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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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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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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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Not bad, not excellent!
19 May 2012 | by (Colombia) – See all my reviews

No spoilers! I liked this movie! It is a kid's movie with an R rating, ha ha.

OK, yes this movie is not excellent, but frankly it is not as bad as all these reviews say it is. I have seen many acclaimed movies that receive rave reviews that are not much better than this one. What is the difference between those movies and this one? This one has unknown lead actors and people are biased about watching movies with the lead roles not given to "star" actors. In my opinion the acting in this movie is not bad, just that the actors are not loved actors.

Some have criticized the modern music and the fake British accents. I am really tired of the hypocrisy of these kinds of reviews. First they want the music to be "true to the time period" and then they want the Portuguese to speak perfect British English. Give me a break, there is not a British character in the whole film, why should any of them speak English well?

The acting is not bad! It just isn't perfect! OK, granted the script does sound like they google translated it, the dialogue is awkward and sometimes doesn't really fit the character. But who cares? It is not an English film! I like the fact that they don't speak English very well. It gives it more authenticity as a whole.

Why can't people stop their petty criticism and just enjoy a movie for what it is? I think that what people don't like is the R rating with no nudity or gratuitous sex. I can guarantee that if they showed some naked breasts there would be far less bad reviews altogether. Personally, I didn't miss it!


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