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Writers:
Chatrichalerm Yukol (screenplay)
Sunait Chutintaranond (written by)
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Release Date:
17 August 2001 (Thailand) See more »
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Tagline:
Siam. 1528. A woman warrior changed the course of history.
Plot:
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Deceit, Murder, and Thai Pride See more (47 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

M.L. Piyapas Bhirombhakdi ... Queen Suriyothai
Sarunyu Wongkrachang ... King Mahachakrepat (Prince Thienraja)

Chatchai Plengpanich ... Lord Pirenthorathep
Johnny Anfone ... Lord Warawongsa

Mai Charoenpura ... 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

Wannasa Thongviset ... Akrachaya (as Thongwiset Wannasa)
Ronrittichai Khanket ... King of Prae
Saharath Sangkapreecha ... Lord Buyinnaung (as Saharath Sangkapricha)
Varuth Waratham ... Lord Sihatu

Suphakit Tangthatswasd ... King Tabinshwehti
Sombat Metanee ... Lord Minyesihatu (as Sombati Medhanee)
Akekaphan Bunluerit ... Chan
Sa-Ard Piempongsan ... Lord Mahasena
Manop Aswathep ... Lord Sawankalok (as Manop Ausawatep)
Krung Srivilai ... Lord Pichai
Atthep Chodchoy ... Lieutenant Thepruksa
Aranya Namwong ... Thongsuk (as Aranya Namvong)
Naiyana Chanruang ... Pudkrong
Pawanrat Narksuriya ... Kayoon
Jiravadee Israngura ... Prik
Yanee Tramoth ... Lord Rajpakdee (as Yani Tramod)
Meesak Nakarat ... Lord Yommaraj (as Meesak Nakkarat)
Khemasorn Nukao ... Buepuen
Fonpa Sadissarat ... Sroy
Krailat Krengkrai ... Sir Harn
Samart Payakarun ... Pie (as Samart Payakroon)
Khaosai Galaxy ... Paei
Meangchai Kittikasem ... Bodyguard
Ram Waratum ... Lord Chakri (as Ram Waratham)
Yodchay Meksuwan ... Mahanak
Kiattisak Sakdanuphap ... Prince Ramesuen
Apin Rajapahiran ... Prince Mahinthorn
Pimolrat Pisalayabuth ... Princess Sawaddiraj
Chompoonut Sawaetwong ... Princess Boromdilok
Jeeranun Kijprasan ... Princess Thepkasattri
Wittaya Komolthitikan ... Prince Yaowarat
Soranut Chatwiboon ... Young Pirenthorathep
Russaya Kerdchai ... Young Srisudachan
Krai Kanchit ... King of Davaravadi
Lucas Adam Boonthanakit ... King Rathathirajkuman
Poramat Thammol ... King Yodfa
Jeerawat Jhansomboon ... Prince Srisin
Tarika Tidatid ... Lady Indradevi
Pravena Hongskul ... Suriyothai's Mother
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Davorin Nikolavcic ... Portugese Soldier
Jaran 'See Tao' Petcharoen
Suchao Pongwilai ... King Norputthanukul (as Sucho Pongvalai)
Pongpat Wachirabunjong ... Somdet Phra Chairachathirat
Pisan Akaraseni ... King Ramathaibodi (uncredited)
Marisa Anita ... (uncredited)
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Directed by
Chatrichalerm Yukol 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Sunait Chutintaranond  written by
Chatrichalerm Yukol  screenplay (as Prince Chatrichalerm Yukol)

Produced by
Kim Aubry .... executive producer
Francis Ford Coppola .... executive producer
Kamla Yukol .... producer
 
Original Music by
Richard Harvey 
 
Cinematography by
Anupap Buachand 
Stanislav Dorsic 
Igor Luther 
 
Film Editing by
Chatrichalerm Yukol 
Patamanadda Yukol 
 
Casting by
Benjaporn Panyayeng 
Onchuma Yutthawong  (as Onchuma Yuthavong)
 
