Wassana Sitthiweth (1959) - วาสนา สิทธิเวช
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Thai title: ทอง ภาค 2
English title: Commando Gold
Director: Chalong Pukdeewichit
Main actor: Sombat Methanee,Krung Srivilai,Sahat Piempongsan,Robert Ginty,Rith Luecha,Somchai Samipak,Manop Aussawathep
Main actress: Wassana Sitthiweth,Naowarat Yooktanun,Lalana Sulawan,Sarah Langenfeld
ทอง ภาค 2 / Goldraider is a sequel of ทอง ภาค 1. It was released in year 1982. It lasts 1h33mn. It is a DVD featuring English language with Thai subtitles. The plane leaving Laos with gold bars is shot down. There is a stock valued 200M USD on board. Cheut (Sombat Methanee) and Satra (Krung Srivilai), both present in first sequel, succeed to jump by parachute. Cheut ends in a mountain village where Wassana Sitthiweth is a teacher. Satra ends in another village led by Somchai Samipak and is accused of being a spy. As one leader wishes to marry Naowarat Yooktanun, Satra's life is spared as he needs to offer gold for the wedding. So Satra must lead them. Another team led by Mark (Robert Ginty) and including Cordelia (Sarah Langenfeld), Penpoin (Lalana Sulawan) - explosive expert -, Rith Luecha – knife expert - and others is on the way to the border to prevent communists to grab the gold bars. The commando has to get back three big boxes containing weapons and delivered by planes. The Laotian leader is a general (Manop Aussawathep), who has a crippled leg. He has to catch the gold raiders and find the gold bars to give back to his commander Sahat Piempongsan. While crossing a ravine, the gold raiders get reunited with Satra and Naowarat, who were fleeing from the Laotian soldiers. They finally all get captured except Mark, who flees through his flying motorcycle. Penpoin recognises her former Thai boyfriend, who is now a captain in the communist army. At night time, Mark releases them and they storm the ruffians' camp. As the village chief was killed, Naowarat guides them to the plane. They succeed to steal the gold bars from the laotian soldiers and rush to the Mekong river to wait for US helicopters. Manop Aussawathep tries to steal the gold from his own commander Sahat Piempongsan. Laotian army reinforcement arrives but the gold raiders succeed to slow them down. Gold is finally extracted but 5 of the gold raiders have lost their lives during the expedition.
Thai title: ครูดอย
English title: Mountain teacher
Director: Surasee Phatham
Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Piya Trakulrard,Doo Dook Kradon
Main actress: Wassana Sitthiweth,Nanthida Kaewbuasai
Thai movie ครูดอย was released in year 1982. It lasts 1h50mn. Four new teachers (including Piya Trakulrard, Doo Dook Kradon and Wassana Sitthiweth) are sent to Loei in a remote village located on a mountain. They are welcomed by indifferent villagers busy doing gambling (การพนัน). Teacher Sompong is already in the village. Sompong (Sorapong Chatree) indulges in alcohol (สุรา) as he feels useless. Only one monk is left in the village. Villagers seem to be very strong here (ไม่ร่วมมือ). Those new teachers teach children and adults. The school is very basic. Teacher Sompong made a pond for villagers to avoid getting water from far away. One part of the village is under influence of a ruffian managing an underground casino and wishing to undercut influence of the village headman and teacher Sompong. Wan (Nanthida Kaewbuasai) is worried about teacher Sompong. New teachers succeed to have villagers working to build new school by flattering the ruffian. They also finish teacher Sompong's task by bringing water in the village through bamboo pipes. The ruffian feels betrayed as the merit goes back to teacher Sompong. Some old people die because of cold. Teachers organise a concert donation (บริจาคคนจน) to get warm clothes for villagers. It is a success and such remote village gets awareness. Their next action is to convince village men to stop gambling. Tempting the luck (การเสี่ยงโชค) is the only hope of poor people. The teachers buy cheated dices to win village men’s money and have it reused to improve the school. Having no more pocket money, the village men keep drinking alcohol. One of the teachers simulates being sick because of the alcohol to convince them to stop drinking. Teachers convince villagers to work together and to prepare rice fields on mountains slopes. Wan is sick during rainy season and there is no more medicine. It is a nightmare to go to the nearest city and roads are stuck in the mud. There is no electricity in the village. Good weather is back. The teachers go to sell their products at the city. When they are back, Wan is dead. It is time for the four young teachers to be allocated to somewhere else. Teacher Sompong stays as he is a mountain teacher (ครูดอย) and villagers need him. Thanks to the teachers, villagers are now able to take care about themselves, take decision and do not rely on external help only. In this movie, director Surasee Phatham uses Isan music as background. His movie shows the dedication of the teachers going in remote areas with cold winter.
