy shootings happen as Duangdeuan has got a machine gun. Almost everybody die. Both Chat and Duangdeuan blow up each other with grenades.

นางพญางูผี 2
นางพญางูผี 2

Year: 1990

Thai title: นางพญางูผี 2
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Bin Banleurit,Somsak Chaisongkram,Kowit Wattanakul
Main actress: Trirak Rakkarndee,Sararat Rumreuangwong

Thai movie นางพญางูผี 2 was released in year 1990. It is the same story as movie งูผี (1966) featuring Mitr Chaibancha and Petchara Chaowarat. Snake hunters are afraid of a big holy snake (งูเจ้าแม่). Chat is the hunters' leader. His wife Lamai is pregnant. Both of them die following the spirit's wrath. Only the baby survives and is adopted by a villager, who named her Boonme. They have already a daughter called Kamfa. Years have passed and the two daughters are now adults. Boonme is lazy. Kamfa has always gratitude over her parents. Many deaths happen in the village located in North of Thailand. Somsak Chaisongkram is the subdistrict headman (กำนัน). Chatree (Bin Banleurit) is sent to investigate the multiple strange deaths but prefers to be seen as a tourist. He meets Kamfa (Trirak Rakkarndee) in a Buddhist temple during Songkran festival but also Boonme (สรารัตน์ หรุ่มเรืองวงศ์). Inta, a strong local villager, is jealous of Boonme's interest towards Chatree. Chatree asks the caretaker in cemetery to see the corpses but only snakes (งูผี) remain. They consult a local spirit medium (ปู่เจ้า) who gives them a charm to identify in which body the evil spirit (นางงูผี) is hiding. Boonme orders Inta to kill Chatree but he fails. The subdistrict headman's daughter is bitten by a snake and is now resting in the spirit medium's house. The evil spirit orders Kamfa to bring back the little girl to her. As she screams, Kamfa is wrongly identified as the evil spirit (นางงูร้าย) by villagers. Meanwhile Boonme kills her own father (ลูกอพรี). Villagers led by the subdistrict headman wish to burn Kamfa. Chatree tries to help but gets condemned also. Hopefully a wandering monk (พระธุดงค์) (Kowit Wattanakul) stops the fire. The monk gives a holy necklace (ประคำ) to Kamfa to neutralise Boonme but Kamfa gets a promise that Boonme will stop killing people so she doesn't use the necklace. The evil spirit needs human blood to keep her eternal youth (นางปีศาจ). Boonme uses her magical power to convince Chatree to follow her up to her cave. Finally Kamfa uses the holy necklace to wake up Chatree. Through a daring finale, Boonme tries to kill Kamfa but Chatree then uses the necklace towards Boonme. Kamfa and Chatree succeed to escape from the cave before it collapses.

ตัณหาน้ำมันพราย
ตัณหาน้ำมันพราย

Year: 1990

Thai title: ตัณหาน้ำมันพราย
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Tanit Pongmanoon,Somsak Chaisongkram
Main actress:

Thai movie ตัณหาน้ำมันพราย was released in year 1990. It lasts 1h25mn. Sanae (Somsak Chaisongkram) is a spirit doctor (หมอผี) abusing ladies. Teera (Tanit Pongmanoon) gives money to his mistress Pim (เมียน้อย) to build a house. Her younger sister Wan is worried that it may end up badly as Teera is already married with Nit (คุณจะเสียใจ). The movie features a few hot love scenes. Nit is very jealous and promises to Teera to handle this matter… Nit visits Pim and arguments occur (เสน่ห์แรง, แย่งผัวคนอื่น). Spirit doctor Sanae identifies that Teera was possessed (ถูกของ). He gives to Nit a potion to break the spell. Pim meets her former husband Sot, who went working to Singapore. He brings her to see Mae Mo, who gives her a statuette to place into Teera’s home in order to have him going back to Pim (ทำเสน่ห์). Sot behaves like a pimp (แมงดา) as he is no money and his wife has now a new rich boyfriend. Having lost her husband, Nit goes to see again spirit doctor Sanae, who gives her a powerful statuette (กุมารพราย). He has to provide oil corpse (น้ำมันพราย) to Nit also. Pim needs also oil corpse from Mae Mo. Her domestic helper Pliu comes to get the philter from Sanae, who seduces her. Pim has to meet again Teera to use the philter on him. The two women argue again (นางกากี, อีตัว). Pim gets Teera back as she waits until nighttime to use the philter on him. Nit decides to use black magic from Spirit doctor Sanae. So it becomes a deadly war between Mae Mo and spirit doctor Sanae. The movie ends up tragically as Mae Mo and Sanae send spirits to kill each other. Teera lost his arms as the evils spirits dismember him. Pliu and Sot are also killed. Pim and Nit remain possessed as evil spirits.

เธอชื่อลินดา
เธอชื่อลินดา

Year: 1990

Thai title: เธอชื่อลินดา
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Choomporn Theppitak,Somsak Chaisongkram
Main actress: Marasri Bangchang,Nahatai Pijittra

Thai movie เธอชื่อลินดา was released in year 1993 and lasts 1h30mn. It is an uncensored movie. Wat and his girlfriend Lin (ชลธิชา เพียงดาว) are handling a gogo bar business. Drunkards are a continuous problem. Lin needs to send money for her mother (Marasri Bangchang) and younger sister Linda (ณหทัย พิจิจตรา - Nahatai Pijittra) to study but the drunkard stepfather Det (Somsak Chaisongkram) steals the money. He spies the young lady bathing and tries to abuse her. Linda hits him with a bottle and flees to Pattaya to stay with her sister Lin. She starts working as cashier in the bar. One night, while going home, she is aggressed by two thugs. Hopefully a young man called Prakorn (มนตรี แสงมณี) helps her. Linda meets an older man called Sia Somkat (Choomporn Theppitak). While Lin sends her mother back to Bangkok, Wat declares his love to Linda. Linda is fed up by the hypocrisy of all men she meets. She meets Prakorn again and he teaches her drawing. Meanwhile Wat still wants Linda to become his wife. His sbires try to drug her but finally Lin is the one to be drugged. A second tentative happens. This time Wat abuses of Linda when she is sleeping. Crisis happens between the two sisters when Wat announces to Lin that Linda is his wife now. Linda leaves and takes refuge in Prakorn's home. She avoids seeing Wat. After 2 months, Prakorn realises that Linda is pregnant. To avoid abortion and sin (บาป), Prakorn accepts to recognise the child. Wat finds where Linda is hiding. Fighting erupts and Wat stabs Prakorn. Prakorn ends up at hospital but Linda has no money to pay the bill. She has to resort to call Sia Somkat and sells her body (ขายตัว) to get money. Prakorn is shocked but understands that Linda had no choice. Wat still chases after Linda as he wants the baby. While Linda is out, he shoots Prakorn. The Thai police, passing by, shoots Wat and his ruffians. Disappointed by life, Linda drowns herself in the sea. The movie ends up with a warning saying that suicide is bad and not a solution to problems.

โคตรอำมหิต
โคตรอำมหิต

Year: 1989

Thai title: โคตรอำมหิต
English title:

Rating: 2/5
Director:

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Somsak Chaisongkram,Rith Luecha,Chat Mongkolchai
Main actress: Duangdeuan Jithaisong

Thai movie โคตรอำมหิต was released in year 1989. It lasts 1h30mn. This Thai movie was only released under VHS format many years ago. It reminds of a Thai Rambo version. Phayu (Sorapong Chatree) and his men (ทหารรับจ้าง) are facing Vietnamese soldiers. They defeat them but have only three men left. Vietnamese army is led by Somsak Chaisongkram. Phayu is back to his village and helps a captain aggressed by ruffians. Those ruffians (กลุ่มนักเลง) attack his father's house claiming for a 20 years debt. Phayu is chased, gets injured and falls in the river. He is rescued by a villager and his daughter Surita (Duangdeuan Jithaisong). Villager Praka seems Phaya as a threat towards his love to Surita and is worried about enemy (ศัตรู) looking for Phayu. Somsak asks help from Rith Luecha and Chat Mongkolchai to find Phayu. Meanwhile three men wearing soldier’s clothes do a rampage in a village. One has same face as Phayu! Surita is worried if Phayu goes back to his village. Praka doesn't support Surita's interest in Phayu and tries to kill him by jealousy. Phayu’s parents and younger sister have all been killed by bandits (โจร). Revenge is mandatory for Phayu. The other man with similar face as Phayu is called Phayak and is in fact his elder brother. Praka brings the bandits to Surita's home. He dies while protecting Surita, who gets shot also. Phayak also dies. Phayu’s storms the ruffians’ camp. He places some hidden grenades on the way to his village as he knows ruffians will chase him. It ends in a bloody and deadly fighting.

