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Siamese Villagers Blast Burmese Oppressorsnew

Veteran Thai director Thanit Jitnukul arranges his version of this classic national tale in two stacks: humanity and warfare. Then he gradually topples them into one another. Those sensitive to graphic violence should note that he doesn't skimp on putting it all on the screen.
East Bay Express  |  Gregory Weinkauf  |  09-28-2004  |  Reviews

Bang Rajan Rumbles in the Junglenew

In 1765, when Burma's massive army invaded Siam (now called Thailand), a remote village named Bang Rajan held the attackers at bay for five months. The name "Bang Rajan" strikes patriotic chords in Thailand today, explaining why, despite characters as flat as shadow puppets, Tanit Jitnukul's film become the most successful Thai film in the country's history.
Creative Loafing (Atlanta)  |  Curt Holman  |  09-02-2004  |  Reviews

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