Thai title: ยอดหญิง ผู้ยิ่งใหญ่
Main actor: Sombat Methanee,Yodchai Meksuwan,Kecha Plianvithee,Pipop Pupinyo,Lak Apichat,Boo Wibunnan,Thuam Thoranong,Paen Pleumsachai
Main actress: Wassana Sitthiweth,Piathip Kumwong,Duangcheewan Komolsen.Suphanee Jitthieng
Thai movie ยอดหญิง ผู้ยิ่งใหญ่ was released in year 1981. The version seen only lasts 1h05mn so too many scenes were cut making the storytelling bit weird. Boss (เจ้านาย) Bancha (Kecha Plianvithee) is trafficking weapons. Pipop Pupinyo is part of his team. A mysterious masked vigilante man, wearing black clothes, is trying to stop him. It is Nam (Sombat Methanee). A truck carrying weapons is stopped by Thai Police thanks to Nam. Nam warns Bancha but a fighting erupts with his tough guys. Nam gets help from a mysterious masked vigilante woman, wearing red clothes. Nam meets Nissa (Wassana Sitthiweth), daughter of the police head. Yot (Lak Apichat) helps Pat (Piathip Kumwong) kidnapped by ruffians. Ruffians kidnap Sia / เสี่ย Boo Wibunnan’s child and shoot him in the shoulder. Hopefully red and black masked vigilantes follow the car but get attacked by yellow masked men (องค์การสีเลือง). Two ladies Pat and Nissa (นกสองตัว) are captured by Bancha's team, who are preparing to betray Thailand. Yodchai Meksuwan and Darlin (Duangcheewan Komolsen), from Malaysia, are police members. Bancha threatens the police head to kill his daughter Nissa if their business is disrupted again. Nam simulates joining the yellow gang in order to be able to release the ladies. Nam cannot reach agreement so a one to one (ต่อสู้แบบลูกผู้ชาย) fight must happen. Police finally arrives. Pat sacrifices her life to save Nam. Lak helps to release Darlin, who is identified to be the mysterious red masked vigilante woman. All ruffians are captured or killed. The identity of the gang leader (ลืมชาติ) is then known... Other actors are เศกสิทธิ์, Suphanee Jitthieng,โดม สิงโมฬี, โกร่ง กางเกงแดง.
Thai title: ก่องข้าวน้อยฆ่าแม่
Main actor: Piya Trakulrard,Noppadol Duangporn
Main actress: Wassana Sitthiweth
The story takes place in Isan region, Northeast of Thailand, in Yasothon province. Local traditions are nicely shown in this movie. Molam (หมอลำ) music is played with reed mouth organ (แคน) during the village feast. Bald men compete against each other, head against head. This traditional game is called “Bald head smashing” (หัวล้านชนกัน). Isan traditions such as dances and music are featured. A mother has two grown-up children. She is always worried about them (ลูกแม่ เป็นห่วง). Thong is her son and Boonsi is her daughter. Thong gets seriously hit on the head during a fight and it takes him a few days to recover. Typical Isan ceremonies such as Bai si Ceremony (พิธีบ่ายศรีสู่ขวัญ) are shown. Villagers techniques to get red ants (มดอดง), to get small wood, to catch tree lizard (กิ้งก่า), to capture frog (กบ) or fishing methods are nicely shown. Life was harsh in villages with no electricity. There is only one season for rice so most of the time rice fields are dry. SaiBua (สายบัว) is a young village girl. Saibua and Thong love each other. Thong needs to fight with a young man called Sao as they love the same woman. Finally Saibua becomes Thong's wife but outside a wedding. Her family has no choice than accept (ยกให้). A proper wedding is organised. Sing and Boonsi do the same thing! The grandmother wants a grandson (หลาน). Thong loses money when playing game so making his wife and mother upset. Thong has a crisis and almost hit his wife and mother. Life is ongoing through the seasons. SaiBua is now pregnant. Saibua dreams that Thong’s mother is leaving them as she saw her as a nun (แม่ชี). One day the mother is giving alms at the village Buddhist temple. Thong is in rice fields using his buffalo to work on the soil. Saibua is at home doing chores. His mother prepares sticky rice for him. But Thong starts to be upset as he has no food to eat. He is very angry. He believes a little bit of food is given to him. Losing temper and without really noticing it, he hurts his mother. As sticky rice was compacted, it is in fact a lot and Thong is not able to finish it. He realizes too late that he has hurt and killed his own mother. He is a bad son as he hit his own mother. A trial (ศาล) is organized to judge Thong. He has done a sin (ปาบ), he is an ungrateful child (ความชั่วของลูก), an evil person (สัตว์นรก, ลูกทรพี). He gets authorisation from the tribunal to build a small pagoda (พระธาตุ) to host his mother bones (เวรกรรม). He works very hard under the harshness of a guard. The small food he gets is offered to his mum. The pagoda is finished (ขออิฐ) as a way to compensate (ชดเชย) his evil part. He has difficulty to get separated from his wife, child and sister but it is time for punishment. His head is cut. During the last executor dance, the executor reminds to Thong that there is nothing personal and it is just his duty to perform. This story ensures that Thai children always respect their parents and the pagoda is said to be located in Yasothon province (ธาตุก่องข้าวน้อยฆ่าแม่ จ.ยโสธร). This movie belongs to the same movie family as “A Child of the Northeast” (ลูกอีสาน) as it gives a realistic picture of Isan region. The movie picture is quite colorless sometimes.
