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Year: 1958

Thai title: กตัญญูปกาสิต
English title: Flame in ashes

Rating: 3/5
Director: Wupeng

Main actor: Surasit Sattayawong,Phan Kam,Taksin Jampol,Chao Klaewklong,Jamroon Nuatjim,Tat Ekathat
Main actress: Wilaiwan Watthanaphanit

Thai HK movie "Flame in ashes" or "Underground Sparks" / 地下火花 / กตัญญูปกาสิต was released in year 1958. The movie lasts 1h46 min and is dubbed in Mandarin language. The movie features a colorful and sharp image. The movie is lost in Thailand but can still be seen in Hong Kong Film Archives. A still picture remains in Thailand showing huge cut outs of the actors / actresses in front of an old theater (โรงหนังเฉลิมไทย). The movie features many Thai actors / actresses including Wilaiwan Watthanaphanit, Surasit Sattayawong, Phan Kam, Taksin Jampol, Chao Klaewklong, Jamroon Nuatjim, จางจงหวัน, จินฟง, วารุณี, Tat Ekathat. This movie got awards during Thai Film Festival (1958) including Best Actor for Surasit Sattayawong, Best Screenplay, Best Set Design for director Wupeng. The high-level synopsis is approximative due to limited understanding of Mandarin language. Another high-level synopsis found in HK Film Archives mentioned that "The Green-Nail gang has long been suppressing the Chinese in Thailand. Once, a businessman Chen Hongyi is found murdered. A person identifying himself as Lung turns himself in claiming responsibility for the murder carried out at the investigation of a satanic organization. However, the case becomes more complicated after Lung and his wife are found dead. Hongyi's son Xilin (Surasit Sattayawong) investigates the case with police officer Ran. Ran penetrates the gang's lair, his life only spared by a female gangster Ling. Reinforced by gangster Abin and the defected Ling, Ran successfully exterminates the gang".

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