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THAI DRAMA MOVIES

Some Thai drama movies (หนังชีวิต) deal about contemporary issues such as family life (poverty, kinship, filial love). A popular topic is the love of the mother towards his children and the reciprocity that is expected in Thai society (a boy has to become a monk to bring good deeds to his parents and so on...). The mother is always sacrosanct and represents morality. She cannot be a source of evil. During the 1980s, the drama type movie appealed particularly to young women and focused on family, love and money in the context of issues around tradition and modernity. Modern drama movies focus on family tension, which has become a popular theme.

  1. Year: 1955
  2. Thai title: ทางเปลี่ยว
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  4. Rating: 3/5
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Her parents are divorcing but young girl Anchalee (อัญชลี) has to stay with her father despite her wish to stay with her mother. Anchalee stays with her father and grandmother in a remote area but she really misses her mother. The mother tries to suicide herself as she feels left out but a doctor helps her on time. The mother finally marries again with a businessman and has another child called Wanchai (วันชัย). The mother gets back Anchalee. Wanchai doesn’t get on well with Anchalee but he loves her secretly. Anchalee meets Chai but her mother obstructs to this relation so Anchalee decides to flee with him but then she realizes he is not a good man. They split and Anchalee doesn’t dare to come back to her mother and opts for suicide. She is saved on time. Chai realizing his mistake goes back to Anchalee and they stay together happily. Thai movie “Thang Pliaw” / ทางเปลี่ยว was released in 1955. Only a 9 minutes extract is left but image quality is still very good and colorful. Main actress is ยวงพร พงษ์ประดิษฐ์. The leading actor is วสันต์ สุนทรปักษิณ. As movie director, he got the first Thai cinema award (ตุ๊กตาทอง) in 1957. Thai movie “Thang Pliaw” / ทางเปลี่ยว was a 16mm movie and was the first Thai movie in cinema-scope format (ซีนีม่าสโคป).

Houseboat
  1. Year: 1961
  2. Thai title: เรือนแพ
  3. English title: Houseboat
  4. Rating: 5/5
  5. Director:
  6. Main actor: Sor Asanajinda,Chaiya Suriyun,Jin Fong,Preuhat Boonlong
  7. Main actress:
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Four friends are living together, 3 men and one woman, Pen (เพ็ญ). They rent an old boat from Pen’s father and repair into a boat house to live on it (เรือนแพ). Kaew (แก้ว) wishes to become a Thai boxing champion (นักมวย). Lin (รินทร์) wishes to become singer and songs compositor. Chen (เจน) wishes to finish first grade his studies and become a policeman. Pen is the lady. All three friends secretly love Pen. Many songs are featured in the movie. Kaew wishes to participate to real Thai boxing competition instead of only doing trainings. He is very hot temper. A local ruffian head, Ekarat, finds a fight for him and he wins. A song master hears Lin's beautiful voice and wishes to recruit him. A thunderstorm wrecks their home and they nearly escape to death. Kaew saves Pen from drowning so winning her heart and love (หนูเป็นของเขาแล้ว). Kaew wants to win big money to take care about Pen but he needs to do illegal things such as losing a match. He refuses to do so causing Ekarat's ire. He meets another Lopburi influant man. He gives 40 000 baht for his wedding with Pen. On the way to Chiang Mai for the wedding, Kaew discovers that Pen's father is preparing the wedding with somebody else! Upset he disturbs the ceremony and shots the groom. He has to flee and becomes an outlaw (ผู้ร้าย). The four friends have gone different paths (ตามดวง). Kaew gets friend with another ruffian. They rob banks and barges together. Chen, who is now a policeman, needs to catch Kaew as it is his duty. He tries to convince him to surrender but no to avail as Kaew is afraid to go twenty years in jail. Kaew and Pen still meet together. Pen wishes Kaew to stop robbing (หยุดปล้น). Even if Kaew wishes to stop, his ruffians friends discourage him saying no woman will wait for him so long in jail. On top of this they are still chased by the police so no time to rest and think. During a singing performance, Lin is shot and killed by one of the ruffians. Kaew cannot help on time. Chen believes Kaew is the one who shot Lin. They all meet on their format boat house. Kaew accepts to surrender but other ruffians shot him and Chen. The movie ends tragically, Kaew dying while sending the boat on the ruffian to smash him. Only Pen survives. The friendly happiness is no more. เรือนแพ is the first officially restored Thai movie by USA in years 2006-2007. It is a 50 years old movie and the VCD from “Phanmitr" (พันธมิตร) collection company includes a copy in very good condition. It was the first Thai movie in 35mm with songs and not dubbing like 16mm movies. Even the Thai King went to watch the movie in 1961! Chaiya Suriyun was the first star to win three consecutive Thai oscars (รางวัลตุ๊กตาทอง) in years 1962-1964. His first Thai oscar was thanks to this movie “เรือนแพ”. The movie got 3 oscars (best actor, best supporting actor, best movie). It was adapted many times as Thai TV series and another time for cinema in 1989 with Santisuk Promsiri.

  1. Year: 1962
  2. Thai title: ม่านน้ำตา
  3. English title:
  4. Rating: 3/5
  5. Director:
  6. Main actor: Adul Dulyarat,Prachuap Ruekyamdee,Lor Tok,Somkuan Krajangsat
  7. Main actress: Petchara Chaowarat,Wilaiwan Watthanaphanit
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Khun Thongdee inherits from his older sick wife. He prevents her to do a proper legacy document for her son in order to get everything for him. Pradap is the son. He is married to Mae Pin. They have two children น้อง Lin and น้อง Pai. Thongdee tries to abuse Mae Pin (คนสวย) but she fights back. As she refuses to become his mistress, he asks them to leave his home (ไล่) as he is the sole beneficiary according to law. As a revenge, Pradap throws some poison in his eyes to make him blind but is sent to prison for a few years. Mae Pin and her children take refuge in Pradap's mother home. The mother Mae Pin is becoming crippled (ง่อย) as she cannot use her legs anymore. They cannot stay at the grandma’s home as she doesn't like useless people. They buy a boat and look for a doctor. They find some charlatans such a useless doctor played by comedian Lor Tok. The movie highlights children gratitude (กตัญญู) towards their mother. Pai is sold as domestic helper to rich people in order to get money to pay for her mum medicine. Thanks to Lin's promise to ordain and the power of gratitude, the mother recovers magically from the disease. Many years have passed. The father is released from prison. Children are now grown up. Lin is played by actress Petchara Chaowarat. Anoo, her close friend, is played by actor Prachuap Ruekyamdee. Anoo introduces young man called Ponthet to Lin. Finally they marry. Lin's father is sick but Ponthet’s family is avaricious. The father is the owner of a casino. He tries to abuse Lin. Ponthet (นักเลงการพนัน) doesn't believe Lin and thinks she is trying to get the full heritage. She goes back home. This event causes her father to die. Lin delivers a child called Anout. Ponthet comes back promising he has changed but he is still gambling a lot (สนามม้า). Finally Lin leaves him again. As Ponthet has no money, Lin finally accepts his return for the good sake of her daughter. But he hasn't changed. He even steals pocket money of his daughter to gamble. Being chased from home, he refuses to divorce and continue to harass Lin outside of her home. Lin wishes to die. Khun Chakrik (Adul Dulyarat) helps Lin two times against Ponthet. A romance starts between them. Chakrik transforms Lin into a cinema star. Ponthet is now living a full ruffian life. Following a failed robbery, Ponthet and his ruffians take refuge in a house to escape to the police. Accidentally Anout and her baby sitter also take refuge in this house to avoid lost bullets. The ruffian leader uses Anout as a protection. Ponthet uses his own body to protect Anout from bullets and dies. Lin and Chakrik can now have happiness. This 50 years old movie is still in pretty good condition for an old Thai 16mm movie and colors are still radiant.

  1. Year: 1962
  2. Thai title: แม่ยอดสร้อย
  3. English title:
  4. Rating: 3/5
  5. Director:
  6. Main actor: Mitr Chaibancha,Somkuan Krajangsat
  7. Main actress: Prisana Pomsura

Thai movie แม่ยอดสร้อย was released in year 1962. It features main actor Mitr Chaibancha and main new actress Prisana Pomsura (ปริศนา พรหมสุรางค์). Other actors are Somkuan Krajangsat as policeman, Lor Tok Noi. The film is lost in Thailand but a trailer of 3mn30s is still available. Mitr is playing a role as Mom Ratchawong Waipot. The cameraman for this movie is a woman. It was the first time in Thailand. The movie features two main actresses, who are playing sisters role, i.e. Prisana Pomsura and Sutchalio Ketpon (สุดเฉลียว เกตุผล). Mitr Chaibancha is involved in a few fighting sequences

  1. Year: 1965
  2. Thai title: ชุมทางเขาชุมทอง
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  4. Rating: 3/5
  5. Director: Sor Asanajinda
  6. Main actor: Mitr Chaibancha,Taksin Jampol,Adinan Singhiran,Adul Dulyarat,Tat Ekathat
  7. Main actress: Pissamai Wilaisak,Sulaleewan Suwanthat,Wilaiwan Watthanaphanit,Chadaporn Wachirapranee,Uamdeuan Uttsada

ชุมทางเขาชุมทอง movie with Mitr Chaibancha and Pissamai Wilaisak was released in year 1965. The movie director is Sor Asanajinda. The movie is lost in Thailand but a short extract was found in year 2013 thanks to a ThaiCine fan. The extract has still a colorful image and is only three minutes left. A few sequences are showing an ordination procession, a woman kidnapping, ruffians arguing, a few ruffians (ดาราร้าย) appear including Taksin Jampol, Tawan Siriwat (ถวัลย์ คีรีวัตร), Tat Ekathat and Chanee Yotchai (ชาณีย์ ยอดชัย). It is a romantic drama movie (หนังชีวิตรัก) with a bit of action. Mitr and Pissamai are also playing the parents role. Other actors are Sulaleewan Suwanthat, Adinan Singhiran, Adul Dulyarat, Taksin Jampol, Uamdeuan Uttsada, Wilaiwan Watthanaphanit, Chadaporn Wachirapranee, ประภาศรี เทพรักษา. ชุมทางเขาชุมทอง movie was a famous and popular release in year 1965. Another famous film with both Mitr Chaibancha and Pissamai Wilaisak is มงกุฏเพชร (1968) by director Sor Asanajinda again. Mitr Chaibancha and Pissamai Wilaisak played only a few movies together. Mitr also plays the main actor called Keng (เก้ง). He has a child with Pissamai called Kwang (กวาง). Mitr as father comes back looking for his son without knowing that ruffians follow to kill them.

  1. Year: 1965
  2. Thai title: ถิ่นผู้ดี
  3. English title:
  4. Rating: 3/5
  5. Director:
  6. Main actor: Mitr Chaibancha,Sawin Sawangrat,Sukon Koewliam
  7. Main actress: Petchara Chaowarat,Preeya Roongrueng,Mom Chan Phuangwan,Yaowaret Nisakorn,Malee Wetpraseri

ถิ่นผู้ดี is a Thai movie released in year 1965. Main actors are Mitr Chaibancha and Petchara Chaowarat. Other actors are Preeya Roongrueng, Mom Chan Phuangwan, Sawin Sawangrat, Yaowaret Nisakorn, Sukon Koewliam. A new actress appears in this movie, i.e. พรทิพย์ภา. It is a lost movie in Thalland except a remaining sequence of 1mn20s left. The short left sequence shows high society people wearing expensive clothes, Mitr discussing with Preeya, Mitr indulging in alcohol. The short sequence still has a colorful image but is mute state as the film is in 16mm format so requesting dubbing.

  1. Year: 1965
  2. Thai title: อ้อมอกดิน
  3. English title:
  4. Rating: 5/5
  5. Director:
  6. Main actor: Mitr Chaibancha,Lor Tok,Somkuan Krajangsat
  7. Main actress: Petchara Chaowarat,Malee Wetpraseri,Somjit Sapsamruey,Sulaleewan Suwanthat,Chadaporn Wachirapranee
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Thai movie อ้อมอกดิน was released in year 1965. The DVD lasts 2h12mn. It features a sharp and very colorful image. A father is having financial debts. The father (Somkuan Krajangsat) has three kids (Oum, Ann, Oi) and his wife is sick. The father disappears while trying catching fish in the sea. The mother dies. A debtor claims back his money and seizes the house (บ้านถูกรื้อ). So local teacher (Lor Tok) takes the three children (เด็กกำพร้า) in his house. The teacher's wife uses them as her small slaves. Malee (Malee Wetpraseri) from Bangkok claims she wants to raise children so buys Oum and Ann from the teacher. She in fact uses them as street beggars. They flee and take refuge in a neighbouring house where the owner (Somjit Sapsamruey) and the domestic helper (Sulaleewan Suwanthat) receive them (เมตตา) despite opposition of the husband. The mother also brings the younger daughter to join them. 20 years passed. Oum is Mitr Chaibancha. Petchara Chaowarat is a doctor. Oum is still hoping his real father is alive. Ann likes parties (ไปเที่ยว) and meets bad people such as Krai and Kanya wishing to take advantage of rich people. Oi has a bad mindset and everything shall be due to her (ทำใจ). Oum is the only child working hard and helping the father in his company. The real father is back after 20 years passed in prison. He meets the local teacher. The teacher recommends not to disclose his real identity in order not to destroy the children's happiness. The father still wants to see his children. In Bangkok, while spying the house where the children live, he is mistaken as a beggar and mistreated by his own daughter. Only Oum has kindness for him. The stepfather welcomes him as gardener as he is nowhere to go. Ann is framed by Krai with Kanya in order to force a wedding. Krai and Kanya frames another man, Chai, who is Chadaporn's boyfriend. Chadaporn (Chadaporn Wachirapranee) and Krai are part of the same dishonest group of people. Oi chases her own father as he tries to prevent her seeing Chai. Oum hears the gardener praying so now knows he is his own real father. The real father tells Oum not to disclose his identity. Oum and the doctor shall marry. The doctor's father is the debtor, who took their home twenty years ago. Oum flees during the engagement ceremony. Ann tries to get big amount money from his mother but she refuses as no explanation is given by Ann. So Ann disappears. Oum is still upset and chases the doctor and her brother from his home. He slaps Oi lacking respect to the gardener, her own father. Seeing that issues between his children happen since he hired the gardener uncle Tam, the stepfather fires him. Uncle Tam helps Oi aggressed by Krai. Krai tries to steal money from the doctor's father by involving Ann. Shootings happen and Tam gets injured by protecting the doctor's father. The doctor saves his life. Seeing his children happy with the current family, Tam decides to ordain as a monk.

  1. Year: 1966
  2. Thai title: แม่ยอดชีวิต
  3. English title:
  4. Rating: 3/5
  5. Director: Sor Asanajinda
  6. Main actor: Mitr Chaibancha,Tat Ekathat,Prachuap Ruekyamdee,Choomporn Theppitak,Somkuan Krajangsat,Taksin Jampol
  7. Main actress: Petchara Chaowarat,Somjit Sapsamruey,Malee Wetpraseri,Preeya Roongrueng

Thai movie “Mae Yot Chiwit” (แม่ยอดชีวิต) was released in year 1966 and features main actors Mitr Chaibancha and Petchara Chaowarat. Only a sequence of 20 seconds is left. Other actors are Tat Ekathat, Somjit Sapsamruey, Malee Wetpraseri, Prachuap Ruekyamdee, Choomporn Theppitak, Preeya Roongrueng,Somkuan Krajangsat,Taksin Jampol. The director is Sor Asanajinda. It is a lost movie in Thailand. Thanks to a group of former dubbers performing with 16mm movies, an old reel with small parts of lost films was found in year 2013. Mitr Chaibancha is playing a disabled soldier. The left sequence is very short but it is possible to see Mitr, Petchara and a few additional actors. The movie summary is still available thanks to old Thai movies magazines. Mitr and Petchara love each other. Petchara gets pregnant. As a soldier, Mitr needs to go to fight in South Korea. No news from him are received anymore. Petchara gives birth to a daughter. She marries again believing Mitr is dead. Mitr is not dead but he is now a poor soldier disabled with part of his leg lost. Malee Wetpraseri, mother of Petchara, believes he is a dirty beggar and chases him away. It is a sad story. The movie entered Thai oscars competition on that year also. The 20 seconds sequence is the scene with Petchara wearing a red dress, Mitr as a beggar and grandmother Malee trying to chase him away.

