THE GANGSTER – ANTAPAL IN CINEMAS 11 Oktober 2012
Title: THE GANGSTER – ANTAPAL
Director: Kongkiat Khomsiri
Cast: Krisada Sukosol Clapp, Somchai Kemklad, Sakarin Suthamsamai, Krisada Supapprom, Pakchanok Wo-Onsri, Wasu Saengsingkaew, Boonsong Nakphu, Nantarat Chaowarat
Release date: 11 Oktober 2012
Distributor: United International Pictures
Inspired by the infamous Thai Gangster Era in 1956 comes the tale of two gangsters, Dang and Jod.
“Antapal” 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 they’re determined to survive the hard times.
From the rock n’ 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.