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Legend of King Naresuan: Hostage of Hongsawadi -- Kingdom of War Part 1 introduces Naresuan as a child prince captured by the Burmese King Bayinnaung in order to keep the province of Ayudhya subservient. Naresuan spends almost seven years away from home studying as a novice Buddhist monk.


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18 January 2007 (Thailand) See more »
The film concerns the life of King Naresuan, who liberated the Siamese from the control of Burma. Born in 1555... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)
Sarunyu Wongkrachang ... King Mahachakraphat
Sorapong Chatree ... Mahathera Kanchong
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jukrit Ammarat ... Nandabayin
Manop Aswathep
Russell Geoffrey Banks ... Portuguese Solder
Sompob Benjathikul ... Bayinnaung

Nopachai Chaiyanam (as Nopporn Chaiyanam)
Inthira Charoenpura (as Intira Jaroenpura)
Suchada Chekly ... Young Maneechan
Jirayu La-ongmanee ... Young Boonthing

Lex Luther ... Pra Ya Ram (as Lex de Groot)
Grace Mahadamrongkul ... Phra Supankalaya
Taksaorn Paksukcharern ... Maneechan

Chatchai Plengpanich ... King Mahathammaracha
Pratcha Sananwatananont ... Young Naresuan
Wanchana Sawatdee ... King Naresuan
Winthai Suvaree

Directed by
Chatrichalerm Yukol 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Sunait Chutintaranond 
Chatrichalerm Yukol 

Produced by
Kunakorn Sethi .... producer
Original Music by
Richard Harvey 
Sandy McLelland 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Guy Norris .... second unit director
Sound Department
Nakorn Kositpaisain .... sound designer
Conrad Slater .... sound mixer
Special Effects by
Leo Henry .... pyrotechnician
Visual Effects by
Alex Bicknell .... visual effects consultant
Mick Corrigan .... stunt performer
Vladimir 'Furdo' Furdik .... stunts
Peter Hric .... stunt coordinator
Vladislavas Jacukevicius .... stunt double
Vladislavas Jacukevicius .... stunt double: horse stunts
Chukamon Khammat .... stunt player
Branislav Martinak .... utility stunts
Lubomir Misak .... stunt advisor
Guy Norris .... supervising stunt coordinator
Richard Norton .... fight choreographer
Slava Samuchov .... stunts
Glenn Suter .... stunts
Philippe Zone .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Phasin Saranate .... first assistant camera
Other crew
Craig Emerton .... horse master
Peter Hric .... horse master
Sean Steinmuller .... pre-visualization artist
Antony Szeto .... co-fight choreographer

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Also Known As:
"Naresuan" - Thailand (original title)
"King Naresuan" - Thailand (English title)
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163 min | Thailand:90 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »

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Phra Suphan Galaya, presented as Naresuan's older sister, presented to Overlord Bayinnaung as tribute, is a late addition to the Naresuan legend; as there is no substantial evidence of her character in the historical annals.See more »
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2 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
Thailand's record-breaking movie, 24 January 2007
Author: phomthai2 from Thailand

From the English-language newspaper 'The Nation' in Thailand:

'King Naresuan'Shatters Box Office Record

"The Legend of King Naresuan" has set a new Thai box-office record, raking in 120 million baht in four days.

The film is tipped to be an all-time blockbuster.

Distributor Sahamongkol Film said the first in the Naresuan trilogy broke the previous record held by action film "Tom Yum Goong", which starred Phanom "Tony Jaa" Yerum, which took in 90 million baht in four days.

MC Chatrichalerm Yukol's historical epic is expected to follow the success of his 2001 "Suriyothai". That film remains the country's No-1 all time best-seller, with revenues of about 400 million baht.

At the time, "Suriyothai" set a new record of 75 million baht for its first four days.

An industry source said the first of the Naresuan trilogy could have dragged in even more if producers had printed extra copies.

Another factor against the film is its three-hour running time - limiting the number of sessions a cinema can screen.

"Only a quarter of the planned 260 copies were available during the first three days, and all prints were finished on Sunday only," said Sahamongkol distribution executive Chomsajee Techaratanaprasert.

The second episode will premiere on February 15, with the final one scheduled for December 5.

It is Thailand's most expensive film production to date, costing 700 million baht for all three.

Distributors of Hollywood films have avoided competing with the local epic. Golden Globe winner "Babel" and "The Queen" will be released on February 22 and March 8.

The second Naresuan movie will have to compete with the films "Charlotte's Web"; "The Queen"; and "I'm Cyborg but That's Okay", with South Korean heart-throb Rain in his acting debut.

- The Nation =====================================================================

Personal opinion:

There's a reason for all of the ticket sales. It's very good!

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