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6ixtynin9 (1999)
"Ruang talok 69" (original title)

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A woman, fired from a financial coorporation during the Asia crisis, returns home with no money. However, she finds a box with a fortune in front of her door, and decides to keep it. ... See full summary »

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Lalita Panyopas ...
Tum
Sirisin Siripornsmathikul ...
Pen
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Surapong Mekpongsathorn
Tasanawalai Ongartittichai ...
Jim
Jaran 'See Tao' Petcharoen ...
Old Man (as Sitao)
Black Phomtong ...
Kanchit
Arun Wannarbodeewong ...
Mr. Tong
Cheathavuth Watcharakhun ...
Sornchakr
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A woman, fired from a financial coorporation during the Asia crisis, returns home with no money. However, she finds a box with a fortune in front of her door, and decides to keep it. However, the people that left it there soon want it back. Written by Maarten Hofman <maarten_hofman@hotmail.com>

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Rated R for violence, language and brief sexual humor | See all certifications »
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19 November 1999 (Thailand)  »

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The original Thai title means "Funny Story Six Nine". When the movie was released, Thais mistook the title as "Funny Story Sixty-Nine" because the two numbers are written together. However, the director confirmed that it"s "Six Nine". See more »

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Tum gets her passport photo taken after meeting Kanchit, but when she next visits his place, having had no contact in the interim, the passport is ready, including photo. See more »

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6ixtynin9 Was A Brilliant Surprise!
19 January 2005 | by (Calimesa, California) – See all my reviews

6ixtynin9 (or Ruang talok 69) was a pretty good dark comedy/drama. I believe this is the first film I have had the pleasure of seeing from Thailand and they made a great first impression on me. Usually, when watching foreign movies, they do not come across that great as they lose something in the translation, I think. This was not the case for 6ixtynin9. I got every subtle joke and I was able to follow the increasingly complex storyline without a problem. I can not say that about the last foreign film I have seen, Sex and Lucia.

The story starts off when a woman, Tum, is laid off from her job. She returns home without a job or enough money for food, etc. She soon finds a mysterious box on her doorstep. Upon opening it, she discovers that it contains $25,000 and soon after, the two men that left it there by mistake, came back looking for it. As you can probably guess, everything was not on the up and up. Anyhow, Tum tells them she has not seen the box. The two men do not believe her and beat her up, then search the apartment. Once their box is found, Tum decides she is not giving it up and, ultimately, ends up with 2 dead henchmen.

Throughout the movie, more and more members of Thailand's organized crime families get involved and this is where small twists and unexpected coincidences begin to happen. You can see Tum becoming more and more callous throughout the day. This is also where her character began to grow on me.

Overall, this movie gave off a sort of Quentin Tarantino feel, more specifically Reservoir Dogs is the closest movie I've seen to it that I can compare it to, although much more subtle. It has it's share of blood, but nothing like Quentin would come up with. Even the English title of this movie makes sense after watching it. The whole problem with the box being left at the wrong doorstep is due to the fact that her apartment number, 6, is not nailed on well and keeps falling to look like apartment 9. This movie was very well done and I can highly recommend it, if you can deal with the subtitles. 8/10


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