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- ★★★✩ “Wild action, a wilder tale sweeten ‘Chocolate’” by Wesley Morris, The Boston Globe
(2008) dir Prachya Pinkaew w/JeeJa Yanin [110 min]
In CHOCOLATE, Pinkaew and Rittikrai team up again, but this time with a female hero. Zen (Yanin) is a seemingly autistic girl whose mother is dangerously in debt. It turns out, however, that Zen has a talent for fighting and absorbs a stunning range of styles by simply watching TV. Using her newfound skills, Zen sets out to collect some debts of her own and save her mother.
“Soaked with tears, full of schmaltz, and yet strewn with bodies, Prachya Pinkaew’s new kick-’em-up is extreme action, extreme melodrama, and extremely hard to resist… it’s part karaoke video, part “Kill Bill.”" —Wesley Morris, The Boston Globe (Read the Review)
“Vismistananda herself is astounding… and once the action begins it is absolutely unrelenting. The final fight scene alone – a one versus thirty or so affair that scales the outer ledges and neon signs of a multi story building and sent at least one stunt man to hospital – is absolutely jaw dropping.” —Todd Brown, Twitch Film
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