Jan Dara the Beginning

Jan Dara the Beginning is a 2012 Thai film that is based on a novel by Pramool Unhathoop, The Story of Jan Dara.[1][2][3]

Jan Dara
Directed byBhandevanov Devakula
Produced bySomsak Tejcharattanaprasert
Based onJan Dara
by Utsana Phleungtham
StarringMario Maurer
Bongkot Kongmalai
Distributed bySahamongkol International
Release date
  • 20 September 2012 (2012-09-20)


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.


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  1. ^ Limited, Bangkok Post Public Company. "Never mind nipples, the law is an ass". https://www.bangkokpost.com. External link in |website= (help)
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-09-29. Retrieved 2012-09-29.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ "Power, sex and abuse". The Nation.

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