ฟ้าสั่งข้ามาเกิด
ฟ้าสั่งข้ามาเกิด

Year: 1988

Thai title: ฟ้าสั่งข้ามาเกิด
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Chat Mongkolchai,Rith Luecha,Pipop Pupinyo,Somsak Chaisongkram
Main actress:

Thai movie ฟ้าสั่งข้ามาเกิด was released in year 1988. The movie was never released in Thailand but a remaining sequence in Hmong language is lasting 1h07mn. So it is difficult to understand the detailed story. The image has a poor VCD copy quality. Sorapong Chatree is carrying wood on his back in the mountains. Sorapong is a former soldier. Five men dressed as rangers / militants arrive in the mountain village and are talking to the village headman as they are looking for Sorapong. As they cannot get proper information about Sorapong, they harass his wife (ศิรินันท์ โรจนธรรม) and his son. Sorapong arrives and beats the 5 men away. Their leader is Chat Mongkolchai. Among Chat’s team, there are also Rith Luecha and Pipop Pupinyo. This time, Reut brings more men in the village and they hurt the village header to make him talk. Sorapong kills a few men to help the villager header. Sorapong and his family are then chased by ruffians in the mountains. They arrive in another village but are captured by some villagers led by Somsak Chaisongkram. Sorapong has to accept a one to one fighting with spade as shown on the movie poster. He defeats two opponents. Later on, Sorapong storms the ruffians place to get back a statuette requested by Somsak Chaisongkram. Ruffians storm the village but Somsak Chaisongkram helps Sorapong's wife to flee. Per the deal, they let Sorapong and his family go. Sorapong defeats four men wearing black clothes. His wife is injured. Somsak Chaisongkram tries to stop Rith and his men but gets killed. Fleeing again, Sorapong and his family are arrested by other villagers. Luckily the leader is an old friend of Sorapong. Rith and his men storm the village again. Sorapong has to flee one more time. The remaining sequence ends up here. This movie reminds The Mountain Lion (เสือภูเขา) movie released in 1979.

ครั้งเดียวก็เกินพอ
ครั้งเดียวก็เกินพอ

Year: 1988

Thai title: ครั้งเดียวก็เกินพอ
English title:

Rating: 4/5
Director: Manop Udomdej

Main actor: Likit Eakmongkol,Apichat Halamjiak,Somsak Chaisongkram
Main actress: Sinjai Hongthai

Lak is a modern Thai lady. She is fianced since two years but her fiance (คู่หมั้น) is always busy with his work and has no time for her. There is still no confirmed date for the wedding and she is upset by this. In Pukhet, to escape to boredom, Lak (Sinjai Hongthai) meets young bachelor Samon (Likit Eakmongkol). Samon is hot temper and asks for wedding with Lak after a few days of friendship only but she refuses as she has already a fiance. She starts to be fed up with Samon as she doesn't love him. Samon is a butterfly man. Samon invites himself (รังควาน) to Lak's appartement in Phuket. She refuses to tell anything to her fiance as there is nothing to say! Lak accepts to kiss Samon but nothing more. Then Samon forces her and she gives way to Samon. Despite her friend advice, Lak refuses to go to police to file a claim (แจ้งความ) as she is afraid and feels shameful. Lak is back to Bangkok. Samon continues to chase her in Bangkok. Samon contacts Lak's fiance and tell him he and Lak love each other and that he and Lak are lovers. A discussion happens between Lak and her fiance. She cannot stand his kindness and gives back her fiancee ring. He leaves to Indonesia. As Samon is still chasing her, she goes to police to complain. Samon is arrested. Samon's lawyer asks for compromise outside the court to protect her name but she refuses. She claims she was not consenting (ไม่เต็มใจ). Samon's lawyer tries to convince the tribunal that it was not a rape but a common acceptance. Lak changes home and quits Bangkok. She doesn't care anymore about the trial. She is now pregnant. Shall she keep the future baby or not? She doesn't want to destroy the baby future as it is still a life so she decides to keep it. She doesn't want to be forced again by Salmon's acts so she keeps behaving same as before, i.e. doing intensive gym. The foetus dies. She is now freed. She loses the trial as Samon is only condemned to a 600 baht fine. She meets him in an hotel again. He challenges her again. At night time, he succeeds to enter in her house but gets severely beaten and dies when falling from the stairs. She is sent to prison but released promptly. Her former fiance is waiting for her. This Manop Udomdej's movie is related to women position in Thai society (difficulty to prove a rape, abortion difficulty for single woman). This movie received four gold statuette awards (รางวัลตุ๊กตาทอง) in 1987.

เดนมนุษย์
เดนมนุษย์

Year: 1987

Thai title: เดนมนุษย์
English title:

Rating: 2/5
Director:

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Chat Mongkolchai,Somsak Chaisongkram
Main actress:

Some ruthless ruffians kill villagers and threaten them as their leader, called Chun, was arrested by the police following a denunciation. Winai, head of forest rangers, is captured by the mafia in order to exchange Chun. Chun's daughter, called Plae, is leading the capture. Nai, a soldier, is living with his wife in a neighbouring village. While he is away, his wife Waew is raped and killed by the ruffians. Nai complains to the police. The local police head proposes to him to share the 200 000 Baht reward to get back Winai. Meanwhile the ruffians succeed to free Chun during a prison transfer. Nai helps Chun and his daughter to escape the police chase. His target is to infiltrate Chun's ruffians team and find who kills his wife. Chun's teammates also wish to get the 200 000 Baht reward. Once Nai arrives in the village, one of the leader, called Chat, refuses to exchange Chun with Winai and kills Chun. Nai is captured and put prisoner in a cage. Chun's daughter, Plae, has arguments with Chat and flees the campement. She frees Nai. Chat wishes to exchange Winai versus the money reward. Chat needs money to build a bigger team of ruffians. Nai takes revenge over the ruffian who killed his wife and succeeds to free Winai, head of forest rangers. Similar to a a Thai copy of Rambo II, Nai carries a huge machine gun with ammunitions over the shoulder. All ruffians are killed. Police arrives late. Nai and Plae defeats Chat and the rogue policeman doesn't get any reward. It is a typical 1980s Thai action movie based on revenge plot, mistreated villagers and corrupted policeman.