  1. Year: 1966
  2. Thai title: ดาวพระศุกร์
  3. English title:
  4. Rating: 3/5
  5. Director: Somkuan Krajangsat
  6. Main actor: Mitr Chaibancha,Choomporn Theppitak,Sompong Phonmitr,Sukon Koewliam
  7. Main actress: Pissamai Wilaisak,Boosara Narumit,Chadaporn Wachirapranee,Chosri Misommon

ดาวพระศุกร์ is a Thai movie released in year 1966 and featuring main actors Mitr Chaibancha and Pissamai Wilaisak. The movie was lost in Thailand but finally a partial reel was found in year 2013 thanks to a teacher and collector of old items in Songkhla area. It is the movie last reel, which is lasting 21 minutes. Dao Prasuk is played by Pissamai. Sasi (Boosara Narumit) is her mum refusing to recognise as her daughter as she has a new husband. Khun Pak (คุณภาคย์) is played by Mitr. Dao Prasuk had a difficult life. Mitr has already a fiancee Rassamee (Chadaporn Wachirapranee) but he loves secretly Dao Prasuk. Uncle At opens a flowers shop for Dao Prasuk and offers an engagement ring without knowing that Dao Prasuk is his own daughter! Knowing that Dao Prasuk has a ring, Mitr gets upset and has a fight with Uncle At despite Choomporn Theppitak trying to interpose. Sasi tells the truth to At and Dao Prasuk is now also aware. Pak learns it also. Pak has an accident and finally reconciles with Dao Prasuk. The last reel is still in quite good condition and colorful. This first version of Dao Prasuk was adapted many times in cinema (Version in 1981 with Sorapong Chatree and Apaporn Kornthip, version 1995) and TV releases (พล and Monrudee Yamaphai in 1981 - this TV serie was also released in a cinematographic version - 1995 and 2003). The summary is as below. Dao Prasuk has been rejected by her mother since youth and abandoned in a hospital. She is adopted but her stepmother is cruel. Dao Prasuk is used as a slave to take care about the home and the other children. She learns that her real mother is called Sasi. One day Dao helps a boy called Kae begging in the street. It is misunderstood by her stepfather believing she has a boyfriend. Dao flees from home. Sasi (ศศิ) has a new husband and a son called Daeng. Sasi misses Dao and gets some news through the beggar called Kae. She knows Dao has fled from home. On the street Dao faces many difficulties, then she meets King Kaew (กิ่งแก้ว) a prostitute and then Arathai (อรทัย), the nurse who gave birth to her. So Dao knows now who her real mother is. Dao is finally bought as maid by Pak (ภาคย์). Pak is a good man so Dao gets education in his home, i.e. English lessons by Sasi who is a relative of Pak and music lessons by Rassamee (รัศมี), Pak's fiancee! Dao doesn’t disclose her real identity to Sasi. Dao starts to love Pak. Rassamee, aware of this, tries to get rid of her. It fails and on the opposite, it increases Pak's love over Dao. He takes care of her when she gets sick. Meanwhile older man At (อรรถ) starts to appreciate Dao a lot. He gives 100 000 baht to buy back Dao. It causes Pak's ire. Being disappointed by her real mother, her stepmother, her impossible love with Pak, Dao final accepts At's wedding proposal. In reality, At is Dao's biological father! Disappointed and fed up, Dao flees again. Pak is looking for her and has a car accident. Meanwhile At and Rassamee marry! Sasi's husband divorces as she lied to him regarding the child she had from a previous wedding. Dao settles in Ratchaburi. Pak learns about it and asks for forgiveness. They finally marry.

  1. Year: 1966
  2. Thai title: แก้มทอง
  3. English title:
  4. Rating: 3/5
  5. Director: Ratanaporn Intarakamhaeng
  6. Main actor: Chaiya Suriyun,Sukon Koewliam,Sompong Phonmitr,Adinan Singhiran,Choomporn Theppitak
  7. Main actress: Ratanaporn Intarakamhaeng,Ratanaporn Noi,Amara Asavananda

Thai movie แก้มทอง was released in year 1966. The movie is lost in Thailand but a sequence of 9mn30s is still available. The movie features Chaiya Suriyun as main actor and Ratanaporn Intarakamhaeng / Ratanaporn Noi (รัตนาภรณ์น้อย). In this movie, Ratanaporn Noi is the main actress. Ratanaporn Intarakamhaeng is playing Ratanaporn Noi’s mother. Other actors include Sompong Phonmitr and Sukon Koewliam. Chaiya is not seen in the remaining sequence except in a still picture inside the credits. Ratanaporn Intarakamhaeng was the producer of this movie. Various sequences show two sexy women talking to each other, police raiding a prostitution joint (ซ่องโสเภณี) including comic scenes with Sukon Koewliam and a fat lady. A few comic sequences are still shown including Sompong are still present.

  1. Year: 1967
  2. Thai title: น้ำฝน
  3. English title:
  4. Rating: 3/5
  5. Director:
  6. Main actor: Luechai Natnat,Lor Tok,Adul Dulyarat,Sor Asanajinda,Adinan Singhiran,Chana Sriubon
  7. Main actress: Naowarat Watchara,Chadaporn Wachirapranee,Yaowaret Nisakorn

Thai movie น้ำฝน was released in year 1967. It features main actor Luechai Natnat and main actress Naowarat Watchara. The movie is lost in Thailand but a 3mn30s trailer remains to be seen. Other actors are Lor Tok, Adul Dulyarat as a doctor, Sor Asanajinda, Chadaporn Wachirapranee, Yaowaret Nisakorn, Adinan Singhiran, Chana Sriubon as administrative officer and a new actress Karuna Yuwakorn (กรุณา). Luechai Natnat plays two roles. The picture is still colorful. It looks like a family drama.

  1. Year: 1967
  2. Thai title: สายเปล
  3. English title:
  4. Rating: 3/5
  5. Director:
  6. Main actor: Mitr Chaibancha,Sukon Koewliam,Prachuap Ruekyamdee,Choomporn Theppitak,Sompong Phonmitr,Lor Tok,Taksin Jampol
  7. Main actress: Petchara Chaowarat,Malee Wetpraseri,Kingdao Daranee

Thai movie สายเปล was released in year 1967. It features main actor Mitr Chaibancha and main actress Petchara Chaowarat. Other actors are the mother Malee Wetpraseri, Sukon Koewliam, Prachuap Ruekyamdee, Choomporn Theppitak, Sompong Phonmitr, Lor Tok, Taksin Jampol. The family drama movie is lost in Thailand but a 4mn30s trailer remains to be seen. Mitr and Petchara are playing young and adult roles (through a trial). Mitr meets Petchara for the first time when she performs as a traditional dancer. They start to better know each other during Loy Krathong festival. Petchara can be seen taking care of a baby. It is not known who are the baby parents. There is also a sequence of Mitr as a lawyer is taking defense of Petchara. The story is the same as movie นี่หรือมนุษย์ (1982 remake of movie สายเปล). Petchara plays Boonleuang (บุญเรือน เกตุแก้ว). Mitr plays lawyer Cheut Ayakowit (เชิดชัย อัยโกวิทย์). สรายุทธ plays the prosecuting attorney Sak (ศักดิ์), son of Cheut and Boonleuang. อุไรวรรณ plays Saichai (สายใจ) stepchild (ลูกเลี้ยง) of Boonleuang. Malee plays the Cheut’s mother (คุณหญิงแม่).

  1. Year: 1967
  2. Thai title: แมวเหมียว
  3. English title:
  4. Rating: 3/5
  5. Director:
  6. Main actor: Mitr Chaibancha,Daonoi Duangjai,Adul Dulyarat,Sukon Koewliam,Prachuap Ruekyamdee,Ruj Ronnapop,Somkuan Krajangsat
  7. Main actress: Petchara Chaowarat,Malee Wetpraseri,Mom Chan Phuangwan,Preeya Roongrueng,Metta Roongrat,Kingdao Daranee,Chadaporn Wachirapranee
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Maew (Petchara Chaowarat) is orphan (เด็กกำพร้า). Beum (Daonoi Duangjai) is her close friend. Doctor Yot Kwan (Adul Dulyarat) wishes to become the father of Maew (อุปกรณ์เลีืยงลูก). The doctor's mother (Malee Wetpraseri) also agrees. The doctor suspects that Maew is his own daughter with another woman called Amon. Mom Chan Phuangwan and Sukon Koewliam are domestic helpers in the doctor's house. They are playing relief comic characters. Preeya Roongrueng (แม่ใหม่) is now married to the doctor. She has a son called Pongsak (Prachuap Ruekyamdee) and a daughter called Pla (Metta Roongrat). Kachen (Mitr Chaibancha), taxi driver being aggressed, is helped by Maew and Beum. Maew and Beum are not welcomed by Pla and her mother. The woman called Amon (Kingdao Daranee) is forced by ruffians. In front of the doctor, Preeya and Pla are polite but behind his back, they try everything to chase Maew and Beum from the house. Doctor Yot Kwan sees Amon in a taxi driven by Kachen. The doctor tries to prevent Amon to be beaten by her pimp called Mek. He gets some help from Kachen, who is then slightly injured. Thanks to his kindness, Kachen is authorized to come to the doctor's house whenever he wishes (ยินดีรันใช้). Pla and her mother continue to be hypocrites (หมั่นไส้ / ตอแหล) in front of the doctor and the grandmother. Saranee (Chadaporn Wachirapranee) uses Sarayut (Ruj Ronnapop) to seduce Pla. Somkuan Krajangsat is a policeman. The mother and daughter try to tease (แกล้ง) Maew by hiding jewelry under her bed. Phi Mek is close friend with Chadaporn. Their plan is to take pictures of Pla and Ruj in compromising situation and ask for money. Amon warns Maew. Amon warns also Pla but it is almost too late for Pla. Luckily Kachen arrives on time as Amon called the police. Kachen is a relative of Somkuan. Finally Amon dies in the arm of Maew as she refused to get any help believing she is bad person (ชั่ว). Preeya and Pla apologise for their behavior. The movie แมวเหมียว lasts 2h07mn.

  1. Year: 1967
  2. Thai title: เมขลา
  3. English title:
  4. Rating: 3/5
  5. Director: Cherd Songsri
  6. Main actor: Sombat Methanee,Adul Dulyarat,Choomporn Theppitak,Lor Tok,Sompong Phonmitr,Daonoi Duangjai
  7. Main actress: Pissamai Wilaisak,Pawana Chanajit,Mom Chan Phuangwan

Thai movie เมขลา was released in year 1967. It features Sombat Methanee as main actor and Pissamai Wilaisak as main actress. Director is Cherd Songsri. The movie is lost in Thailand but a sequence of 23 minutes is left to be seen. It is a drama movie. Other actors are Adul Dulyarat, Pawana Chanajit, Choomporn Theppitak, Lor Tok, Sompong Phonmitr, Daonoi Duangjai, Mom Chan Phuangwan. The summary is a below. A Japanese lady called Mitsuko (Pissamai Wilaisak) meets and loves a Thai man (Adul). He goes as a diplomat to Japan. They have a daughter called Mekala (Pawana Chanajit). Adul needs to go back to Thailand and bring Mekala also. Pissamai shall follow up later. Unfortunately Mitsuko gets irradiated by the nuclear bomb sent previously by USA on Japan. Her face is disfigured. When she finally arrives in Thailand, Mitsuko finds Adul has remarried and has another daughter. The new wife and her daughter keep trying defaming Mekala as they are jealous that Sombat (Sombat Methanee) is more interested in Mekala. Mitsuko is ashamed of her new appearance so doesn’t dare showing up. The new daughter find evidences that the disfigured lady is in fact Mekala’s mother and uses this information to humiliate Mekala. Mitsuko tries to reject the accusations and through an accident the new daughter loses her life. The new wife accuses Mitsuko to have killed her daughter. Truth is revealed during the following trial. Sompong Phonmitr and Choomporn Theppitak are playing lawyers. During the trial Sombat as witness is disclosing some truth that Mekala is the daughter of Mitsoko. Mitsuko is cleared and Adul hires the best surgeon to heal Mitsuko. Finally happiness is back as Adul and Mitsuko are back together. Sombat marries Mekala.

  1. Year: 1967
  2. Thai title: เหนือเกล้า
  3. English title:
  4. Rating: 3/5
  5. Director:
  6. Main actor: Mitr Chaibancha,Chana Sriubon,Choomporn Theppitak,Somkuan Krajangsat,Lor Tok,Sukon Koewliam,Sompong Phonmitr,Adinan Singhiran,Dokdin Kanyaman,Preuhat Boonlong,Op Boonthit
  7. Main actress: Petchara Chaowarat,Somjit Sapsamruey,Kingdao Daranee,Orasa Isarangkul

Thai movie เหนือเกล้า was released in year 1967. It is in mute mode as the film is in 16mm format so requesting live dubbing. 1h33mn is left to be seen. It still has a colorful image but the film is partially damaged. Somjit (Somjit Sapsamruey) is working as food street vendor (แม่ค้า). Her husband (Somkuan Krajangsat) is often drunk and violent. They have three kids. They have always financial problems as the father drinks a lot. Years have passed and children have grown up. One of them is Mitr Chaibancha. The others are Chana Sriubon and Choomporn Theppitak. Sompong Phonmitr is head of Thai boxing training centre. Lor Tok is his assistant. One day as the drunkard father asks for money, he becomes violent again and Somjit has to protect herself with scissors. Through an accident, the father receives a fatal injury. Somjit ends up in jail. Mitr, Sompong and Lor Tok leave and look for job to find money to pay for Somjit’s bail. Mitr is recruited as Thai boxer. A first match versus Adinan Singhiran happens. Petchara Chaowarat and Dokdin Kanyaman are part of spectators. Mitr finally wins the match despite being told to lose it as he needs money to help his mother. As the match maker refuses to pay, it ends up in another fighting. Preuhat Boonlong decides to hire the three men to working in an outdoor mine. They got troubles with two men in the mine. Fed up the three friends wish to quit the job but Preuhat Boonlong convinces them to stay. The mine is attacked. Mitr pushes back the aggressors but is injured so getting the sympathy from Petchara. The mother is finally released from prison. Kingdao recruits her as domestic helper. Her boyfriend is Choomporn. Finally the mother is also reunited with Mitr. Another attack happens on the mine and Mitr is accused of murder. It ends up to trial. Scolded by his mother, Chana finally gives information that Mitr is not guilty. Ruffians wishing to take revenge on Chana and try to shoot him. The mother interposes herself and gets shot. Mitr and his brothers catch the ruffians. Movie ends up with everybody around the mother's bed at hospital. 34 stars are announced on the movie poster!

