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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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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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Drama | Mystery | Romance

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22 November 2007 (Thailand)  »

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"Beautiful Thing" á la Thai; worth watching but too long
25 December 2007 | by (Thailand) – See all my reviews

I enjoyed tremendously this coming-of-age Thai film.

It could easily hit the world market if it is wisely edited: 2 hours and 10 minutes is too much for a non-Thai public; the story drags for too long. The script tries to touch some issues that derive the plot from its center. Some scenes are too slow and even reiterative. The casting is good enough as the two boys are cute and the rest of the cast fit their roles with different success. The acting is very credible for the two main characters and also the mother of Tong and the granny of Mew, not that much for the others. The music is an important feature in this film and it is very nice. The placing and moving of the camera is very fresh and helps to enhance the situations. Lighting and photography are good enough. I wish the best to this film and its director.


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