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Year: 1974

Thai title: เจ้าชายห่อหมก
English title: Curried fish prince

Rating: 3/5

Main actor: Sombat Methanee,Thuam Thoranong
Main actress: Wandee Sritrang,Khomapat Attaya,Jomchai Jarintorn,Viphavadi Triyakul,Chosri Misommon,Malee Wetpraseri,Metta Roongrat

Thai movie เจ้าชายห่อหมก (Curried fish prince) was released in year 1973. The movie was never released in Thailand under VHS or VCD format. Nevertheless the 35mm film was recorded by a collector and lasts 2h08mn. Chosri Misommon is playing a domestic helper. Mom Pa is waiting for her lost son, Kinarin, who had gone to study abroad and didn't send any news for years. Many years passed and she is getting severely sick. To please her and to speed up her recovery, Metta announces that her son is coming back very soon so she has to organize an event (งานต้อนรับ). The father (Thuam Thoranong) and Metta Roongrat have idea to find a man with a similar face in order to please Mom Pa. The father remembers to have seen such man (พ่อค่า) in Ayutthaya selling curried fish (ห่อหมก). His name is Cheui (Sombat Methanee). His sister, Khomapat Attaya, is also playing a market merchant (แม่ค่า). The grandmother is played by Malee Wetpraseri. Cheui accepts under the pressure of his sister wishing to change her life. He has to learn with moult difficulty good manners from high society (สังคมผู้ดี). Cheui disappears the day before as being caught by a former girlfriend. Seeing her son again, Mom Pa recovers. Mom Pa wishes her son to marry Kantima (Wandee Sritrang). Kantima is upset with Cheui as he is playing too well his role and she refuses to sacrifice herself as she is part of those who paid to hire Cheui. She knows he is coming from a low background (คนจร) so he should behave and not try to abuse about his position of being the fiancé. Real Kinarin (also played by Sombat Methanee) is back but he lost his arm due to airplane accident. Cheui’s self declared girlfriend tries to bring a mess but it fails. Cheui is back home as his seven days contract is over. Kinarin, seeing that his mum is happy and Kantima loving Cheui, decides to go back to England to let others having happiness. The rich family still needs Cheui so they use his mother Malee Wetpraseri to convince him again. Kinarin will go back to England and needs Cheui to replace him. Metta is going to England with Kinarin (ท่านพี่). Finally Cheui and Kantima marry. In this romantic comedy movie actor, Sombat Methanee is playing two roles, i.e. Cheui and Kinarin.

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