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    talking One of the best Thai movies

    Hi All! Had you ever see this one of the best Thai movies? Ai-Fak,victim of the judgment....


    Ai-Fak

    Directed by : Pantham Thongsangl
    Writing credits : Chat Kobjitti
    : Pantham Thongsangl
    Genre : Comedy Drama
    Runtime : 110 min.
    Format : Film 35mm, Color
    Release Date : 26 March 2004


    The story reflects an young victim of Thai society in the rural area. It based on a great novel ,The Judgementt by Chart Kobchiti and been produced many times in forms of TV series and movies.

    In my opinion this is one best film of Thailand.The great job for showing the suffering of the lives of young victim man with a beautiful but crazy young woman as they deal with love, loss and suffering together. All of these situations are filled with heartache and sometimes despair.It portrays life in rural thailand beautifully. This movie deals with a subject bordering on incest (where ai-fak gets a wet dream about his stepmother).In many ways, love must end before love can begin again.

    It is a well made movie with credible performance from the main actors and with moments.You'll think about after having seen the movie. This film will also show you a nice piece of rural Thai life, quite different of the ultra-modern hustle and bustle of Bangkok. It is well worth seeing if you should come across it.

    The plot is simple:
    The story takes place in rural Thailand it tells a story that could take place in small communities all over the world. Fak is a young man who comes home from his military service to find his father married with Somthong ,a young beautiful but crazy woman.He is attracted to her, but dosn't make any advance towards her. And when his father dies he tries to look after this woman with respect both for her and the memory of his father. But people in his community thinks he has an affair with her and makes them suffer a harsh condemnation for behaving outside of the social norms of the village.
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    talking Nang Nak..A love tainted by fate....

    Nang Nak A love tainted by fate.,

    This movie released in 1998, this Thai films based on well-known historical stories, Nang Nak s story has been filmed many times before,the sheer popularity of director Nonzee Nimibutrs Nang Nak makes it the definitive version.


    A touching story, 'Nang Nak' is beautifully shot and the performances powerful. Some terrifying scenes accompany a tragic tale of love being eternal, even in death. An extremely artistic thriller is probably the best description of this Thai urban legend about the most loyal wife who serves her husband even after she has died.

    This movie re-telling of a popular Thai ghost story mixes soothing pastoral scenes with images of great pain and suffering, Nang Nak considers many themes which appeal to mainstream audiences: love and marriage, Buddhist spirituality, and otherworldly mysteries.These are tied together within a story which is both moving and unsettling.

    Various ideas seem to be in play here. The story is more than just Maks delusion; the ghost appears to and affects the whole town. Similarly, there is a thematic idea of karma. Ultimately , the heart of the story is the simple idea that Nak loves her husband so much that she refuses to leave his side, even in death; however, these other thematic ideas complicate matters, giving the story more depth. Most unsettling of all is a scene in which Mak and the ghost of Nak make love, inter cut with scenes of Naks painful death.But this is not a true horror film.


    Plot Outline:

    A story of intrigue, a young couple, Nak and Mak, are separated when Mak is sent to serve in the Thai army. He is wounded and taken to convalesce at a remote monastery. Nak is pregnant with their child and died during childbirth. Mak back in his village after his terrible ordeal in the army. he is living with her ghost.


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    - In a way that remains suspenseful to those who do not know the story.Nonzee has frequently said that he makes his films for Thai audiences above all, but for any foreigner interested in understanding the rebirth of Thai film, Nang Nak remains required viewing.

    - The unusual and rather startling blackened teeth of the villagers.This one wasn't, people spoke with their mouths filled with betel (maak) in the film are due to the practice of chewing beechnuts.

    -And also unusual for thai movie that lead actress didn't have lipstick, the houses were quite realistic, etc.

    -Notice that at a certain point in the film one of these nuts is placed in a corpse's mouth as it is prepared for burial.
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    talking The Letter...Eternal love... Love beyond the grave

    Have you ever been in love? Maybe you should watch this movie and ask yourself this same question again.

    For all sensitive person ,before you watch it..get the tissues out….

    The Letter

    English Name: The Letter
    Thai Name : Jod mai rak
    Directed by : Paoon Juntrasiri
    Genre: Drama / Romance
    Langauge: Thai
    Runtime: 110 min.
    Format: Film 35mm, Color
    Release Date: 24 June 2004


    In a world of derivative, colorless copycats, this was breath of fresh air, simple plot with medium price budget but heartrending movie. The cinematography of this movie are stylish and beautifully photographed .A giant amount of sequences are truly mesmerizing to behold and illustrate sunsets, nice piece of rural Thai life, agriculture ,beautiful scenery on northern location of Thailand..

