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The King Maker (2005)

R  |   |  Adventure, Drama  |  20 October 2005 (Thailand)
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In 1547 Fernando De Gama, a young "Soldier of Fortune" from Portugal, set sail for the Orient in a bid to find the man that murdered his father and, with luck, like many of his fellow ... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
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Fernando De Gamma
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Phillippe
Cindy Burbridge ...
Maria
Dom Hetrakul ...
Tong
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King Chairacha
Yoe Hassadeevichit ...
Queen Sudachan
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Ninja
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Pan Bud Sri Thep
Ammara Assawanon ...
Yai Jun (as Amora Purananda)
Korawij devahastin na Ayudhya ...
Nobleman
Byron Bishop ...
Scar-Face Ninja
Thanet Chimpol ...
Dang
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Mandarin #1
Daam Dasakorn ...
King of lanna
Shaun Delaney ...
Fernando's Father
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In 1547 Fernando De Gama, a young "Soldier of Fortune" from Portugal, set sail for the Orient in a bid to find the man that murdered his father and, with luck, like many of his fellow countrymen,to make his fortune. A vicious storm in the Indian ocean almost ended his plans when the ship he was on sank. The sole survivor, he was washed up on a tropical beach only to be captured by Arab slavers and taken to Ayutthaya in the kingdom of Siam where he was offered for sale as a slave. He is rescued from slavery when a beautiful young woman Maria, also from Portugal, living in Ayutthaya with her father, buys him from the Arabs and restores his freedom. Not suprisingly he falls for Maria and Maria him, much to the chagrin of Maria's Father. As an experienced soldier his services are soon in demand when the King of Siam declares war on a Northern renegade pretender and all of the Portuguese colony are press-ganged into the service of the King. Predictably, Fernando's experience and gallantry ... Written by Sean Casey

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A warrior's path. A king's destiny.

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Adventure | Drama

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20 October 2005 (Thailand)  »

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A Espada do Rei  »

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The Film is based on a true story set in 1547 in Siam. The real Queen at the time killed her husband and son to install her lover as the new King. See more »

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Mandarin #1: There must be something funny about your cock!
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King Of My Heart
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a refreshing point of view
16 August 2009 | by (Brazil) – See all my reviews

I think that this film adds to diversity and is very accurate in terms of historic reconstruction. The way it shows the various communities leaving together in Thailand is very interesting...The Portuguese, the Japanese, and the various communities being managed by the king. The plots around the court are as usual a struggle for power with a lot of treason. The wardrobe is fine. The film is also done locally in Thailand in a reasonable production. The scene with the elefant as executors is very interesting. It is fun and I think that is also usable in schools for its historic accuracy because it shows that the European in Asia were subjects of the local kings in way very different from the traditional Hollywood perspective.


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