รักใคร่
รักใคร่

Year: 1987

Thai title: รักใคร่
English title:

Rating: 5/5
Director:

Main actor: Santisuk Promsiri,Somsak Chaisongkram
Main actress: Aranya Namwong,Jintara Sookkapat

Khun Num Yao (Aranya Namwong) is a middle age lady (ผู้ดี). She is practising illegal abortion on teens or rich ladies having affair and then unwanted baby. Her son Ran is hot tempered (ใจร้อน) and is butterfly man (หลายใจ). She also pays for Tap Tim studies, who is the daughter of her domestic helper. Tap Tim is not strong in studies but always willing to (เรียนไม่เก่งแต่ตั้งใจ). She wishes to be a nurse. Ran has a bad mindset but is intelligent and always studies well. He has become a doctor. In 1980s decade, abortions were not authorized in Thai hospitals. Patients needed to bring proofs in front of the police that the unwanted baby was due to a rape. Khun Num Yao knows it is illegal (ผิดกฎหมาย) but is is necessary (ความจำเป็น). She doesn't hope for gratitude (บุญคุณ). Adults have fun in modern society without responsabilities (ผู้ใหญ่สนุกอย่างเดียวไม่รับผิดชอบ). People have fire (ไฟ). She even helped her own son's girlfriends to abort. Pa Kong, Tap Tim's mother, is always helping Khun Num Yao during illegal abortions. Tap Tim succeeds to be a nurse. She is invited to Hua Hin by Ran, who is partying with friends. She is helping her mother to arrange food in the seaside resort. Ran has a dirty mindset (เรื่องลามก) in the heart despite high studies. She hates Ran. Tam Tim needs to compensate the good deeds received (ตอบแทนความบุญคุณ) and have to help Khun Num Yao for abortion as her mother is sick. She is unhappy and she has studied nurse job to save people and not to kill them (ทำบาปฆ่าคน). There is a deranging allegory between the mother killing life and the son creating life in the hotel room with girls. Pa Kong relates old story to her daughter. Ran's real mother asked to abort when she was already seven months pregnant. The child had survived and Khun Num Yao has adopted Ran as her own child. Tap Tim is confused (สับสน) but now better understands Ran's behavior (ไม่ได้รับอบอุ่นจาก Khun Num Yao). Ran hops between girls. Tap Tim's friend, Pol, is sick and has been dumped by Ran. Ran lies to himself and to the girls. Pol is pregnant. Thap Tim, fed up, tells him the truth (บัดซบ, ไม่ไช่มนุษย์, ปัญหาสังคม) to Ran regarding his real origin. Ran cannot stand the truth and breaks everything in his room. Ran disappears. Thap Tim decides to leave Khun Num Yao's home and brings her mother to go to countryside. She helps poor villagers and works in a dispensary (สถานีอนามัย) as nurse (นางพยาบาล). One day a little girl is really sick. There is a need for a doctor's help. They go to the next big village. Doctor Ran is there. He helps the girl but refuses to talk to Thap Tim. Ran is addicted to drugs in order to forget his past. Thap Tim helps for his redemption (เป็นคนดีได้). Finally the whole family is reunited. Ran is now having confidence into himself and asks his mother to stop doing this illegal job. She accepts. Ran will spend two years outside thailand to finish studies regarding proper abortion. Thap Tim promises to wait. The movie raises the hot topic regarding abortion legalisation in Thailand.

สายน้ำไม่ไหลกลับ
สายน้ำไม่ไหลกลับ

Year: 1987

Thai title: สายน้ำไม่ไหลกลับ
English title:

Rating: 5/5
Director:

Main actor: Apichat Halamjiak,Somsak Chaisongkram
Main actress: Sinjai Hongthai,Piathip Kumwong,Linda Khatancharoen

A young lady called Feun (Sinjai Hongthai) is working in a hairdresser shop and washes customers' hair. Khun Warut (Apichat Halamjiak), one customer, has interest in Feun. Phaen (Piathip Kumwong), Feun’s stepmother, tries to push her to go out with Warut. Feun’s father (Somsak Chaisongkram) indulges in alcohol and is seriously sick. Aniwat is Feun's close friend and wishes to marry her when he finishes his studies. Pressured by Phaen, Feun accepts a dinner invitation from Warut. Aware of this, Aniwat feels betrayed. Warut asks for Feun's hand. Phaen pushes her to accept. Troubled, she wishes to talk to Aniwat. But seeing him with another lady, she finally accepts Warut's offer. Warut starts to be more daring with Feun knowing they will marry soon. The wedding shall be a very small ceremony without Warut's parents. In fact, Warut is already married with three children. Phaen was aware. Warut and Feun don't understand each other. Feun likes to stay home but Warut likes to go to disco. Phaen is not interested in Feun's father but only in money that Warut gives to Feun. Warut doesn't come back home a few days already. While doing shopping with Warut, Warut and Feun meet Warut's wife. Feun understands that Warut lied to her (โลกลวง). She flees but is hit by a car. She is rescued by a DJ who introduces her to another lady called Luang. Feun cannot go back home as she doesn't want to be forced by Phaen again or to meet Warut again. Luang is working as a call girl. First Feun looks for normal jobs (waitress) but she still faces men harassment. She cannot find proper jobs (อยากเป็นคนดีแต่สังคมไม่ยอม). So she has finally no choice than working same as Luang as she is worried about her father. It is a difficult job as some men are crazy or violent. She enters in a whirlpool of sex and easy money. One day, one of her guest is Aniwat! Aniwat still believes Feun is a good person despite doing this job (ต้องการเงิน). Aniwat still loves Feun. Feun accepts to start a real love relationship with Aniwat. Their love is spoilt by meeting some former customers while dining and by a liver disease due to alcohol high level of consumption. Aniwat's friend tries to break this relationship. Feun's friend finds that Aniwat is already fiance with a teacher. Knowing this, she indulges in alcohol again and ends up in hospital. Despite cutting part of her liver, she will not survive long. She leaves the hospital and stays near the sea. Knowing Aniwat's wedding, she ends up in hospital again. Her friend forces Aniwat to visit her to hospital so that he can understand her real love and the pain he caused her. Feun dies in front of him. Movie สายน้ำไม่ไกลกลับ highlights society hypocrisy as it is allowed or understood that a man can have multiple mistresses but the opposite is not accepted. It highlights a society where men harassment is still excessive.

นวลฉวี
นวลฉวี

Year: 1985

Thai title: นวลฉวี
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Apichat Halamjiak,Krailat Kriengkrai,Somsak Chaisongkram,Sompong Phonmitr,Somkuan Krajangsat
Main actress: Sinjai Hongthai,Sarinthip Siriwan,Wiyada Umarin

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Thai movie นวลฉวี was released in year 1985 and lasts 1h56mn. It has received three Thai awards. Somsak Chaisongkram and two other men carry a dead body at nighttime. Utit (Apichat Halamjiak) is waiting for them and they take the body away by car. On the following day, Sompong Phonmitr finds a woman body floating in the river. It makes news headlines. The body is identified to be a nurse called Nuan Chawee (Sinjai Hongthai). This movie deals about the police enquiry to find who has killed the nurse. Utit (Apichat Halamjiak) is her husband, a doctor, and is claiming her dead body. Utit is interrogated by police. นาย Cheut and his wife, also a nurse, are suspected. Tuwit (Krailat Kriengkrai) is suspected as he used to love Nuan but as this love was not reciprocal, he married another lady. The movie has flashbacks between the investigation and Nuan’s story. Nuan and the doctor met each other in the hospital. Nuan fell in love with him and accepted to become his girlfriend. The doctor was going to be sent to Lampang. Nuan was waiting eagerly for the doctor to be back. Nuan presented her father (Somkuan Krajangsat) to doctor Utit as she hoped Utit would ask her hand for wedding. The love was not shared. Utit started to be fed up with Nuan (รำคาญ). Nuan was upset. Fed up by the doctor's lack of responsibility (ไม่ยอมรับผิดชอบ), she threatened to shoot him if he didn't marry. Under pressure, doctor Utit accepted. But the doctor’s mother (Sarinthip Siriwan) refused to accept Nuan. Nuan and her father complained to the hospital’s director. It caused Utit to be very upset and he hit Nuan. Nuan saw doctor Utit with another girl (Wiyada Umarin). Two brothers were involved in the murder. As Nuan learnt Utit had also married Umarin 6 days after her, she threatened the doctor to go to justice. Utit was fed up with Nuan as she could really mess up his future and position in the society. Wiyada saw her a competitor. So everything was in place to get rid of Nuan and to kill her with the help of the local undertaker (สัปเหร่อ) Somsak and the two brothers as intermediates. Wiyada and doctor Utit finally recognize their culpability. It is based on a real story, which happened in year 1959.