Thai title: รอยไถ
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.
Thai title: หนองหมาว้อ
Director: Surasee Phatham
Main actor: Noppadol Duangporn
Main actress: Wassana Sitthiweth
The teacher called Piya is dead but the young lady teacher continues to stay in the village. Farmers have many debts, so are forced to sell at low price the harvest before reaping. They are being cheated. The young lady teacher convinces the farmers to unite themselves in cooperatives in order to sell in common after reaping and to get the "real" market price. One hundred chariots leaded by buffaloes bring the rice into the city. But the powerful buyers don't agree... Her life is in danger.
Thai title: ครูบ้านนอก
English title: The Rural Teacher
Director: Surasee Phatham
Main actor: Piya Trakulrard,Noppadol Duangporn
Main actress: Wassana Sitthiweth
A new teacher, Piya (ครูปิยะ), is sent to poor Isan (อีสาน), northeastern part of Thailand, in a remote village called Baan Nong Ma Wo (บ้านหนองหมาว้อ). There are still carts with buffaloes there. An old and derelict bus is the only link to the bigger provincial city. On the way to the village, the old bus needs to give priority to big logging concession truck. The headmaster (ครูใหญ่) shares classrooms with Piya and Phisit. Dao (ดวงดาว), young lady, is the third teacher. They teach two classrooms with many children at same time. Those are outdoor classrooms with basic roof. Children have no shoes and wear old clothes. The headmaster tries his best but he is not smart. There is a welcome ceremony for the teachers. Phisit is a butterfly with ladies. The headmaster likes playing cards. There is a puppet allegory of fighting together against evil makes us stronger. Rural teachers’ job is tough. Phisit just comes here as he couldn't find another job but Piya, who is also coming from Isan, wishes to transfer his knowledge to pupils. He is an idealistic man. The village is poor and there is a need to get water from a remote pond. Piya sees many children don't have enough food to eat so he decides to plant vegetable (ปลูกผัก) in the school garden to provide them additional food. The headmaster needs to go to the city to get rural teachers’ salary but every month the salary is cut by various fees (birthday gifts to high ranking teachers, donation to temples, visiting bordel...). Local villagers use a chaman to cure people as poor people cannot afford modern doctors (หมอรักษา). Piya is pushing for an expansion of the school. All villagers like him (เป็นคนดีไม่พ่อต้องมีเงินด้วย). Khun Mongkhon, local magnate, always makes donations to the school. Dao wishes to make a local newspaper for villagers. The village head is concerned as villagers shall not become too intelligent! During a welcome party, teacher Phisit and Piya have to box some officials to protect Dao. Phisit has to leave the village as rural teachers have no value. Dao loves this place (ยากจนแต่ใจดี). Piya wishes to be a boat for children to cross the sea between poorness, wealth and knowledge. Piya witnesses some illegal tree logging. Those people have big bad influence but Piya decides to investigate. He finds the place and takes pictures to send to local newspapers. He even takes the risk to shoot the responsible leaders. Khun Mongkhon is the leader. Newspaper is published and Mongkhon suspects Piya immediately as he is infusing social ideas into the kids. Even villagers start to challenge the ruffians. The ruffians cut trees (ตัดไม้เถื่อน) so soon there will be no forest and no water for the trees. Villagers decide to protect teacher Piya as the ruffians try to shoot him. His life is in danger. Dao wants him to leave (คนที่ทำประโยชน์ให้). There is undeclared love between Dao and Piya. Piya takes refuge in a Buddhist temple. Ruffians recruit a hitman. Piya decides to go back to teach the children as it is his duty. During a moving and sad scene where the children rush out of the school to welcome Piya, he is shot to death. This movie highlights many themes such as corruption, bad influence, rural teacher dedication, education and knowledge for children in order to fight against corrupted people. There is molam (หมอลำ) music as background music as it is the symbol of poor Isan (อีสาน), northeastern part of Thailand. The movie succeeded to reap 9M Baht in year 1978 and got two awards for best scenario and best director. Surasee Phatham has directed a remake of his own movie in 2009 as he was never happy with the number of details that were edited out. Thirty years ago too, many young people were involved in social and political activities so many filmgoers found it easy to identify with the teacher. In 1978, everyone wanted to watch action movies but when the movies "The Rural Teacher" (ครูบ้านนอก) and "The Old Scar" (แผลเก่า) were released, they were successful.