  1. Year: 1968
  2. Thai title: เรือจ้าง
  3. English title:
  4. Rating: 3/5
  5. Director:
  6. Main actor: Mitr Chaibancha,Daonoi Duangjai,Anucha Ratanaman,Sawin Sawangrat,Sompong Phonmitr
  7. Main actress: Pissamai Wilaisak,Malee Wetpraseri,Chadaporn Wachirapranee

Thai drama movie "Reua Jang" (เรือจ้าง) was released in year 1968. Main actors are Mitr Chaibancha and Pissamai Wilaisak. Side actors include Daonoi Duangjai, ขวัญใจ, Anucha Ratanaman, Malee Wetpraseri, Sawin Sawangrat, Sompong Phonmitr, Choosri (ชูศรี), Chadaporn Wachirapranee. The movie was lost in Thailand but finally a partial reel was found in year 2013 thanks to a teacher and collector of old items in Songkhla area. A trailer of 1mn12s is left only but many short sequences such as Pissamai being a student, Pissamai working on a boat on Chao Praya River and being threatened by thugs, a big fight on the docks, a fire in the house can be seen. Fortunately Mitr Chaibancha can be seen in the short extract while driving a car and talking to Pissamai Wilaisak. The story summary is still available thanks to some old Thai star magazines from 1960s era. The story takes place in Thonburi among a poor family. The parents are teacher Boonmee (เชาว์) and his wife Somchai paddling boats. The couple is having four children, i.e. Suwat (Anucha Ratanaman), Pattara (Pissamai Wilaisak), Pacheun (ขวัญใจ) and Rinarom. The grandmother (Malee Wetpraseri) is helping to take care of the young kids. Suwat doesn’t help his family for anything and is looked after by a rich lady (Chadaporn Wachirapranee). Despite being a teacher, Boonmee doesn’t earn enough money to sustain the family. Pattara has to study during the day and work at nighttime to help her mum. The grandmother is doing flower garlands for Rinarom to sell. Despite being poor, the parents want Pattara to study high and become a teacher also. It seems the rent increases or the owner wants to sell so teacher Boonmee needs a big amount of money. Chaithep (Mitr Chaibancha) is the son of an university professor, who is also teaching Pattara. As Rinarom is having problems, Chaithep gives a hand and meets Pattara. Chaithep wishes to write a story about poor people life so gets inspiration from Pattara and Rinarom lives. A fire happens in Pattara’s house. Boonmee and Rinarom die. For the remaining family members, only the boats become their shelter. Chaithep wins a prize. Wishing to find Pattara to announce the good news, he learns about the recent tragic event. Meanwhile ruffians try to bring Pattara and Pacheun to a turkey bath parlor. Chaithep arrives on time but Pacheun gets shot and dies. After so many tragic events, Pattara can finally find happiness with Chaitep.

  1. Year: 1968
  2. Thai title: ทรายแก้ว
  3. English title:
  4. Rating: 3/5
  5. Director:
  6. Main actor: Sombat Methanee,Sithao Petcharoen,Sukon Koewliam,Anucha Ratanaman
  7. Main actress: Naowarat Watchara,Prim Praphaporn

ทรายแก้ว is a Thai movie released in year 1968. This movie is a lost movie in Thailand as only one reel is left and it is the last reel. The reel is in 16mm format so there is no sound available as such format requires live dubbing. Previously one dubber was used in small theaters and two dubbers in big theaters. No movie summary is left. It is a romantic family drama with Sombat Methanee and Naowarat Watchara as main actors. Other actors are Sithao Petcharoen, Sukon Koewliam, Anucha Ratanaman, Prim Praphaporn. Prim Praphaporn has no more the main role but second role (นางรอง). Sombat and Anucha rescue Naowarat. Anucha kidnaps Naowarat and sends her on a boat. Following a fight with Naowarat's father, Anucha falls on his own knife and kills himself. Naowarat and Primpaporn get reunited with their father. Following a last misunderstanding, Naowarat and Sombat finally marry.

  1. Year: 1968
  2. Thai title: ดวงใจคนยาก
  3. English title:
  4. Rating: 3/5
  5. Director: Sulaleewan Suwanthat
  6. Main actor: Mitr Chaibancha,Sompong Phonmitr
  7. Main actress: Sopha Sataporn,Sulaleewan Suwanthat,Kingdao Daranee,Uamdeuan Uttsada

Thai movie ดวงใจคนยาก was released in year 1968. Main actor is Mitr Chaibancha and main actress is Sopha Sataporn. It is a lost movie in Thailand but a sequence of 50mn is still available to be seen. It is a 16mm movie format so it is in mute state. No movie summary is available. Sulaleewan Suwanthat is the movie producer. Duangjai (Sopha Sataporn) is watching the Royal barges procession in Bangkok. Sompong Phonmitr remembers to have seen Duangjai somewhere. Duangjai's mother is living in a shantytown (สลัม). She is a street vendor (แม่ค้า) but is now sick. Her daughter Duangjai has disappeared. Pa asks her sons to find her missing daughter. Duangjai is wandering around and steals food as she is hungry. She shares with another poor young boy. She takes refuge in a hut with as there is no roof so she gets wet when a storm happens. Meanwhile as the mother cannot pay her debts, the creditor (เชาว์) also takes the rugged roof as payment so the mother gets wet also when it is raining. She has 3 sons. Two of her sons finished university and the third one is a tuk tuk driver but he is the one helping the mum in case of problems. Finally they all gather to visit the mum and learn bad news from the doctor regarding her health. The mother wants to see her daughter a last time. Duangjai and the poor boy surprise robbers sharing money from a stolen bag. They catch Duangjai and the young boy flees away to ask for help. He stops a car with Mitr inside! Mitr chases away the three ruffians and helps Duangjai. Duangjai just comes back home but her mother dies in her arms. Mitr gets blamed by Duangjai and the three brothers as his family is the land owner of the slum. Kingdao Daranee is playing Mitr's younger sister. In real life, she was his wife. Mitr decides to fire the creditor and changes the rules regarding the slum management. He succeeds to get back Duangjai and his brothers' trust. He finally marries with Duangjai. Two songs are featured in this movie. Band Samsak (วงดนตรีสามศักดิ์) is performing and their members are acting in this movie as Duangjai's brothers.

  1. Year: 1969
  2. Thai title: ต้อยติ่ง
  3. English title:
  4. Rating: 3/5
  5. Director: Sor Asanajinda
  6. Main actor: Sombat Methanee,Prachuap Ruekyamdee,Sor Asanajinda,Sithao Petcharoen
  7. Main actress: Pissamai Wilaisak,Wilaiwan Watthanaphanit,Malee Wetpraseri

ต้อยติ่ง is a Thai movie released in year 1969. The movie is directed by veteran Sor Asanajinda, who is also playing in his own movie! The movie is lost and only a 4 minutes trailer (หนังตัวอย่าง) remains to be seen. Three songs are featured including one song by Pissamai Wilaisak. It is a drama movie (หนังชีวิต) but it is still including action, romance and humor as usual in 1960s Thai movies. Main actors are Sombat Methanee and Pissamai Wilaisak. Prachuap Ruekyamdee is playing a corruptor. It is the story of young orphan girl called Toi Ting (ต้อยติ่ง). Toi Ting’s mother is played by Wilaiwan Watthanaphanit. Toi Ting is coming from slum and it looks like she will have a love story with rich bachelor Sombat Methanee. Other actors also include Sithao Petcharoen and Malee Wetpraseri as the grandmother.

  1. Year: 1970
  2. Thai title: ลำพู
  3. English title:
  4. Rating: 4/5
  5. Director: Cherd Songsri
  6. Main actor: Sombat Methanee,Choomporn Theppitak,Sawin Sawangrat,Lor Tok,Daonoi Duangjai,Songthong
  7. Main actress: Petchara Chaowarat,Prim Praphaporn

ลำพู is a Thai movie released in year 1970. 1h23mn is left so only three reels. Normally movies in decade 1960s~1970s often last two hours minimum. The picture is still colorful. The reels left are in 16mm format so the movie is mute as such format requires dubbing. Famous director Cherd Songsri is behind the camera. The below summary is based on understanding as there is no sound available. Choomporn (Choomporn Theppitak) and two young ladies, including Prim, have arguments in the market with local sellers. Few comics make fun of them. Sawin (Sawin Sawangrat), influential local man, is linked to Choomporn. Choomporn sees the comics during a fair and chases one of them. Petchara (Petchara Chaowarat) is dancing and wearing a beautiful traditional costume during this fair. Prim (Prim Praphaporn) is jealous of Petchara as Sombat (Sombat Methanee) is in relationship with Petchara. A few Isan songs are featured as singer is using a Kaen (แคน). The movie quits the countryside to the seaside where Sombat and Petchara have fun singing, playing unreal music instruments and playing in the water. Prim have arguments with Petchara while she is keeping her suitcase following her trip to seaside. Prim and Petchara are sisters? While Petchara is sick following overwork, her friends take care of her. Sombat is back from abroad. Prim wishes to become the official fiancee and to replace Petchara in Sombat’s heart. She organizes Sombat’s kidnapping but it fails. She finally drugs him. Meanwhile Petchara is kidnapped by Choomporn and Sawin. A huge storm is coming. Awaken, Sombat pushes back Prim and rushes to look for Petchara. People like Sawin struggles to bring their wealth with them but finally dies in house explosion following their greedy attitude. This movie is certainly one of the first Thai catastrophe movies. The movie includes real footage of a storm, i.e. Talumphuk storm in Nakhon Sri Thammarat on 27 october 1962. The severe storm called Talumphuk (ตะลุมพุก) devastated Pak Phanang coast and Talumphuk cape. It killed 769 inhabitants. Petchara falls from a passerelle during the storm. Sombat falls also during the storm. After the storm, many corpses can be seen. Sombat is looking for Petchara anxiously. She cannot be found. Petchara's friend blames Sombat. She is finally rescued by the hospital but her face is disfigured to the big delight of Prim. Petchara thinks about suicide but her mother prevents her. Sombat is still looking for Petchara despite her parents saying she has disappeared. Recognizing her clothes on a clothesline, he knows she is hiding in her parents’ home. She refuses Sombat's love as she is now ugly. Sombat promises to take care and to pay for hospital bills regarding facial surgery. Prim hires Choomporn, promising sweet rewards, to pour acid on Petchara’s face while she is recovering at hospital. He does so but does it on the wrong person! At a big party, Sombat is accompanied by Petchara back to her full beauty causing Prim’s wrath. The movie stops here.

  1. Year: 1971
  2. Thai title: เขยตีนโต
  3. English title:
  4. Rating: 3/5
  5. Director: Adul Dulyarat
  6. Main actor: Kanchit Kwanpracha,Prachuap Ruekyamdee,Lor Tok,Somkuan Krajangsat,Sukon Koewliam,Adul Dulyarat,Somchai Samipak
  7. Main actress: Petchara Chaowarat,Orasa Isarangkul,Prim Praphaporn,Metta Roongrat,Juree Osiri,Srisala Thongtara
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Kamnan Noon (Kanchit Kwanpracha) and Krok (Prachuap Ruekyamdee) (พี่ชายต่างประเทศ) are visiting a rich people house. They are welcomed by Lomjai (Petchara Chaowarat) and Iten (Orasa Isarangkul) as domestic helper. Krok comes back after 20 years in his family. He is a lost uncle's son. The uncle has disappeared 20 years ago. Despite having a letter to prove his identity, Krok is not accepted in Thao Thong lineage (ตระกูล) by the father Lom (Somkuan Krajangsat) as Krok doesn't have big feet seen as a family sign. Other family members are Srisala Thongtara (ศรีสละ ทองธารา), Juree Osiri, Prim Praphaporn. Lomjai flees and brings Krok and Noon to meet another family member who is policeman in Chumphon province. Noon and Krok get arrested and accused of kidnapping Lomjai. Noon’s father gives guarantee to have them released from jail. Lomjai proposes to marry Noon to avoid him being sued by his father Lom. Neng, Sister of Noon, is played by Metta Roongrat. Noon helps Lomjai’s father aggressed by ruffians. A parallel romance is starting between Neng and Lomjai's brother. Lom asks for proper traditions but once Lomjai is back to Bangkok, the wedding is cancelled. Lomjai cannot exit from home. Iten tries to help her to flee but to no avail. Krok becomes India airlines manager (ผู้จัดการ) thanks to his uncle to show to Lom his worthiness. Lom rejected Krok as he didn’t want to share heritage with additional family members. Utit (Adul Dulyarat), Lom’s brother, is back after recovering his memory. Lom tried to get rid of him twenty years ago. Lom’s father (Lor Tok) asks him to surrender to police. Cornered, Lom kidnaps his own father and Lomjai. He finally gets arrested by the police. The movie ends up happily. This romantic drama comedy is based on family rivalry regarding heritage.The movie เขยตีนโต was released in year 1971 but it only lasts 1h23mn as some parts of the movie are missing so the story sometimes suddenly jumps from one sequence to another. The image is of bad quality and is not sharp but the movie has historical value as one of the first movies with Kanchit Kwanpracha replacing Mitr Chaibancha as main actor following Mitr premature tragic death. The poster mentions 7 songs (unfortunately cut and not available on the VCD) and 22 stars present in this movie.

  1. Year: 1972
  2. Thai title: แม่อายสะอื้น
  3. English title:
  4. Rating: 5/5
  5. Director: Chutima Suwannarat
  6. Main actor: Sombat Methanee,Kamthorn Suwanpiyasiri,Sahat Piempongsan
  7. Main actress: Naowarat Watchara,Tasawan Saneewong,Metta Roongrat,Viphavadi Triyakul,Malee Wetpraseri
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A subdistrict headman is almost blind but still performs traditional arts. His daughter Dao Lin (Naowarat Watchara) can do traditional spade dance. They are living in a Northern village specialised in making traditional colorful umbrellas. Mem (Malee Wetpraseri) recommends Dao Lin to a Bangkokian lady for a job in Bangkok (เสริมสวย). Dao Lin accepts as she needs money to cure her father's eyes. The second daughter is played by Tasawan Saneewong, who is acting for the first time. No further study for her as they are too poor. In Bangkok, Dao Lin realises the job is in fact acting as a prostitute (โสเภณี / ฉันไม่ใช่สินค้า). Dao Lin cannot send news. She ends up in pregnancy and succeeds to flee the brothel (กลุ่มนรก). She delivers a baby, who is unfortunately disabled. The hospital doctor (Kamthorn Suwanpiyasiri) finds her a job as a model (นางแบบ) but she needs to hide her baby (สังคมทุกวันนี้จำเป็นต้องสวมหน้ากากเข้าหากัน). She gives her baby to her sister lying it is a friend's baby. Dao Lin meets Songpon (Sombat Methanee) in Penang. They finally get engaged (หมัน). Dao Lin discovers that the doctor is Sombat's brother but he promises to disclose nothing. She forgets her family so her father decides to come to Bangkok with her sister Chaeung and disabled son to find Dao Lin. Ten (Metta Roongrat) becomes Chaeung's friend in Bangkok. Chaeung recognises her sister on TV. When meeting together, Dao Lin is ashamed (ลืมตัว) as she doesn't want anybody to know her poor background so she chases away her younger sister. Disappointed, Chaeung runs away and is hit by a car. She is cured by the same doctor, who cured her elder sister. Having pity on her, the doctor recruits her as domestic helper. Dao Lin is surprised to see Chaeung in the doctor's house and asks her not to reveal their family links until she is married with Songpon. Pi (Sahat Piempongsan) is having an affair with Songpon’s mother. He always asks for money. They all go to Southern island to help poor children. Songpon's brother called Songyut lives there and takes care of the family domain. Songyut falls in love with Chaeung. Songpon also loves Chaeung but just got engaged with her sister... The mother asks Songyut to stop seeing her as she is a poor girl. Chaeung is kidnapped per the mother's orders. Ten asks Songyut for help. A boat chase is happening in Phuket near the James Bond island. Pi, wishing to get the family domain, shots Songyut through a long range gun but falls from the cliff and dies. The mother is horrified and crossed against Chaeung (เด็กเวร) but she is indirectly responsible of her lover’s acts. Meanwhile Dao Lin warns Songpon who finally rescues Chaeung after an impressive car chase. Songyut’s mother asks Dao Lin to get rid of Chaeung as she takes her as responsible of her son’s death. Dao Lin accepts. Chaeung hears this conversion and arguments happen between the two sisters. Dao Lin’s father hears his two daughters arguing and now is aware that Chaeung hides the reality about Dao Lin forgetting her own family. Chaeung, the father and the disabled son leave for Mae Sai. Da Lin follows them there but her father is already dead. He got suicide because of disappointment with his daughter. Songpon is here also blaming Dao Lin not to have told him the truth about her background as he is comprehensive and it would have saved her father’s life. Nobody in the village wishes to talk to Dao Lin. To pay respect to her father a last time, she performs the traditional spade dance and finally cuts her throat during the dance. She entrusts Chaeung and her son to Songpon. It is a sad family drama with a rich mother causing her son’s death and a poor daughter causing her father’s death. The DVD แม่อายสะอื้น (1972) lasts 1h55mn but some parts are missing as it is a copy from U-matic tapes.. Famous director is Chutima Suwannarat (ชุติมา สุวรรณรัตน์) well known for sad movies.