ระฆังผี
ระฆังผี

Year: 1985

Thai title: ระฆังผี
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Tanit Pongmanoon,Sithao Petcharoen,Somsak Chaisongkram
Main actress: Praew Mardmarud

Village leader (ผู้ใหญ่) Krai is a rich man. His wife Lamduan (ใจสัตว์) is having an affair with An, a local ruffian. Meanwhile An has made Dokmai, a local lady villager, pregnant and swears (สาบาน) to marry her. The child shall be born soon. Chot, Dokmai’s brother, is upset by this situation but cannot complain as An is his boss. There is a temple fair with musical folk drama (ลิเก) and a bell is offered to the temple. A nice Buddhist countryside ceremony is shown with the temple bell consecration. It ends tragically as the village leader is pushed into the bell in hot fusion and dies. An becomes the new village leader. A new visitor arrives in the village. His name is Chok and he has been hired by An to protect Pen and her sister Pol, daughters of former Village leader Krai. Lamduan is only their stepmother (แม่เลี้ยง). An will give their heritage back when they get married but he already started to spend a lot. An forgets Dokmai. Village leader ghost (ผีผู้ใหญ่) appears and visits his daughter Pen to tell her the truth and to beware of An. Chok is a hitman (มือปืน) so Pen doesn't trust him either. The ghost kills three ruffians involved in his murder. An still refuses to recognize Dokmai’s pregnancy. Dokmai dies in a fire set in her house by An's ruffians. Chot promises to revenge. Lamduan orders to burn both Pen and Pol but Chok helps them on time. Dokmai ghost appears to kill Lamduan as she has taken away An from her. The village leader ghost tries to kill both Lamduan and An as they planned to kill him. Luckily for them the abbot (หลวงพ่อ) amulet chases the ghost away. An recruits a master (อาจารย์) but he is useless. Dokmai ghost strangles Lamduan while she was having a bath so without any Buddhist amulet protection. An hires another master to fight the two ghosts (โจรเราไม่เลี้ยง). Dokmai ghost is neutralised. Chok is an uncovered policeman. He wishes to capture An but this latter escapes and is followed up by Krai ghost. Finally Chot and An kill each other (ทำความชั่วตายจากความชั่ว). Parts of the movie are missing.

นักรบประจัญบาน
นักรบประจัญบาน

Year: 1984

Thai title: นักรบประจัญบาน
English title: Cobra Thunderbolt

Rating: 4/5
Director: Toranong Srichua

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Krung Srivilai,Chaiyan Sorakrai,Dam Datsakorn,Somsak Chaisongkram,Pinyo Parnnui
Main actress: Pissamai Wilaisak

Thai movie นักรบประจัญบาน was released in year 1984 and lasts 1h47mn. Toranong Srichua is the movie director. The Thai VCD has a good image quality but is 4:3 format. A Japanese VHS version is in 16:9 format but only lasts 1h29mn. It is a Sahamongkol production. A group of heavily armed Thai terrorists (including Dam Datsakorn, Somsak Chaisongkram, Pinyo Parnnui) are trained in Thailand. The Thai army commander asks to neutralize them asap. Tet (Krung Srivilai), previous military officer and now disabled, is sitting on a wheelchair and is pushed by his wife (Pissamai Wilaisak). He is providing advices to Thai army commander. Det (Sorapong Chatree) is Tet’s previous best fighter (นักรบ). Tet was his superior (ภูพาน) in year 1971. Both Tet and Det were the only survivors following heavy fightings at the Thai border. Tet lost use of his legs. The Daily News Press director sends his best journalist Ann (ศิริพร เอี่ยมสุนทร) to enquiry on a factory building illegally war weapons. The factory owner is Somsak Chaisongkram. The journalist receives threatening to stop her investigation on the factory. Meanwhile Tet demonstrates to Thai army commander his latest armored vehicle (รถวิเศษ). His own daughter (ระพีพรรณ กรสกุล) is the driver. Somsak is also very interested but Tet refuses to sell to him. Somsak sold weapons to communists causing Tet’s former military unit to be decimated. Ruffians storm Tet's house and kidnap his wife. Police inspector (Chaiyan Sorakrai) wishes to help but Tet prefers to handle by himself as those kidnappers are not standard ruffians. Det, learning the news from a newspaper, decides to flee while doing community work in order to help his former boss. Ann helps him to find Tet. During tentative exchange with Somsak, Tet's wife is killed through a remote bomb hidden on her body. It is war. Tet provides proofs to Ann that Somsak sold weapons illegally to Cambodia, Lao and Vietnam. Tet is kidnapped. A bomb is put in Daily news’ office by a renegade police officer but Police inspector Chaiyan stops it on time. Police locates the terrorist camp and tries to destroy it. Det uses the armored vehicle. Tet's daughter joins him with an individual flying machine. As policemen get difficulties, they wipe the terrorist opposition and release Tet. For this movie, Krung Srivilai made his head bald and was sitting in a wheelchair during whole movie. Toranong Srichua used his movie as a reference to show what risks could happen in Thailand in the future. Some happened (domestic terrorists, police officer betraying country, remote bombs on people…).

เสือภูพาน
เสือภูพาน

Year: 1983

Thai title: เสือภูพาน
English title:

Rating: 2/5
Director:

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Krung Srivilai,Somsak Chaisongkram,Boo Wibunnan,Pipop Pupinyo,Chat Mongkolchai,Krai Kanchit,Pao Porapak
Main actress: Nareerat Monsiri

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Thai movie เสือภูพาน was released in year 1983. The movie "เสือภูพาน", released under VCD by Lepso ltd, lasts only 56 minutes so for sure the original movie was cut a lot so making the whole story a bit difficult to understand. The movie เสือภูพาน was already released by Happy Time ltd so this version might be longer. Another online version lasts 1h07mn. It was also released under as an international title as "Spy Inferno" (1h26mn). It is a mix of Thai footage and Hong Kong footage done by Filmark production. The movie is in Spanish language. The Thai footage lasts more than one hour. The picture quality of "Spy inferno" is much better than the Thai VCD release. Some scenes are present only in the Filmark version and some only in the Thai VCD version. The Thai actors are not even mentioned in the credits. Soldiers led by Phupan (Krung Srivilai) are attacked by traitors. As their leader is injured, they have to retreat. This group of traitors is led by a big chief (Boo Wibunnan). The big chief leader wears Vietnamese clothes with a communist red star. They are traitors to the Thai nation. His ruffians' team includes Somsak Chaisongkram, Chat Mongkolchai, Krai Kanchit, Pao Porapak, ชูชัย ชัชดา and Pipop Pupinyo. They terrorize and ransack the local population. Kamnan (กำนัน) Lit is taking orders from a female boss (หัวหน้า) called Melan (Nareerat Monsiri). Only two men, Seu (Sorapong Chatree) and Phupan, are organizing resistance against them. Seu’s parents and younger sister were killed by the ruffians. The international version shows the village attack by the ruffians. Subdistrict headman (กำนัน) Yeun refuses to sell his land to the ruffians. Lit tries to intimidate Yeun. Seu helps a singer aggressed by Somsak Chaisongkram (เล่นผัวเมียกัน). Seu is kidnapped by the ruffians but refuses to divulge information on Phupan. The doctor Bua helps Seu to flee. A chase is engaged to catch them back. Kamnan Lit kidnaps Yeun to force Yeun’s daughter (ไปรมา รัชตะ) to be his wife. Her friend Promod helps to release Kamnan Lit. There is a secret informer (หูตา), called Number 13, inside the ruffians’ team. The traitors move to another secret place but Bua leads the Thai army there. Melan is finally uncovered as the hidden informer inside the ruffians. The Thai army, helped by Seu, storm the ruffians’ headquarters but faces strong opposition. Seu appears in hill tribes clothes. All ruffians are killed. Bua dies in the fightings. Thai movie เสือภูพาน reminds of movies such as ชุมแพ 2 (1984) or เสือภูเขา (1979) where a hill tribe character has strong fighting skills.

