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Beautiful Boxer


Thailand 2003, 114 minutes
Dir. Ekachai Uekrongtham
In Thai
Rating: [M]
Genres: Foreign Cinema / Martial Arts


Aroview: Fact-based actioner which follows a gifted 'Muay Thai' martial artist rising from his poor, rural background into the champions' league of stadium and tournament fighting, with the ultimate goal of financing a sex-change operation.

Real-life kickboxing champ Asanee Suwan delivers a sleak, charismatic presence in the lead role, combining fighting chops and an anguished sense of dilemma - knowing he'll be banned from fighting if he ever becomes a woman. As with other recent Thai films (ONG-BAK), the exotic backdrop adds a natural visual opulence, even as the film challenges the macho codes of Thai society and sporting culture.

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DVD Features

  • cast and/or crew interviews
  • English subtitles for the hearing impaired
  • 'making of' documentary / featurette
  • extra stuff
  • trailers
  • aspect ratio: 1.78:1

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