  1. Year: 1973
  2. Thai title: สาวภูไท
  3. English title:
  4. Rating: 3/5
  5. Director:
  6. Main actor: Sombat Methanee,Kamthorn Suwanpiyasiri
  7. Main actress: Aranya Namwong,Metta Roongrat

Saendee (Aranya Namwong), young lady, is an university student. Yot (Sombat Methanee), young man, is doing small jobs such as taxi driver in Bangkok to support his mother. Saendee doesn't know that Yot is poor as he is hiding his status by wearing nice suits and renting cars. Saendee gets her diploma. Saendee needs to decide if she continues her studies or start to work. She goes back to Isan to see her father in Nakhon Phanom (เรียนสำเร็จ). Saendee is coming from a local ethnic group called “Phu Tai” (คนภูไท). Her father cannot work since one year so Yot was the one paying for her studies. The father doesn't like Yot as he is not coming from the same ethnic group. There is Bun Bang Fai festival (ประเพณีบุญบั้งไฟ) in Nakhon Phanom. Yot and Saendee become lovers (เป็นของพี่แล้ว) despite the father’s disapproval. Saendee is now 6 months pregnant. Yot helps two men involved in a fight. So he is recruited to drive lorries and send goods by them. Unfortunately his new boss is a ruffian. Yot is forced to speed in order to escape police cars. Following a gun fight, the ruffians are shot. Yot is captured by the police and sent to prison. Saendee is not aware. She delivers beautiful twin, two girls, but has to cope alone. She is chased from her home as she cannot pay the rent anymore. Poor Sao Phu Tai (สาวภูไท)... She has to abandon (ฝาก) her children in front of Pa’s house. She goes to Bangkok to look for her old university friend, Kamnotchan. Kamnotchan is now a successful business woman as the company boss (ผู้จัดการ) Sarawut likes her a lot. But once Saendee comes to work, the boss changes his focus to her instead of Kamnotchan. Kamnotchan is upset by this situation. A crisis happens and she accuses Saendee of trying to steal the love from the company boss. This is of course wrong as Saendee misses Yot and her children. Saendee leaves Kamnotchan's house. Krot (Metta Roongrat) is a strong female director of a circus. Performers are not good so she needs to find new ones (เด็กฝึกใหม่). The circus teacher thinks to hire the twin girls he recently saw. Pa has no more money to feed all the children she is taking care of. The teacher gives her 10 000 baht to buy and train the two twin girls. The circus director hits them to accelerate their training. So fed up, one of the twin flees. Yot is released from prison. He is looking for his family but to no avail. The little girl is rescued by a rich family. Finally Sarawut finds back Saendee and she accepts to fiance with him. Yot finds a job in the same circus. The circus goes to Bangkok hoping for a better business. The two sisters recognize each other during a performance. The circus director asks for 5 000 baht to give back the child. Sarawut, who loves Saendee, helps her to get back her children. Believing in a children kidnapping Yot follows Sarawut's car. The family is finally reunited happily. It is a good feeling movie even if many unlikelihoods are happening. It highlights the strong and sacrosanct Thai mother. The movie features Isan music in the background. This VCD is a copy of an IBC6 TV program recording but the quality is acceptable.

  1. Year: 1974
  2. Thai title: ชายผ้าเหลือง
  3. English title:
  4. Rating: 3/5
  5. Director:
  6. Main actor: Yodchai Meksuwan
  7. Main actress: Wandee Sritrang,Metta Roongrat,Ratanaporn Intarakamhaeng

Thong and Boon Yen have two boys, called Phet and Ploy. Phet is the elder. Robbers, lead by Yoi, kill Thong when raiding his house. Twenty years later, following her mother's wish to see him in yellow robes (ชายผ้าเหลือง) as a monk, Phet goes to Bangkok with his uncle to buy materials. Every Thai mother expects his son to become a monk before being married. It bring many Buddhist good deeds to the parents. Meanwhile robbers, lead by Yoi, injure Ploy when raiding the family house. Phet, discovering that Yoi killed his father and injured his brother, shoots him and then becomes an outlaw. Yot, Yoi's son, uses Phet's name to commit more burglaries. Phet's mother convinces Phet to surrender to the district officer. Yot and his robbers team fires at Phet's team and at the district officer so bringing a misunderstanding between Phet and the officer. if nobody can let Phet becomes good, he will then be an outlaw forever. His mother is disappointed by his behavior, saying it was not worth to educate him for becoming an outlaw and that feeding milk to him (ค่าน้ำนม) was a waste. Ploy is preparing to become a monk. Phet finally catches Yot and brings him to the district officer. Phet refuses to stop being an outlaw and grabs a girl to live with him. His mother shoots at him. Before dying, Phet and his mother confirm their filial love and Phet can grab Ploy's yellow robe as his brother has become a monk.

  1. Year: 1975
  2. Thai title: ถนนนี้ชั่ว
  3. English title:
  4. Rating: 4/5
  5. Director:
  6. Main actor: Sombat Methanee,Sawin Sawangrat,Lor Tok
  7. Main actress: Tasawan Saneewong,Tanyarat Lohanan,Malee Wetpraseri,Wilaiwan Watthanaphanit

ถนนนี้ชั่ว is a thai movie released in year 1975. It is a social drama movie. Only 1h31mn is left so unfortunately not the movie full length. This movie was never released officially on VHS, DVD or VCD. Young kids face bad example (ถนนแห่งความชั่ว) shown by their parents featuring a drunkard father and absent mother. The children are the one to suffer the consequences (ผู้รับกรรม). Finally the mother quits the whole family. The grandmother (Malee Wetpraseri) then educates all the children, Oon (Tasawan Saneewong), Oi (Tanyarat Lohanan) and Inn. Oon has promised to buy a watch to Oi but the grandmother refuses as her salary of 800 baht for the whole family is already small. The neighbour (Lor Tok) likes Oi very much and keeps peeping. The three daughters finally find back their mother. The mother is now rich (Wilaiwan Watthanaphanit). Oi wishes to open a beauty saloon but needs to study first. The mother is married to a pimp called Banchup. The mother uses her own daughter to achieve her goals. She sends her daughter to a hotel room, where Ratapong (Sombat Methanee) is waiting (บังคับให้มา?). Purity is lost. As Oi wishes to wear beautiful clothes, have jewels, be rich so she accepts (ด้วยความเต็มใจ). It is her first time. She has to eat pills (ยาคุม) secretly. Ratapong wishes to meet her again (เด็กดี). Sawin, an older rich man, is also fond of her (ติดใจ). The mother and her new husband want Oi to go with Sawin again but she is reluctant. Arguments happen between Oi’s mother (แม่ดอกทอง) and Oi’s grandmother. High society (สังคมผู้ดี) takes advantage of poor people. Finally her mum convinces her to meet Sawin for his birthday. Oon is upset with her mum (ไม่เสียหายอะไร). The mother has modern conception of life and society (พ่อไม่เคยขายลูก). Oon asks to meet Ratapong as he was the first one to go with Oi. She finally starts to work in his company. Inn leaves home. Noi is pregnant with the grandfather. Wishing to rescue her sister, Oon is finally kidnapped with Oi. To avoid Banchup hurting Oon, Oi accepts to go again to Cha Am to meet Sawin. Oon finally succeeds to escape and warns Ratapong. Ratapong storms Sawin's home. Fightings happen with Banchup and his thugs. Oon shots Banchup to protect Ratapong and Sawin to revenge her sister Oi. Oon ends up in jail. Ratapong promises to Oon to marry Oi. The mother is devastated (แม่เสียใจ) and the only thing she can do is to give love (ต้องการความรัก) to her remaining children. Things she hasn’t done before. This movie is a strong critic over old rich men that can afford young poor ladies in hotels.

  1. Year: 1976
  2. Thai title: อ้อมอกพ่อ
  3. English title:
  4. Rating: 3/5
  5. Director:
  6. Main actor: Sombat Methanee
  7. Main actress: Pissamai Wilaisak,Metta Roongrat

It deals with the difficulties of a family with harsh life, their everyday struggle.

  1. Year: 1976
  2. Thai title: วัยอันตราย
  3. English title:
  4. Rating: 5/5
  5. Director:
  6. Main actor: Krung Srivilai
  7. Main actress: Tanyarat Lohanan,Duangjai Hathaikarn,Moeifa,Neranchala Thaleungsak
  8. Trailer: View

Husband Rat is butterflying outside (รักกินขโมย) with mistress singer (นักร้อง) Na while his wife Potchanee is at home with two children, Tik and Tup. He spends a lot of money on his singer and comes back late every night (แม่ใหม่). A friend warns the wife Potchanee where is her husband (ผัวชั่ว). Potchanee surprises them together. Arguments are raised (วิชาผูกชาย) sharply. One of the daughter, hiding in the car, hears everything. The wife shoots the singer, her husband and her daughter by mistake so she kills herself. The movie introduction sets the tone. It is about love, crave and death (ใคร่, ตาย, รัก). The daughter Tup finally didn't die. She is now an adult and living with her younger sister Tik, who is studying at university. Tup is a doctor in order to help other people. She also wants her younger sister to do activities useful for the society (ประโยชน์สำหรับสังคม). Tup has a boyfriend called Krienkrai. Krienkrai’s younger brother, Kong, likes Tik a lot. The two brothers love the two sisters. Krienkrai wishes to marry with Tup but she is always delaying as understanding (ความเข้าใจ) is important for her as she is afraid of being married and facing same issue as her mother. If Krienkrai wants love, Tup will give him. If Krienkrai wants crave, he shall go somewhere else (ไปหาที่อื่น). So Krienkrai is going out with Moeifa (กะหรี่) to have crave with another woman. She wishes to train his younger brother (เด็กน้อย) also! Ruffian Yot (คนจิงจกสังคม) is leading a prostitution ring. One of his prostitutes, Kathin, flees but she is caught back. Luckily the two brothers pass by and help her. She has syphilis. The doctor gives an educational description of all sexual deceases with crude and real pictures. Pat, young lady, has issues with her parents. Her mother is sick as her father doesn't have mood to do his bedtime husband duties so she is depressed. Pat leaves home and is kidnapped by ruffians. Luckily Pat is rescued in time by Kong. Kong helps to bring happiness on her face. if parents are not happy, children will behave badly (ไม่อบอุ่น). Passage to teen age is dangerous (วัยอันตราย). Tik is ready to lose Kong so that Pat can have happiness. During a storm Pat and Krienkrai have a short time sexual relation. Krienkrai still wishes Tup to stop being a doctor after their wedding. Pat is now pregnant. Who is the father? Kong is suspected by Tik. Pat's mother suggests abortion. Krienkrai is drunk everyday but refuses to marry Pat. Pat refuses to abort. Kong knows the truth (เลวกว่าหมา). Kong decides to recognize the baby as his brother is too coward. Kit understands Kong's decision. Pat refuses that Tik or Tup sacrifice themselves and promise not to kill herself. The ruffians lead by Yot notice Pat and Tik in a mall. They kidnap them. Hopefully Kathin, the lady that Krienkrai helped before, is still working there again (สังคมไม่รับ) and promises to help Pat and Tik. Pat is raped and hurt in the tummy by Yot. Tik succeeds to escape thanks to Kathin. She calls Kong, Krienkrai and the police for help. They neutralize the ruffians. Finally Krienkrai accepts to recognize the child. He blames Tup for refusing to give him some lust before so causing all this mess to happen as he needs to go outside (ระบาย)! Tup still loves Krienkrai especially after such sacrifice and continues to dedicate her life to medicine. The movie features great music from 1970s. The movie highlights that lust (กิเลส) and desire (ตัณหา) are present in all people. Impact will depend on how each individual can succeed to control himself. It also features academic educational messages on sexual deceases, birth control (correct use of contraceptive) and basic sexual teaching about unique father conception. “Wai Antarai” is really part of the new kind of movies that appear during 1973-1976 freedom era. It was the first Thai movie about sex education (เพศศึกษา).

  1. Year: 1976
  2. Thai title: แผ่นดินของเรา
  3. English title:
  4. Rating: 4/5
  5. Director: Sor Asanajinda
  6. Main actor: Sombat Methanee,Sor Asanajinda,Nirut Sirijanya
  7. Main actress: Naowarat Yooktanun,Naiyana Shewanan

แผ่นดินของเรา is the movie introducing famous Thai actress, Naowarat Yooktanun, for the first time. Sor Asanajinda, Thai national artist, is the movie director and also actor. A father comes to rest in a house close to sea with his three grown up daughters, Yai (อัจฉรา) the elder, Eung and Pak (ภัคคินี), the youngest. Tamlong (ธำรง), is the one who has transformed this hostile land into an oasis due to his hard work. Pak is the youngest daughter and always dares doing things. All the three girls are impressed by Tamlong's strong personality. During a boar chase, Tamlong saves Pak's life but is injured at the leg. During his recovery at Pak's parents home, Pak and Tamlong declare their love to each other. Tamlong is twice older than Pak (ผู้ชายแก่ๆ). Wedding takes place. Pak marries before her elder sister Yai so Yai is quite upset as according to Thai traditions, she should have married first. Yai is still waiting for her fiance Narin (นเรนท์) to go come back from his studies in France. Pak and Tamlong settle on their new land (แผ่นดินของเรา). Finally Narin and Pak meet. Both of them are hot temper (คนผีทะเล). Yai is too old style (โบราณ), too traditional for Narin. He is fond of Pak. He gets fun of Pak having married an older man. While wandering in their domain, Pak is bitten by a snake but Narin helps her on time. Love feelings start between both of them. Narin becomes jealous of Tamlong and considers stopping his engagement with Yai. Finally Yai accepts Narin advances knowing he is hot temper. Being forced by his parents, Narin shall finally marry Yai next month but it is not a love wedding. Yai is too reserved for Narin. Narin is modern as he studied abroad so he doesn't like Thai traditional stuff anymore and wants external signs of love similar to western behavior. Finally Narin and Pak start an affair as Pak is convinced by Narin's true love. But Pak doesn't dare to leave Tamlong for Narin and is worried to hurt her sister Yai. Tamlong knows something has changed. Pak is challenged by Narin about her real feelings. On the wedding day, Pak and Narin disappear and send a letter to Yai and Tamlong to explain their decision. While fleeing on a boat, Narin and Pak are robbed by ruffians so they run out of money already. Pak discovers harsh life with Narin as he is not a good lawyer and being addicted to alcohol also. They live in a slum. Pak needs to become a street vendor (แม่ค้า). Yai is pregnant with Narin so she feels ashamed. Yai takes refuge in Tamlong's home to hide her pregnancy to her parents. Pak discovers that Narin has a mistress. A night he is out, a fire burns the slum. They lose everything. As Narin is sick, Pak needs to prostitute herself. Tamlong finally finds Pak and asks her to come back to their land. Pak cannot leave Narin as he is sick (ไข้ป่า) and she still loves him. She values Tamlong’s kindness (ความดี, น้ำใจ), who forgives her and gives her money. Narin is sent to jail following a robbery. He refuses to see her again trying to push her to get a new life. Pak finally goes back to Tamlong's land to die there due to severe sickness. This 1976 movie highlights society conflicts between modern and traditional patterns.

