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ตลกร้องไห้
ตลกร้องไห้

Year: 1979

Thai title: ตลกร้องไห้
English title:

Rating: 4/5
Director:

Main actor: Lor Tok,Sahat Piempongsan,Sukon Koewliam,Thuam Thoranong
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.

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