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The Legend of Suriyothai (2001)

Suriyothai (original title)
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

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Sarunyu Wongkrachang ...
King Mahachakrepat (Prince Thienraja)
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Johnny Anfone ...
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Sinjai Plengpanich ...
Lady Srichulalak
Sorapong Chatree ...
Captain Rajseneha
Amphol Lumpoon ...
Lord Intrathep (as Ampol Lampoon)
Supakorn Kitsuwon ...
Sir Sriyod (as Suppakorn Kitsuwan)
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Queen Jiraprapa
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Akrachaya (as Thongwiset Wannasa)
Ronrittichai Khanket ...
King of Prae
Saharat Sangkapreecha ...
Lord Buyinnaung (as Saharath Sangkapricha)
Varuth Waratham ...
Lord Sihatu
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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:

$600,000 (Thailand) (19 August 2001)

Gross:

$454,255 (USA) (16 November 2003)
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1.85 : 1
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Almost all the actors and actresses in the film are famous Thai stars with the exception of Suriyothai and her children who had never acted before. See more »

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Knock off the racist comments!
7 May 2004 | by (Sacramento, CA) – See all my reviews

This film should be seen, evaluated and considered in its own merit. I find some of the racist comments in this section very detracting and unnecessary. Most of the people who have slammed this epic have demonstrated little or no sensitivity to the depiction of another cultural setting. The film is historical in that it is based on recorded events; the film is traditional in that it is a story known to most of the Thai people. That it does not rise to level of X Men, Kill Bill or the Matrix slamming, moaning and groaning is certainly to its merit. For those weaned on Hollywood, it will seem too long, to drug out and too "expressionless," "Southeast Asians hacking each other up," "boring..." Ugh.

When will some of the viewers take the time to consider that not every one of us love exploding cars, graphic shoot'em ups and mindless dialogue. Just consider the film for what it is: an artistic view of an epic from Thai history...and thank God, it ain't Hollywood.


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