Sunset at Chaophraya - 2013 Thai Movie

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  • Movie: Sunset / Sunset at Chaophraya
  • Thai: คู่กรรม (Khu Kam)
  • Director: Kittikorn Liasirikun
  • Writer: Thommayanti (Novel) / Kittikorn Liasirikun (Screenplay)
  • Producer:
  • Release Date: April 4, 2013 (Thailand)
  • Runtime: 127 min.
  • Genre: Romance / Drama
  • Distributor: M-39
  • Language: Thai-Japanese
  • Country: Thailand

Notes

  1. Adapted from the novel "Khu Kam" by Thommayanti
  2. Production filming between September 2012 - January 2013.
  3. A remake 1996 Thai-film Sunset at Chaophraya (1996)

Plot

The story is a love triangle, set in World War II-era in Thailand, and depicts the star-crossed romance between Kobori (Nadech Kugimiya) a Imperial Japanese Navy officer and Angsumalin (Amarawadee Decabales) a Thai woman who is involved with the Free Thai resistance.

Cast

  • Nadech Kugimiya - Kobori
  • Amarawadee Decabales - Angsumalin / Hideko
  • Nithit Warayanon - Wanus
  • Marina Muongsiri - Aorn (Hideko's mother)
  • Kolpong Boonnak JTL.Chalasinthuraj
  • Surachai Chanthimakorn - Uncle Phol
  • Mongkol U-tok - Uncle Beau
  • Pae-ron Yatsu - Asume
  • Jamnien Charoenshap - Grandmother
  • Tatsunobu Tanikawa - Yochi
  • Norio Tsutsuki - Nakamura
  • Toshiyoki Koto - Tobi
  • Darren Fox - Michale

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OST. Hideko (Thai Version)

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OST. Hideko (Japanese Version)

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Hyun For those who have not seen ANY Khu Kam/Sunset of Chaophraya, I then recommend this to anyone. However, a warning for those who have already seen the remakes--especially the recent Khu Kam (2013) with Bie and Noona--you might be slightly disappointed. For instance, the scene with the fireflies and the Lumpoo tree is cut out and the scene where they finally have their union is not as "romantic" per se and slightly lacks the intimate feel (wont see Nadech with his shirt off). And sometimes the connection between the two lacked. It really is hard not to compare the 2013 lakorn with the 2013 movie as the lakorn just pulls off Thommayanti's novel; she even said that Khu Kam (2013) was the definitive version of her novel, so that's saying a lot when the 1988 version was once her favorite. I think the OST in the movie is really good. You will especially like the song "Hideko" (very heart wrenching). But there are only at least three scores throughout the whole movie so hopefully one might not get tired of listening to the same songs. I will say that Kittikorn did a fabulous job with directing the movie. I heard someone mention it on the same level as a Korean romance film which I will have to agree with.

I think Nadech did job well done with Kobori (Bie is probably the best), but I wish the film allowed him to express his love more though that's the only complaint I have with Kobori's scenes. Nadech was really impressive the times he shed tears while still looking manly. The guy that played Wanut looked too much of a rock star and wasnt too impressed with him.

Newcomer Amarawadee Decabales who played Angsumalin did well in the beginning but I felt that as the movie progressed she suddenly transformed into a Thai Kristen Stewart, especially during the part when Kobori was dying...I couldn't feel her sadness at all for his death. She felt like a stone to me. I liked how they expressed this Angsumalin as how she would really look. Noona in Khu Kam (2013) wore makeup all the time and felt that it wasnt natural for her to wear it during that time and every day, but I still think Noona is still my ideal Angsumalin.

Nadech and Bie's Kobori rate somewhat on the same level, but I think Bie's effected me more. I just loved his Kobori in Khu Kam (2013). Overall, I rate this movie 3.5/5. I think they shouldn't have made this move G rated. I think it should have been more intimate and allowed more touching (don't need to get R-rated) but with the main couple's kind of intense love, I think it needs to be displayed more. I felt that was a missing ingredient in the main couple of Sunset of Chaophraya. It was really hard to connect with them. I probably like the 1996 version of Sunset of Chaophraya...probably because it's much more close to Khu Kam (2013). However, I like the two leads better in the newer version of SOC than the 1996 one.

Richard Falch Could you tell me where i can buy this movie, ie Sunset at Chaophraya - 2013 with english subtitles ?

Darren Fox Hi, was in the movie.... Need to know where i can download this movie and send to my parents, also how can I get my scenes as a show reel please.

I look forward to hearing from someone.

Best regards Darren

cazy can't wait..!! Barry~

KathyK I love it!!! Im a fan of all the "Khu Kum" movies and cant wait to watch this...April is so far away...Love Nadech!!!

kulyia I love it! Cant wait to watchhh it!! :D

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