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The Overture (2004)
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The Overture (2004)
Original name: โหมโรง
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Music
Country: Thailand
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Based on the life of Luang Pradit Pairoh (Sorn Silapabanleng) the most revered traditional Thai music master who lived during the reigns of Kings Rama V to VIII, the movie traces the life of Sorn, who picked up the ra-nad ek (Thai xylophone) mallets as a small child and played all his life. The backdrop to Sorn's life tale is the story of Thailand's classical music from its golden age during the reign of King Rama V to near extinction after the end of the absolute monarchy when the government banned it as uncivilised in the 1930s -- a time when Field Marshall Plaek Pibulsongkram tried to push the Kingdom into the modern era.
Style: sincere, touching, captivating, emotional, serious, realistic, stylized
Plot: fighting the system, prodigy, ambition, rebellion, musician's life, lifestyle, politics, injustice, life is a bitch, society, rivalry, musician, music, performer's life, artists and showbiz, world war two, thai
Time: 20th century
Place: thailand, asia

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