Posts Tagged ‘Thai Movies 2010’

SIN SISTERS 2 [POO YING HAA BAAP 2 | ผู้หญิง 5 บาป 2]

2010/10/18

THAILAND 2010  Directed by: Sukij Narin  Cast: Rungrawee Barijindakul, Saruta Reungwiriya, Patchuda Panpipat, Tchichacha Jareonpongpreecha, Kanoklada Wichakon, Pornthip Pulsawat

Sleaze is the name of the game, but I guess that’s not really surprising after seeing the first installment: on the surface SIN SISTERS 2 is a moral tale about sex and how baaaaad it is, while in fact the story is just an excuse to show as much sex as possible (that being said, don’t expect what you would consider “a lot of sex”, as we’re talking about a commercial sex movie made in Thailand).

The story that’s hardly a story deals with five women who for whatever reasons are together in one room, chained to a platform, while what’s probably meant to be the devil forces them to confess their worst sins. The one who has committed the worst sin will die, according to the voice from, ahm, hell. And so the romp begins, showing the five in delicate situations, interspersed with some random T&A scenes that will even make a kindergarten yawn.

If I could take SIN SISTERS 2 seriously I’d say it condemns the entertainment business, the decline of moral standards in Thailand (especially in Bangkok) and the decreasing appreciation of religion and its norms and values. But SIN SISTERS 2 hardly features what commonly constitutes a “movie”, and might very well just be a test for the local authorities and the new rating system, toying with the governing body to get some good PR. Who knows. Who wants to know.

But we could also simply say it’s the wrong movie at the wrong time, using a concept that’s been introduced as early as the 1960’s, showing as much nudity as mainstream movies more than 40 years ago while having less substance than any episode of any Thai soap opera airing on any channel in the Kingdom. SIN SISTERS 2 ain’t cinematic material, but since the good old video rental is dead they must have figured there’s no other place to dump their trash than the multiplex.

Avid fans of part one will be delighted to see the sequel, everyone else will most likely not be able to finish the movie, but instead leave the cinema untimely, repeatedly hit the fast-forward button or simply stop the show after not more than 15 minutes into the film. SIN SISTERS 2 is miserable all around, so you might want to take my advice and avoid the movie at all costs.

J.

 

 


PAD THAI: ETERNITY [CHUA FAH DIN SA LAI | ชั่วฟ้าดินสลาย]

2010/09/18

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Based on a novel by Malai Choopinij, ETERNITY tells the story of a forbidden relationship between the wife of a timber tycoon and his nephew. When their affair is discovered, they are chained together (they asked for it, didn’t they?).

ETERNITY is directed by Pantewanop Tewakul and stars Ananda Everingham, Chermarn Boonyasak, Daraneenuch Pothipithi, Penpetch Penkul and  Theerapong Leowrakwong.

J.


PAD THAI: BROWN SUGAR [NAMTAN DAENG | น้ำตาลแดง]

2010/09/18

If you want to find out how it looks like when Thai directors try to bring softsex to the silver screen, have a look at BROWN SUGAR. Directed by Panumat Deesatta, Zart Tancharoen and Kittiyaporn Klangsurin BROWN SUGAR is a little late to provoke, stir controversy or make our pulse rage. For the love of god, it’s 2010 and we’ve seen some T&A by now.

If, however, you haven’t been to the cinema since, say, 1960, hurry up and catch BROWN SUGAR, currently screening in Thai cinemas (don’t forget to bring some tissue). Starring Odette Henriette Jacomin, Pitisak Yaowanin, Prakasit Bosuwan, Patsawipit Son-akkarapa, Nathakhun Anumatchimpalee, Chittkhon Songchan, Lakkana Wattanawongsiri, Warin Yarujnon.

J.