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Jan Dara (2001)

AO  |   |  Drama, Romance  |  28 September 2001 (Thailand)
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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Santisuk Promsiri ...
Khun Luang
Christy Chung ...
Khun Bunlueang
Wipawee Charoenpura ...
Aunt Waad
Eakarat Sarsukh ...
Patharawarin Timkul ...
Khun Kaew
Suwinit Panjamawat ...
Sasithorn Panichnok ...
Hyacinth
Nam-Nguen Boonnak ...
Mom Chom
Wanlapa Promnaul ...
Dara
Niwat Pibulsiri ...
Grandpa
Sukanya Kongkawong ...
Saisoi (as Sugunya Kongkawong)
Kanchit Thamthong ...
Khen
Jenjira Pongpas ...
Poom (as Jenjira Junsuda)
Pornprom Saibour ...
Waen
Tanai Tanachanun ...
Jom
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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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Tragic story
10 February 2003 | by (Earth) – See all my reviews

This film was very controversial when it was released in Hong Kong. Not only was it the first movie which Christy Chung's (who is very famous in Hong Kong) first erotic film, it also supposedly starred a 15 year old teenage man. Later the age issue was cleared up and the guy was actually 17 when he made the film.

Anyway, back to the film. It was a story which had a bit of everything. Family tension, love, aggressiveness, revenge, rape, hatred. This is not just erotica, but in fact a tragic story of a man's childhood.

I thought the acting was good. The father's anger, the sister's aggressiveness were portrayed beautifully. The scene when Jan Dara rubbed onto the Night Mistress' breast was hilarious!

If you are not disturbed by the complicated sexual relationships in the film then this movie is enjoyable. It gives the audience something to think about, especially raising the awareness of the public towards the rape victims.


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