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

R  |   |  Comedy, Crime, Thriller  |  19 November 1999 (Thailand)
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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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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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Lalita Panyopas wore no make-up at all. See more »

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In the restaurant, the girl has captured a fly in her glass with ice, covers the glass with her hand. Then just prior to leaving you see the glass has what appears to be beer in it with no ice-but the fly's still there. See more »

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My Favorite
9 January 2001 | by (Bangkok) – See all my reviews

None of my friends, here in Bangkok, said they like the film. My taste might be different but I think Ruang Talok 69 (the Joke 69) is really good.

My reason is that it is a strong and good satire of life in Bangkok and the Thai culture. The Asian financial crisis in 1997, the boxer gangsters (they wear Muay Thai jackets), the rural guy who misses his mom, the sadistic wife, the obscene phone call, etc. all are somehow relating to real situations and real people here. You might be surprised to learn that in Bangkok there are a lot of actual cases of Thai wives cutting their husbands'..... eh, you know which part I'm talking about.

These kind of things so weird and don't make any sense but they are what we face in our daily life. Thai people are so used to them that we sometimes forgot to realize how non-sense they are. So non-sense that it's actually funny. And it's great to see it mocked so tastefully in this movie.

I liked this movie a lot. And when I read the comments, I was glad to know some other people liked it too.


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