  1. Year: 1976
  2. Thai title: เหมือนฝัน
  3. English title:
  4. Rating: 3/5
  5. Director:
  6. Main actor: Nard Poowanai,Dam Datsakorn,Taksin Jampol
  7. Main actress: Pawana Chanajit,Mayurachath Muarnprasitivej,Metta Roongrat,Moeifa,Chosri Misommon,Sasima Singsiri

Thai movie เหมือนฝัน was released in year 1976. It lasts 2h09mn but is still incomplete. Sakuna (Mayurachath Muarnprasitivej), Ot's young sister, shots a man in a nightclub (คนทรยศ). Yeah Nut (Metta Roongrat), a singer, and Kachen (Taksin Jampol), nightclub's owner, believe Ot (Dam Datsakorn) is responsible but he refutes any implication. Yeah Nut and Kachen go upcountry side to meet Meuan (Nard Poowanai), the younger brother of the dead man. He is responsible of a temple school. Meuan decides to go to Bangkok. Yeah Nut likes secretly Meuan. It seems a part of the movie is missing there but Meuan is recruited by Kachen to work as gigolo. Meuan has a girlfriend (แฟน) called Mascilla in Bangkok but still needs to perform his gigolo job with demanding customers such as Moeifa. A hitman (นักเลงรับจ้าง) tries to kill Kachen but Meuan foils this plan. Meuan needs to meet his new customer called Linda. Ot decides to use Sakuna to neutralise Meuan. Meuan is finally the one to catch Sakuna! Meuan, while looking for Linda, gets a pieing from Luuk Maew (Pawana Chanajit). Chosri Misommon is playing a role as Linda’s domestic helper. Luuk Maew is Linda's daughter and she dislikes Meuan. Aware that Meuan is going to Kanchanaburi with Linda, Ot prepares a plan to get rid of him. As Linda and Meuan are not back after one week, Mascilla and Luuk Maew go there to look for them. Everybody meets at the same restaurant along the river. General fighting happens and all ends up in police station. Linda and Mascilla decide to fight over Meuan (ถึงเก่ายังไม่มีสนิม). They have arguments about beauty comparison and money (ซื้อความสุขจากเขา). Meuan gets slapped by Linda. Luuk Maew is kidnapped. Meuan is fed up of his job. He indulges in alcohol and has arguments with Linda, Mascilla and Kachen as he feels other people just use him. Meuan kidnaps Sakuna (ตัวประกัน) to exchange her with Luuk Maew. During the exchange, Meuan is injured and Tawat (สมชาย ศรีภูมิ), who kidnapped Luuk Maew, is killed. Sakuna promises to revenge over Meuan. Luuk Maew loves Meuan but finds Linda in bed with Meuan (หลอกลวง). She flees away. Meuan requests his money to Kachen. Meuan plans to give his money back to the temple school he funded. All protagonists meet in the temple. Sakuna wishes to kill Meuan but Yeah Nut wishes to protect him. They end up killing each other. Meuan, injured but helped by Fan, finds strength to bring the money to the temple school. Both Kachen and Ot stop fighting as they have their dead young sisters to take care.

Damned life
  1. Year: 1977
  2. Thai title: ชีวิตบัดซบ
  3. English title: Damned life
  4. Rating: 5/5
  5. Director: Euthana Mukdasanit,Permpol Choei-arun
  6. Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Pinyo Parnnui
  7. Main actress: Piathip Kumwong
  8. Buy now: View

Teacher Tom and his hairdresser wife Reusi are living in a slum. They have a daughter. Tom is very dedicated to his job and study books every evening. His wife is bored and wishes to have a more exciting life. Following a friend invitation to a high society party, she goes alone as Tom believes it is not his world. There she meets a rich man and becomes her lover. She starts to go back home very late and doesn't go to her daughter's school activities. Following arguments between Tom and Reusi, they finally agree to divorce and Reusi announce to him that he is not the real father of their daughter! The slum is also full of robers and drug sellers. By unfortunate incident, Tom contributes to the arrest of one drug seller. This latter wishes to take revenge on Tom. Reusi is finally dumped by her rich lover. Tom and Reusi finally stay together for the good sake of their daughter and start to have hapiness again. One stormy night when Tom is out for working late, 4 drunk men lead by the drug seller enter in Tom's house, rape his wife and kill his daughter. Tom chases them and kills them one by one but his life is wrecked. What a damned life... This movie about slum dwellers earned Bt1 million at the box office. In 1977 this movie was almost a clone of the popular newspapers' front pages as it dealt with drugs, rape, divorce, violence. Virtue is not rewarded. Sorapong Chatree got his first Thai cinema reward thanks to this movie (ตุ๊กตาทองตัวแรกของพระเอกสรพงษ์ ชาตรี).

  1. Year: 1978
  2. Thai title: เหนือกว่ารัก
  3. English title:
  4. Rating: 4/5
  5. Director:
  6. Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Yodchai Meksuwan
  7. Main actress: Naowarat Yooktanun,Aranya Namwong,Nipaporn Nongnuch,Tharika Thidathip

A poor woman has to leave her daughter as she cannot take care about her and is giving her to a wealthy family. When growing, the daughter discovered that she has another real mother. In order not to destroy the wealthy family harmony, the poor woman has to play the role of a bad woman, the role of a prostitute to disappoint her daughter. As it is not enough to break her daughter's love, she is no choice than to become a nun ("MAE CHI" - แม่ชี).

  1. Year: 1978
  2. Thai title: ครูขาหนูเหงา
  3. English title:
  4. Rating: 3/5
  5. Director: Phan Kam
  6. Main actor: Sombat Methanee,Suchao Pongwilai
  7. Main actress: Jarunee Sooksawad,Mayurachath Muarnprasitivej
  8. Trailer: View

Wannee is a ลูกครึ่ง or "luk kreung", i.e. half Thai and half foreigner. Her mother is Thai but she doesn't know who is her father. She is staying in an internship who other girls. Her mother, who is a "rented wife" (เมียให้เช่า), visits her from times to times. She is often seen with a different foreigner so many teens laugh at Wannee. Wannee's mother is doing such job to pay for her daughter school. Some of Wannee's friend have also problems, one girl has no official parents, one is half Thai half American from a black US sailor that quit Thailand after Vietnam war. Thirty years ago, half Thai / half foreign kids were not as popular as nowadays. Another girl seems to have a normal family but her parents don't love each other, have no time to get interest in their daughter and just stay together for appearance. Fed up by mockeries, Wannee rejects her mother. Later on, Wannee starts to get blind. She realizes that her mother was finally a good caring mother. Her mother is now dying of an uterus cancer. Why children have to bear with their parents' decisions and mistakes?

  1. Year: 1978
  2. Thai title: โตไม่โตซัดดะ
  3. English title:
  4. Rating: 4/5
  5. Director:
  6. Main actor: Sombat Methanee,Lor Tok,Pinyo Parnnui
  7. Main actress: Naowarat Yooktanun,Naiyana Shewanan,Metta Roongrat

Ananda, high society lady, is pregnant. She has to give away her child to save appearances. Twenty years passed. Ananda is still thinking about her lost child. Ananda is the elder (พีใหญ่) and has two brothers Klang (พีกลาง) and Lek (พีเล็ก). She is married to a man called Boon and they have a daughter called Phiu. Klang (Sombat Methanee) refuses a wedding with Phiu as they are like brother and sister (ญาติ). Klang is fiance to a singer called ReudeeWan (Naowarat Yooktanun). Klang is ashamed that ReudeeWan is a singer but she wants to keep her freedom. Tia (Naiyana Shewanan) is a young girl living in a poor family. Her brother is called To. He is deformed like Quasimodo. They are selling food by using a mobile cart. Drugged people kill Tia and To's mother to get money to buy narcotics. One day accidentally Klang destroys Tia's cart and asks her to work as domestic helper with her brother when he learns about her mother's tragic death. One evening Lek is drunk and Phiu takes benefit of it to secure her future. ReudeeWan fights with Tia as ReudeeWan sees Tia as a rival. Tia uses sharp tongue with Phiu, ReudeeWan and Ananda. Tia has feelings for Klang. Boon always plays cards and loses. One day Boon is drunk and tries to abuse Tia. As he is the master (เจ้านาย), he believes he can have right over Tia (ดูถูกคนใช้) and treats her as a prostitute. To protects his sister, To hits Boon. Tia slaps Ananda as this latter despises her. Tia and To leave the home as there are not happy (ไม่สบายใจ) here. Tia finds a new job as beautician. To becomes a thief! 200 000 baht are stolen by ruffians. To is captured but is released as he helps the Police to get back the money. The head of the ruffians is Boon! Tia is working in a beauty shop (ผู้เสริมสวย). Ruffians kidnap her as Boon wants Tia to be his wife (เมีย). She succeeds to flee and threatens to fill a complaint (แจ้งความ). Following Klang's request, To and Tia are back to his home. Later To is shot by gun. Ananda is selfish (ใจร้าย) as she refuses to stain her car with To's bleeding body. In fact To is Ananda's lost child. To is safe (ปลอดภัย). Still looking for revenge, Boon orders to kill Ananda but To sacrifices his life to save her. To asks Ananda to take care of Tia (ฝาก). Boon gets shot by his own ruffians. This movie highlights that perceptions can be wrong. Poor people can be good also and high society people (ผู้ดี) can be bad also. This two hours movie features nice 1970s songs.

A Town in Fog
  1. Year: 1978
  2. Thai title: เมืองในหมอก
  3. English title: A Town in Fog
  4. Rating: 5/5
  5. Director: Permpol Choei-arun
  6. Main actor: Sorapong Chatree
  7. Main actress:

A young woman, Fong, is taking care of a small misty hotel in the countryside with her mother. It is Thailand rural area with buffalo carts. Fong is handicapped and cannot walk properly. Her mother with the help of a domestic helper drugs and kills the customers to steal their belongings. Fong feels very guilty (เราไม่บาป). The parents had a son, Siaw, also but he left home many years ago following a conflict with his father. As robbers stole their savings, the family needs to continue their sins. The new victim is a medicine salesman. They put poison in his drink, then rob his money, throw the body in a canal and burn his belongings. Fon recalls the day when the robbers attacked the hotel. They were crazy and violent similar to the movie “A Clockwork Orange”. The father was shot and killed. Fon was gang raped and the mother was hurt. Fon is handicapped since that day. They have paid for their sins. But where is the son? Right now Siaw is a successful engineer working in aeronautics. The mother wishes to stop but the daughter is willing to continue as her dream is to see the sea so they need more money. They have arguments but Fong is now used to it (ชินแล้ว). Meanwhile the son, enjoying seaside, wishes to go back home after 20 years to see his family. The son has decided to go back to see his mother but will not tell his real identity first (จะเล่นละครกับแม่). Seven bodies have been found recently around the village. The local marshal has no clue. Fong is always afraid of three local women, who participate in cursing rituals as only evil can kill so many people. A modern couple comes to the hotel. Fong is jealous of the girl. At nighttime the couple is drugged but only the man drank tea. Realizing their mistake, the cruel family needs to kill the young lady but she resists. A tragic chase happens in local Khmer temple ruins. The lady is finally killed by wild dogs. Siaw, the son, and his girlfriend arrive in the small city. As his girlfriend is sick, Siaw finally goes alone to the remote hotel. Having left his home so long ago he doesn't dare saying who he is. Still under the failure of the previous killing, the family doesn't want any other customers but he makes the mistake to show that he has a lot of money. He wants to be friendly (กันเอง) with the family. There is an impressive actor performance from Sorapong Chatree playing the son. At nighttime they give him the deadly tea and throw his body in the local river. Meanwhile the young lady is not dead and reaches the small town. She warns the sheriff. When keeping the dead’s belongings and his ID card, the mother realizes he was Siaw, her son. Saddened, she eats the same drug and throws herself in the river. The sheriff comes to arrest them but it is too late. Muang Nai Mok movie, directed by Permpol Choei-arun, is adapted from Jean Paul Sartre's play. There are reminiscences of Western spaghetti scenes atmosphere.

  1. Year: 1978
  2. Thai title: บุษบาก๋ากั่น
  3. English title:
  4. Rating: 3/5
  5. Director:
  6. Main actor: Sayan Chantaravi​boon,Lak Apichat,Juk Mahachai,Pinyo Parnnui,Chat Mongkolchai
  7. Main actress: Naowarat Yooktanun

Young lady Thep is witness of a robbing and murder of a businessman. Two ruffians fail to silence her as she is able to fight back. By trying to help, she finds herself accused of the murder. She is living with her sick mother. Nathuan, the stepfather, is a lazy man, who only drinks alcohol, plays card and despises Thep. Thep has to flee from her home to avoid being captured by the police. She finds refuge in a slum community. She is welcomed in a group of youngsters selling newspapers. They name her Suey (สวย - beautiful). She accepts to be the elder (พี่) and take care about the younger (น้อง). One of the ruffians, Pen, has a sick mother also. They planned to rob the businessman money as his girlfriend Orathai told them he should withdraw 500 000 Baht on that day. Only 5 000 baht were found but newspapers announces that 10 millions have disappeared. They believe money is with Thep so look for her in Bangkok. Her new friends kindly ((น้ำใจ) give their money to cure her mother. She has to flee the ruffians and take refuge in a fashion designer shop. The businessman was finally only injured. He lied about the money to cause trouble inside ruffians team. His son, Phetchaboon, doesn't like his new step mother. He is right as she is involved in the robbing tentative. The son Phetchaboon chases Suey as he wants to catch those who tried to kill his father. There is a fire in the slum. Their home is burnt. Phetchaboon welcomes the group in his home and also accepts Suey's mother. While going to the slum to fetch her mother back home, there is a fight with Nathuan and the mother is killed. Meanwhile Suey’s friends are kidnapped by the ruffians. Pen refuses to join a jewelry robbery. Pen is confused as he needs money to cure his mother but promised to her to be a good man. The ruffians leader Pralit kills his mother as a revenge. Suey recognizes Pen in the street. She catches him with Petchaboon. He tells them where her friends are held prisoners. Suey releases him as he has become a good man but it is too late for his mum. During a feast organized by the businessman, the ruffians open the safe. Aware of the plan, Suey, Petchaboon, Pen and the friends stop them from escaping. Orathai is dismissed and Pen takes revenge over Pralit regarding his mother murder. The movie ends with many happy weddings. The main actor is Juk Mahachai (จักร มหาชัย), who seems to have had a short cinematographic career in 1970s.

