Friday, January 21, 2005

Beautiful Boxer

From kick ass action to a small , very unusual film which seems to be getting critical acclaim. Directed by Ekachai Uekrongtham and starring: Nukkid Boonthong, Parinya Charoenphol, Sorapong Chatree, Yuka Hyodo, Kyoko Inoue, Keagan Kang, Erik Markus Schuetz, Sitiporn Niyom, Orn-Anong Panyawong, and Asanee Suwan.

The Story: Based on the true story of Thailand's famed transgender kickboxer, "Beautiful Boxer" is a poignant action drama that punches straight into the heart and mind of a boy who fights like a man so he can become a woman. Believing he's a girl trapped in a boy's body since childhood, Parinya Charoenphol sets out to master the most masculine and lethal sport of Thai boxing to earn a living and to achieve his ultimate goal of total femininity. Touching, funny and packed with breathtaking Thai kickboxing sequences, Beautiful Boxer traces Nong Toom's childhood, teenage life as a traveling monk and grueling days in boxing camps.

I watched the trailer , and it seemed to be a very poetic and inspiring movie....which is, in fact, based on a true story. This might be one to check out if you have no hang- ups about transgender.

Trailer link:



from left to right : real life kickboxer Nong Toom, the director, and the star.

This movie will be released on January 21st, 2005


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