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Jan Dara (2001)

Jan Dara grows up in a house lacking in love but abundant in lust. He quickly picks up the sinful way of life of his stepfather, Khun Luang who married his mother after she became pregnant ... See full summary »

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Nonzee Nimibutr

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Nonzee Nimibutr (screenplay), Sirapak Paoboonkerd (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Eakarat Sarsukh Eakarat Sarsukh ... Jan Dara - age 20
Suwinit Panjamawat Suwinit Panjamawat ... Jan Dara - age 15
Kanchit Thamthong Kanchit Thamthong ... Ken Krathingthong / Jan Dara's friend
Santisuk Promsiri Santisuk Promsiri ... Khun Luang / Jan Dara's stepfather
Wipawee Charoenpura Wipawee Charoenpura ... Mrs. Waad / Jan Dara's aunt / Luang's wife
Christy Chung ... Khun Bunlueang / Luang's mistress
Patharawarin Timkul Patharawarin Timkul ... Khun Kaew / Jan Dara's wife / Luang's and Waad's daughter
Wanlapa Promnaul Wanlapa Promnaul ... Dara / Jan Dara's girlfriend
Jenjira Pongpas Jenjira Pongpas ... Poom (as Jenjira Junsuda)
Thana Komentiti Thana Komentiti ... Hyacinth's Father
Sukanya Kongkawong Sukanya Kongkawong ... SaisoiSaisoi / Ken's girlfriend (as Sugunya Kongkawong)
Sasithorn Panichnok Sasithorn Panichnok ... Hyacinth
Nam-Nguen Boonnak Nam-Nguen Boonnak ... Mom Chom
Niwat Pibulsiri Niwat Pibulsiri ... Grandpa
Pornprom Saibour Pornprom Saibour ... Waen
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Jan Dara grows up in a house lacking in love but abundant in lust. He quickly picks up the sinful way of life of his stepfather, Khun Luang who married his mother after she became pregnant from being raped. His 'father's' mistress, Mrs. Boonlueang welcomes the young boy into her literal bosom. Wanting badly to know his real father, he leaves the house, only coming back after his stepfather's daughter falls pregnant out of wedlock. He does a favor to his stepfather by marrying her, even though he is deeply in love with his mistress. The truth about his birth, as he will later learn, is as confusing and messed up as his present life and the lives of those around him. Written by lament

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Taglines:

Saisho no kioku wo, oboeteimasuka [Japan] See more »

Genres:

Drama | Romance

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Country:

Thailand

Language:

Thai | English

Release Date:

28 September 2001 (Thailand) See more »

Also Known As:

Jan Dara: I apoplanisi See more »

Filming Locations:

Bangkok, Thailand See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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When Aunt Waad is putting Jan to bed, the mike's shadow drifts over the pillow and sheets on the right side of the frame as the camera moves over the foot board. See more »

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Tragic story
10 February 2003 | by Gordon-11See all my reviews

This film was very controversial when it was released in Hong Kong. Not only was it the first movie which Christy Chung's (who is very famous in Hong Kong) first erotic film, it also supposedly starred a 15 year old teenage man. Later the age issue was cleared up and the guy was actually 17 when he made the film.

Anyway, back to the film. It was a story which had a bit of everything. Family tension, love, aggressiveness, revenge, rape, hatred. This is not just erotica, but in fact a tragic story of a man's childhood.

I thought the acting was good. The father's anger, the sister's aggressiveness were portrayed beautifully. The scene when Jan Dara rubbed onto the Night Mistress' breast was hilarious!

If you are not disturbed by the complicated sexual relationships in the film then this movie is enjoyable. It gives the audience something to think about, especially raising the awareness of the public towards the rape victims.


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