  1. Year: 1978
  2. Thai title: น้ำค้างหยดเดียว
  3. English title:
  4. Rating: 4/5
  5. Director:
  6. Main actor:
  7. Main actress: Nit Alisa

Movie น้ำค้างหยดเดียว (1978) starts with a depiction of Bangkok daily life with street children selling newspapers to drivers, traffic jams, bus over packed, people rushing to office. Prang, 24 years old young lady, has the bad news she has been dismissed. Ton, her 7 years young boy, is not going to school and is selling newspapers (Daily news, Thai Rath). His father Plot is handicapped and cannot walk anymore. He decides to cut his veins (อยู่ไปก็ไม่มีประโยชน์). Ton arrives on time. Private hospital refuses to take him as he has no money. Hopefully it is still on time in overcrowded public hospital. Prang wishes her son to stop selling newspapers as she is worried he could be hurt by a car. She finds a job selling insurance (ประกัน) but needs to give her body away too to finalize contracts. She has difficulties to find a job as she didn't study high. The doctor also tries to have favours from Prang. As Prang needs to pay doctor bills, she has no choice but going to pawn shop (โรงรับจำนำ) managed by a Chinese owner. Unfortunately a robber steals the gold necklace Prang wanted to pawn. The police is too slow and useless to help. The factory owner refuses to take any responsibility in the accident that caused the father to become handicapped. Having no job, having no money, she finally accepts the doctors advances. What is the meaning of life (ชีวิตคืออะไร)? Fight (การต่อสู้)? Pay for karma (กรรม)? She has to trade her body against free medicine and feels guilty. The doctor recommends her for a work in a private VIP club. One of the club customers, Khun Kleup, proposes her to become a singer and renamed her as Nam Kang Diaw (น้ำค้างหยดเดียว). Prang surprises her son still selling newspapers. Her wrath disappears when she understands that Ton wants to buy a wheelchair for his father. The father tries hard to walk again. Khun Kleup brings back a bird to Prang and visits her home meeting her husband and son. Jealousy and doubt happen on the husband side. Doubt also happens on Prang's side. Will her husband ever recover? Prang rejects Kleup’s advances. This causes Kleup's ire. As he is driving too fast, he collides with a motorbike. Kleup and Prang need to spend part of the night at police station. As Prang gets home very late, both Ton and the husband Plot believe she spent the night with Kleup. The movie ends tragically. Plot jumps to death from the building. Ton gets suicide believing his mother is responsible of his father's death. Prang's life is wracked. This is a powerful social drama from decade 1970s showing how poverty can destroy people life. In opposition to many social dramas, the man, Plot, is here the weak character and the woman, Prang, is the strong character.

  1. Year: 1978
  2. Thai title: ไอ้ขุนทอง
  3. English title:
  4. Rating: 5/5
  5. Director: Charin Nantanakorn
  6. Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Lak Apichat,Prachuap Ruekyamdee,Krai Kanchit,Boo Wibunnan
  7. Main actress: Piyamas Monayakol,Petchara Chaowarat,Rewadee Pattaphong
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Kun Thong's mother is Mae Kaew (Petchara Chaowarat) but he has no father. Mae Kaew refuses to mention who the father is. Kun Thong's mother is very religious oriented (ทำบุญ). Other children such as Saen (Lak Apichat) scold him about the lack of father. Only young girl Phikun (Piyamas Monayakol) protects him. Years have passed. Phikun is the village headman’s daughter (พ่อกำนัน). Saen is the son of a local rich influential man. Kun Thong (Sorapong Chatree) is a poor farmer. Romance is happening between Phikhun and Kunthong. Phikhun believes in kindness (ทำดีได้ดี). Kunthong helps Phikhun during the sacred cloth ceremony around the village chedi (ผ้าห่มพระธาตุ). Saen is jealous about Kunthong. Petchara recommends her son not to have hope about a wedding with Phikhun as he is poor. One day Kunthong helps a young lady called Than being aggressed by ruffians. As Than has no place to go as being sold by her family, Mae Kaew shelters her in her home. At night, while Kunthong and Than are away, Mae Kaew is aggressed by Saen and his ruffians. She losts her sight. She only remembers her aggressor wears a big specific ring. She doesn't have any enemies except Seua Yoi who killed her husband twenty years ago following cards debts. Kunthong wishes to buy eye medicine to a local doctor but pricing argument degenerates into a fight with the doctor's son, who is killed by accident (Krai Kanchit). Kunthong has to flee. Saen wishes to arrest Kunthong. Meanwhile Kunthong is looking for Seua Yoi to kill him. Nowadays Seua Yoi has become a solitary monk in a cave to expiate his past mistakes. He is not the one who hurts his mother. Kunthong misses his mum but finally becomes a thief (กรรมของเขา) but a Robin Hood like as he is only stealing from dishonest people. One day Kunthong has to kill a son in front of his mother to protect himself. He has hard feelings thinking about his own mum. Than has leper (โรคติดต่อ). Kunthong decides stopping being a thief. He gets smacked by Phikhun as he doesn't care about his mum. The one taking full care is Than despite Mae Kaew is not her mother. An engagement is arranged between Phikhun and Saen (ขันหมาก). Phikhun's father forbids her to visit Mae Kaew anymore. Mae Kaew recovers sight thanks to the eye medicine given by Kunthong (แม่มองเห็นแล้ว). Kunthong is aware of the engagement. On the evening, Phikhun disappears with Kunthong. Farmers including Mae Kaew are then expropriated. Their houses are burnt. Than is left behind due to her decease. Than dies in Kunthong's arms but has time to relate the ring story. Through a suspense final, Kunthong and Phikhun surrender to the village headman but Kunthong gets shot by Saen. Only injured, Kunthong shots back Saen. The village headman's thugs shot deadly Kunthong and Phikhun is caught in the crossfire. They die in each other arms. Both Mae Kaew and the village headman feel the pain of losing their child. This movie is really about love for mothers. It is also a tragedy as in real life Petchara Chaowarat became blind a few months after this movie released in 1978. It was her last movie.

  1. Year: 1979
  2. Thai title: ตลกร้องไห้
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  4. Rating: 4/5
  5. Director:
  6. Main actor: Lor Tok,Sahat Piempongsan,Sukon Koewliam
  7. Main actress: Nipaporn Nongnuch,Malee Wetpraseri,Chosri Misommon
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Four comics have no success as their comical shows in slums or market are failures. One of them knows famous and rich comic Lor Tok and thinks to ask him to be their teacher (ครูบาอาจารย์). During one TV show, Lor Tok sees a young beautiful lady called Kloi (Nipaporn Nongnuch) singing a song related to old men attractiveness. He wants to know more about her. Lor Tok wishes to be her sponsor (ผู้อุปการะ) to help her to become famous. Lor Tok has become a capricious star (ดาราดังมาก, ลืมตัว, สร้างบารมี) believing his fame can allow him all excesses. Lor Tok rejects the four comics’ request to be their teacher and mentor. He has a wife and daughter already. His wife is unhappy as he changed a lot since being a star. Lor Tok wishes to drop everything for Kloi and promises house, car, career to her but she is afraid. His wife, fed up, considers to quit him (เลิก). Lor Tok has only Kloi in mind and refuses all movie, interview or show proposals as they are too low for a superstar like him. So he starts to alienate people around him. Lor Tok has no gratitude (ไม่มีกตัญญู) for show owners who helped him before when he was not famous (ไม่มีวันดับ). Following heavy drinking, Lor Tok has a car accident with Kloi. Lor Tok's wife flees away. His manager has to sell the house and two cars to cover the hospital expenses. He now lives with his daughter in a rented small bungalow. He keeps indulging in alcohol and had often serious pains in the chest. Finally without money, Lor Tok stops drinking and looks for show representations to pay for his daughter school fees. Nowadays people like comic groups and not anymore individual comic so he has no more success. The four guys are now a famous comic troupe in Thailand. His daughter is back with her mother. Finally Lor Tok accepts to play as a team with the four guys he denigrated before. He succeeds to regain fame (เป็นอาจารย์) and during a singing contest, Lor Tok sings a touching song regarding his life errors. At the end of the song, he dies following heart attack. On his cremation day, all his former friends including Kloi pay sincere homage to him.

  1. Year: 1979
  2. Thai title: บัณฑิตเหลือแดน
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  4. Rating: 5/5
  5. Director: Chai Meekunsut
  6. Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Manop Aussawathep
  7. Main actress: Pissamai Wilaisak,Lalana Sulawan,Nipaporn Nongnuch

A farmer couple with two young daughters quit their land to find jobs and a better life in Bangkok. Wan and her younger sister Wannee have now grown up. Their father wants them to study up to university and become บัณฑิต (graduate). Unfortunately he died before during an accident on a construction site. The mother is working in a short time motel and washes bed sheet. As Wan studies are expensive and the mother has a small salary, the mother has no choice but to accept sexual proposals from a customer called Atasit in order to get money for her daughter studies. Meanwhile Wan meets a young man called Narat and a love story starts. Following her mother disease and expensive hospital fees, Wan has also no choice than to sell her body to Atasit to get money. Atasit wants to meet her again but this transaction was only financial and based on necessity (ความจำเป็น). Narat asks to marry Wan. Meanwhile Atasit also seduces the younger sister Wannee for similar financial issues. Wan asks him to stop but he refuses. All the women of the same family have the same fate with Atasit because they are coming from a poor background. The mother tries to help her daughters. The daughters try to help their mother. The movie ends up tragically. Wannee dies due to miscarriage and heavy loss of blood. Wan decides to kill Atasit to have him pay for his sins but her mother kills him first in order to take the judicial blame and avoid ruining all the efforts done by her and her former husband to have Wan become a successful graduate. Finally Atasit was Narat's father... This damned life mixing poor people from the country side and rich Bangkokian people ends up in a wreckage for all.

  1. Year: 1980
  2. Thai title: พ่อจ๋า
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  4. Rating: 3/5
  5. Director:
  6. Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Settha Sirachaya,Sor Asanajinda,Witoon Karuna
  7. Main actress: Nanthida Kaewbuasai,Ratanaporn Intarakamhaeng,Thitima Sangkapitak

Yen (Thitima Sangkapitak) flees her family as her father wants to force her to marry a man she doesn't love. She wants to commit suicide. Yen is saved by Pon (Sorapong Chatree), a poor young man living in a slum. They live happily a few months and she gets pregnant. Her father finally finds her. She has to go back with him and leaves Pon. On her wedding day, Pon appears to take back his new born daughter to bring her up. Her name is Yuwadee. During many years, he works very hard to pay for her education and keeps secret his low society level status. Having financial problems following an accident, his daughter Yuwadee has to go back in Yen’s family but she is not happy. He finally succeeds to get Yuwadee back. Now becoming a TV serie star, her career is endangered by rumours about her father. Forced to appear on the stage, Pon insults and dishonors himself to avoid that his daughter career is damaged. Will Yuwadee reject her father? Yuwadee character is played by actress and singer Nanthida Kaewbuasai. A few songs are featured in the movie. Thai cinema often uses young actors and make them look older instead of using real veteran actors. This movie highlights the strong bonds between a father and his child. A first version of this movie was directed by Sor Asanajinda in 1957. Sor Asanajinda is playing Yen’s father in this 1980 version! Ratanaporn Intarakamhaeng, who played as leading actress in the 1957 version, is also playing in the 1980 version.

  1. Year: 1980
  2. Thai title: ก่องข้าวน้อยฆ่าแม่
  3. English title:
  4. Rating: 5/5
  5. Director:
  6. Main actor: Piya Trakulrard,Noppadol Duangporn
  7. Main actress: Wassana Sitthiweth
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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.

  1. Year: 1981
  2. Thai title: ค่าน้ำนม
  3. English title:
  4. Rating: 5/5
  5. Director:
  6. Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Porjed Kaenpetch
  7. Main actress: Pissamai Wilaisak,Naowarat Yooktanun,Wiyada Umarin
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It is a remake of the movie ชายผ้าเหลือง shot in 1974. The story is about the love of a mother towards her two sons, Khun Thong and Salika. Khun Thong, in self defense, shots Na khan, who previously killed his father 10 years ago and also injured his mother during a recent raid. The mother's love becomes painful because Khun Thong has become an outlaw. This movie has similar scenario to the version shot in 1974 but it focus more about the mother suffering. Na Khan's son used Khun Thong's name to raid other houses so Khun Thong has no way to quit. Khun Thong is a Thai Robin Wood and gives help to the poorest. Khun Thong is still a good son and keeps the money he robs for his mother and for his younger brother to enter monkhood. Rejected by both his mother and brother who refuse dirty money, Khun Thong decides to work as a peasant and carpenter to earn money from his hard work. But fate is against him. His girlfriend is trapped by Na khan son's gang, raped and killed. Khun Thong is accused again. His mother is disappointed by his behavior, saying it was not worth to educate him for becoming an outlaw and that feeding milk to him (ค่าน้ำนม) was such a waste. He becomes an outlaw again to catch Na Khan's son. He wants his teammates to surrender and become good people. Finally he catches Na Khan's son, who recognizes all the evil he has done over Khun Thong's name. It is too late as her mother doesn't want to talk to Khun Thong anymore. Willing to die, he misbehaves a last time to force his mother to shoot him. Before dying, Khun Thong and his mother confirm their filial love and Khun Thong can grab Salika's yellow robe as his brother has become a monk. It is certainly one of the best role of Sorapong Chatree.

  1. Year: 1982
  2. Thai title: นี่หรือมนุษย์
  3. English title:
  4. Rating: 4/5
  5. Director:
  6. Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Porjed Kaenpetch,Manop Aussawathep
  7. Main actress: Pissamai Wilaisak,Wiyada Umarin,Apaporn Kornthip

Boonleuang is a lady coming from a poor family. She married Cheut coming from a rich noble family (ผู้ดี). Cheut's mother never accepted that her son marries such lady. Boonleuang and Cheut have one son called Sak. Cheut's mother succeeds to convince Boonleuang through moral pressure to let her educate her son in order that he can have a bright future. Following problems with police, one Boonleuang's neighbour entrusts her to take care of her new born daughter, Saichai, and flee with his son, Chai. He is finally caught by the Police. Cheut and Boonleuang also separate later on. Twenty years passed. Saichai meets Sak, a young lawyer, coming from a rich family. Boonleuang warns her daughter not to continue to meet Sak as rich people can become noble (ผู้ดี) thanks to money but can never become good people (คนดี). Sia is another older man interested Saichai but he has financial conflict with Sak. He tries to have him killed by using professional killer. Chai has become a professional killer and also loves Saichai. He tries to force her to become his wife but fails. When trying to kill Sak, he injures Saichai. The former neighbour exits from prison after 20 years and announces to his son, Chai, that Saichai is in fact his sister. This latter ashamed by his former behavior and knowing that Sia has placed a bomb under Sak's car sacrifices his life for his sister to have happiness with Sak. Boonleuang finally learns that Sak is her son. Knowing that Sia wants to kill Sak, she tries to stop him. He refuses. Sia is killed and Boonleuang recognizes she is the murderer. She has to go to trial. Sak is the defense lawyer but Cheut, Sak's father, is the defendant layer to protect Boonleuang. The son against the father. Saichai asks for pity for his mother but Sak refuses to mix love and professional duty. Sak is very harsh against her mother during the trial. The former neighbour acknowledges that Boonleuang only injured Sia but that he is the one that killed him. Sak acknowledges his defeat. Once Sak realizes that Boonleuang is his mother, it is too late, she has died due to deep sorrows.

