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อันธพาล
อันธพาล

Year: 2012

Thai title: อันธพาล
English title: Gangster - Antapal

Rating: 5/5
Director: Kongkiat Khomsiri

Main actor: Krissada Sukosol,Phongphat Wachirabanjong
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Chot (Krissada Sukosol) defeats Saeng (Phongphat Wachirabanjong) in a one to one knife fighting. Dang and Chot take over Saeng's illegal business (นักเลง) such as drug, gambling, gold shop and prostitution. This movie offers a great 1950s atmosphere representation including old standalone theater (โรงหนังเก่า) with live dubbing. A few historical mistakes are present as posters of Sirikwan Nanthasiri (ภาพโฆษณาสุราไก่แดง)(1972) and movie poster of คนกินเมีย (1974) are used. Piak and Tong are working in the cinema and wish to become ruffians also. Four kings are holding the business. Poo (ดังใหญ่) wishes to extend his territory. Dang wishes to ordain for his mother (บวชให้แม่) but Poo is bringing trouble as he wants his own territory (ที่). Chot is the first to use a gun so the gangster period evolves from knife to gun (ยุคมีด / ยุคปืน). Chot tries to shot Poo but fails to reach his target as the gun is defective. Police arrests ruffians and jails them. Dang dies in a car accident while going to south of Thailand. Four years have passed. The movie highlights the booming industry of Thai cinema in 1950s / 1960s by showing big billboards advertising latest film releases. Police has taken over the mafia and being the one receiving protection fee. Chot is released from prison. Piak and Tong are waiting for him. Police is also waiting to put him back to jail. Chot keeps seeing the ghost of the woman he unfortunately killed while trying to shot Poo as his gun was built with poor quality. Chot has changed and is more receptive to small shop owners’ problems. Some scenes are shot in a cinema showing “Hao Dong” (เห่าดง - 1958) famous movie. Chot is not as inflexible as before. Despite kidnapping a ruffian leader for execution, Chot gives him a last chance to fight back. Oti is a new strong ruffian. Piak defects from Chot's group to join Oti. Oti is a bloody fighter. He even shots with rifle the police leader. Through final shootings, Chot and his team attack Oti and his boss. Nobody survives. The movie Gangster - Antapal (อันธพาล) was released in 2012. The movie Gangster – Antapal (อันธพาล) is based on similar characters previously used in 1997's Dang Bireley's and Young Gangsters (2499 อันธพาล ครองเมือง) but it is not a remake. The movie goes beyond Dang character and shows the real gangster era through Chot’s character. The movie includes past stories or souvenirs from elderly people.

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