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The King and I 1956
NR

  • Walter Lang
  • June 29, 1956
  • 133 mins
  • English
  • Drama, Romance, Family, Music
More than your eyes have ever seen... More than your heart has ever known!
Mrs. Anna Leonowens and her son Louis arrive in Bangkok, where she has contracted to teach English to the children of the royal household. She threatens to leave when the house she had been promised is not available, but falls in love with the children. A new slave, a gift of a vassal king, translates "Uncle Tom's Cabin" into a Siamese ballet, expressing her unhappiness at being with the King. She attempts to escape with her lover. Anna and the King fall in love, but her British upbringing inhibits her from joining his harem. She is just about to leave Siam when she hears of the King's imminent death, and returns to help his son, her favorite pupil, rule his people.

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Beautiful Thailand in the past age was the plot in the film.Western countries intended to invade the world and some countries attempted to accept western culture in 19C. The King of Thailand also tried to learn it and let the nation know it. In the film, there was a dance which was combined beautiful traditional Thai way with a western story. I could see the wonderful relationship between Thai people and a female English teacher in the film. This is a good musical film.

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