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Year: 1987

Thai title: คำมั่นสัญญา
English title: The Promise

Rating: 4/5

Main actor: Santisuk Promsiri,Somsak Chaisongkram,Ruj Ronnapop
Main actress: Jintara Sookkapat

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Thai movie คำมั่นสัญญา was released in year 1987 and lasts 1h59mn. It is the first movie for Santisuk Promsiri. Lin (Santisuk Promsiri) and Da (Jintara Sookkapat) are close friends since childhood. Somsak Chaisongkram, Lin's father, was Da's father subordinate in Thai army. He saved his life during Vietnam war. So special bound exists between them. As Somsak is a poor widower with one boy, the chief installed him as gardener in his house. Da's father is also part of Thai nobility. Somsak reminds his son his position and their duty (บุญคุณ) towards Da's family as he is concerned this childhood friendship could become love. Lin is fully aware. Once being a soldier, Lin asks to be sent on countryside in province. Da is upset as she feels it is treacherous act. Somsak becomes a monk. Somsak and Lin feel that Lin cannot marry Da as their family is inferior status and they do respect Da's family status (ฐานะ), which always supported them. Lin was considered and treated as a son by them. Lin promised to never forget Da (คำมั่นสัญญา). Ruj Ronnapop and his wife Pranee are close friends to Da’s parents. Their son Boorana asks Da for wedding. Da doesn't love him. She feels bad as she expects Lin to ask for her hand, but it never happens. Lin intends that family status is more important that real love. Da finally married with Boorana. Lin comes to their wedding and leaves for France for 6 months. Da is not having happiness. Boorana often drinks alcohol, join parties with soldier friends and has a mistress. Boorana complains to Da that her father doesn't help him to climb hierarchy ladder but her father checks capability first so Boorana is jealous of Lin. Somsak starts to be sick. Lin is back from France with gifts. Da is unhappy as her husband has a mistress. Her parents die in helicopter crash. The doctor identifies she has a cancer. Her life is wrecked. She finally divorces. Pranee wants her son Boorana to get half of her money but Ruj as an honest soldier refuses and mentions his son came with nothing, so he shall leave with nothing! Lin promises to stay to take care of Da. As she cannot be cured, she dies peacefully with Lin taking of her until the end.

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