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ขุนดอน
ขุนดอน

Year: 1978

Thai title: ขุนดอน
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director: Chai Meekunsut

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Krung Srivilai,Manop Aussawathep,Phairoj Jaising,Kanchit Kwanpracha
Main actress: Naowarat Yooktanun,Duangcheewan Komolsen,Pawana Chanajit

In Isan area, during a traditional dance (รำวง) party in a village, young man Pui (Sorapong Chatree) and young woman Bulai (Naowarat Yooktanun) are agressed by local ruffian (ผู้ร้าย). Khun Don, local Robin Hood thief, chases the thugs (นักเลง) away. The ruffians' leader is subdistrict headman (กำนัน) Phichit. Two Bangkokian friends come to visit Bulai, i.e. Phanit (Pawana Chanajit) and Thantip (Duangcheewan Komolsen). Phanit mistakes Khun Don with another man called Paradorn that she loved before. Phichit, lewd (ลามก) headman, wants Bulai as his wife. Phichit accuses the two Bangkokian ladies to be linked to Khun Don. Subdistrict headman Phichit is using bad influence (อิทธิพล), strong power (อำนาจ) and money to control the area and performs robbery (ปล้น). His team commits bus burglary under Khun Don name. Pui is accused of roberry and jailed by police officer (ผู้กอง) Thanu (Phairoj Jaising). Mysteriously the district offer orders to free Pui. Bulai joins Khun Don's team to fight subdistrict headman Phichit. Amorous jousts happens between the main characters. Infiltering Phichit's team, Bulai provides information to catch him and his ruffians. Police and army join. Following heavy gun fights, Phichit and his thugs are neutralized (ทำร้ายชาติ). As often during such Thai action movies, it is revealed that three young ladies were undercover policewomen. Pui is a also a policeman and Khun Don is a soldier. Couples are formed and weddings are announced. It is a typical movie 1970s mixing action, romance and songs (Country style Luk Thung - ลูกทุ่ง - and Molam - หมอลำ - music). Eight major actors from 1970s decade are present in this movie.

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