Rising even higher than the greatest expectations. , given the extravagant epics that yearly grow in popularity. This work of art is simply stunning in content, in direction, in acting, and in heartfelt simplicity of message. This is a great one! Writer / director Ekachai Uekrongtham AKA Nong Toom, a famous Thai athlete Muay Thai boxer (better known as ‘kick boxer’ – a demanding, dangerous sport) who entered the world of Muay Thai garner enough money to help his family and pay for his ultimate sex-change surgery. A tough story to offer general audiences, perhaps, but Ekachai Uekrongtham is a film that should appeal to a very wide audience. Suwan in his acting debut: Suwan is a professional kick boxer who won the title role after extensive auditions by Muay Thai.
BEAUTIFUL BOXER takes us through the life of Nong Toom, his family in a family of loving parents who respect his love and beauty feminine, his brief period of being a monk to makeup and play-acting women’s roles in the Thai theaters, as a result of his parents’ incarceration!), and his devoted friendship man who stands up for him in the boys’ camp for learning sports. Gradually Nong Toom realizes that the only way he can do it is to become a successful kick boxer and to align himself with a trainer. Thai. His self-respect is further established when he openly wears makeup in the boxing ring, causing many to believe in his act. Kyoko Inoue (who plays herself) Kyko Inoue (who plays herself). With the money from the fight he is able to have his surgery and become the famous actress and model now living in Bangkok.
Under the sensitive eyes and minds this story can be audacious, but instead the film is the elects to be sensitive to the transsexual conviction. the story so deeply touching. Asanee Suwan, as a fine athlete, does all of his own fighting in the movie and it’s more choreography than brutality. He is an amazing achievement, he is so convincing that he makes this young transsexual actor utterly credible in movement, emotional density, and purity of vision is an extraordinary achievement.
Yes, the film has a few flaws of editing and other minor aspects, but the overwhelming power of the story more than compensates for those ‘first film’ learning curves. Highly recommended for ALL audiences, especially for those who fear there will be gratuitous physical scenes that might offend. There are none! Grady Harp
Plot Keyword: Gay, Mob, Emotion, Gay Interest, Gender Reassignment, Kickboxer, Transexual, Transvestite, Betting, Boxing Training, Brother Sister Relationship, Buddhist Monk, Kickboxing, Manager, Muay Thai, Repressed Homosexual, Based On True Story.
Date: 2008-04-21 23:01:46