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Jan Dara grows up in a house lacking in love but abundant in lust. He quickly picks up the sinful way of life of the man who married his mother after she became pregnant from being raped. ... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
Suwinit Panjamawat ...
Santisuk Promsiri ...
Khun Luang
Christy Chung ...
Khun Boonlueang
Eakarat Sarsukh ...
Wipawee Charoenpura ...
Aunt Waad
Patharawarin Timkul ...
Khun Kaew
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Nam-Nguen Boonnak ...
Mom Chom
Kamolchanok Buanamoom ...
Buapan - age 5
Surasak Buaploy ...
Head Of District
Chitlda Charoenlarp ...
Khun Kaew - age 12
Saroj Glinsaroj ...
Driver
Prasarn Intarit ...
Henchman 2
Jenjira Jansuda ...
Poom (as Jenjira Junsuda)
Thana Komentiti ...
Hyacinth's Father
Sukanya Kongkawong ...
Saisoi (as Sugunya Kongkawong)
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Jan Dara grows up in a house lacking in love but abundant in lust. He quickly picks up the sinful way of life of the man who married his mother after she became pregnant from being raped. His 'father's' mistress welcomes the young boy into her literal bosom. Wanting badly to know his real father, Jan leaves the house, only coming back after Khun Luang's daughter falls pregnant out of wedlock. Jan does a favor to his 'father' by marrying her, even though he is deeply in love with the mistress. The truth about his birth, as Jan will later learn, is as confusing and messed up as his present life and the lives of those around him. Written by Topaz

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Saisho no kioku wo, oboeteimasuka [Japan] See more »

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When Aunt Waad is putting Jan to bed, the mike's shadow drifts over the pillow and sheets on the right side of the frame as the camera moves over the foot board. See more »

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1 December 2010 | by (Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea) – See all my reviews

This Thai film tells the story of a young boy named Jan whose mother dies in childbirth. The boy's 'father' seems to hold a very strong hatred for the child and does not pass an opportunity to mistreat him. As he becomes of age, he starts to learn about life and sexuality. His view of sex becomes more like a sport. And as he continues his life he starts to become more and more like the person he despises the most – his 'father'.

This film is told as a narrative and explores the customs, taboos and traditions that many societies bare. As we get deeper into the film, we begin to understand the pressures Jan is faced with and consequences of his actions.

In the end as he begins to understand his origins, we also understand why his 'father' hates him so much and why his aunt Waad seems to love him as he were her own.

Overall, this film is a dark melodrama filled with high sexual tension, depravity and moral decay and is definitely not for the conservative and religious zealots.


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