    Many tears will flow in The Letter, considers many themes which appeal to mainstream audiences, a tenderhearted romantic melodramas that will warm every heart. This movie is the one of top 10 hit movies in mind of Thai moviegoers from the last update poll research in 2006 .


    Plot Outline:

    After the murder of her best friend and roommate Ked, Dew, a young computer programmer received a letter detailing her grandmother's death at Chiang Mai. Then she takes refuge in Chiang Mai. There, during her aunt's funeral she met Ton, a kind officer at an agricultural research center. Dew discovers that she started to feel true love for her new acquaintance , he is the love of her life. They eventually married and began a peaceful life together. Everything was fine, But Sadly, Ton is plagued by a brain tumor and passes away prematurely. Ton died after a savage illness. Now Dew is alone again but then something strange happens: On the day she returns home from his funeral, she receives a letter -- a love letter -- inscribed in familiar handwriting. written by her late husband, Ton...

    Trivia for Jod mai rak

    -Inspired by a Korean film.
    -The literal translation of the Thai title is "Love Letter".
    -The Director and Producer of this movie are lady.
    -This movie won 2 National Film Association Awards from
    Thailand National Film Association Award in 2005.
    1.Best Actress by Anne Thongprasom
    2.Best Original Song For the song "Mai Mee Chai Mai"
    by Chartchai Pongrapapan
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    Noo hin

    I have seen many hai movies and they are getting better.

    But there are some great movies coming up.


    For people who like funny movies try Noo Hin.



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    This information that you are loggin is real cool! Between the best movies listing in this channel & your reviews I plan to make a shopping list for my next trip to Thailand!!

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    Kob khun ka MrWizard and trangam for your share with me...
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    Mekhong Full Moon Party

    VIEWING for anyone who has a heart and a conscience ,to the cast and crew of this artful, insightful, and just plain entertaining piece of art from beautiful Thailand. The testament of this movie is..Believe in what you do, do what you believe in….

    Mekhong Full Moon Party

    English Name: "Mekhong Full Moon Party"
    Thai Name :15͹11 (Sibha kham doan sib ed)
    Directed by : Jira Maligool
    Writing credits : Jira Maligool
    Genre : Comedy / Drama, Comedy / Mythology
    Runtime: USA:119 min
    Language : Thai / Lao
    Format : Film 35mm, Color
    Release Date in Thailand : 11 October 2002

    Mekhong Full Moon Party focuses on the mysterical event on the Nong Khai, one province in Northeast of Thailand on every October, where unidentified fireballs pops up from the Mekong River, has become a major tourist attraction since before the release of the film.

    The movie ostensibly tackles the annual phenomenon of “Bung Fai Phaya Naga: The King of Naga Fireballs.” Isaan , Northeast of Thai traditionalists celebrate the event as a symbolic offering from Buddha’s underwater disciple, and the Nagas have attained Loch Ness Monster-style notoriety.

    The movie is well-researched, focusing on different arguments from different sides, contrasts religion with science. A metaphorical tussle, between the advancing forces of materialistic consumer culture and superstitious Thai tradition, is played out in a little village on the border with Laos. It deals with a rather serious matter in the publics faith in religion, and at the same time keeping it light in true Thai fashion. The director of photography was certainly on top of his craft, as one captivating scene is followed continuously by another. Funny, spiritual, and universally humanistic.


    Outline Plot:

    Khan, who now lives in Bangkok, is embarrassed by the fuss caused by this archaism. During his youth, he helped the venerable Good Father, Luang Poh Loh secretly plant the monks’ mysterious fireball eggs in strategic nooks in the riverbed. But fearing a media expose and sick of the trashing of his hometown during the Naga festival, the calcified Khan refuses to maintain the sham. He believes a Buddhist Lent without fireballs would be heartbreaking for the community .
    Then there’s the hapless Dr Surapol , who believes the fireballs are manmade ,and wants to prove the phenomenon a hoax ,but singularly fails to prove anything beyond his boundless capacity for cursing. Meanwhile, Dr. Norati sets out to prove that the fireballs are natural , and the temple-custodian Abbot , Luang Poh Loh believes his monks have been responsible for the "miracel" for the past 30 years.

