Thai title: จันดารา ปฐมบท
English title: Jan Dara The Beginning
Director: Pantewanop Tewakul
Main actor: Mario Maurer,Phongphat Wachirabanjong,Chaiyapol Pupart,Kriengkrai Unhanan
Main actress: Bongkoj Kongmalai
Thai movie จันดารา ปฐมบท / Jan Dara The Beginning was released in year 2012 and lasts 2 hours. It features a beautiful picture as usual with director Pantewanop Tewakul. Khun Wang's wife, called Dara, just died during delivery. Khun Wang promises to remain single for the rest of his life. Nawat (Bongkoj Kongmalai) is the nurse hired to take care of the son. After 100 days of mourning, Khun Wang starts to behave very badly (สกปรก, ลามก) with women in his house. Nawat becomes his mistress. She is then pregnant. Khun Wang teaches his daughter Kaew to despise Jan (ไอ้จันทร์), who caused the death of Dara during pregnancy. Khun Wang hits him badly for this (ไม่ต้อง เที่ยง). Many years have passed. In year 1932, Jan (Mario Maurer) meets Aisin. Aisin has same face as his mother Dara. Ken (Chaiyapol Pupart) is Jan's close friend (เพื่อน รัก) and is a servant in their home. The movie happens same time as end of full monarchy in Thailand. Jan is a hard worker student and is not interested by girls. Since childhood, Jan and Ken have seen the father's depravation. Ken wishes to initiate Jan with women. He uses his girlfriend Soi (เปิดบริสุทธ์) to corrupt him. Aisin's father is played by Phongphat Wachirabanjong. Old lover Boonluang from Singapore comes to stay in Khun Wang's home. She has a handsome son, a young officer. Nawat is of course upset. Only Nawat protects Jan. Jan is looking for his sketch book so has to go to Boonluang room. She doesn't have the book anymore. It is with Kaew. Kaew, seeing the book, has dirty ideas so forces Ken to attach her and to make love to her. Jan misunderstands and believes it is a rape so he hits Ken. When Khun Wang goes home, he wishes to kill Ken. Jan opposes saying he is the one, who raped Kaew. Kaew also agrees this way. Khun Wang wishes to kill Jan and shouts that Jan is a son of robber (โจร) and not his own son. During the confusion, a domestic helper is killed as Nawat and Boonluang prevent Khun Wang to shoot Jan. Nawat is Jan's aunt and tells him the truth of her mother being raped by a robber many years ago. The mother, pregnant, had to marry with Khun Wang to hide the shame. Jan and Ken leave Khun Wang's home.
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