แหกนรกเวียดนาม
แหกนรกเวียดนาม

Year: 1983

Thai title: แหกนรกเวียดนาม
English title: Refugee

Rating: 3/5
Director: Toranong Srichua

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Manop Aussawathep,Lak Apichat,Krailat Kriengkrai,Kowit Wattanakul,Somsak Chaisongkram,Chaiyan Sorakrai
Main actress: Suriwan Suriyong

In South Vietnam, protests happen to ask for US GI departure. The movie takes place in 1975 when America was leaving Vietnam. During Vietnam war, Thailand sent soldiers to South Vietnam to support USA as a partner. Last Thai soldiers (including veteran actor Lak Apichat) are about to leave also but their leader called Cobra (Sorapong Chatree) need them to perform a last task. Cobra and his team get support from Susan, a south Vietnamese soldier. They need to extract Nai Pol from the airport. Nai Pol is an important prisoner (นักโทษสำคัญ). Thanks to Vietnamese uniforms (สหาย), they succeed to infiltrate the base and release the prisoner. Salambo (Suriwan Suriyong), daughter of Nai Pol, joins them. A boat is waiting to evacuate them from Vietnam but Vietnamese soldiers will not let them go so easily. Arrived at the beach, thousands of boat people try also to flee. Susan refuses to leave and dies there. Some boats with Vietnamese soldiers are following them. In the sea, they find 3 stranded people, a banker, a prostitute and a mercenary. To avoid being captured, they have to stop by an island and dynamite their boat to destroy the military boat chasing them. But they have no way to quit the island. Another Vietnamese boat with their tough leader (Manop Aussawathep) arrives on the island to chase the Thai soldiers. Traps are placed in the jungle. Communist soldiers are displayed as heartless, i.e. killing helpless villagers (Krailat Kriengkrai). Dissensions appear as the banker, the mercenary and the prostitute want to go their own way. Tension and stress happen in the humid jungle causing some Thai soldiers to become crazy and less aware of dangers. Vietnamese soldiers defeated America but Thai soldiers are not willing to die one by one. Pol has hidden some microfilms in his leg. It contains the list of Vietnamese sympathizers in Thailand. So it is very important to avoid Bangkok becoming another Saigon. It also contains proofs that USA considered sending a nuclear bomb on Hanoi. The movie ends with various harsh fightings between Thai soldiers and Vietnamese soldiers. Only a limited number of Thai soldiers leave the island alive. Movie แหกนรกเวียดนาม / Refugee is directed by Toranong Srichua, a Thai veteran director well known for his action movies. This movie had a 12M baht budget.

ไอ้ ป.4 (ไม่มีเส้น)
ไอ้ ป.4 (ไม่มีเส้น)

Year: 1983

Thai title: ไอ้ ป.4 (ไม่มีเส้น)
English title:

Rating: 4/5
Director:

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Pipop Pupinyo,Kowit Wattanakul,Panna Rittikrai,Note Chernyim,Manop Aussawathep,Chat Mongkolchai,Somsak Chaisongkram
Main actress: Suriwan Suriyong,Metta Roongrat,Sarinthip Siriwan,Thitima Sangkapitak

Leu (Sorapong Chatree) is a poor Tuk Tuk (สามล้อ) driver and has difficulties to find money to pay his son Tawan school fees. The headmaster (Sarinthip Siriwan) has limited understanding. One day fightings erupt with ruffians asking for protection fee to a Tuk Tuk driver. Leu and his friends (Panna Rittikrai, Note Chernyim) help. Leu hits violently Pipop Pupinyo. Yot (Manop Aussawathep) is head of ruffians. Kowit is a policeman but he cannot help that much. Wan (Thitima Sangkapitak) is owning a street restaurant, where Tuk Tuk drivers always eat. Tuk Tuk needs to pay a parking fee despite it is a public road. Leu is aggressed again while driving his Tuk Tuk so he is late at school to pick up his son. Teacher Panit (Suriwan Suriyong) sends his son back home. The teacher Panit complains on Leu not taking care enough of his son. Fighting erupts with ruffians looking for troubles with the teacher Panit but she has good fighting skills also. Panit is in fact the daughter of Yot. Ruffians fight again with the Tuk Tuk drivers as they refuse to pay extortion fee. They all end up in police station. Thanks to bad influence (อิทธิพล) of gangster Sia Boon Mak, ruffians are released first. The owner of Tuk Tuk cars pay finally for the release fee as the drivers are just renting the cars so they have no money. Leu is very late picking up his son so he meets the teacher again at his home. Sia Boon Mak (นักเลงใหญ่) forces Yot to work with him as he threatens his daughter. Brakes are damaged on Leu's Tuk Tuk as a warning. Tawan's mother, former teacher, died many years ago in a bus accident. Both Leu and Yot ended their studies at ป.4 level. Panit would like her father Yot to stop his dirty ways to do business (วิธีการสกปรก) by exploiting other poor people. Yot argues he had no choice as the society doesn’t give a lot of opportunity to succeed for people ending their studies at low level (ป.4). Following his daughter pressure and wishing to change his life, he agrees to stop. Meanwhile Sia Boon Mak’s ruffians cause Leu's Tuk Tuk to have an accident and his son dies. Leu promises to revenge and refuses to see Panit anymore. Panit proves him that her father is not involved in his son’s death. Yot is now on Leu's side. Leu fails to kill Sia Boon Mak but injures him. As revenge Yot is shot and killed. Wan is kidnapped and killed by Sia Boon Mak. It is too much and Leu assisted by Panit and an army of Tuk Tuk drivers storm Sia Boon Mak’s den. Police led by Kowit finally arrives. Leu doesn't perform self justice and lets police to arrest Sia Boon Mak. Justice will be performed but Leu has to lose his son for this justice to happen… Movie director is มนู วรรณายก. This movie was released in VHS format but never in VCD or DVD formats.

สายเลือดเดียวกัน
สายเลือดเดียวกัน

Year: 1982

Thai title: สายเลือดเดียวกัน
English title:

Rating: 4/5
Director:

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Pipop Pupinyo,Somsak Chaisongkram,Kraison Saenganan
Main actress: Thitima Sangkapitak,Nanthida Kaewbuasai,Suphanee Jitthieng

Yoo (Thitima Sangkapitak) and Kasem (Sorapong Chatree) love each other. Yoo's father doesn't want her daughter to meet Kasem anymore as he is coming from poor background (บ้านนอก / จน). Kasem needs to fight back (ต่อสู้) but Yoo's father refuses to see his kindness and even hits him, so Yoo flees with Kasem. They live in countryside as farmers. Ten years have passed. They have now three children, Yupa, Decha and a baby girl. Yoo keeps crying having pity on her children as they are poor. Yoo wishes to go back to Bangkok but Kasem refuses as unwilling to be despised by the father again. Yoo is tired of this life. As Yoo is sick, Kasem goes to a neighbouring town to buy medicine. When he is back, Yoo has died already. The children are also tired of this hardship and would like their father to bring them to their grandparents. One day some ruffians claim rent fee for the last ten years. As Kasem refuses, he is beaten and left for dead. The house is burnt down. The children have no choice but to go to Bangkok. They finally go by train and are lucky to have another traveller paying their tickets as he has pity of them. Decha always think of eating sweets. Arrived in Bangkok, Decha is separated from Yupa. Yupa is hit by a car. Her eye vision is altered. Meanwhile Decha is recruited in a pickpocket gang (ล้วงกระเป๋า) led by veteran actor Pipop Pupinyo. The couple who hit Yupa with their car is considering adopting the children as they don't have their own kids but the woman has a concern on Yupa as she is already old enough to understand. Knowing this, Yupa prefers to leave in order to secure her small sister's future. Finally the family has another child called Thanee but keeps the secret about the other child named Wilai. Children are now grown up. Decha is deeply involved in robbing, pickpocket activities and even heroin traffic. Yupa (Nanthida Kaewbuasai) is begging as she is almost blind. Decha tries to seduce Wilai, an university student coming from a well-off family, whose wallet has been stolen by his team. Thanee, jealous about Decha, reveals to Wilai the robber background of Decha. Decha complains that no chance is given to him like his father (อยากเป็นคนดี). Thanee (ลูกอิจฉา) also reveals to Wilai that she is not real daughter but just an adopted street child. Reading a newspaper, Wilai's stepfather finds that Wilai's real grandparents search their grandchildren to give their heritage. Hearing a little girl singing his mother lullaby, Decha is able to find back Yupa. Yupa is not aware from where Decha money is coming from. Finally through a final touching sequence Decha loses a potential love with Wilai but finds back his lost sister. This strong drama movie highlights brother-sister bonds (พี่น้องต้องรักกัน).

