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The Legend of Suriyothai (2001)

Suriyothai (original title)
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.

Writers:

Sunait Chutintaranond, Chatrichalerm Yukol (screenplay) (as Prince Chatrichalerm Yukol)

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
M.L. Piyapas Bhirombhakdi ... Queen Suriyothai
Sarunyu Wongkrachang Sarunyu Wongkrachang ... King Mahachakrepat (Prince Thienraja)
Chatchai Plengpanich ... Lord Pirenthorathep
Johnny Anfone Johnny Anfone ... Lord Warawongsa
Mai Charoenpura ... Lady Srisudachan
Sinjai Plengpanich Sinjai Plengpanich ... Lady Srichulalak
Sorapong Chatree Sorapong Chatree ... Captain Rajseneha
Amphol Lumpoon Amphol Lumpoon ... Lord Intrathep (as Ampol Lampoon)
Supakorn Kitsuwon Supakorn Kitsuwon ... Sir Sriyod (as Suppakorn Kitsuwan)
Penpak Sirikul ... Queen Jiraprapa
Wannasa Thongviset ... Akrachaya (as Thongwiset Wannasa)
Ronrittichai Khanket Ronrittichai Khanket ... King of Prae
Saharat Sangkapreecha Saharat Sangkapreecha ... Lord Buyinnaung (as Saharath Sangkapricha)
Varuth Waratham Varuth Waratham ... Lord Sihatu
Suphakit Tangthatswasd ... King Tabinshwehti
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Storyline

The film describes historical events in the life of the heroine, Suriyothai, the queen of King Mahachakrapat. from the age of 15, ranging from love and attachment, royal wedding, resettlement in the capital, court life, intrigues, and sustenance of royal dignity. Written by AvidDark <jdh@g33k.net>

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Taglines:

Siam. 1528. A woman warrior changed the course of history.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence and some nudity | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

Thailand

Language:

Thai

Release Date:

17 August 2001 (Thailand) See more »

Also Known As:

The Legend of Suriyothai See more »

Filming Locations:

Thailand

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Box Office

Budget:

THB 400,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$600,000 (Thailand), 19 August 2001

Opening Weekend USA:

$45,904, 22 June 2003, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$454,255, 16 November 2003
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (extended)

Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The little boy-king in the movie is killed by hitting. This is because of a belief in ancient Thailand that the blood of a king or any royalties must never hit the earth. Therefore, they must be beaten to death by a club. See more »

Alternate Versions

The original version released in Thailand was a bit over 3 hours long. Another one, 5 hours long, was released a year later on DVD. This one contains more subplots and battles than the one released in the US. See more »

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Knock off the racist comments!
7 May 2004 | by artzauSee all my reviews

This film should be seen, evaluated and considered in its own merit. I find some of the racist comments in this section very detracting and unnecessary. Most of the people who have slammed this epic have demonstrated little or no sensitivity to the depiction of another cultural setting. The film is historical in that it is based on recorded events; the film is traditional in that it is a story known to most of the Thai people. That it does not rise to level of X Men, Kill Bill or the Matrix slamming, moaning and groaning is certainly to its merit. For those weaned on Hollywood, it will seem too long, to drug out and too "expressionless," "Southeast Asians hacking each other up," "boring..." Ugh.

When will some of the viewers take the time to consider that not every one of us love exploding cars, graphic shoot'em ups and mindless dialogue. Just consider the film for what it is: an artistic view of an epic from Thai history...and thank God, it ain't Hollywood.


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