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The Iron Ladies (2000)

Satree lek (original title)
Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama, Sport | 4 March 2000 (Thailand)
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A triumph over adversity. Based on the true story of the 1996 Thailand National Champion Volleyball Team.
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Cast

Cast overview:
Jesdaporn Pholdee Jesdaporn Pholdee ... Chai
Sahaphap Tor Sahaphap Tor ... Mon
Ekachai Buranapanit Ekachai Buranapanit ... Wit
Giorgio Maiocchi Giorgio Maiocchi ... Nong
Chaichan Nimpulsawasdi Chaichan Nimpulsawasdi ... Jung
Kokkorn Benjathikoon Kokkorn Benjathikoon ... Pia
Shiriohana Hongsopon Shiriohana Hongsopon ... Coach
Phomsit Sitthijamroenkhun Phomsit Sitthijamroenkhun ... April
Sutthipong Sitthijamroenkhun Sutthipong Sitthijamroenkhun ... May
Anucha Chatkaew Anucha Chatkaew ... June
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Storyline

The Iron Ladies tells the true story of a Thai male volleyball team that competes in the national championships in 1996 with a team consisting mostly of gays, transvestites and transsexuals. Mon, who becomes the team leader, was a very talented player who constantly failed to be selected for various teams because he was gay. Jung, Mon's best friend, also experienced the same treatment but was always more optimistic about things. Their chance comes when Coach Bee is selected to put together a winning team, and she announces that the team will be open for all to tryout. But when the coach selects both Jung and Mon to be on the team, some of the more macho players resign in protest. In order to form a team, the coach asks Mon to find a few of his friends to join the team. They select Nong, a gay sergeant in the army; Pia, the transsexual star of a cabaret show; and Wit, whose parents don't know that their only son is gay. Written by Strand Releasing <strand@strandreleasing.com>

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Sometimes Even Sportsmen Want To Be Ladies... See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Sport

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

Thailand

Language:

Thai | English

Release Date:

4 March 2000 (Thailand) See more »

Also Known As:

As Damas de Ferro See more »

Filming Locations:

Bangkok, Thailand

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$41,432
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Tai Entertainment See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital EX

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Based on the true story of the 1996 Thailand National Champion Volleyball team, which was made up of gay male team members, transvestite team members, and one transsexual (male to female) team member. See more »

Quotes

Nong: Remember, girls, as soon as there's a break, bring me my foundation!
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Connections

Followed by Iron Ladies 2 (2003) See more »

Soundtracks

Pratooteepidtai
Lyrics by Mr. Siritana Hongsopon
Composer/Arranger Mr. Karanai Kijpramote, Mr. Romwong Srichalyan
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This is VERY strange!
8 February 2007 | by LeatherBikerGeneSee all my reviews

I just watched this film (albeit dubbed in German!) and I just couldn't turn away! It's like a train wreck, but in a good way. I'd like to see it in English, but even in German it was funny with a few poignant moments and a bit of Bollywood thrown in for good measure. The characters were very believable tho I found the premise a bit obtuse, until I saw in the credits that it was based on a true story..that just blew me away. I wasn't aware that the Thais were SO into volleyball. I'm looking forward to seeing part 2 (so if anyone at arte reads this, please show part 2!). I'm going to do some more internet research about the background and recommend this film to all my friends.


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