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Transistor Love Story (2001)
"Monrak Transistor" (original title)

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Phaen is a suburban young man with a great love for music. He never misses a chance to show off his voice at temple fairs in his village. It is at one of the fairs that he meets and falls ... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
Supakorn Kitsuwon ...
Phaen (Pan)
Siriyakorn Pukkavesh ...
Sadaw (Sadao)
Black Phomtong ...
Yhord (Yot)
Somlek Sakdikul ...
Suwat
Porntip Papanai ...
Dao
Ampon Rattanawong ...
Siew
Prasit Wongrakthai ...
Old Chuey, Sadaw's Father
Chartchai Hamnuansak ...
The Old Prison Guard
Ackarat Nitipol ...
Kiattisak
Sawang Rodnuch ...
Yen
Chanikan Pocharat ...
Oi
Baworanrit Chantasakda ...
Sia Noum
Jakra Rujiwanich ...
Sia Noi
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ornnapa Krissadee ...
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Phaen is a suburban young man with a great love for music. He never misses a chance to show off his voice at temple fairs in his village. It is at one of the fairs that he meets and falls in love with Sadao. On their wedding day, Phaen gives Sadao a transistor radio that the new family loves, and it also gives Phaen many a daydream of becoming a famous singer himself. Soon, Sadao is pregnant and it is hard for Phaen to leave home, but he has to enter military service. While there, he enters a singing contest, and winds up first runner-up. So he decides to leave the service and heads for Bangkok to follow his dream. He spends two years in a band that never goes anywhere, and eventually is forced to work in a sugarcane plantation. But a fight causes him to lose his job. As things go from bad to worse, he recalls his transistor radio with fondness, for it evokes in his mind much better and more peaceful times, when dreams were still possible. Written by <goodtanin@yahoo.com>

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Dedicated to singer Surapol Sombatcharoen (1930-1968), who wrote "Don't Forget". See more »

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best thai film ever?
9 July 2002 | by (leicester UK) – See all my reviews



I saw monrak transistor twice and loved it. Not many films can make you laugh as well as bring tears to your eyes but this one did. You might not be so keen on this film if you are not a looktung fan, and I am an addict. Even if you don't know the music the film is enjoyable just as a comedy. Fun is poked at the legal system, record promotors, the well meaning rich and the poor. Fate is the path our hero has to follow only to end up where he started, hopefully still singing-peter


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