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Legend of King Naresuan: Hostage of Hongsawadi (2007)
"Naresuan" (original title)

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The film concerns the life of King Naresuan, who liberated the Siamese from the control of Burma. Born in 1555, he was taken to Burma as a child hostage; there he became acquainted with ... See full summary »

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Mahathera Kanchong
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Nandabayin
Manop Aswathep
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Portuguese Solder
Sompob Benjathikul ...
Bayinnaung
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Inthira Charoenpura ...
(as Intira Jaroenpura)
Suchada Chekly ...
Young Maneechan
Jirayu La-ongmanee ...
Young Boonthing
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Pra Ya Ram (as Lex de Groot)
Grace Mahadamrongkul ...
Phra Supankalaya
Taksaorn Paksukcharern ...
Maneechan
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King Mahathammaracha
Pratcha Sananwatananont ...
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The film concerns the life of King Naresuan, who liberated the Siamese from the control of Burma. Born in 1555, he was taken to Burma as a child hostage; there he became acquainted with sword fighting and became a threat to the Burmese empire. Written by Anonymous

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18 January 2007 (Thailand)  »

Also Known As:

A lenda do guerreiro de fogo  »

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THB 700,000,000 (estimated)
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The cock fight in the film is mostly symbolic and fictitious, as the story came mainly from the account of Siamese POWs after the first sacking of the Ayutthayan Kingdom. The cock fight symbolizes the resilience and bravery of those who fought for Siamese independence. See more »

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Followed by King Naresuan 5 (2014) See more »

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A beautiful, yet not so fulfilling spectacle...
23 January 2007 | by (Thailand) – See all my reviews

The Legend of Naresuan was originally planned a one long epic film that would contain all the historically facts and fiction; however, later compromised by Momchao Chatrichalerm Yukol to be cut into three separate films; and hence crippled by this. The first film of the trilogy was planned to be an explosion of Siamese pride and euphoria, not only for its history, but also a revitalization of Thailand's decrescendo of its movie industry. The film overall was quite satisfactory, from the emotional flashbacks of how the great Siamese kingdom of Ayodhya was so easily and effortlessly relinquished; to the exhilarating scenes of the royally-endorsed cockfight between the Burmese heir-apparent's son's cock and Naresuan's. The witty scenes between Naresuan, his guiding monk, Boonthing, and Manichan add seriously need comic relief to the film; yet at the end of the film; most would agree that it was over all too abruptly; and are forced to tie up loose ends in possibly another six hours of storytelling. In short, engulf but unfulfilled trilogy-opening film.


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