Title: THE GANGSTER – ANTAPAL
Was invited to the press screening of The Gangster the other day. So here’s what The Gangster, is all about…
The movie was inspired by the infamous Thai Gangster Era in 1956 comes the tale of two gangsters, Dang and Jod.
â€œAntapalâ€ means a hooligan in Thai. But in the 1950s, young men fighting in endless, bloodied gang war are celebrities and heroes. People look up at them and they swagger around old Bangkok as if they have the world in the palms of their hands. But the military dictator comes to power and order a massive crackdown on triads and thugs, and young hoodlums fall from grace. They are either shot dead or thrown in jail. Two of the hottest young gangsters are Daeng and Jod, and theyâ€™re determined to survive the hard times.
From the rock nâ€™ roll age comes the hippie decade, and Jod (Krisada Sukosol Clapp) and his buddy Dang (Somchai Kemklad) want to make a comeback. Daeng and Jod work for a powerful mafia, running protection rackets and controlling bars. At the same time two young men, Thong (Sakarin Suthamsamai) and Piak (Krisada Suparpprom), start their lives in the rough road of hooliganism and look up at Jod and Daeng as their idols.
But soon Jod begins to see through the vicious cycle of his life. Violence is not a guarantee of respect, and the police soon begin to make their lives harder again. Thong and Piak have a different perception in the dangerous lifestyle from the world-weary Jod and Daeng. As Bangkok changes and as the world changes, they have to resolve the conflict and decide whether they want to keep walking on the path of hooligans.
The movie is fast paced and action packed, so if you’re into that sort of thing, you might wanna check it out in the cinema. It will be shown nationwide starting from 11th October 2012.