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6ixtynin9 (1999)

Ruang talok 69 (original title)
A woman, fired from a financial coorporation during the Asia crisis, returns home with no money. However, she finds a box with a fortune in front of her door, and decides to keep it. ... See full summary »

Director:

Pen-Ek Ratanaruang
5 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Lalita Panyopas Lalita Panyopas ... Tum
Sirisin Siripornsmathikul Sirisin Siripornsmathikul ... Pen
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Prompop Lee ... Shop owner
Surapong Mekpongsathorn Surapong Mekpongsathorn
Tasanawalai Ongartittichai Tasanawalai Ongartittichai ... Jim
Jaran 'See Tao' Petcharoen Jaran 'See Tao' Petcharoen ... Old Man (as Sitao)
Black Phomtong Black Phomtong ... Kanchit
Arun Wannarbodeewong Arun Wannarbodeewong ... Mr. Tong
Cheathavuth Watcharakhun Cheathavuth Watcharakhun ... Sornchakr
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Storyline

A woman, fired from a financial coorporation during the Asia crisis, returns home with no money. However, she finds a box with a fortune in front of her door, and decides to keep it. However, the people that left it there soon want it back. Written by Maarten Hofman <maarten_hofman@hotmail.com>

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Taglines:

How far would you go to protect a secret?

Genres:

Comedy | Crime | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence, language and brief sexual humor | See all certifications »
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Trivia

Lalita Panyopas wore no make-up at all. See more »

Goofs

When the dead cop is propped up behind the bathroom door and the assassin comes in and sees the body in the mirror, the "dead man" raises his eyebrows right before the shot changes. See more »

Connections

References Dial M for Murder (1954) See more »

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My Favorite
9 January 2001 | by k_varutSee all my reviews

None of my friends, here in Bangkok, said they like the film. My taste might be different but I think Ruang Talok 69 (the Joke 69) is really good.

My reason is that it is a strong and good satire of life in Bangkok and the Thai culture. The Asian financial crisis in 1997, the boxer gangsters (they wear Muay Thai jackets), the rural guy who misses his mom, the sadistic wife, the obscene phone call, etc. all are somehow relating to real situations and real people here. You might be surprised to learn that in Bangkok there are a lot of actual cases of Thai wives cutting their husbands'..... eh, you know which part I'm talking about.

These kind of things so weird and don't make any sense but they are what we face in our daily life. Thai people are so used to them that we sometimes forgot to realize how non-sense they are. So non-sense that it's actually funny. And it's great to see it mocked so tastefully in this movie.

I liked this movie a lot. And when I read the comments, I was glad to know some other people liked it too.


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Official Sites:

Palm Pictures

Country:

Thailand

Language:

Thai

Release Date:

19 November 1999 (Thailand) See more »

Also Known As:

6ixtynin9 See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color
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