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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:

THB400,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$45,904, 22 June 2003

Gross USA:

$454,736

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$458,564
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (extended)

Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital | Dolby SR

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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User Reviews

 
Good Value for Your Money
4 April 2002 | by lp1596357See all my reviews

It is true that the movie is long. But it has to be long or else the audience will not understand nothing. Further more the tone, style and the speed of the speech is believe to be talk by Thai people of the old days according to the historical evidences.Thailand's history (and every nations) is complex and consist of many matters.

Interesting is that the story is 90 percent real,the costume, the implied cultural and social believe are hundred percent real comparing to Anna and The King. The fact is that it made and cast by the Thai production team.

And I do not think that "Jan Dara" the other Thai film will be better. It focus on a different aspect.

If some one wants to know Thailand in terms of history, costume, culture and believe, this film is good value for money. Do not expect to wash only the film that last only an hour.

This is the Fact.


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