The Tin Mine

The Tin Mine (Thai: มหา’ลัย เหมืองแร่ or Maha'lai muang rae) is a 2005 Thai biographical drama film directed by Jira Maligool. It is adapted from short stories by Ajin Panjapan and his semi-autobiographical account of growing up in a mining camp in Kapong District of Phang Nga Province from 1949 to 1953. The Tin Mine was the official entry from Thailand for Best Foreign Language Film at the 78th Academy Awards.

The Tin Mine
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The Thai film poster.
Directed byJira Maligool
Written by
Produced by
  • Pijaya Vachajitpan
  • Donlaya Mudcha
CinematographyChankit Chamnivikaipong
Edited byPan Busabaan
Distributed byGMM Tai Hub
Release date
17 May 2005
Running time
111 minutes
Budget~ 70 million baht


  • Pijaya Vachajitpan as Arjin Panjapan
  • Donlaya Mudcha as La-iad
  • Sonthaya Chitmanee as Kai
  • Anthony Howard Gould as Sam (the boss)
  • Ajin Panjapan as himself
  • Jaran Petcharoen as Grandpa Deang
  • Niran Sattar as John
  • Jumpol Thongtan as the shopkeeper
  • Bill O'Leary as Tom (Sam's Brother)


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