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The Gangster (2012)

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Bangkok in the 1950s. Jod and his friend Daeng are fearless aspiring gangsters. Their ability in street fight have them hired by a local gang and admired by all. But as years go by, this ... See full summary »

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Krisada Sukosol Clapp ...
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Somchai Kemglad ...
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Sakarin Suthamsamai
Krisada Supapprom
Pakchanok Wo-Onsri
Wasu Sangsingkaew
Boonsong Nakphoo
Nantharat Chaowarat
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Bangkok in the 1950s. Jod and his friend Daeng are fearless aspiring gangsters. Their ability in street fight have them hired by a local gang and admired by all. But as years go by, this violent lifestyle is more and more difficult for Jod. He tries to avoid violence when he can but is soon put aside by more violent youngsters. When some of his friends die in internal wars, he decides to take his revenge on the gang. Written by cinecephale

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Rated R for strong violence including a rape, sexual content, some drug use and language | See all certifications »
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Messy but entertaining
24 July 2013 | by See all my reviews

I knew nothing of the film when I saw it and it was a good surprise. Sure the storyline is messy and full of holes, and it is difficult to understand what is going on and why, especially in the first part. But the film is full of energy, action and the actors are great. Krisada Sukosol Clapp makes a great action hero ; he is both scary and touching, making his character deeply human. Apart from being a gangster movie, it is too a historical film of epic proportion; a lot of work went into the recreation of the 1950s and 1960s. I don't know if the depiction of Bangkok in the fifties is historically accurate, but it a interesting to see those gangsters with Elvis, James Dean as heroes and rock and roll everywhere. True or not we believe this vision of the past and of Thailand's history. Not to be missed if you are a fan of gangster films!


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