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Bang Rajan (2000)
"Bangrajan" (original title)

R  |   |  Action, Drama, History  |  29 December 2000 (Thailand)
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Set right before the fall of Thailand's old capital, Ayuttaya, Bang Rajan draws on the legend of a village of fighters who bravely fended off the Burmese armies. With no support from the ... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
Jaran Ngamdee ...
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Theerayut Pratyabamrung ...
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Bongkoj Khongmalai ...
Chumphorn Thepphithak ...
Suntharee Maila-or ...
Phisate Sangsuwan ...
Theeranit Damrongwinijchai ...
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Nuntapon Kamutavanit ...
Commander Jik-Kai
Surachet Lorsungnem ...
Khun San
Jarin Phomrangsai ...
Commander Arka-Punkayee
Phutharit Prombandal ...
Phan Ruang
Nirut Saosudchart ...
Nai Dok
Voraphark Sarobon ...
Commander Surin-Jaw-Khong
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Set right before the fall of Thailand's old capital, Ayuttaya, Bang Rajan draws on the legend of a village of fighters who bravely fended off the Burmese armies. With no support from the Royal army, the villagers drives the invading Burmese away many times until their names have become legendary during the time. As each subsequent battles becomes fiercer, the villagers tries to forge a canon to battle the enemy in a final battle where everyone, women and children included, die in combat. Written by Ploy P.

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Action | Drama | History | War

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Rated R for strong sequences of brutal graphic war violence | See all certifications »
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29 December 2000 (Thailand)  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$4,354 (USA) (6 August 2004)

Gross:

$22,826 (USA) (24 September 2004)
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The site of the village is now a tourist attraction near the old capital of Thailand, Ayuttaya, north of Bangkok. See more »

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Many actors have vaccination scars on their shoulders (probably for polio), in 18th century Thailand. See more »

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Thank God for moustaches and beards!
15 July 2002 | by (Aarhus, Denmark) – See all my reviews

This movie was just released on video in Denmark, and I persuaded a friend to watch it with me. He thanked me afterwards! This is a great movie, and the battles are just INCREDIBLE. You can only compare it to Braveheart, but this movie avoids being as over-the-top romantic.

The only problem is that the people are a little hard to tell from each other (wow, do I sound like a racist!). We have a hero with a big moustache. A drunk with a beard. A guy who is younger than everybody else. And thats about it. The rest of the men look like each other with the same haircuts and facial hair. And the names being so different from western names makes it harder to follow. Luckily, it doesn't really matter who of the men did what. This is a film to watch for its fighting scenes.

If you liked the fighting in Braveheart, you just have to see this. I believe the budget was smaller for this one, but the battle scenes are very convincing. You have to see it for yourself. Actually I think this movie is better than Braveheart, even though I liked that a lot!


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