Director: Cherd Songsri
Runtime: 121 minutes
Language: Thai with English subtitles
Rating: PG (Some violence and brief nudity)
The highest-grossing Thai film in Thailand during its times, this classic love story revolves around Kwan and Riam, two young peasants from rival families. Promising to love each other forever, their romance is interrupted when Riam’s family sells her to a wealthy woman as a slave. Instead of being treated as a servant, Riam’s mistress welcomes her like a daughter. Her mistress’ Western way of life, and a nobleman’s advances, tempt Riam to forget her love for Kwan. But when tragedy happens back home. Riam returns and Kwan does all he can to keep them together. Iconic in its portrayal of courtship, Plae Kao is the quintessential Thai romance, one whose pastoral beauty has seldom been matched.