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Latest adaptation of wartime novel Khu Kam is a jaded melodrama

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The visual reference of the latest Khu Kam movie, our favourite love-amidst-Allied-bombing drama, is Japanese manga. Precisely the kind that features a gamine girl with extra-large eyes embroiled in a bickering, cruel flirtation with a smart, slim boy with extra-thick eyebrows and playful arrogance, preferably attired in a uniform. For a few minutes, it seems like an attempt at revisionism of a 48-year-old novel about a patriotic girl torn by her love of a dashing Japanese soldier as the Emperor's Army coaxes its passage through Siam during World War II. A shot at contemporarising a classic, so to speak, only that the outcome is closer to trivialising it. 

Khu Kam

Starring Nadech Kugimiya and Oranate D Caballes. Directed by Kittikorn Leosirikul.

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