สายใจ
สายใจ

Year: 1981

Thai title: สายใจ
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Pisarn Akraseranee,Porjed Kaenpetch,Sawin Sawangrat,Somsak Chaisongkram
Main actress: Naowarat Yooktanun,Sarinthip Siriwan,Nanthida Kaewbuasai,Ampha Pusit

Thai movie สายใจ was released in year 1981. It lasts 1h45mn. Yae Suk (Naowarat Yooktanun) and Den (Pisarn Akraseranee) have a car accident. They find an arrangement for the damages (ค่าเสียหาย). Her parents are Sarinthip Siriwan (คุณหญิง) and Sawin Sawangrat. Da (Nanthida Kaewbuasai) is her sister. Yae Suk is selling old items from her grandfather to allow the family to survive (หมดตัวแล้ว). But the parents either gamble the money or bet on horses. The father meet Somsak Chaisongkram and Saksit (Porjed Kaenpetch) while playing cards. The father invites them for lunch as he has the idea to marry his daughters in order to get money from the dowry (ค่าสินสมรส). A family gathering for all parties including Ampha Pusit happens to know each other. Da doesn't like Saksit as she believes he is just a gambler. He loses on purpose. Saksit pretends he can buy anything (ซื้อความนับถือความรักไม่ได้). Pho Lieng is also interested by Da and even tries to abuse her. Saksit helps her on time. They all go for a hike in the mountain but accidents occur. Finally Saksit and Da sympathize. Pho Lieng sends men to get rid of them. They have to spend the night in the forest but finally defeat the ruffians. As his daughters spent night outside home, the father claims his family name is tarnished (ขายหน้า). Da refuses to get sold (ถูกขาย). One old family friend mentions that the family name is already tarnished since a long time as the father and mother are strong gamblers. It shouldn't be the daughters' duty to pay for their gambling vice. Misunderstanding happens between Da and Saksit. Den helps to solve the issue. They finally get reunited also.

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.

35 กะรัต
35 กะรัต

Year: 1979

Thai title: 35 กะรัต
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Phairoj Sangwaribut,Somsak Chaisongkram
Main actress: Aranya Namwong,Mayurachath Muarnprasitivej

It is about a love story between a young man and a woman older than him. This love story is mixed with a dramatic family story linked with a diamant 35 carats.

มหาราชดำ
มหาราชดำ

Year: 1979

Thai title: มหาราชดำ
English title: King Naresuen The Great

Rating: 3/5
Director: Toranong Srichua

Main actor: Pisarn Akraseranee,Kecha Plianvithee,Somsak Chaisongkram,Pumi Patanayut
Main actress: Ampha Pusit,Thitima Sangkapitak

This movie is about King Naresuen The Great. The King Naresuan was famous for having a duel on elephants with the Burmese Crown Prince and won against him in year 1593. King Naresuan regained independence from Burma for the kingdom of Ayuthaya.

ไอ้คลั่งทะเลโหด
ไอ้คลั่งทะเลโหด

Year: 1979

Thai title: ไอ้คลั่งทะเลโหด
English title:

Rating: 5/5
Director:

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Phaophan Phongnathee,Manop Aussawathep,Prachuap Ruekyamdee,Adinan Singhiran,Taksin Jampol,Dam Datsakorn,Somsak Chaisongkram,Rith Luecha
Main actress: Wiyada Umarin,Duangcheewan Komolsen,Nantana Ngao Krajang

A woman is about to deliver her baby. The husband brings his wife on a boat but it is caught in a storm. Their village on the island is wiped away by a tsunami. A boy is born on the boat. The boat is then attacked by a group of pirates (Manop Aussawathep, Prachuap Ruekyamdee, Adinan Singhiran and Taksin Jampol). The baby life is spared and is named Ai Klang. During his youth, Ai Klang is trained to use all weapons. Salai (Wiyada Umarin) likes Ai Klang since her childhood. Ai Klang (Sorapong Chatree) has a reputation of having extraordinary skills as storm child (ลูกพายุ). He is disliked by some pirates (Dam Datsakorn, Somsak Chaisongkram, Rith Luecha and Phaophan Phongnathee) on the island. During a boat attack, the father is injured and the diviner predicts a bad omen for the village (ดาวบอก). Ai Klang and Sarapat, the other son (ลูกพ่อ), keep arguing over Salai. Their pirate (สลัด) village is located on an island. Normally they never keep survivors to avoid their hidden village to be discovered. Sarapat keeps a young lady called Chom (Duangcheewan Komolsen) for his father. She becomes in fact his mistress. Salai's family members are accused of theft. In fact, their crime is to have seen Sarapat and his mistress Chom together. Through a deadly game, two are shot but the father survives as Ai Klang fails, on purpose, to hit him three times. Ai Klang rescues a young lady Malai (Nantana Ngao Krajang) whose boat is wrecked on the island. It causes Salai's jealousy. While bringing her back to her father, Ai Klang is recognized as pirate and needs to flee. Ai Klang learns from Salai's father that he is not the real son of the pirates’ leader. While the father is away, the bad pirates get rid of Salai's father despite Ai Klang's resistance. Ai Klang is attached to a pole during rising tide but Salai helps him before he gets drowned. Sarapat takes over the island while his father is away. When the father is back, he is captured. While Sarapat and his men celebrate their victory, the island volcano wakes up. Ai Klang and a number of men faithful to the father attack the renegade pirates. Fight is fierce but they win. Salai is killed during the fightings. Ai Klang ends up fighting with his father as he killed his real parents twenty years ago. He is unable to kill him as twenty years together have created strong filial bonds. To acknowledge his mistake, the father announces that they all stop to be pirates! But it is too late as finally a tsunami wipes the island. Just before, the father sent Ai Klang and Malai to take refuge on higher grounds. ไอ้คลั่งทะเลโหด was released in year 1979 and features an impressive list of famous 1970s Thai actors. Star wars movie soundtrack is used. The movie was never released officially in VCD or DVD format but a VHS telezin version can be found around. It is supposed to be one of the few Thai movies shot in 70mm format.

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.

