Khu Kam

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Koo Kam (คู่กรรม) is a Thai novel written by Thommayanti. It was also adapted into a film, Sunset at Chaopraya.

Plot summary[edit]

Set in 1939, the early days of World War II in Siam, to Angsumalin meeting one last time with her childhood friend, a young Thai man named Vanus. He is leaving for England for his studies and hopes that Angsumalin will wait for him and marry him when he returns.

Shortly thereafter, Thailand is invaded by Japanese military forces. In Thonburi, opposite Bangkok on the Chaophraya River, the Imperial Japanese Navy establishes itself at a base. The forces there are led by Kobori, an idealistic young navy lieutenant. One day he sees Angsumalin swimming in the river and falls for her. She, being a proudly nationalistic Thai woman, despises him because he is a foreigner.

Nonetheless, Kobori persists at seeing her and a courtship develops. Angsumalin found that Kobori is a real nice gentleman and start falling for him but she kept her feelings in secret because of the war.

Then, for political reasons, Angsumalin's father - who is the Leader of Free Thai resistance, insists that she marry Kobori. Understanding that Angsumalin is not marrying him out of love, Kobori promises not to touch her, but he breaks that vow after the wedding.

Despite this, Angsumalin develops tender feelings for Kobori, but is still torn by her feelings for her nation and feel guilty to Vanus, who returns to set in motion a conflict between the two men.

Film, TV or theatrical adaptations[edit]

  • Koo Gum (1973) - Starring Nard Poowanai as Kobori
  • Koo Gum (1988) - Starring Waruth Woratum as Kobori and Jintara Sookkapat as Angsumalin (Hideko) - is the author's favourite version of Koo Gum, the review mentioned this is the best version of Koo Gum that have ever been made
  • Koo Gum (1990) - 26 episode TV series starring Kwang Komoltithi as Angsumalin and Bird McIntyre as Kobori
  • Sunset at Chaopraya (1996) - Starring Bird McIntyre as Kobori and Apasiri Nitibhon as Angsumalin
  • Koo Gum (2004)- 12 episode TV series starring Benz Pornchita as Angsumalin and Num Sornram as Kobori
  • Koo Gum 2 (2004) - A sequel showing the journey of Koberi and Angsumalin's son
  • Sunset at Chaophraya (2013) - 24 epizode TV series Starring Sukrit Wisetkaew (Bie the Star) as Kobori and Noona Nuengtida as Angsumalin
  • Sunset at Chaopraya (2013) - Starring Nadech Kugimiya as Kobori and Oranate D.Caballes as Angsumalin

Principal roles and cast[edit]

Year 1970 1972 1973 1978 1988 1990 1995 2004 2013 2013
Style Drama Channel 4 Drama Channel 4 Movie 35 mm. Drama Channel 9 Movie 35 mm. Drama Channel 7 Movie 35 mm. Drama Channel 3 Drama Channel 5 Movie 35 mm.
Creator Sri Thai Board Channel 4 Jira Buntueng Flim Channel 9 Five Star Production DaraVDO Grammy Film Red Drama EXACT M39
Director Tueng Satifueng Somwong Timboonyatham
Phairoj Pradub
Mr.Ting
Ruj Ronnaphob Phairaj Sangwaribut Euthana Mukdasanit
Puntham Thongsung
Niphon Piwnen
Noppadol Mongkolthum Sun Srikaewlho Kittikorn Lewsirikul
Chapter Thommayanti Wittawat - Wadeewong Pornrawee Sunlaya Wanit Jarungkitanan
Euthana Mukdasanit
Phing Lumpraping Pranpramoon Kittikorn Lewsirikul
Kobori Meechai Weerawaitaya Chana Sri-u-bon Nard Puwanai Nirut Sirijanya Waruth Woratham Bird McIntyre Bird McIntyre Sornram Teppitak Sukrit Wisetkaew Nadech Kugimiya
Angsumalin (Hideko) Butsara Naruemit Phanit Kantammara Duangnapha Atthapornphisan
/ Ling Lee Ju
Sansanee Wattananukul Chintara Sukapatana Kamolchanok Komolthiti Apasiri Nitibhon Pornchita Na Songkhla Nuengthida Sopon Oranate D.Caballes
Vanus Sayan Juntarawiboon Nai Suksakul Satawas Dullayavijit Thiraphat Sajakul Karunpol Tiansuwan Napat Intarajaieua Nitis Warayanon
Takeda / Yoshi Lor Tok Kriangkrai Unhanan Punya Nirankul Masaki Nichikaya Kanchai Kamnaedphoi Puri Hirunpruek Tatsunobu Tanikawa
Angsumalin's father Chao Klaewklong Punkam Tat Ekkatat Adul Dulyarat Manop Atsawatep Chitrakorn Sundarapakshin Montri Jen-ak-sorn Jutinan Pirompakdee Kullapong Boonnak
Angsumalin's mother Somjit Subsumruai Somjit Subsumruai Jutharat Jinnarat Phirawan Prasobsas Duangdao Jarujinda Sutisa Pattanut Chintara Sukapatana Paweena Salifsakul Mereena Mungsiri
Angsumalin's grandmother Momchun Puangwan Malee Vejprasert Sulaleewan Suwannatat Bunjerdsri Yamaphai Bunjerdsri Yamaphai Wilaiwan Wattanapanit Pitsamai Wilaisak Chomchai Chatwilai Jumnean Jareansub
Pol Jumroon Nuedjim Somsak Chaisongkram Poonsawat Theemakorn Supakorn Srisawat Tuarae Chuenyim Kalos Attaseree Surachai Juntimakorn
Bua Sukon Kiwleam Krailas Kriangkrai Chalit Fueng-a-rom Deux Doksadao Kom Chuenchaen Kriangkrai Unhanan Mongkol U-tok

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