Prince Naresuan is now the crown prince of Ayutthaya and the king of Burma is dead. While the new Burmese king is waging war, the crown prince plots to assassinate Naresuan. Hearing this, ... See full summary »
During the 16th century, as Thailand contends with both a civil war and Burmese invasion, a beautiful princess rises up to help protect the glory of the Kingdom of Ayothaya. Based on the life of Queen Suriyothai.
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 »
Just like thousands of Thai couples, during the 9 days holiday of Songkran festival, a guy and a girl choose to visit Korea for their own specific reasons. They did not start the trip to go... See full summary »
Jeab hears that his childhood sweetheart Noi-Naa is to be married, so he makes the trip back home to his provincial village. As he does so, the memories come flooding back to his childhood ... See full summary »
Sua (Ter - Chantavit Dhnasevi) and Jib (Ice - Preechaya Pongthananikorn) are like any other couple in this world except for one exception: for the past 5 years they have kept their ... See full summary »
Mak served in the war during the beginning of the Rattanakosin Dynasty. At war he became friends with Ter, Puak, Shin, and Aey, whose lives he saved. Once the war was over, Mak invited his ... See full summary »
I was so impressed with this film. Only once in a while there would be a Thai movie of superb quality, one that I think deserve to be nominated to international film festivals. This film has a message to tell and it is told so beautifully. The story started with two brothers, with very different personality, embarking on a journey to Thibet. Excellent cinematography captures the beauty of this faraway land and the mood of the film. The use of "Shambala" as a symbol of something that the characters are searching for is a great idea and was successful done, in my opinion. Ananda Everingham shines brightly in his role of drunken playboy with a hidden wounded heart. Sunny was fine in his role of a guilty young man who is about to lose his lover by cancer. The movie is slow-pace but it's not boring. We watch these two brothers struggling with something inside of themselves, knowing deeply that there is something hidden beyond the surface. As the story unfolds, I was deeply touched and moved, and the conclusion at the end is just perfect.
This movie doesn't only make me want to visit Thibet, but it makes me feel that Shambala, or the New Kingdom of Heaven, or Utopia, or whatever name one may call, it is actually a place existing in the soul of men, and we all have a pathway that will lead us to it, no matter what religion or nationality we are. Everyone has a darkness inside, a sin that needs to confess, let go, so that our life can start over again.
Highly recommended, if you ask me.
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