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THAI-FILMABEND an der Universität Hamburg : The Moonhunter


THAI-FILMABEND an der Universität Hamburg am 3. Dezember 2014
18–21 Uhr, Westflügel. – Raum221 Adresse: Edmund-Siemers-Allee 1, 20146 Hamburg

The Moonhunter
Director: Bhandit Rittakol
Year: 2001
** In Thai with English subtitle
Plot Synopsis
The Moonhunter (Thai: 14 tula songkram prachachon,14 ตุลา สงครามประชาชน)

The film is based on the Thai Society remembers the tragic uprising of 14 October 1973 and the biography of two young Thai revolutionaries. Seksan Prasertkul, a fearless student leader, who, in October 1973, commanded the biggest mass demonstration in modern Thai history. His life and that of his girlfriend, Chiranan Pitpreecha-a campus queen- took a drastic turn when they were caught in the wave of political violence, stirred up by remnants of the old ruling elite who still bid for the return of dictatorial rule. The event led to a popular uprising that toppled the military dictatorship and restored democracy. After the assassinations of many fellow activists, the two decided to join the illegal armed movement, led by the Communist Party of Thailand, fighting guerilla-style in the forests of Thailand.