Art Direction by
Prasert Posrirat 
Chetsada Prunarakard 
Prasopchok Thanasetvirai 
 
Set Decoration by
Vorawut Noipapra 
Chartdee Sriripachana 
Vasith Suchit 
Mokkolchalerm Yukol 
 
Costume Design by
Akadet Nakabalung 
Kamol Panitpan 
Meechai Taesujarita 
Paothong Thongchua 
 
Makeup Department
Kanokporn Banthaong .... assistant hair stylist
Kanokporn Banthaong .... assistant makeup artist
Kanokthip Banthaong .... assistant hair stylist
Kanokthip Banthaong .... assistant makeup artist
Somchok Chalernchotisad .... assistant hair stylist
Somchok Chalernchotisad .... assistant makeup artist
Boonsong Chuachunhu .... assistant hair stylist
Boonsong Chuachunhu .... assistant makeup artist
Thutthalee Jarusutharat .... assistant hair stylist
Thutthalee Jarusutharat .... assistant makeup artist
Supon Martchalern .... assistant hair stylist
Supon Martchalern .... assistant makeup artist
Kretsada Mhuenlha .... assistant hair stylist
Kretsada Mhuenlha .... assistant makeup artist
Phaopan Pawichai .... assistant hair stylist
Phaopan Pawichai .... assistant makeup artist
Panya Phaopeng .... assistant hair stylist
Panya Phaopeng .... assistant makeup artist
Satcha Piyawejchakarn .... assistant hair stylist
Satcha Piyawejchakarn .... assistant makeup artist
Sitthiporn Rujirawong .... assistant hair stylist
Sitthiporn Rujirawong .... assistant makeup artist
Thikamporn Saelim .... hair stylist
Thikamporn Saelim .... makeup artist
Tavich Sommanee .... assistant hair stylist
Tavich Sommanee .... assistant makeup artist
Montri Wadia-Iad .... hair stylist (as Montri Wadlaiad)
Montri Wadia-Iad .... makeup artist (as Montri Wadlaiad)
 
Production Management
Jetthumrong Sethi .... assistant production manager
Kunakorn Sethi .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Kanhokpun Chintanadilhok .... assistant director
Wachira Chobpuan .... assistant director
Apichart Chusakul .... assistant director
Piyalak Mahathanasap .... assistant director
Chaninton Muangsuwan .... assistant director
Euthana Mukdasanit .... third unit director
Pieak Poster .... second unit director
Viroj Sristsereeamorn .... assistant director (as Viroj Sristseree-A-Morn)
Somthawin Suwannakud .... third unit director
Uncle .... second unit director
Surasak Wongthai .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Dawn Angel .... mix facility assistant
David Bell .... assistant dialogue editor
Preethep Boondech .... boom operator
Ethan Derner .... sound effects editor
Ethan Derner .... sound recordist
Piotr Filipowski .... sound editor
Marc Fishman .... sound re-recording mixer
Kim Foscato .... assistant sound editor
Andrea Gard .... sound effects editor (as Andrea S. Gard)
Samuel H. Hinckley .... sound effects editor
Pete Horner .... sound post-production supervisor
Pete Horner .... sound re-recording mixer
Bruce Lacey .... dialogue supervisor
James Levine .... mix facility coordinator
Kyrsten Mate .... sound effects editor (as Kyrsten Mate Comoglio)
Jeremy Molod .... foley editor
Douglas Murray .... sound re-recording mixer
Colin O'Neill .... sound effects assistant
Alison Rider .... boom operator (as Alison Eileen Rider)
Conrad Slater .... sound mixer (as Conrad Bradley Slater)
Kent Sparling .... re-recording mixer
Peter Staubli .... sound editor
Dianna Stirpe .... dialogue editor
 
Special Effects by
Jaroslav Bezdek .... special effects makeup
Safratova Nadezda .... special effects makeup
Montri Wadia-Iad .... special effects makeup (as Montri Watlaeid)
 