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    -This is one truely unique film, which tells the tale of the annual full moon party, and the celebration of the illusive payanak ( naga), and focuses on the mysterical event on the Nong Khai province, in Northeast of Thailand on every October, where unidentified fireballs pops up from the Mekong River.
    -The event depicted in the movie when mysterious fire balls fly up from the river, real or not, has become a major tourist attraction since before the release of the film.
    - To the locals, it is believed to be the fireball made from Payanak( naga), a holy creature in Buddhism.
    - The King of Naga Fireballs.” Nagas are the sacred mythical serpents coiled around temple entrances, carved in stone in Buddhist folklore.
    - Isaan (Northeast of Thailand) traditionalists celebrate the event as a symbolic offering from Buddha’s underwater disciple, and the Nagas have attained Loch Ness Monster-style notoriety.
    -The Thai title means 'the 15th day, 11th month' which is the full moon day of the 11th month according to the Lunar calendar.
    -The event depicted in the movie when mysterious fire balls fly up from the river, real or not, has become a major tourist attraction since before the release of the film.
    -The slogan bears testament to the advertising roots: “Suea nai sing tee hed, hed nai sing tee suea” (Believe in what you do, do what you believe in).
    - the leading character is not from the Northeast of Thailand and lack the skills of speaking from the Issan or Lao accent.
    - The actor who act as Good Father is the human embodiment of Yodel and has a mischievous.



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    This is a nice movie, available from ethaicd.com (with English titles, though it helps to read thai to find button to push. I lent my copy to friends and it took them quite a lot of trial and error...).

    Must watch it again...

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    Khu gam .. Thailand's gone with the wind

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    Khu gam .. Thailand's gone with the wind

    English Name: "Sunset at Chaopraya" (Khu Gam)1996
    Thai Name : (Khu Gam)1996
    Directed by : Yuthana Mukdasanit
    Screenplay by : Wanich Jarunggidanan
    Genre : Romantic Melodrama
    Runtime: 135 minutes.
    Language : In Thai and Japanese with English subtitles
    Format : Film 35mm, Color
    Release Date in Thailand : on 1996

    Love and passion are two of the greatest emotions we can experience as human beings. Sunset At Chaopraya is a well done if somewhat routine war time romance. This epic story of a love between a Japanese naval officer and a Thai woman is Thailand's "Gone With The Wind". There are overtones of interesting traditional music, beautifully photographed scenes of the countryside and the Chaopraya River. This movie will be a cherished collection by anyone who appreciates romantic fervor and meaningful affection. Many tears will flow in Khu gam, if you’re sensitive person, before you watch it..get the tissues out.


    Outline Plot:

    Love triangle plays out in Thailand against the backdrop of the Japanese occupation during World War II, Kobori, a Japanese navy captain who unquestioningly takes command of an army base in a region called Thonburi as instructed by his superiors, but finds himself emotionally struggling with his new role and his sense of duty, as well as his deep attraction for a Thai woman named, Ungsumalin, she’s a proud Thai beauty whose lover has been sent by his family to England for his education.
    Ungsumalin married with Kobori for political reasons .As events throw Kobori and Ungsumalin together, they each wrestle with their sense of duty - Kobori to his job and his country's aims in Thailand and Ungsumalin to her country's struggle to overthrow the invaders- in the face of the two mismatched lovers do, however, slowly grow into an awkward tenderness towards one another ,a growing concern for each other.

    Trivia :

    -Based on a famous Thai novel by Tommayanti, Sunset At Chaopraya (aka Khu Gam) has been made into a multilingual film.

    - A story set during in Thailand during WWII.

    - Thonburi is one province nearside Bangkok, set on different side of Chaopraya river.

    - This is first movie of Grammy film company.

    -Thongchai McIntyre as Kobori, is one famous popular singer and actor in Thailand.

    - This is fist movie of Apasiri Nitibhon who act as Angsumalin , she was one famous model of Thailand on that time.

    - The first time was in 1990 in a miniseries version that was an instant success and lasted 26 weeks.And then 6 years later in this film adaptation that surpasses the predecessor in effects, set design and location, however lacks substance that was prevalent in the earlier version.

    -It was the first Thai film to have international recognition and English subtitles as well.
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    Re: One of the best Thai movies

    My favorite Thai movie is THE SIAM RENAISSANCE or TA-WI-POB. I have watched it more than five times. Great movie!!!

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