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The Legend of Suriyothai (2001)

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Original title: Suriyothai


Release Date
• USA: Jun 20, 2003

Budget THB 400,000,000
BoxOffice: $0.3M

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MPAA Rating
Rated R for violence and some nudity.

Running Time
3 hours, 5 minutes

Country Thailand

Studio American Zoetrope, Prommitr Prod. Co., Sahamongkolfilm

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Other Titles
• The Legend of Suriyothai (2003)
• Suriyothai
• Francis Ford Coppola Presents: The Legend of Suriyothai (2003)



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Genre: Action, Adventure, War, Drama, Murder, Epic, Love Triangle, Marriage

Tagline: Siam. 1528. A woman warrior changed the course of history.

Plot: A story of intrigue, romance and war set in a dramatic period of Thailand's history, "The Legend of Suriyothai" is based on actual events in 16th century Thailand.

“The Legend of Suriyothai” begins during a peaceful era, but forces from both outside (Thailand's neighbor Burma to the north) and within, conspires to test the strength of the nation.

Filmed at spectacular locations throughout Thailand, with a true cast of thousands, this Cecil B. DeMille-sized epic chronicles the life of Suriyothai, a beautiful young princess, who must choose between marrying her true love, a gallant young warrior named Piren, or doing her duty to wed Prince Tien, the son of the "second king," in a marriage arranged by their two very powerful families.

As the story unfolds, the Thai kingdom of Ayuthaya is enjoying a period of peace and prosperity, but the country's stability will be threatened by corruption and civil war. Colossal battle scenes with archers atop elephants, bare-breasted amazon fighters armed with spears, and invading Burmese legions firing cannons, are photographed on a scale not seen in the cinema for decades. Written and directed by Chatri Chalerm Yukol, a prince in the Thai royal family, the film was made with the support of Thailand's Queen Sirikit.

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 Directed by
Chatrichalerm Yukol
The Overture
 Written by
Chatrichalerm Yukol
The Overture
 Cast
Sorapong Chatree
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 Music By
Richard Harvey
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