Nonzee recreates the life of a notorious late-1950s gangster. Dang Bireley's (nicknamed after his favorite soda-pop) had Elvis and James Dean fixations and lived predictably fast and died ...
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Nonzee recreates the life of a notorious late-1950s gangster. Dang Bireley's (nicknamed after his favorite soda-pop) had Elvis and James Dean fixations and lived predictably fast and died predictably young. He first killed a man at the age of 13, and became famous in Phra Nakorn as a Chinese protection racketeer from the age of 18. Everything swung his way until one of Thailand's many coups d'etat imposed martial law and drove the city's gangsters up-country. Dang and his loyal cohort Piak had little trouble facing down the local hicks, but bristled when forced to operate a long side their arch-enemy Pu, known as Bottle-Bomb.Written by
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The number 2499 in the title refers to the year according to the Buddhist calendar (which is 543 years ahead of AD). This would make 2499 BE (Buddhist era), the year 1956. Thailand is the only country that uses this system. See more »
Saw this movie at a sleazy cinema with less than 10 persons in it. The price to pay for being a film buff! Most of the other patrons were attracted by the prospect of some sex or violence. Seekers of the former were sorely disappointed but there was much of the latter to satisfy the rest.
This is not exactly a 'high' art movie but the production was excellent, leads were charismatic, action riveting and felt uncomfortably familiar. Thoroughly entertaining and involving as one waited with hope and dread on the various characters eventual fate.
To re-emphasis, the production was truly outstanding and give Hollywood movies a run for their money. The sepia tone photography gave everything a touch of nostalgia and deceptive warmth. This film comes highly recommended!
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