The epic film Suriyothai is a recount of Domingos de Seixas, a Portoguese mercenary who came into ancient capital of Ayuthaya from the year 1524 to 1549. This mercenary, who lived in the kingdom for 25 years, went back home to report to King Johan III of Portugal. The report, recorded by the Portuguese Committee of Historians, remains one of the most important documents on Thai history of that period.

The film describes historical events in the life of the heroine Suriyothai, the queen of King Mahachakrapat. The story ends with the royal elephant fight glorifying the strength, bravery and finally resulting in the tragic death of Queen Suriyothai. The film is the largest Thai production of all times, with a budget of over 8 millions dollars

Thailand

SURIYOTHAI
The Sun and The Moon
Chatrichalerm Yukol

Screenplay Chatrichalerm Yukol
Photography (colour) Igor Luther, Stanislav Dorsic
Music Richard Harvey
Cast Lady M.L. Piyapas Bhirombhakdi, Sarunyu Wongkkrachang, Chatchai Plengpanich, Sorapong Chatri, Mai Charoenpura, Pongpat Wachirabunjong
Producer Kamla Yukol
Production Prommitr Production
Year of Production 2001
Running Time 183’

 

 

 

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