  1. Year: 1982
  2. Thai title: สายเลือดเดียวกัน
  3. English title:
  4. Rating: 4/5
  5. Director:
  6. Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Pipop Pupinyo,Somsak Chaisongkram,Kraison Saenganan
  7. Main actress: Thitima Sangkapitak,Nanthida Kaewbuasai,Suphanee Jitthieng
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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).

  1. Year: 1983
  2. Thai title: สงครามปาก
  3. English title:
  4. Rating: 4/5
  5. Director: Permpol Choei-arun
  6. Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Lor Tok,Nirut Sirijanya
  7. Main actress: Piyamas Monayakol,Wiyada Umarin,Pornpan Ketmamatsu

Atawut is working in governement as speaker. He is married to Pim and they have a young son. He has also a mistress called Nat. He claims buying hot fresh food to his wife when coming back late but the driver just heats it up on the car engine! His wife, Pim, starts to be aware. A lawyer, who loves Nat, is waiting that Nat is fed up flirting with a married man. Atawut is coming from Isan area, Northeast of Thailand. He wants to participate to local elections in the "People" party (พรรคประชาชน). He wears blue-cotton farmer clothes (มอฮ่อม) during his meetings. Pim, his wife, comes from a high society family but he is coming from a poor Isan family. He wins because his wife gives away money so that he can get popular. She couldn't allow her family name to be tarnished in case of defeat. Atawut cannot bear it, gets drunk and goes with Nat. But he is lying to his mistress also. He is a womaniser up to the point local newspapers publish a picture of him and a local cinema star. Meanwhile Pim's younger sister, Pamela, comes back from America. Fed up by Nat and Pim, Atawut takes a break and goes to Chiang Mai. There he meets Pamela visiting Chiang Mai also. Nat announces it to Pim and its circle (สังคมผู้ดี). She is insulted as a pandering lady (นางบำรุง). Pim looses face and decides to divorce. Atawut asks her to think twice in order to protect his representative title invoking that having mistress is common issue in Thailand. But this is not acceptable for women! As he sees his wife eating with another man (in fact for business purpose), Atawut loses temper. He uses a gun and injures Pim. The trial starts. The man who loves Nat is Atawut's lawyer. Atawut misses his family. He stays humble and simple. He finds an old Isan friend selling Thai coffee (โอเลี้ยง). His friend is not unfaithful. Atawut is rich but not happy. His friend is poor but happy. Atawut will loose child and everything due to his bad behavior. Parents of both sides try to corrupt the judge by offering gifts but despite living in small house, he refuses. Trial is over and the child shall stay in custody with the mother. Finally both side misses each other so much and for the good sake of the young son go back together for an happy ending. This movie raises many 1980s society issues, i.e. men able to cheat wives as a common society issue, corruption in elections, corruption in justice, divorce in high society, men vs women behavior.

  1. Year: 1983
  2. Thai title: ไอ้ ป.4 (ไม่มีเส้น)
  3. English title:
  4. Rating: 4/5
  5. Director:
  6. Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Pipop Pupinyo,Kowit Wattanakul,Panna Rittikrai,Note Chernyim,Manop Aussawathep,Chat Mongkolchai,Somsak Chaisongkram
  7. 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.

  1. Year: 1985
  2. Thai title: สามล้อ ซี.๕
  3. English title:
  4. Rating: 3/5
  5. Director:
  6. Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Sor Asanajinda
  7. Main actress: Nareerat Monsiri

Lek has been educated in a Thai Buddhist temple. His mother, fed up by the drunkard behavior of her husband, has become a Buddhist nun. Lek is now a teacher. He saves one of his student from drowning. His mother Namphrao thanks him and has interest with Lek but nothing happens between them. Namphrao has to go abroad but continues to send letters to Lek. Finally Lek got married to Lamai, the daughter of a rickshaw driver. His teacher salary is not enough so Lek has to work at night time as a rickshaw driver. He receives praises from the Thai administration for his dedication over children. He even become the rickshaw's president association. Namphrao is back and it causes jealousy from Lamai. Wishing to open a new business, Namphrao withdrews money from the bank but her money is stolen by robbers. Lek helps to retrieve the money but his family is kidnapped by the robbers. Robbers are killed by the Police and Namphrao leaves Thailand to let Lek and Lamai to have happiness.

  1. Year: 1985
  2. Thai title: แม่
  3. English title:
  4. Rating: 3/5
  5. Director:
  6. Main actor: Apichat Halamjiak
  7. Main actress: Sinjai Hongthai

It is about the strong love between a mother and its child.

  1. Year: 1985
  2. Thai title: สองพี่น้อง
  3. English title:
  4. Rating: 4/5
  5. Director:
  6. Main actor: Amphol Lumpoon,Chana Sriubon
  7. Main actress: Mayurachath Muarnprasitivej,Pissamai Wilaisak,Jintara Sookkapat

Ken's mother left early when he was a baby as she has a mysterious decease. Even the father doesn't know the real reason. The father marries again and has another boy called Ann (Amphol Lumpoon). Growing up, there is always animosity between Ann and Ken. Ann believes their father loves Ken much more than him. Having hot and bad temper, it creates jealously up to the point Ann hits Ken. Willing to clarify with Ann, the father chases him and has a serious car accident. He is disabled. A friend doctor sends his fresh graduate daughter Bin Kaew (Jintara Sookkapat) to help for his recovery. The father is the head of a big farm. Being disabled, the intendant Tiu needs to replace him. The father is strong and strict with his son Ann. The father does not forgive his son's past mistakes. One brother is doing everything good. One brother is doing everything bad. Ken has difficulty to live without knowing why his mother left many years ago. A love story starts between Ann and Bin Kaew. Ann discovers that every month Tiu is going in a remote area in the mountains. Puzzled, he follows secretly Tiu and finds he brings food to a lady. This lady is Ken's mother. She has leprosy disease so hides her-self since 20 years. She is ashamed and doesn't want anybody to know she is still alive. Thinking doing good, Ann brings Ken to see his mother. Ken has still in mind his beautiful mother picture. He cannot stand the vision of his mother aged and disfigured by the leprosy. He flees away. Nobody knows where he is. A few days later, he decides to go to see his mother again but she has commited suicide already disappointed by her son rejection. Ann and Bin Kaew finds Ken on top of the mountain trying to suicide. Unfortunately despite Ann's desperate efforts, Ken falls from the cliff and dies. Ann brings Ken's body to his father and this one has an hemorrhage in the brain. On his bed, before dying, he forgives to his son Ann so that Ann can move forward in his life and not be eaten by remorses.

Walli
  1. Year: 1985
  2. Thai title: วัลลี
  3. English title: Walli
  4. Rating: 4/5
  5. Director:
  6. Main actor: Apichat Halamjiak
  7. Main actress: Piathip Kumwong,Tasawan Saneewong,Malee Wetpraseri
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It is based on a true story. Wally is a girl living with her blind grandmother and mother. Her mother is sick and Wally has to run every day 8 kilometers to go to school and go back to take care of her mother. Villagers think that there is an evil spirit "PHI POP" (ผีปอบ) in the mother's body and hurt her badly. Unfortunately Wally doesn't have money to cure her mother. Wally's bad fate and gratitude ("KATANJOO" - กตัญญู) towards her mother stirs up Thai people and she receives many donations including money and bicycles. But it is too late to cure her mother...

  1. Year: 1985
  2. Thai title: กว่าจะถึงวันนั้น
  3. English title:
  4. Rating: 4/5
  5. Director:
  6. Main actor: Porjed Kaenpetch
  7. Main actress: Piathip Kumwong

Ploeun (Piathip Kumwong) is a domestic helper in Chat's house. She has a baby but her husband is currently in prison. The owner of the house, while his wife and kids are away, try to abuse Ploeun. While protecting herself, Chat is stabbed accidentally. Ploeun gives the baby to a temple abbot who renames the baby as Pol. Ploeun surrenders to the police (มอบตัว). Ploeun is sent to jail for ten years. The abbot finally gives Pol to a couple unable to have children as he worries about the child's future if it stays in the Buddhist temple. The couple has finally a daughter called Ann and the secret about Pol’s birth is kept. Bad influence (อิทธิพล) is everywhere even inside the prison. Ploeun is condemned to 10 more years in prison following a tragic conflict with another nasty inmate. Pol and Ann are now grown up adults. Ann is fond of a pub singer called Sak. Famous song “กว่าจะถึงวันนั้น” (When that day will happen) is featured. Finally Ploeun exits from prison. The abbot is dead already but she succeeds to find her son. She doesn't dare to tell him the truth in order to avoid damaging his future. She finds a job as domestic helper in the parents' home. She over takes care about Pol so raising concerns by the main house supervisor. Pol is having trouble with his sister as she keeps seeing the singer. He even slaps her to stop this relationship. Exceeded the main house supervisor reveals to Ann that Pol isn't her real brother (ปากเสีย / ปากหมา). Ploeun is ready to stab the house supervisor to protect her son's future. Finally hearing a conversation, Pol knows the truth. Unsure about his future, he starts to work on a construction site (ฝึก). The singer Sak asks 300 000 baht to Ann for a business. Ann believe they will marry (เป็นเขย). As her mother is not so willing, Ann empties her bank account and put her jewels in a pawnshop. Sak loves nobody except money. Finally as Sak is unfaithful with Ann, arguments happens. As Pol is looking for his sister, he arrives at the peak of the arguments. Gun is used. Sak is found dead. Pol is arrested by the police and his step parents reject him arguing it was a waste to have educated him as the blood from his real mother was anyway stronger. In prison, Pol is aware who is his real mother (รับกรรม). During the trial, Ann finally reveals that she is the one who shot the singer. Knowing she was in danger, knowing that the singer made a sex video tape to blackmail her, the tribunal gives a light sentence. Moral of the movie is that good behavior is not always linked to birth circumstances as the birth state doesn't preclude if people will be good or bad. Movie “กว่าจะถึงวันนั้น” was released in year 1985. It is a movie coming from TV Channel 9 through a digital recording but as usual some dialogues are censored by a blank when actors are using strong words.

Walli 2
  1. Year: 1986
  2. Thai title: ลูกรักของแม่
  3. English title: Walli 2
  4. Rating: 3/5
  5. Director:
  6. Main actor: Apichat Halamjiak,Sawin Sawangrat
  7. Main actress: Tasawan Saneewong,Piathip Kumwong
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As Wally is living without a mother and with a blind grandmother, her father stops being a monk in order to take care about his daughter. Many people gossip that he is interesting by donations given by many Thai people. Wally's sad life continues with the loss of her father and then grandmother. She finally succeeds her university graduation.

  1. Year: 1986
  2. Thai title: แด่คุณครูด้วยดวงใจ
  3. English title:
  4. Rating: 3/5
  5. Director:
  6. Main actor: Prompong Nopparith,Phairoj Jaising,Sor Asanajinda
  7. Main actress: Jarunee Sooksawad

This movie is divided into two parts, a first comic part when Thewan, a student, in order to seduce Nuanchan acts like a company owner. But he is only the company owner's car driver! Finally Nuanchan finds out the truth. The second part is more dramatic when Nuanchan decides to become a teacher in a remote Thai village. She succeeds to find money to have a big school built. She even convinces older people to learn how to read to reduce illiteracy. Due to a sudden cancer detection, she has to handover the job to Thewan. She has to leave her job as school teacher to go abroad for treatment so causing despair and cries from the village inhabitants who love her so much. This film highlights the importance of literacy at all ages.

  1. Year: 1987
  2. Thai title: เหยื่อ
  3. English title:
  4. Rating: 5/5
  5. Director:
  6. Main actor:
  7. Main actress: Mayurachath Muarnprasitivej,Jintara Sookkapat,Chosri Misommon

A couple has two teen boys, Long and Lit (elder brother). They don't spend a lot of time with their children as they need to work hard and late to pay back their mortgage. The father often goes on long business trips in provinces. Having no time for their children will bring bad consequences. The wife's younger sister, Sai, is staying as maid. The couple has issues with their teen boys. The boys are playing in illegal underground den, do small smuggling to earn extra money despite the pocket money given already by parents, wander with bad guys (นักเลง). The parents are worried that their kids may be caught by the police following raids on illegal casinos. The maid suggests to buy a video player so that they stay home. They wish to watch porn and violent movies. They borrow tapes from bad guys. It gives them bad ideas such as rape and they starting peeping Sai bathing. The teens are lazy and expect everything is due to them (ลูกแบบเทวดา). Watching violent movies makes Long tense. So he tortures and kills a cat. Watching porn movies arouse the teens (เกิดอารมณ์จะปล่อยที่ไหน). They think about Sai to teach them as she had a boyfriend before. Long drinks alcohol and still frequents the bad guys, who propose to bring him to prostitutes. He is always in bad mood (หงุดหงิด). Lit tries to rape Sai in the bathroom and Long hits her violently on the head. Blood flows. Sai is dead. The teens are murderers that need to hide their crime. They lie that Sai fled away with her new boyfriend in order to avoid that their mother calls the police for disappearance. They hide Sai's corpse inside the garden well. A house lizard (จิ้งจก) falls in front of Long. It is a bad omen as house lizards should never fall from ceiling or walls. A new maid is found to take care of the house. She is a young divorced lady called Sawin. They prevent the new maid to check inside the well as there is a very bad smell. Since Sai's death, Long feels bad and always stay alone. Sawin is not shy and entices Lit. They become lovers. Long becomes jealous. Long's bad friends are arrested for rape. Long starts to panic. He complains that Lit throws away brotherhood versus his girlfriend. They decide to get rid of Sai's corpse while Sawin is going out. Sawin finally discovers the corpse. Long tries to drown Sawin. A fight between the two brothers. Sawin flees and alerts the neighbours. The teens are jailed. The mother becomes crazy. The father blames the society for allowing such bad movies sales and distribution. But watching movies at home is internal affair. เหยื่อ means victim (indirect or direct). This movie is also a warning to parents not giving enough time to their children. Giving them too much freedom can have terrible side effects.

Virgin market
  1. Year: 1988
  2. Thai title: ตลาดพรหมจารี
  3. English title: Virgin market
  4. Rating: 5/5
  5. Director:
  6. Main actor: Kriengkrai Unhanan,Santisuk Promsiri,Kowit Wattanakul
  7. Main actress: Jintara Sookkapat,Nardtaya DaengBunga

This movie takes place in the South of Thailand. The Thai title means "Virgin market". Kaem is living with his wife (Phrae), son and father. Kaem is a fisherman. He also takes care of Pia as she has no father and mother anymore. Pia is now 18 years old and is flirting with Faeng. Pia and Faeng love each other but Kaem is over protective. Kaem is drinking and gambling. He has gambling debts and needs to give back 2000 Baht within two months so he has to interact with the gambling den owner. Phrae is a good wife that Kaem doesn't deserve due to his bad behavior. Kaem's fishing selling business is getting worst and worst. He believes he needs to get a faster engine to be able to go far and get more fishes in deep sea. Kaem learns that a sick Hong Kong businessman is looking for a young virgin woman as he believes it is the best cure. Kaem is so eager to get a new engine for his fishing boat that he agrees to sell Pia's virginity to the local gambling den owner for 15 000 Baht. He gets the money, buys the engine and has to handover Pia within three days. While trying the new engine, a storm is coming. Kaem doesn't listen to Phrae's advice to go back. The engine gets stuck and the boat gets caught in the storm. Hopefully they survive but the engine is dead. But Kaem still has his promise to fulfill. He deceits Pia by sending her to the gambling den owner by bringing a letter. She is forced to stay emprisonned during two days until the Chinese man arrives. On his arrival, she succeeds to escape from her jailers and jumps into the sea. She goes back to her home but the gambling owner is waiting there. Phrae protects her by beating him with a paddle. Everybody now knows Kaem's treacherousness. For her own good sake, Phae sends Pia to Faeng's home but this one rejects her believing she has slept with other man. The gambling den owner now wants his money back with interest. He threathen with gun Kaem, Phrae and Kaem's father in front of many villagers. He shots a few time inside the boat engine making it unusable. Kaem becomes crazy and cries endlessly about his engine. Faeng now understands the whole story and goes back to search for Pia. It is unfortunately too late... Pia has jumped to her death from a cliff. Wrecked lives due to poverty... Kriengkrai Unhanan is more used to play the good guys but deliver an outstanding performance in playing Kaem role. It is a remake of ตลาดพรหมจารี realized in 1973 with Piathip Kumwong.

