Bang Rajan ( Legend of the Village Warriors ) Movie Information

Movie Information

Overall Rank: 10169

Average Rating: 2.6/4

# of Ratings: 8

Theatrical Release Date: 06/09/2001

Language: Thai

Genre: Drama, Historical

MPAA Rating: NR

Director: Tanit Jitnukul

Actors: Jaran Ngamdee, Winai Kraibutr, Theerayut Pratyabamrung, Bin Bunluerit, Bongkoj Khongmalai, Chumphorn Thepphithak

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"Bang Rajan" by Yojimbo

Yojimbo - wrote on 01/16/2012

Based upon historical events when a rural village in Siam continually repelled an invading Burmese army in the 18th century, this story is the Thai equivalent to The Alamo and received an unprecedented 11 awards at the Thai film festival upon its release. I think it must've been a very quiet year. Little more than a series of bare chested sword and musket battle sequences strung together with some unsophisticated attempts at emotional manipulation and soap opera characterisation, Bang Rajan follows the formula of battle sequence, weeping and a-wailing over the dead, corny love scene, macho posturing and repeat. And repeat. And repeat. There is no attempt at setting a historical context to the events, no mention of the political climate and precious little to even give any background to …

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