Poo Lom (1977)

Genres - Comedy  |   Run Time - 120 min.  |   Countries - Thailand  |  
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There is a particular genre of film comedy in Thailand in which a young girl is mistaken for a boy, or vice-versa. In this movie, Poo Lom (whose name means "small crab") is a girl who for some reason has been raised as a boy by her grandfather. When her buddy Captain Nawin (Sombat Metanee) learns that "he" has never been with a woman, he arranges for the hapless Poo Lom (who is secretly in love with the captain) to spend some time in a "massage parlor"-- definitely a perilous place in which to maintain her masculine identity.

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mistaken-identity, role-switching, sexual-identity