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The Legend of Suriyothai (2001)
"Suriyothai" (original title)

R  |   |  Action, Adventure, Drama  |  17 August 2001 (Thailand)
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During the 16th century, as Thailand contends with both a civil war and Burmese invasion, a beautiful princess rises up to help protect the glory of the Kingdom of Ayothaya. Based on the life of Queen Suriyothai.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Queen Suriyothai
Sarunyu Wongkrachang ...
King Mahachakrepat (Prince Thienraja)
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Lord Pirenthorathep
Johnny Anfone ...
Lord Warawongsa
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Lady Srisudachan
Sinjai Plengpanit ...
Lady Srichulalak (as Sinjai Plengpanich)
Sorapong Chatree ...
Captain Rajseneha
Amphol Lumpoon ...
Lord Intrathep (as Ampol Lampoon)
Supakorn Kitsuwon ...
Sir Sriyod (as Suppakorn Kitsuwan)
Penpak Sirikul ...
Queen Jiraprapa
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Akrachaya (as Thongwiset Wannasa)
Ronrittichai Khanket ...
King of Prae
Saharath Sangkapreecha ...
Lord Buyinnaung (as Saharath Sangkapricha)
Varuth Waratham ...
Lord Sihatu
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King Tabinshwehti
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Storyline

The film describes historical events in the life of the heroine, Suriyothai, the queen of King Mahachakrapat. from the age of 15, ranging from love and attachment, royal wedding, resettlement in the capital, court life, intrigues, and sustenance of royal dignity. Written by AvidDark <jdh@g33k.net>

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Siam. 1528. A woman warrior changed the course of history.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence and some nudity | See all certifications »
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Release Date:

17 August 2001 (Thailand)  »

Also Known As:

Francis Ford Coppola Presents: The Legend of Suriyothai  »

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Box Office

Budget:

THB 400,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$45,904 (USA) (20 June 2003)

Gross:

$454,255 (USA) (14 November 2003)
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The little boy-king in the movie is killed by hitting. This is because of a belief in ancient Thailand that the blood of a king or any royalties must never hit the earth. Therefore, they must be beaten to death by a club. See more »

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Good Value for Your Money
4 April 2002 | by (Bangkok) – See all my reviews



It is true that the movie is long. But it has to be long or else the audience will not understand nothing. Further more the tone, style and the speed of the speech is believe to be talk by Thai people of the old days according to the historical evidences.Thailand's history (and every nations) is complex and consist of many matters.

Interesting is that the story is 90 percent real,the costume, the implied cultural and social believe are hundred percent real comparing to Anna and The King. The fact is that it made and cast by the Thai production team.

And I do not think that "Jan Dara" the other Thai film will be better. It focus on a different aspect.

If some one wants to know Thailand in terms of history, costume, culture and believe, this film is good value for money. Do not expect to wash only the film that last only an hour.

This is the Fact.


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