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แมงดาปีกทอง
แมงดาปีกทอง

Year: 1976

Thai title: แมงดาปีกทอง
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Krung Srivilai,Phairoj Jaising,Kanchit Kwanpracha,Pumi Patanayut,Sayan Chantaravi​boon,Nirut Sirijanya
Main actress: Aranya Namwong,Sirikwan Nanthasiri,Orasa Isarangkul

Thai movie แมงดาปีกทอง (Pimp with golden heart) was released in year 1976. The movie is lost in Thailand. It was found in Taiwan under the name "Phoenix the Invincible" as it was released in VHS format. “For your eyes only” (1981) song is featured so the Taiwanese version was released 5 years minimum after the Thai version. This version was released by Taiwanese company New Ship Film Enterprise Co Ltd and lasts 1h27mn. The movie is in Mandarin language with no English subtitles. The movie was also found in Europe under the name “Lady Killer”. It lasts 1h28mn and was released under VHS format by company Budget Label. The original movie has been cut to fit in standard TV format 4:3. Krung Srivilai enters as a robber in a house to steal money from a safe. He is the son of the victim! He steals his own father as he needs money! Krung is living with two close friends, i.e. Sayan Chantaraviboon, a steward and photographer, and Pumi Patanayut. Krung and his father despise each other. Krung keeps asking money from his father. He is finally disheritated and his father recommends him to find a lady to nurture him. Trying to gain easy money, Krung loses a big amount to Phairoj Jaising during cards games. Phairoj doesn’t give him any credit as he knows Krung has been disheritated. Krung meets Aranya Namwong having problems with her car. Aranya is coming from a rich family. Nirut Sirijanya is her brother. Krung is working as gigolo to earn a living. Sirikwan Nanthasiri meets Krung in a bar. She is Phairoj’s girlfriend. Ruffians argue in a pool bar but Kanchit Kwanpracha stops them. Kanchit then spends good time with Sirikwan. Kanchit joins Phairoj’s team and takes active part to develop the business. Krung is going out with Orasa Isarangkul as he keeps acting as a gigolo. Finally, Kanchit wants more money from Phairoj for his business participation. It makes Phairoj upset. During a birthday party, two guys (including Pumi) are bothering Aranya but Krung helps. It is a trick as Krung knows well Pumi. Krung and Aranya sympathise and a romance starts. Phairoj’s ruffians fail to kill Kanchit. As Phairoj's ruffians fail to get rid of Kanchit through a fight, they finally shoot him. Before dying, Kanchit gave a secret notebook to Sirikwan. Nirut, Aranya's brother, doesn't want her to meet Krung again as he only takes profit of women as gigolo. Krung claims to have changed and has stopped working as a gigolo. Phairoj loves Aranya also. Aranya’s father meets Krung but it turns sour. The father is bankrupted so he has to promise his daughter to Phairoj. Phairoj hires Aranya as secretary. Krung has to find 2M USD to pay the father’s debts but no way to find such amount. Aranya is not happy working with Phairoj but she has to pay back her father’s debts. Fighting in a disco involving Krung and his friends happens again. Sirikwan asks Krung to keep a secret notebook. Phairoj wishes to break with Sirikwan in order to be with Aranya. Sirikwan accepts but threatens him to provide a secret notebook to the police if he doesn't give her a huge amount of money. Phairoj shots Sirikwan. Krung, having the notebook, informs the police. The secret notebook includes all details about Phairoj’s illegal business. Thai police is storming Phairoj's den. About to be caught, Phairoj takes Aranya as hostage. Krung risks his life to save her and shows he really cares for her. Krung is injured but Phairoj is shot dead.

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