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Khun Luang
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Wipawee Charoenpura ...
Eakarat Sarsukh ...
Patharawarin Timkul ...
Khun Kaew
Suwinit Panjamawat ...
Jan Dara - age 15
Sasithorn Panichnok ...
Nam-Nguen Boonnak ...
Mom Chom
Wanlapa Promnaul ...
Dara
Niwat Pibulsiri ...
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Sukanya Kongkawong ...
Saisoi (as Sugunya Kongkawong)
Kanchit Thamthong ...
Khen
Jenjira Pongpas ...
Poom (as Jenjira Junsuda)
Pornprom Saibour ...
Waen
Tanai Tanachanun ...
Jom
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Jan Dara grows up in a house lacking in love but abundant in lust. He quickly picks up the sinful way of life of the man who married his mother after she became pregnant from being raped. His 'father's' mistress welcomes the young boy into her literal bosom. Wanting badly to know his real father, Jan leaves the house, only coming back after Khun Luang's daughter falls pregnant out of wedlock. Jan does a favor to his 'father' by marrying her, even though he is deeply in love with the mistress. The truth about his birth, as Jan will later learn, is as confusing and messed up as his present life and the lives of those around him. Written by Topaz

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Beautifully filmed, highly erotic drama.
3 March 2002 | by (Switzerland) – See all my reviews

"Jan Dara" is another beautifully shot picture from Thailand's Nonzee Nimibutr. I liked his 1999 film "Nang nak" but "Jan Dara" is definitely an improvement. The classically beautiful camera work mixed with highly erotic scenes remind one of Annaud's "L'amant" - but "Jan Dara" has a more nostalgic look with lots of sepia colors in it. What strikes me is that there's not a single (important) character in this movie that is ugly. This is a movie full of gorgeous people. In "Nang Nak", the main actor was amazingly well built but had rotten teeth - here, everyone seems to be a model. I found myself especially enchanted by the the one who plays 17-year old Jan. This beauty of the actors and actresses perfectly fits the slightly artificial mood of the movie.

I've talked about style. What about story? Well, that's not as rewarding. There are your typical family drama plots, the hate, the love - basically a soap opera. With lots of sex. Would I recommend it? Definitely, if you lov e lush settings and gorgeous people. I for one found myself having a nice time...

Rating: 6/10


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