Dang Bireley's and Young Gangsters (1997)

Director
Nonzee Nimibutr

Main cast
Jesdaporn Pholdee; Noppachai Muttaweevong; Champagne X; Supakorn Kitsuwon; Attaporn Teemakorn

Genres
Action, Drama

Description
Nonzee recreates the life of a notorious late-1950s gangster. Dang Bireley's (nicknamed after his favorite soda-pop) had Elvis and James Dean fixations and lived predictably fast and died predictably young. He first killed a man at the age of 13, and became famous in Phra Nakorn as a Chinese protection racketeer from the age of 18. Everything swung his way until one of Thailand's many coups d'etat imposed martial law and drove the city's gangsters up-country. Dang and his loyal cohort Piak had little trouble facing down the local hicks, but bristled when forced to operate a long side their arch-enemy Pu, known as Bottle-Bomb.


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