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19 November 1999 (Thailand) See more »
How far would you go to protect a secret?
A woman, fired from a financial coorporation during the Asia crisis, returns home with no money. However... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)
Lalita Panyopas ... Tum
Sirisin Siripornsmathikul ... Pen
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Prompop Lee ... Shop owner
Surapong Mekpongsathorn
Tasanawalai Ongartittichai ... Jim
Jaran 'See Tao' Petcharoen ... Old Man (as Sitao)
Black Phomtong ... Kanchit
Arun Wannarbodeewong ... Mr. Tong
Cheathavuth Watcharakhun ... Sornchakr

Directed by
Pen-Ek Ratanaruang 
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Pen-Ek Ratanaruang (written by)

Produced by
Pen-Ek Ratanaruang .... producer
Cinematography by
Chankit Chamnivikaipong 
Film Editing by
Patamanadda Yukol 
Art Direction by
Saksiri Chantarangsri 
Sound Department
Amornbhong Methakunavudh .... sound
Other crew
Navarutt Roongaroon .... script supervisor

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Also Known As:
"Ruang talok 69" - Thailand (original title)
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Rated R for violence, language and brief sexual humor
Japan:115 min | USA:118 min
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Official submission of Thailand for the 'Best Foreign Language Film' category of the 73rd Academy Awards in 2001.See more »
Revealing mistakes: When the dead cop is propped up behind the bathroom door and the assassin comes in and sees the body in the mirror, the "dead man" raises his eyebrows right before the shot changes.See more »
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References True Romance (1993)See more »


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12 out of 18 people found the following review useful.
6ixtynin9 Was A Brilliant Surprise!, 19 January 2005
Author: BigHardcoreRed from Calimesa, California

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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