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The Love of Siam (2007)
"Rak haeng Siam" (original title)

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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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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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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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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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Personally I don't think it is a gay movie....
26 May 2008 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

I am not a Thai...so I watched this movie with English subtitles...

I love this movie and from last weekend, I watched this movie at least twice.

After I watched this movie, I wanted to share my feelings, and I was confused because some people say this movie is a gay movie...

I strongly disagree with that.

I am living away from my parents. I am going back to my country in about a month.

In this movie, there are many love cases. Family love, Friends love... and so on...

Even though it was sad when Mew cried after Tong said to him that he can't be his boyfriend. But for me, my tears flowed when Tong's mom was in desperate situations. Her husband was alcoholic and she found out that Tong may be homosexual. She was so realistic. I could see her love for Tong, her son.

After I watched this movie, I missed my family and friends. I felt like whether I can take this being-alone thing... What if all these things turn out to be nothing...the things that Mew said about love were really touching to me... Especially I miss my family and friends.

This is not a gay movie. I did not feel like this is a gay movie except for the part when Tong and Mew kissed. But I understood that the director wanted to emphasize that point which means that Tong and Mew finally expressed how each one feels about the others.

This movie is about LOVE in our life. I agree that this movie does contain a gay-theme, but that is just a part of it.


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