Based on the life of Luang Pradit Pairoh (Sorn Silapabanleng) the most revered traditional Thai music master who lived during the reigns of Kings Rama V to VIII, the movie traces the life ... See full summary »
Two boyhood friends are separated due to the disappearance of the sister of one of them, then later meet again as teenagers, when one of them has become a pop singer, and they discover feelings that they did not know they had.
During the 16th century, as Thailand contends with both a civil war and Burmese invasion, a beautiful princess rises up to help protect the glory of the Kingdom of Ayothaya. Based on the life of Queen Suriyothai.
A serial killer is preying on the rich and influential, exposing their sexual proclivities, dismembering them and dumping them and their severed body parts in various locations around ... See full summary »
Just like thousands of Thai couples, during the 9 days holiday of Songkran festival, a guy and a girl choose to visit Korea for their own specific reasons. They did not start the trip to go... See full summary »
Jeab hears that his childhood sweetheart Noi-Naa is to be married, so he makes the trip back home to his provincial village. As he does so, the memories come flooding back to his childhood ... See full summary »
Phaen is a suburban young man with a great love for music. He never misses a chance to show off his voice at temple fairs in his village. It is at one of the fairs that he meets and falls ... See full summary »
An urban love story set in the center of Bangkok where thirty-year-old Mei Li struggling to find true love. When Mei Li accidentally meets a handsome BTS engineer whom she considers as the ... See full summary »
Thailand's Prince Chatrichalerm Yukol has done some great movies, ranging from the epic "Suriyothai" to his critically acclaimed dramas "Daughter" and "Song for Chao Phraya" or the ecological adventure "The Elephant Keeper". "Daughter 2" (aka. "Sia dai 2" or "Sei dai 2") doesn't follow aforementioned "Daughter" but offers another look at Bangkok's youth. In "Daughter" Yukol focused on drug problems, in "Daughter 2" he focuses on Aids.
Yukol's primary goal with this film seems to be to enhance the acceptance of HIV positive people by the society. As often with Yukol's films, the topic comes a cross a little preachy, but I found his approach to be more subtle than in "Daughter" which ended sort of over-the-top moralistic. "Daughter 2" is not really better than "Daughter" (I'd rate them about the same) but a well done and entertaining companion piece.
The director's style is interesting because he uses different cinematic tools to tell the story - black and white, flashbacks etc. It's a very assured direction and definitely has Yukol's stamp on it. And as so often in Yukol's case, the film has a big heart and a social message - which is by itself already a good thing. "Daughter 2" is a superior Thai movie that fans of Thai cinema should not miss.
My rating: 7/10
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