Once upon a time... This morning
  1. Year: 1994
  2. Thai title: กาลครั้งหนึ่ง เมื่อเช้านี้
  3. English title: Once upon a time... This morning
  4. Rating: 5/5
  5. Director: Bandit Ritthakol
  6. Main actor: Santisuk Promsiri,Charlie Trairattana
  7. Main actress: Jintara Sookkapat
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Nipha and Rong have three children, i.e. a teenage girl (Oh), a seven years old boy (Onn) and a young baby. They move to a new home but rapidly the children understand that they move with the mother and that their father is staying behind. Nipha and Rong are divorcing. The children are not happy to leave the father. The movie shows the divorce seen from the children's point of view and its impact on children. The children react badly when a new man tries to seduce their mother (ชู้). Nipha tries to eliminate all traces from their father's influence (games...). She has a busy schedule and uses a nursery to keep the baby. Oh and Onn decide to flee in order to live with the father. Meanwhile some young drug dealers chased by the police hide some drugs inside the baby cradle. Oh, unaware, takes the baby with the drug inside the cradle. They reach the father's home but he is not living there anymore. He has moved to Chiang Mai. Some homeless teens are used as drug traffickers by the local mafia. The teens need to get the drug back as the mafia head is very unhappy. Noklae is the teen group leader. Oh, Onn and the baby take the train to Chiang Mai. They alert their father through pager message (no mobile phone in 1994!). The mafia follows up also to Chiang Mai as one of the teen, Noklae, recognizes the cradle in Hualongpong train station. They miss each other at Lopburi. Next stop is at Lampang. Nipha drives up to Lampang and Rong also. Finally at Lampang, the mafia kidnaps the three kids to get back the drug. Nipha and Rong cannot prevent the kidnaping in time. The drug is destroyed as the baby had peeed on it. The mafia decides to sell Oh, the thirteen years girl, 30 000 baht to a whorehouse and to sell the baby to an illegal adoption centre in order to get back their initial drug investment. They abandon Onn as they have no interest in him. They also throw away Noklae as he was trying to protect Oh. All are back in Bangkok. The mamasan tries to force Oh and wishes to be called mother (แม่) but she only gets called witch (แม่มด). Noklae is taking care of Onn and decides to help Oh. Oh succeed to flee thanks to Noklae's help. They also succeed to get the baby back also but are finally captured by the mafia. To fend a customer, Oh has to cause a fire in the whorehouse. Noklae's friends inform Rong. The mafia and whorehouse members are arrested by the police. Nipha, Rong and the three children are reunited as a family. Noklae is put in a correction centre but finally escapes hopefully for a better life. This movie was 1995 Thailand oscar submission.

  1. Year: 1996
  2. Thai title: ล่องจุ้น
  3. English title:
  4. Rating: 3/5
  5. Director:
  6. Main actor: Sorapong Chatree
  7. Main actress:

A father is having three boys with two different women. He is very tyrannical with his sons and finally divorces. The boy "Long Choon" leaves with his mother. Having grown up, life circumstances make "Long Choon" stay again with his father and two half brothers in Bangkok. Following his father's car accident, he will have to prove that he is capable to replace him in his work and to win back brotherhood links.

Happiness of Kati
  1. Year: 2009
  2. Thai title: ความสุขของกะทิ
  3. English title: Happiness of Kati
  4. Rating: 5/5
  5. Director:
  6. Main actor: Krissada Sukosol,Sahat Piempongsan
  7. Main actress: Jaruwan Panyopas
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This movie is a based on a novel written by Jane Vejjajiva. It got a S.E.A. Write Award. A family is quitting their appartment in Bangkok. Katy, 9 years old girl, is now living with her grandparents on countryside. Kati's life in the village certainly contrasts with her life in the city as countryside life is depicted as quiet and bucolic. She misses her mum (แม่เคยสัญญาว่าจะกลับมา). She tries to have a normal life and so watches Thai TV series (ละคร) when coming back from school. She notices that there is no picture from her mum (ในบ้านไม่มีรูปถ่ายแม่เลย) in the house. She starts to understand there is something going wrong (ไม่เคยมีใครพูดถึงแม่). It looks like adults want Kati to enjoy her childhood and forgets her mum (กะทิจำหน้าแม่ไม่ได้แล้ว). Tong is Kathi's best friend and she spends a lot of time with him. She heard adults mentioning that nobody can escape suffering and unhappiness. The movie shows nicely the life in the countryside (development coming in the village, football match in Buddhist temple compound, numerous pupils in classroom, first vision of a foreigner through a French cyclist visiting the village during his trip around the world). She then learns that her mother is very sick. Kati is sent to a house close to the sea. No need to hide the truth to her anymore. The mother is sitting on a wheelchair. She has no more strength. The movie shows the last touching moments of love between Kati and her mother. Kati spends a lot of time with her mother. The mother then passes away peacefully. Kati shall now decide if she wishes or not to meet her real father. She takes the decision to meet him and waits for his feedback. Meanwhile she goes back to countryside. The photography is superb. There is great picture and sensitive mood. The movie highlights the importance of family and close friends, life sorrow, change and choices that need to be taken. The last sequence on the drawers appears as a completion of Kati's life puzzle as she can learn about her mother's life and her own life amongst their contents.



Some Thai drama movies (หนังชีวิต) deal about madness.

The Hunter
  1. Year: 1977
  2. Thai title: ล่า
  3. English title: The Hunter
  4. Rating: 4/5
  5. Director:
  6. Main actor: Sombat Methanee,Somsak Chaisongkram,Somphob Benjatikul,Pinyo Parnnui,Lak Apichat
  7. 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.

  1. Year: 1977
  2. Thai title: โอ้มาดา
  3. English title:
  4. Rating: 3/5
  5. Director: Chana Kraprayoon
  6. Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Yodchai Meksuwan,Nirut Sirijanya
  7. Main actress: Naowarat Yooktanun,Pissamai Wilaisak,Mayurachath Muarnprasitivej
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It is about a woman, who is tyrannizing her family by imposing her wishes in order to become a lady (คุณหญิง - "KHUN JING"). Fortunately for her family, her dreams are going to fail...

  1. Year: 1979
  2. Thai title: ไร้เสน่หา
  3. English title:
  4. Rating: 3/5
  5. Director:
  6. Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Nirut Sirijanya
  7. Main actress: Pissamai Wilaisak,Chosri Misommon

Long ago, two sisters loved the same man but the elder married him. The younger never accepted this failure and became too emotive. Years after, when a bachelor comes to visit her sister's daughter, she reminds her past and thinks that he comes for her. She starts becoming crazy and tries to spoil their love using even a killer. Will she succeed?

  1. Year: 1980
  2. Thai title: หยาดพิรุณ
  3. English title:
  4. Rating: 5/5
  5. Director:
  6. Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Yodchai Meksuwan,Settha Sirachaya,Kamthorn Suwanpiyasiri
  7. Main actress: Pissamai Wilaisak

A Young lady, called Fai, gives her baby to a rich couple as her husband left her. Her husband is a rickshaw driver and both come from low fringe of Thai society. The baby is named Yat Phirun (หยาดพิรุณ) or Nam Fon as nickname. The new father loves her a lot but the mother Taisanee despises her. They have a second daughter called Nam Phet. Eighteen years passed. Takrit (Sorapong Chatree), young man, is frequenting the daughters. The mother Taisanee still believes Nam Fon is same as her real mother and so should have hot sexual temper (มีไฟ) as she is coming from a poor background. Nam Fon sometimes loses consciousness and forgets what she has just done. Takrit visits the parents' home with his friend Kiti. Nam Fon is sometimes crazy due to painful headaches as she didn't get any love from mother Taisanee (ใจร้าย). The father wishes to separate temporarily his wife and Nam Fon. Nam Fon stays at an aunt's house. Her headaches disappear but then come back. The uncle tries to take advantage of Nam Fon at nighttime. She hits him with a vase but doesn't remember. The uncle claims she enticed him but she refuses to accept a fault (รับผิด) that she didn't do. It will be same as lying (โกหก). Nam Fon is having a double personality syndrome. When she has big headaches, she speaks alone with a low society pronunciation (เสียงประหลาด). Her double personality is called Yat Fon (ผู้ดี - ผู้ต่ำ). She invites Kiti to go out willingly. Takrit meets her in a nightclub at the time Tiki was bringing her to a motel. He rescues her. As the uncle acknowledges his bad behavior, the father and Takrit know that Nam Fon has a problem. The father entrusts Takrit to cure Nam Fon as there is no help to expect from mother Taisanee. Takrit sends her to see a psychanalyst, who uses hypnotism to know the truth. Nam Fon has a split personality (วิญญาณหนึ่งดี - วิญญาณหนึ่งร้าย). Takrit thinks to marry Nam Fon so that she can be far from Taisanee, reduces her headaches and have the double personality die. One body two personalities. Nam Fon's father comes back after 18 years. He asks for 20 000 baht. Taisanee wants to send back Nam Fon to her real father (บุญธรรม). It is too much and Yat Fon beats Taisanee. Taisanee gives money to Nam Fon's father so that he can take her away. Yat Fon is back again and takes a knife to threathen Taisanee and her father. The man acknowledges he is a liar and not her real father, who died already. Taisanee loses consciousness and is sent to hospital. Yat Fon dies in order to be able to give happiness to Nam Fon. Taisanee acknowledges her mistakes and a new relationship can start with Nam Fon. This movie features soundrack from Jerry Goldsmith used in American horror movie The Omen. Pissamai Wilaisak plays swimmingly the bad mother role. This movie highlights prejudices over low society people.

  1. Year: 1980
  2. Thai title: ไอ้ย่ามแดง
  3. English title:
  4. Rating: 5/5
  5. Director: Chao Meekunsut
  6. Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Manop Aussawathep,Uten Boonyong
  7. Main actress: Supansa Nuengpirom,Duangcheewan Komolsen
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Two young boys, Tom and Palad, are close friends. Following a game, one of the kid is injured. His friend Tom has to steal some medicine. The shop owner dies while trying to catch him. Palad becomes a Buddhist novice so they lose contact. Tom (Sorapong Chatree) is now a grown up adult. His girlfriend Malee is already promised to somebody else, i.e. to the ruffian Ying (Manop Aussawathep), by her father. Tom overturns ruffian Ying's boat and then announces that Malee is already his wife. Wedding is canceled but Ying promises revenge over Tom. Tom and Malee have real happiness and are living as farmers. Malee becomes pregnant (กำลังจะมีลูก). Malee is kidnapped by Ying's ruffians while Tom is working in rice fields. Tom wishes to have his child back (จะเอาลูกของกู). As Ying is good friend with the local district officer (กำนัน), nothing Tom can do. The dictrict officer's daughter called Boonlam (Supansa Nuengpirom) is upset by this. Ying has already a wife (Duangcheewan Komolsen). Malee refuses to eat. Tom starts to believe Malee abandoned him but he needs to get his child back. Tom becomes crazy due to sadness (เสียใจถึงเป็นคนบ้า). Tom with long hair is wandering around and acts like a child. As Malee's father becomes too disturbing, he gets shot by Ying's ruffians. While Ying is away, Ying's first wife stabs Malee as she complains Malee is taking Ying away from her. Being wrongly informed that Malee has delivered the baby, Tom only finds Malee's bloody corpse. He gets accused by Ying's wife regarding Malee murder. He gets the foetus baby from Malee's tummy and flees. Tom takes refuge in a Buddhist temple. Ying asks the district officer to catch Tom as he is a dangerous crazy man. Boonlam complains that her father better arrests those who made Tom become crazy. One of Ying's ruffian, a dwarf, tries to rape Ying's wife but as she resists, he stabs her and accuses Tom. Tom has become crazy and sings lullaby to the dead baby. He takes revenge over the district officer. One day, Boonlam is also agressed by the dwarf and another ruffian. Tom, mistaking her as Malee, saves her. Boonlam explains to him that the baby is already dead. She has pity of him (สงสาร) and washes his dirty bloody clothes. Due to a storm, she spends the night with Tom. Palad (Uten Boonyong), Boonlam's fiance, is an administrative officer. Palad is Tom's former friend during childhood. Boonlam wishes Tom to surrender (มอบตัว). A crime is done again by somebody wearing same clothes as Tom. Tom is accused again but finally Palad get proofs that Ying is behind everything. A tentative to arrest Ying degenerates in shootings. Finally Tom kills Ying but also cuts his own threat, unable to support anymore a life full of deaths (ในชีวิตมีแค่ความตาย). Boonlam has no time to tell him that he was declared not guilty by administration. Ai Yam Daeng (ไอ้ย่ามแดง) is a strong movie directed by Chao Meekunsut. It highlights corruption and dark influence impact on poor people like Tom. A new DVD from Happy Home was released in year 2012 but the sound is a bit unstable in volume. Sorapong delivers again great acting performance.

  1. Year: 1986
  2. Thai title: ไปไม่ถึงดวงดาว
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  4. Rating: 2/5
  5. Director:
  6. Main actor: Apichat Halamjiak
  7. Main actress: Sinjai Hongthai

A married couple is having bad time as there is no more love between them. Each partner is looking for a new mate. As the husband is finding a new lovely woman but the wife is having trouble with her new lover, this is leading her to a tragic madness.

  1. Year: 1987
  2. Thai title: พิศวาส
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  4. Rating: 2/5
  5. Director:
  6. Main actor: Kriengkrai Unhanan
  7. Main actress: Penpak Sirikul

A young lady is oppressed by her tutor that has brought her since her youth. She wants to get freedom and be able to choose her own life. She decides to flee, finds a safe place to stay in Chiang Mai area and discovers love also. Her tutor, becoming crazy due to such ingratitude, does everything possible to get her back...

  1. Year: 1987
  2. Thai title: ไฟซ่อนเชื้อ
  3. English title:
  4. Rating: 2/5
  5. Director:
  6. Main actor: Chatchai Plengpanich,Kriengkrai Unhanan
  7. Main actress: Sinjai Hongthai

One woman is jealous of her sister, who has found a nice husband. Despite all her attempts, she cannot find the right mate. Her jealousy will lead her to madness.

  1. Year: 1987
  2. Thai title: เธอร้องไห้เมื่อคืนนี้
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  4. Rating: 2/5
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  6. Main actor:
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A young woman is marrying a young man during their studies but the marriage is a failure. The young woman is getting addict with alcohol and cigarettes. She starts to torment her own daughter. Will her meadness lead to kill her own daughter?

  1. Year: 1991
  2. Thai title: รักสำรอง
  3. English title:
  4. Rating: 1/5
  5. Director:
  6. Main actor: Chatchai Plengpanich,Prompong Nopparith
  7. Main actress: Apiradee Pawaputanon

Two sisters hate each other. One is hard worker, the other behaves quite badly. The hard worker sister has a nice fiance but the bad sister seduces him. Finally the hard worker sister marries another man but the bad sister also starts to seduce him. Will the hard worker sister ever find happiness?



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