Nai Khanomtom was born in Kum village, near the Burmese border. While he was still a young boy, his village was attacked by the Burmese soldiers, and he fled with his older sister, Aei. ...
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Nai Khanomtom was born in Kum village, near the Burmese border. While he was still a young boy, his village was attacked by the Burmese soldiers, and he fled with his older sister, Aei. Tired of running Aei was caught, raped and killed by the invaders. Khanomtom alone escaped, and came back to the village just in time to cry and hold the bodies of his butchered parents, Kerd and Eee, before they were cremated along with dozens of his country folks. Following the last order he received from his father Kerd, Khanontom goes to the Pekka Temple, in the mountains, to live with the monk Kong. Aeydam, an older boy from the village of Pamok, bullies him all the time, prompting him to leave the temple. In his journey, he takes up Muay Thai lessons from a silent stranger he meets in the forest. Later, the two young men became friends and promised to fight together against the Burmese army that was advancing towards Krungsriayudhaya. Khanomtom and Aeydam split into two groups: Aeydam and his ... Written by
low in budget, high in length, but definitely not bad
This movie is sometimes referred to as Ong Bak 2, which it is not, as the two movies are entirely unrelated aside from Muay Thai (Kickboxing) being part of the main premise.
This film although being evidently low in budget, is quite long but manages to entertain. This is especially true if your are into Thai culture and history or even Martial arts in general. There is plenty of action to be found here featuring lots of sword and Muay Thai fights. But if your expecting the high octane, fast paced action of Ong Bak you will be disappointed as this movie takes a much more practical approach to it's fight sequences. I found the story a little hard to fallow at times but that could just be a result of poor subtitles, overall the story was enough to keep me watching.
This movie turned out to be an interesting experience and I am glad to have it in my collection.
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