กุญแจรัก
กุญแจรัก

Year: 1978

Thai title: กุญแจรัก
English title:

Rating: 5/5
Director:

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Somsak Chaisongkram,Somkuan Krajangsat
Main actress: Nantana Ngao Krajang,Suphanee Jitthieng

Toon's former boyfriend, Bati, dies in a parachute accident. Her parents send her to study in France in order to forget this sad story. Doctor Sompong (Sorapong Chatree) is Toon's childhood friend. Both parents wish Toon (Nantana Ngao Krajang) and Sompong to marry but they don't love each other. Romance happens at Dusit zoo with Ananta Samakhom Throne Hall in the background. Sompong tries his best but Toon is not receptive (เอาใจยาก). Toon likes music and dancing. One night a biker mechanic falls in love with Toon by seeing her in a nightclub. She still cannot forget Bati (รักเดียวใจเดียว). Thongchai, friend of Rat, coming back from USA, has same look as Bati so Toon gets confused at first. Sompong decides to learn dancing. Toon likes to play fool with Sompong. One of her friend, Rat, is sponsored by Thanong (Somsak Chaisongkram). Rat acts as a matchmaker (แม่ซื้อ). Thongchai misses the USA for its sex freedom, openness, lack of conservative society but Thai culture is different. So Toon stops seeing Thongchai as she doesn't share his view. Sompong continues his best without forcing Toon. Thongchai keeps harassing Toon. Toon's hot temper causes issues in her own family and she refuses any arranged wedding with Sompong. While going out at nighttime, she falls in a trick set up by Thanong. The biker mechanic tries to help but he gets severely beaten as he is outnumbered. Thanong can then rape Toon. Toon's father (Somkuan Krajangsat) and Sompong are looking for her. She is found unanimated in a small road. Sompong helps Toon to recover and keep high spirit through touching words (เริ่มตอนชีวิตใหม่). Toon accepts to marry Sompong. Thanong is finally arrested for prostitution incitation. The mechanic guy learns about the wedding on the newspapers. His love failure remains a defeat for him amplified by the beatings on the head including sequels. On the wedding day unable to keep his frustration he shots Toon. Toon dies. Toon and Sompong are separated a last time (จากกันเพื่อไม่ต้องจากกันอีก). This movie is a strong romantic drama from decade 1970s highlighting many social issues such as women liberalization, arranged wedding... This movie features a great soundtrack with many famous decade 1970s songs. Actors are wearing great flared (pattes d'éléphants) jeans.

กาม
กาม

Year: 1978

Thai title: กาม
English title: Kama

Rating: 5/5
Director: ChatriChalerm Yukol

Main actor: Manop Aussawathep,Sorapong Chatree,Dam Datsakorn,Nirut Sirijanya,Adul Dulyarat,Somsak Chaisongkram
Main actress: Piathip Kumwong,Monrudee Yamaphai,Wiyada Umarin,Metta Roongrat

Chet (Sorapong Chatree) performs love scene with Manvika (Piathip Kumwong) in front of cameras. Manvika (ดาวโป้) is a sex movies star. Veena (Monrudee Yamaphai), her teen daughter, feels ashamed. Manvika draws a line between public life and private life. She works hard to pay her daughter’s studies. There is a crazy painter called Marut (Manop Aussawathep) living near their home and drawing big vagina, i.e. his vision of a mother, or big penis (พระเจ้า), i.e. his vision of the humanity creation. The art critic doesn't understand him and sees him as a sex maniac only. The artist is seen as obscene (ลามก) by his neighbours. Veena gets interest in this artist and also starts to draw similar vagina during school art lessons. She is studying in a catholic private school. Next week is Veena's birthday. Veena has feelings that her mother doesn't spend enough time with her and more time with other men while playing movies. A journalist called Surasak keeps harassing the mother. As a vengeance as Manvika slapped him, the journalist publishes picture of her daughter Veena presented as a new star (ดาวรุ่งดาวใหม่). Despite not being aware, Veena is threatened to be expelled if it ever happens again as her school can only accept good mindset lady (สุภาพบุรุษสตรี). Society doesn't make a difference between a job and real personality of people. They all believe Manvika can only be an easy woman. The artist is also despised as sexual representations cannot be art according to society prejudices. While going back from restaurant, Veena's friend car hits the artist. Veena helps to bring him back home safely. The journalist is still angry and writes devastating reviews about Manvika. He is also a corrupted guy accepting money to write good reviews. Veena understands the artist motivations and doesn't believe what he is drawing is dirty as it is the origins of our world. People start to gossip, including Surasak the journalist, as Veena visits him every day. Neighbours believe a sex maniac artist and a daughter of porno star can only do bad things together. Veena wishes the artist to draw mountains or sea and he follows her advice. Following Surasak’s pressure, Manvika is downgraded to second role by movie director (Adul Dulyarat). One evening, the artist wishes to draw a nude painting of Veena. Afraid she starts shouting and fighting back. Surasak following them secretly takes pictures to be published on Thairat newspaper’s first page and pretending a rape. The artist is beaten by the mob. Nobody talks anymore to Veena (คนเลว) at her school. Manvika tries to get help from other newspapers but with no avail. Veena is fired from her school. Surasak’s wife (Metta Roongrat) asks him to consider how he would react if his own daughter was tarnished the same way. Nobody comes to Veena’s birthday (รังเกียจหนู). Newspapers can shape belief of people as even Manvika doubts about her own daughter. Only the artist understood her, so she leaves her home to find him in Koh Samet (เข้าใจกันดี). Following Manvika's tearful pleas, Surasak recognizes his mistakes and promises not to write about her and her family anymore. Being recognized on Koh Samet island, police and her mother are coming to get Veena back. Veena doesn't want to go back with her mum and be called as sex star daughter (ลูกสาวดาวโป้) again. Marut, the artist, gets shot by the police. Only the crazy artist was understanding Veena. This movie กาม includes strong critique of newspapers living on scandals (ข่าวเป็นข่าว), strong critique of society preconceived opinions on art and people public life. Many famous Thai actors have a cameo appearance in this movie.

ใครจะอยู่ค้ำฟ้า
ใครจะอยู่ค้ำฟ้า

Year: 1977

Thai title: ใครจะอยู่ค้ำฟ้า
English title: The man from hell

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Krung Srivilai,Sorapong Chatree,Nirut Sirijanya,Adul Dulyarat,Lor Tok,Pipop Pupinyo,Somsak Chaisongkram
Main actress: Naowarat Yooktanun,Aranya Namwong

Krung Srivilai is getting married. Some partygoers people take Krung for a last drink to celebrate. His wife will wait for him. While Krung is having a few drinks, his wife is raped by four men including Pipop Pupinyo (wearing a wig) and Somsak Chaisongkram. He discovered her body recovered by roses. The crime is signed by Red Roses gang. Krung promises to take revenge. He helps his wife’s sister (Naowarat Yooktanun) being attacked by the gang also. Nirut Sirijanya and his brother take profit of gang rivalries to take some suitcases full of money and drugs. The brother has issues when protecting a young lady against ruffians but inspector Sorapong Chatree is helping. Lowu is the Chinese leader of Red Roses gang. Both Nirut and Krung are captured by the gang but succeeded to escape. Khun Ling (Aranya Namwong) or White Rose is arriving from Singapore. Only the White Rose knows the identity of Red Roses gang’s real leader so she is welcomed at the airport by Sorapong before the gang can kidnap her. Meanwhile Krung falls in love with Naowarat. Krung is captured again. He is framed in a murder. Krung kills one of his wife’s assassin but is then facing inspector Sorapong as he cannot break the law either. Red Rose gang leader is played by veteran actor Adul Dulyarat. Naowarat is kidnapped by the gang. The leader recalls Krung far souvenirs when he was a soldier. The gang leader’s wife and daughter were killed by Thai soldiers during shootings. Since that day, he wishes to take revenge over Krung. To get Naowarat released, Krung has to shoot White Rose, who is a danger for the gang. As Krung and White Rose were lover in the past, it is a difficult decision. While Sorapong and White Rose are having a diner, Krung shoots her but it is only a trick. Nirut's brother and his mum are killed by Lowu. Nirut's brother was working as police informer. Nirut wishes to revenge also. Nirut and Sorapong storm the cave where the gang is hiding. They release Krung and Naowarat. Khun Ling shots herself the gang leader. The movie “The man from hell” or ใครจะอยู่ค้ำฟ้า (1978) is currently available through Ocean Shores video tape in English only. It is weird to have Sorapong, Krung with an English dubbing but as least Thai music was kept. The movie has sometimes a weird directing. As the movie is only 1h26mn, it is highly probable that it was cut for an international version as most Thai Movies during 1970s last almost two hours. 5 Top Thai stars are starring in this movie, i.e. Krung Srivilai, Sorapong Chatree, Nirut Sirijanya, Naowarat Yooktanun, Aranya Namwong. Fantastic bell-bottoms are worn by Sorapong Chatree.

