Tanit Jitnukul - Biography


Tanit graduated from Siam Vocational School. He started in the movie business as a film-poster artist. In 1985 he was the co-director on Suem Noi Noi Galon Mark Noi ("Happy Go Lucky") with Adirek Wattaleela, better known in Thailand simply as "Uncle". Uncle would go on to produce Bangrajan.

Tanit made his name doing historical battle epics, directing a string of them: Bang Rajan, Legend of the Warlord and Sema: Warrior of Ayutthaya. However, he's worked in many genres, including horror (Art of the Devil and Narok), crime-action (102 Bangkok Robbery) and comedy (Andaman Girl).

He won best director honors at the Thailand National Film Awards for Bang Rajan. The film was also screened at the 2000 Fantasia Festival, where it placed second in the international competition. Bang Rajan was later "presented" by Oliver Stone in a theatrical release in the United States.

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