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Writers:
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Release Date:
4 December 2008 (Thailand) See more »
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Tagline:
Warrior. Conqueror. Legend.
Plot:
A young Thai boxer learns the skills and inner meaning of martial arts. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
Awards:
1 win & 7 nominations See more »
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Tony Jaa ... Tien
Sarunyu Wongkrachang ... Rajasena Lord (as Sarunyu Wongkrajang)
Sorapong Chatree ... Chernung
Primorata Dejudom ... Pim (as Primrata Det-Udom)

Nirut Sirichanya ... Master Bua (as Nirut Sirijunya)

Petchtai Wongkamlao ... Mhen (as Phetthai Wongkhamlao)
Santisuk Promsiri ... Nobleman Siha Decho (as Santisuk Phromsiri)
Patthama Panthong ... Lady Plai (as Pattama Panthong)
Supakorn Kitsuwon ... Master Armer (as Suppakorn Kitsuwan)
Natdanai Kongthong ... Young Tien (as Natdhanai Kongthong)
Prarinya Karmkeaw ... Young Pim
Jaran Ngamdee (as Jarun Ngamdee)
Watchachai Phumiree
Akaradeth Rodwinit
Cheewin Adchariyachai
Sakchai Jairatsamee
Surachaijunthimatorn
Surin Suwan
Phillip
Pajon Duangkajon
Somdet Kaew-ler (as Somdeat Kaewlur)
Jamruen Somboon
Kaecha Kampakdee (as Gecha Kampukdee)
Wirat Tanasirikajohn
Kazu Patrick Tang ... Ninja Fighter
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Dan Chupong ... Crow Ghost (uncredited)
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Directed by
Tony Jaa 
Panna Rittikrai 
 
Writing credits
Tony Jaa (story) &
Panna Rittikrai (story)

Ek Iemchuen (screenplay) &
Nonthakorn Thaweesuk (screenplay)

Produced by
Tech Akarapol .... producer (as Akarapol Techaratanaprasert)
Tony Jaa .... producer
Nitat Kumdee .... co-producer (as Nitat Kamdee)
Prachya Pinkaew .... producer
Wattsan Pruncheep .... associate producer
Panna Rittikrai .... producer
Sukulya Sucharittanarak .... associate producer
Tarust Supachokpaisarn .... associate producer
Tarust Supachokpaisarn .... line producer
Somsak Techaratanaprasert .... executive producer
Sarrath Virasakdi .... line producer
 
Original Music by
Terdsak Janpan 
 
Cinematography by
Nattawut Kittikhun 
 
Film Editing by
Saravuth Nakajad  (as Saravut Nakajud)
Nonthakor Thaweesuk 
 
Casting by
Ponthon Sriraksa 
 
Production Design by
Suprasit Putakarm 
 
Art Direction by
Vikrom Jenpanus 
Rach-chanon Khayannagan 
Banphot Ngamkum 
 
Costume Design by
Chatchai Chaiyon 
 
Makeup Department
Amornsak Boatrat .... makeup artist
Kantanat Chansuwan .... makeup artist
Thananop Jinda .... makeup artist
Kant Jonkham .... makeup artist
Smith Juntasopee .... makeup artist
Phusanisa Kitikriengkrai .... makeup artist
Phusanisa Kitikriengkrai .... special makeup effects artist
Napassawan Klonking .... makeup artist
Patcharee Krongmalai .... makeup artist
Nattakorn Lertritmaneekul .... hair stylist
Sarayut Meewang .... makeup artist
Narapat Muandech .... makeup artist
Yanisa Ngoenying .... makeup artist
Jirayuth Numsank .... hair stylist
Somphon Panta .... hair stylist
Sirinat Pongkomet .... makeup artist
Nithichote Pornchai .... makeup artist
Torsak Ruenkamol .... makeup artist
Twitch Sommanee .... hair stylist
Channunsaya Sompuech .... makeup artist
Aris Sripirommitr .... makeup artist
Pattama Worapinyo .... makeup artist
Ardit Yeamchavee .... special makeup effects artist (as Ardich Yiamchavee)
Thanakorn Yimngam .... hair stylist
 
Production Management
Nattawut Pancheep .... production supervisor
San Prasitpeanchai .... production supervisor
Panna Rittikrai .... production manager
Panitta Ruengdeth .... production supervisor
Sukanya Suantanu .... production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Peerapong Kraipop .... fourth assistant director
Chinoret Kumwandee .... first assistant director (as Shinorest Kumwandee)
Patchara Pattawong .... second assistant director
Monchai Wiriyarattana .... third assistant director
 
Art Department
Ek Iemchuen .... consultant production designer
Warasa Khongkha .... assistant art director
Manus Maneenil .... property master
Atit Satjapitak .... mock-ups
Padet Sritapanya .... mock-ups (as Padet Sritatanya)
 
Sound Department
Sunij Asavinikul .... mixing engineer (as Sunit Asvinikul)
Peamsak Asvinikul .... foley effects
Thanapong Boonyachai .... sound editor
Somchai Chansook .... adr recordist
Nakorn Kositpaisain .... sound designer (as Nakorn Kositpaisal)
Sittichai Paopoang .... foley effects
Vinai Sriirat .... mixing engineer (as Vinai Srirat)
Sakonthon Srisaeng .... sound editor
Suchada Supromin .... sound designer
Kwanchai Wiseddonwai .... sound effects
Kreangkrai Wongsakhan .... sound effects
Pongpol Wungnaitham .... sound effects
 
