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A straight to DVD movie starring Djimon Hounsou as an assassin and Kevin Bacon as a gun runner in Thailand directed by Prachya Pinkaew, the director of two of my favorite action films in the last 10 years, Ong Bak and Chocolate? How could I have missed it? Why didn’t it come out in theaters here? Why am I asking so many questions? This is what I was asking the whole time while watching the film. The most important being: Is this a good film?
An American mercenary who is very cautious with his name (Djimon Hounsou) is finishing up a job in Thailand for an employer when he offers him one more job. He asks him to kill the crime lord who abducted, prostituted his daughter and ultimately killed her. He accepts but is wary when a mysterious 14 year old Mae (Jirantanin Pitakporntrakul) comes into his life and gives »
- James McCormick
Written and Directed by Prachya Pinkaew
After his daughter is abducted and then murdered by members of a sex-trafficking syndicate in Thailand, Rajahdan (Sahajak Boonthanakit) hires an imposing mercenary named Church (played by Gladiator’s Djimon Hounsou) to take them out. Church visits an arms dealer called Jimmy the Brit (a slumming Kevin Bacon) and stocks up on hardcore weaponry before heading into Bangkok to shoot some bad guys. After blowing up his targets in fiery action-film fashion he befriends Mae (Jirantanin Pitakporntrakul) a young sex worker who might be a spy from one of the opposing slave-trade syndicates. Church uncovers a far more complicated hierarchy responsible for the death of Rajahdan’s daughter, »
- Bradley Harding
Director Prachya Pinkaew (Ong-bak) returned to south-east Asia to shoot the action thriller Elephant White in 2010. Elephant White is a co-production between Millenium Films and Swingin' Productions and in the trailer below, an African mercenary (Djimon Hounsou) is hired to seek vengeance on a gang, profiting from the Thai sex trade, after they murder his daughter. This endeavour requires big guns and English accents, from a ruthless arms dealer (Kevin Bacon). Have a look at the explosive trailer below, with this film moving straight-to-dvd/Blu-ray May 17th.
The synopsis for Elephant White is here:
"Mercenary Curtie Church (Djimon Hounsou) is hired to take out a notorious Thai sex-trafficking gang by a father whose daughter was kidnapped and murdered by the gang. With the help of a ruthless weapons dealer (Kevin Bacon), Church finds the men he is hired to kill. But what starts as a paying job, turns into an »
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3 items from 2011
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