20 September 2012 (2012-09-20)
Jan Dara by Utsana Phleungtham
Jan Dara: The Finale, Eternity (2010 Thai film), The Outrage (2011 film)
Jan Dara is a 2012 Thai film that is based on a novel by Pramool Unhathoop, The Story of Jan Dara.
Based on a famous Thai erotic novel, the film tells the story of Jan, a boy who grows up in a house lorded over by his sadistic and debauched father, Luang Wisnan. Set in the 1930s the story recounts the growing pains of Jan, whose mother dies while giving birth to him and who's intensely hated by his father. Jan grows up with Aunt Wad, his stepmother, and he struggles to reconcile his guilt and longing with different women in his life, including a girl called Hyacinth, whom he adores, and later Madame Boonleung, his father's lover who becomes a key to Jan's sexual awakening.