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Sunset at Chaophraya 

Koo Gum (original title)
The story was set during World War II when the Japanese Empire sent troops to Siam - Thailand, as part of their greater plan. Kobori, an idealistic Japanese officer set up a base camp by ... See full summary »
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Series cast summary:
Phoori Hiranyapruk Phoori Hiranyapruk ...  Dr. Takeda 24 episodes, 2013
Nuengthida Sophon Nuengthida Sophon ...  Angsumalin / ... 24 episodes, 2013
Sukrit Wisetkaew Sukrit Wisetkaew ...  Kobori 24 episodes, 2013
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The story was set during World War II when the Japanese Empire sent troops to Siam - Thailand, as part of their greater plan. Kobori, an idealistic Japanese officer set up a base camp by the Chaophraya River which is in the area of Angsumalin's house. He falls for her at first sight. Angsumalin, a proud Thai who despises every kind of threat to her country, sees him as a part of the Japanese Empire that deserves only hatreds. When they first met she hated him with all her guts. Despite his duty, Kobori wants to believe that his love will be able to find its way into her heart. They are forced to get married to calm and create a treaty between their lands, but as time goes by, Angsumalin finds herself falling for him, but denies it. Before she realize it, her love for him, it was already too late. Written by Cyrus Vu

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Drama | History | Romance | War

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Sunset at Chaophraya (2013) is a popular version which makes audience get closer to the plot. See more »

Alternate Versions

There is a movie version of this drama starring Nadech Kugimiya and new actress Richie Omrawadee during the same time this drama was airing Sunset at Chaophraya. The movie was released in theaters on 4 April 2013. See more »

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Remake of Khu gam (1995) See more »

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Koo Gum
Performed by Sukrit Wisetkaew and Nuengthida Sophon
(Opening Theme)
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The Best War Drama Ever !
19 March 2019 | by cyrusvuartistSee all my reviews

Koo Gum takes place in Thailand during World War II, when Thailand was occupied by Japanese forces. This Thai drama has its flaws, but it made me stay glued to the TV and managed to shatter my heart into tiny pieces. The perfect drama for thai drama veterans and newbies alike - it will offer you suspense, melodrama, romance, action and even some steamy scenes. Be warned though - it will break your heart... this is the first drama that has made my stomach ill from feeling so sad.

Story: This is a remake so the story is tried and tested. It will keep you interested until the end! There were some characters I found over the top or uninteresting, but the main characters keep you going. Sometimes the story seems to stall, but the drama definitely delivers and makes you happy that you watched until the end.

I wanted to watch this series due to the lead male (Sukrit Wisetkaew). He has a very over the top way of acting, but I personally love it. He made me love the character, no matter how flawed and silly the character sometimes was. It all just added to the drama's impact. The lead female (Nuengthida Sophon) will very likely divide viewers opinions. You will feel frustrated with her actions, but everything happens for a reason. Her facial expressions feel limited and I wish the characters had more depth. It all comes flowing out though in the end and she managed to make me care about the character. Most of the side characters were okay, but there were some that were quite "rough". All in all the actors manage to make the wartime era feel very authentic.

The music in this one was quite basic. A few ballads here and there, quite beautiful but nothing extraordinary. The opening theme is extremely suitable with this drama. I would've preferred a few instrumental themes as well, they makes the soul and emotions more valuable.

There were some memorable scenes though so I might have to go back for those. One of those dramas that you are glad you watched, but maybe you won't watch it again, at least not in it's entirety.

If you are feeling a bit dull and you want to have a good cry this is the perfect drama for you. Interesting, romantic and even a bit erotic it will keep you in its clutches until the end. If you don't like war dramas or melodramas you should probably skip this one. But I recommend that you should watch this drama at least one and enjoy your own feelings.


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Country:

Thailand

Language:

Thai | Japanese

Release Date:

2013 (Thailand) See more »

Also Known As:

Hoàng Hôn Trên Sông Chao Phraya See more »

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Color

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4:3
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