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    What's your favourite Thai movie of all time?

    As a spin-off from that popular thread 'What Thai movies are a must own?' Howabout one about your favouritist Thai movie of all time.

    Instead of writing up a list of several 'best movies' - this thread could narrow the choice right down to just one. I'll start with mine;

    1. Sia Dia
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    1. Sia Dia
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    There are so many Thai Movies I love but the best for sure is:

    "Fan Chan - My Girl"

    Have a look at the Link:

    http://www.pappayon.com/fanchan/main/


    But "Suriyothai" is also a great Movie (55555 I know only one Movie, but it is really hard)
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    Keep going, I'm planning on ordering some movies from ethaicd later in the week. So Sia Dai will definitely be one of them.

    Unfortunately Fan Chan doesn't seem to have English subtitles, so I'll have to wait a while to watch that one. And the five-hour version of Suriothai. Which is probably what it needs. After having watched the Coppola edit and the 2-DVD version I still feel like there are so many gaps, which I attribute to there being stuff left out rather than poor film making, since what is there looks really good to me. [What the versions I've seen don't really explain is how she goes from a naive 15-year old to an expert political manipulator.]

    Sorry for cluttering up the thread. I guess I should say that on balance Suriyothai is probably my favorite Thai movie, but I've only seen a dozen or so, and I'm restricted to subtitled movies, which I suspect leaves out a lot of interesting stuff.
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    1. Sia Dia (stevesuphan)
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    แผลเก่า - Plae Gao

    Plae Gao – แผลเก่า http://www.thaifilmdb.com/en/tt01362

    The first published novel of Mai Muangderm in 1936, he also wrote Baang Rajan - บางระจัน, Saen Saep - แสนแสบ, Koon Suek – ขุนศึก and more. Plae Gao became the movie first time in 1940, then 1954 and 1977. It was shown as TV drama in the new name “Kwan Riam” several times, the last show was in 2001.

    1981 – Its 1977 version was awarded the Grand Prix from Festival des 3 Continents in France.

    2001 – 1 of 360 world classic movies, chosen by National Film and Television Archive in England and several related institutes.

    This movie could be one of the answers to Pailin’s thread “where is the real Thailand?” http://www.thailandqa.com/forum/showthread.php?t=9823

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    Thai film poster: http://www.khm.de/~kosit/html/ltm_poster2000.html

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    The Legend of Suriyothai

    Uhm...There are so many Thai Movies that I love, and can't count for show in here.

    Just for share and advice some information that might be usefull for the foreigner who interesting to see this one biggest Thai film ever, The Legend of Suriyothai.

    The movie's luscious design and rich cinematography make it worth watching.Despite the exotic visuals, Western viewers may have trouble digesting a two and a half hour epic more in the tradition of Thucydides than De Mille. And you'd be well advised to study a synopsis carefully before trying before trying to watch it.


    A story of intrigue, romance and civil war by Burmese invasion, set in 16th century Thailand , Suriyothai, The film was written and directed by Thai prince Chatri Chalerm Yukol, made with the support of Thailand's Queen Sirikit, and re-edited by directorial legend Francis Ford-Coppola .

    Plot Outline:

    The film describes historical events in the life of the heroine, Suriyothai, the queen of King Mahachakrapat. from the age of 15, ranging from love and attachment, royal wedding, resettlement in the capital, court life, intrigues, and sustenance of royal dignity.

    The movie chronicles around the life of a beautiful young princess who must choose between marrying her true love, a gallant young warrior named Piren, or dutifully wedding Prince Tien, the son of the "second king," in an arranged marriage. The Thai kingdom of Ayuthaya is enjoying a period of peace and prosperity, but the country's stability will be threatened by corruption and civil war. Colossal battle scenes with archers atop elephants, bare-breasted Amazonian fighters armed with spears, and invading Burmese legions firing cannons, augment the palace intrigues and plot twists.


    Also Known As:
    •Francis Ford Coppola Presents: The Legend of Suriyothai (USA) The Legend of Suriyothai (USA)
    MPAA: Rated R for violence and some nudity.
    Runtime: 185 min / USA:142 min
    Country: Thailand
    Language: Thai
    Color: Color
    Sound Mix: DTS / Dolby Digital
    Certification: Finland:K-15 / Australia:MA / Singapore:NC-16 / USA:R


    Trivia:
    • At 250 million baht (approx. $5.8 million), it is the most
    expensive film in Thai history.
    • The highest grossing Thai film in Thailand to date.
    • Not long after the death of Suriyothai, Ayuthaya was
    burnt to the ground by the Burmese
    • The actress who plays Suriyothai is actually a princess of
    a lower rank. In Thailand, each successive generation of
    royalties "decreases" in rank by one level. The actress is
    the lowest one. She is a "Mom Luang". One doesn't have
    to use the royal vocabulary with her.
    • Historically, all that is known about Suriyothai is her
    heroic death to protect her husband from the Burmese.
    The rest of the story in the film was made up.
    • The director is a prince, a "Mom Chao," which is two
    ranks below the conventional prince, the son of a king.
    People have to use the royal vocabulary with him.
    • In Thai history, the city Ayutthaya was burnt twice by
    the Burmese. This movie depicts the events shortly
    before the first burning. The second time the city was
    burnt was about 200 years later.
    • The wooden house on stilts where the young Suriyothai
    lives is a real palace called Tub Kwan. It is located in
    Nakhon Pathom, roughly 40 kilometers outside of
    Bangkok. King Rama VI built it.
    • The little boy-king in the movie is killed by hitting. This
    is because of a belief in ancient Thailand that the blood
    of a king or any royalties must never hit the earth.
    Therefore, they must be beaten to death by a club.
    • The name Suriyothai in Thai roughly translates
    as "dawning sun." Similarly, her rival's name, Sri
    Sudachan, means "moon lady."
    • Almost all the actors and actresses in the film are
    famous Thai stars with the exception of Suriyothai and
    her children who had never acted before.
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    Thanks for sharing, Anatta...that is fun trivia!

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    The little boy-king in the movie is killed by hitting. This
    is because of a belief in ancient Thailand that the blood
    of a king or any royalties must never hit the earth.
    Therefore, they must be beaten to death by a club.
    Thanks, I was watching this a couple of days ago, and wondered why one of the swordsmen had a big stick rather than a sword...

    The name Suriyothai in Thai roughly translates
    as "dawning sun." Similarly, her rival's name, Sri
    Sudachan, means "moon lady."
    When I first saw the movie I was confused because all Thai tended to look the same (so the Elephant-capture scene was confusing because I got mixed up between Suriyothai's friend and her (future) husband.
    But I can still get mixed up for a second or two beween Suriyothai and Sri Sudachan, and in light of this sun/moon observation I wonder if that is almost intentional - the good and bad sides...
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    talking Cool links for surfing.....

    Hi All,

    You can see more information and trivia of this movie,The Legend of Suriyothai at the below link ka.( hehe I just select to copied some trivia of this movie from there to pasted in here )

    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0290879/

    And for Pailin and everybody who can read Thai language.I think these 2 sites at the below should be cool links for your enjoy surfing about news and review of many good Thai movies ka.

    http://www.thaifilm.com
    http://www.thaifilmdb.com

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