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Jan Dara

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Genre:Drama
Release Date:January 1, 2002
Running time:120 minutes
Director:Nonzee Nimibutr
Writer:Nonzee Nimibutr

Description: Widely considered Thailand's leading director of the late '90s, Nonzee Nimibutr spins this erotic drama based on one of that country's most popular and controversial literary works. Jan Dara was cursed from the beginning when his mother, Dara, died during childbirth. His autocratic, libidinous father, Khun Luang, cursed and abused the child, calling him a bastard. Meanwhile, Khun Luang dealt with his sudden widower status by engaging in perverse, licentious behavior, often right in front of a portrait of his late wife. When his mother's friend, Waad, comes to Khun Luang's estate to look after the child, the patriarch wastes no time in seducing her. Soon Waad bores Kaew, who Khun Luang teaches to hate Jan Dara. Later, the old man marries his former lover, the nymphomaniac Boonlueang, who teaches the teenage Jan Dara his first lessons in the ways of love. Eventually, our abused hero is thrown out of his father's estate when Kaew frames him for raping her. Years pass and the formerly powerful Khun Luang, ravaged by age and disease, is a shell of the man he was before. Jan Dara is asked to return to his ancestral estate to marry Kaew, who is now pregnant, and only does so when he is promised the deed to the house. Once ensconced, Jan Dara begins taking the same libertine pleasures as his father, unwittingly becoming the very person he loathes. This film was an official selection for the 2001 Toronto Film Festival.~ Jonathan Crow, All Movie Guide

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