ลูกขวาน
ลูกขวาน

Year: 1977

Thai title: ลูกขวาน
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director: Kom Akadej

Main actor: Sombat Methanee,Kom Akadej,Dam Datsakorn,Choomporn Theppitak,Sahat Piempongsan,Kecha Plianvithee,Krai Kanchit,Chat Mongkolchai,Lak Apichat,Prachuap Ruekyamdee,Kamthorn Suwanpiyasiri,Kanchit Kwanpracha,Manop Aussawathep,Pipop Pupinyo,Somsak Chaisongkram,Sayan Chantaravi​boon,Chana Sriubon
Main actress: Aranya Namwong,Ratanaporn Intarakamhaeng,Metta Roongrat,Rewadee Pattaphong

ลูกขวาน is a Thai movie released in year 1977. It lasts 1h54mn. This action movie, directed by director Kom Akadej, features a great bunch of Thai actors. Sing A (Sombat Methanee) arrives too late as his father Nae Klam died already. His father was a big mafia boss (นักเลง) so smaller bosses (Chun - Dam Datsakorn, Kam - Choomporn Theppitak, Pon - Sahat Piempongsan, Krong - Kanchit Kwanpracha) want to become the leader instead. The movie features fighting between those smaller bosses in order to become the big boss. Back from overseas, Sing A is welcomed by KoLit (Kecha Plianvithee) and by his mother (Ratanaporn Intarakamhaeng). Krai Kanchit challenges Sing A but as he is defeated, he finally joins Sing A's team. Ruffians are using axes (ขวาน) for fighting so giving the movie name, i.e. ลูกขวาน, "axe child". Many groups want to get rid of Sing A. Prachom (Lak Apichat) gives a hand to Sing A aggressed by motorbikes on the beach. Kam (Choomporn Theppitak), married to Metta Roongrat, is one of the small leader wanting to kill Sing A. Nop (Kamthorn Suwanpiyasiri) and Sai (Prachuap Ruekyamdee) are close friends with Sing A. Sing A finally sympathizes with Nolee (Aranya Namwong), daughter of Nop. Phi Pon (Sahat Piempongsan) and his team start hostilities and take over a mine. Mek (Chana Sriubon) and Wan are having a love affair. Tan (Manop Aussawathep) orders to kill Sing A. KoLit and Mek defeat Pipop Pupinyo and his guys trying to enter in their ranch. Krong is shot and injured by another gang. Tan refuses to work with Phi Pon (ขายหน้า). Chat Mongkolchai and his ruffians attack Mek's house but get defeated by KoLit and Mek following a long boat race. Wedding is happening between Mek and Wan. Chun is looking for troubles during the wedding but gets punched by Sing A. Tan is burnt in his car by Phi Pon's team and becomes blind. As a revenge, Phi Pon gets killed by Kanchit. Tan relearns to shoot using his ears instead of eyes. Pinyo and his ruffians kill Sing A's mother but get axed by KoLit and Mek. Kam is arrested by the police. Aranya has a cancer but Sing A still wishes to marry her. Tan takes his revenge over those who caused the fire making him blind. All mafia leaders are now out of the game except Chun. A feast is organized but Chun's ruffians (Somsak Chaisongkram) are bringing a mess. Honor needs to be washed with blood (เลือดต้องล้างกับเลือด). Chun's house is stormed and Chun himself is killed but remaining people including Sing A get caught by police. This Kom Akadej's movie is a non stop action movie featuring around twenty key actors / actresses from decade 1970s.

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.

ทองพูน โคกโพ ราษฎรเต็มขั้น
ทองพูน โคกโพ ราษฎรเต็มขั้น

Year: 1977

Thai title: ทองพูน โคกโพ ราษฎรเต็มขั้น
English title: Taxi Driver (Citizen I)

Rating: 5/5
Director: ChatriChalerm Yukol

Main actor: Jatuphol Poopirom,Pinyo Parnnui,Somsak Chaisongkram,Boo Wibunnan
Main actress: Wiyada Umarin,Marasri Isarangkul

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Thai movie ทองพูน โคกโพ ราษฎรเต็มขั้น / Taxi Driver (Citizen I) was released in year 1977. Thongpoon (Jatuphol Poopirom) is a Thai farmer coming from Udon Thani and going to Bangkok. Thongpoon sold his rice field in Udon and has spared money during five years to buy a taxi. This taxi represents the future for him and his young son. It is his dream to have his own taxi. Thongpoon is gullible. Rich Bangkok people cheat him by claiming having no change but Taen, a kind-hearted prostitute, gives him a note without asking change back. Her name is Taen (Wiyada Umarin) and she has issues with Somsak Chaisongkram (แมงดา) as she is pregnant. Thongpoon helps chasing Somsak away and becomes her regular taxi driver. He picks up her at her working place (อาบอบนวด). Thongpoon proposes to Taen to take care about his son but not easy to stop such job well paid. Thongpoon meets also Pinyo Parnnui, who claims to be a Thai soldier having fought in Vietnam and now being paralyzed. When his taxi get stolen by bad boys, his life alters. As they also steal his money, he is expelled from his home by his landlord (Marasri Isarangkul) as he cannot pay the rent. He ends up working on a construction site. His goal is to get back his taxi by all means. Pinyo brings him where the ruffians mingle but he gets beaten again. A business card lost allows to identify Boo Wibunnan as garage owner. He then forgets Taen and son. He refuses money from Taen to buy a new taxi as he doesn't want to be a pimp (แมงดา). He storms Boo’s garage and kill the ruffians trying to stop him. This madness leads him to prison. This movie highlights the impossible fight between poor and rich influential people, the analogy between the buffalo and the taxi for poor Isan people in Bangkok. Jatuphol Poopirom got a Thai award for his performance. It was his first movie. Sorapong Chatree was supposed to play the main role of Thongpoon but he was not available for the shooting so new comer Jatuphol Poopirom replaced him. As Jatuphol Poopirom died during a car accident in 1981, Sorapong Chatree played the main role in Citizen II. ChatriChalerm Yukol drove around Bangkok for weeks with cab drivers gathering anecdotes for "The Citizen".

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.

ทอง
ทอง

Year: 1973

Thai title: ทอง
English title: Gold

Rating: 3/5
Director: Chalong Pukdeewichit

Main actor: Sombat Methanee,Krung Srivilai,Greg Morris,Pipop Pupinyo,Dam Datsakorn,Somsak Chaisongkram
Main actress: Tham Thuy Hang,Donnapha Sophee

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A huge quantity of Thai gold is stolen. An American agent recruits some Thai mercenaries to build a tough team of experts. The team is responsible to get the gold back in Thailand. The gold is currently in Communist Vietnam. The team is parachuted there. A young woman is waiting for them to guide them into the jungle. On their way they met two other women that are trying to free their father imprisonned in the jungle by Vietnamese soldiers. It seems that one of the three ladies is a spy. Many difficulties happen before being able to retrieve the gold and not all of them can go back alive to Thailand... The movie "Gold" was the first big success of Chalong Pukdeewichit. The film was a phenomenal success locally and made a profit internationally. It became the first Thai film to be widely sold to international markets. Later on "Gold 2" (Gold Raiders - 1983), "Gold 3" (The Lost Idol - 1990) and "Gold 4" (In Gold We Trust - 1992) were even released. Chalong Pukdeewichit put in place an effective marketing strategy, i.e. a large budget, sex, violence and involvement of a famous internationally known actor to attract buyers. In movie Gold, American actor Greg Morris from the Mission Impossible TV series played alongside with Thai stars Sombat Methanee, Krung Srivilai. Same recipe was applied later to "H-Bomb". The Mission Impossible soundrack is even used a few times during the movie.




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