Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.
Thailand, 2003. GMM Pictures Co.. Screenplay by Desmond Sim, Ekachai Uekrongtham. Cinematography by Choochart Nantitanyatada. Produced by Ekachai Uekrongtham. Music by Bruno Brugnano, Amornbhong Methakunavudh. Production Design by Phuttiphong Aroonpheng.
Fascinating true story about a nationally famous Thai boxer (played by real-life kickboxing champ Asanee Suwan) who competed in order to save up money for gender confirmation surgery.
The films brims over with rich characterization, good humour and some really impressive stunt work; Ekachai Uekrongtham tells us a very average story about dreams and their realization under the most extraordinary circumstances, and does so with heart. The film’s generous two hour running time flies by quite easily.