Visual Effects by
John Breslin .... visual effects
Sornrop Chankeewong .... optical effects
Sannucha Dhisayabutr .... optical effects
Varaphan Leelachart .... visual effects supervisor
Wilaiwan Leelachart .... visual effects producer
Uthit Netwong .... optical effects
 
Stunts
Euthana Mukdasanit .... stunt coordinator
Panna Rittikrai .... stunt coordinator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Marek Cietak .... focus puller
Vladimir Holzknecht .... first assistant camera
Tawat Kaewmukda .... focus puller
Chat Khumjarean .... focus puller
David Luther .... camera operator: second unit
Miroslav Ndorost .... first assistant camera
Bunharn Pinkum .... first assistant camera
Nopparat Punkhao .... focus puller
Nadtanai Saithanu .... focus puller
Chaovalit Sangpitak .... focus puller
Phasin Saranate .... first assistant camera
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Pradthana Chanklum .... costume assistant
Parisa Jantanasuit .... costume assistant
Phakaphan Kaewpumhae .... costume assistant
Wiraporn Kitikunkumjorn .... costume assistant
Puripong Prengtrakul .... costume assistant
Pannaray Promchalern .... costume assistant
Surattana Sangdawn .... costume assistant
Onrarak Sethithon .... costume assistant
Dujduan Wajanavinit .... costume assistant
 
Editorial Department
Rob Bonz .... first assistant editor
Sakchai Nuengsawad .... negative cutter
Manop Petchiu .... negative cutter
 
Music Department
Daryl Griffith .... composer: additional music
Daryl Griffith .... orchestrator
Daniel Knight .... assistant music editor
Gerry O'Riordan .... music recording engineer
Michael Pärt .... music editor
Michael Pärt .... music supervisor
 
Other crew
Francis Ford Coppola .... presenter
Chantakarn Kanoksridarin .... researcher
Supamol Pleumchusak .... color re-grader
Pornsuvee Punpongpipat .... production accountant
Paradee Puprutsanont .... researcher
Vasit Suchitta .... prosthetic effects
Passakorn Yaisiri .... color re-grader
James Levine .... assistant to executive producer (uncredited)
Onchuma Yutthawong .... acting coach (uncredited)
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Suriyothai" - Thailand (original title)
"Francis Ford Coppola Presents: The Legend of Suriyothai" - USA
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MPAA:
Rated R for violence and some nudity
Runtime:
185 min | USA:142 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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Trivia:
In Thai history, the city Ayutthaya was burnt twice by the Burmese. This movie depicts the events shortly before the first burning. The second time the city was burnt was about 200 years later.See more »

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18 out of 20 people found the following review useful.
Deceit, Murder, and Thai Pride, 6 December 2003
Author: ProfessorFate from Las Vegas

I was pleasantly suprised by this film. It's a compelling tale of a nation's painful evolution, a unique mixture of murder, ambition, betrayal, duty and national pride. It has flaws - clumsy action scenes, wooden acting, confusing plot - but overall the heart and emotion of the film won me over, that and the fact that I have a soft spot for anything Thai. It's basically a Thai version of Joan of Arc, mixed with lethal doses of political scheming and battlefield mayhem. The title character is a princess who gives up the man she loves and agrees to marry into a more politically advantageous situation for her family. Suriyothai is loyal, self-less heroine who's smart enough to give her husband shrewd advise on how to improve his political standing and survive during the volatile times (mid 1500's). We watch as one King suffers a gruesome death to small pox, leaving an infant on his throne who is quickly overthrown by an ambitious prince. The new King loses his wife during childbirth, then takes another woman as his consort. It's this second wife who sets into motion the main drama of the film as she plots to kill her husband and disrupt the royal succession. All the while Thailand is fighting off rebellious provinces and staving off their aggressive neighbor, the King of Burma. The resulting parade of beheadings, poisonings, sneak-attacks and political backstabbing would put Italy's Borgias to shame. The finale features a battle against overwhelming odds with heroic sacrifices that help explain the reverence Thai people have toward their monarchy. If you can handle subtitles and love historical drama (and battles featuring elephants), then "The Legend of Suriyothai" is for you.

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