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Two boyhood friends are separated due to the disappearance of the sister of one of them, then later meet again as teenagers, when one of them has become a pop singer, and they discover feelings that they did not know they had.

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(screenplay) (as Matthew Chookiat Sakveerakul), (story) (as Matthew Chookiat Sakveerakul)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Sinjai Plengpanit ...
Sunee (as Sinjai Plengpanich)
Songsit Roongnophakunsri ...
Korn
Pimpan Buranapim ...
Grandmother
Laila Boonyasak ...
Tang / June (as Chermarn Boonyasak)
Jirayu La-ongmanee ...
Young Tong (as Jirayu Laongmanee)
Arthit Niyomkul ...
Young Mew
Kanya Rattapetch ...
Ying
Aticha Pongsilpipat ...
Donut
Mario Maurer ...
Tong
Witwisit Hiranyawongkul ...
Mew
Pongnarin Ulice ...
Pee Aod
Jarunee Boonsake ...
Physical Education Teacher (as Charunee Boonsek)
Nattapong Arunnate ...
Earth (as Natthaphong Aroonnet)
Taveesak Pehtpraneenukul ...
Jeng
Atirat Praseartburanakul ...
Kao Sai
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Storyline

Two young boys are best friends living quiet family lives in Bangkok. Their lives are disrupted when one boy's older sister goes missing on a jungle trip. The shattered family moves away, separating the boys. Years later, now in their late teens, the boys meet again. One of them is now the leader of an aspiring boy band whose managing assistant bears a striking resemblance to the lost sister. The boys must deal with their family and social lives and their feelings for each other. Written by loth

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22 November 2007 (Thailand)  »

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Tong's real name, visible on his boyscout uniform, is given as Theerat Tongsrisuebasakul, a tribute to the late production designer Monchai Tongsrisuebasakul. See more »

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One of the Most Depictive Love/Youth Story
20 May 2008 | by (China) – See all my reviews

Needless to say that so many people have been touched by the movie. But why? I can't even remember which was the last movie that touched me for years...

I would say it's due to "purity". Nothing but love in the movie, all kinds of love, family, friends, lovers... everyone in the movie loves everyone else in the movie in their own ways, almost, but very tragical at the same time...

There is not much contrast used in the movie, unlike other love movies, e.g. love vs. war, or love vs. religion etc... even the boy-boy love looks so natural...

They are just common people, common family, common school, common boys and girls, you cannot say anything from their material lives that you don't have, but i bet you may not have their love.

And some thinks the movie is too long... but i would say, this is why the movie is so depictive... i recall a flavour of famous Shanghai female writer... the very old song played by the granny is from Shanghai singer, Wu Yingyin, who's still alive and singing. :)


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