Visual Effects by
Pichit Chantraprapawat .... cg supervisor
Saratoon Keawsomsri .... animator
Thanakorn Koosakul .... animator
Apichart Noisuk .... lead compositor
Supaporn Pangsang .... visual effects producer
Thossaporn Poonnart .... visual effects supervisor
Somsak Raksasuwan .... animator
Yuttana Suntivong .... visual effects coordinator
Nuttapol Tangsupakitwong .... animator
Bussaba Techasrisutee .... animator
Smith Thangoon .... animator
Eakchai Therdteppitak .... animation supervisor
 
Stunts
Sintushet Babphasuay .... stunts
Chalermchai Boonkoonchanok .... stunts
Dumrong Boonla .... stunts
Piyawat Chaiyabandit .... stunts
Chaiyaphon Chanmuntri .... stunts (as Chaiyaphorn Chanmoontri)
Chowarit Chownoi .... stunts
Suradeth Dongthaisong .... stunts
Tony Jaa .... action choreographer
Somjaj Junmoonree .... stunts (as Somjai Junmoontree)
Morakord Kaewthanee .... stunts
Wirat Kemkrad .... stunts
Khanang Khanla .... safety coordinator
Banphot Kimuanwai .... stunts
Anun Kuaikhangphlu .... stunts
Chatchapol Kulsiriwuthichai .... stunts
Sarawoot Kumsorn .... stunts (as Sarawut Komsorn)
Suchat Kunwilai .... stunts
Tim Man .... stunt performer
Worawit Matapaijit .... safety coordinator
Apipbodee Moonma .... stunts
Sumret Muengput .... stunts (as Samret Muengput)
Ratchaak Payaksa .... stunts
Suban Phusoi .... stunts (as Suban Puso)
Panna Rittikrai .... action supervisor
Puchong Sartnok .... stunts
Paiboon Siri .... stunts
Banlu Srisaeng .... stunts (as Banru Srisang)
Thana Srisuke .... stunts
Patcharawat Suksin .... stunts
Tanawit Suwan .... stunts
Nontakorn Taweesuk .... stunts
Chankeat Thountanont .... stunts
Chatree Tinsinchai .... stunts
Taworn Tonapan .... stunts (as Thaworn Thonapan)
Chanon Tonnoncheiang .... stunts
Kitisak Unchit .... stunts
Winai Wiangyangkung .... stunts
Komkrit WongWiroi .... stunts (as Komgrip Wongwiroj)
Sakchay Yukachen .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Tanachat Bunlar .... camera operator
Kasem Chinnawong .... video assist
Buncha Chuwaree .... video assist
Vachira Fagcharoen .... focus puller
Charnwit Jugsukit .... focus puller
Peerapong Kraipop .... digital photographer
Banjarong Maksri .... camera operator: behind the scenes
Seksun Namtaisong .... video assist
Artit Pan .... digital photographer
Sompob Petkum .... digital photographer
Bunharn Pinkum .... chief lighting technician (as Bunharn Pinkam)
Kittanan Saetae .... video assist (as Kritanan Saetae)
Sunsanee Saisrinuan .... camera report
Rattanapong Suttijaantra .... video assist
Apichai Thakulphadetkai .... still photographer
Jankawan Wongsingh .... camera operator: behind the scenes
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Pattarachanon Kawkong .... costume staff
Supakit Kimungmee .... costume staff
Kijja Lapho .... costume staff (as Kitja Lapo)
Supawinee Lertnipat .... costume staff
Peerapong Mukda .... costume staff
Yuttapong Mukda .... costume staff
Buangoen Ngamcharoenputtasri .... costume staff (as Buangern Ngamjarernputthasri)
Sumadam Niemtong .... costume staff (as Sumadam Nemthong)
Supunya Nikompat .... costume staff (as Supanya Nikompak)
Surachat Patanapanit .... costume staff
Porntipa Sangutaiwattana .... costume staff
Chanitchida Songchome .... costume staff
Supansa Wipak .... costume staff (as Supunsa Vipuk)
Jakapan Wongsasuep .... costume staff (as Jakkapan Wongsasueb)
 
Editorial Department
Dulapark Booncharern .... on-line editor
Saravuth Nakajad .... post-production coordinator (as Saravut Nakajud)
Ritchira Panomrat .... on-set editor
Ruchiroch Phadungchai .... on-line editor
Pipob Suetongam .... post-production producer
 
Other crew
Chevin Achariyachai .... martial arts choreographer
Kanitta Bunjunda .... production coordinator
Parunyu Chaiyon .... location scout
Kanpiya Jaiyong .... continuity
Kuanruedee Janjiraprapa .... production accountant
Jarinporn Kosonpisit .... production accountant
Pichet Kuanchuen .... choreographer: thai definition
Emilie Maison .... press attache france
Manop Meejumrat .... choreographer: thai definition
Pattra Nichi .... production coordinator
Naruechon Ratchamee .... production accountant
Wanvisa Reanhirun .... production accountant
Onchuma Yutthawong .... acting coach (as Orchuma Yuthawong)
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Ong Bak 2 - The Beginning" - Canada (English title) (DVD box title)
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MPAA:
Rated R for sequences of violence
Runtime:
98 min | Germany:110 min (European Film Market)
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Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
The Cambodia scenes has been cut out from the original version due to recent clashes between Cambodian and Thailand over the Preah Vihear temple.See more »
Quotes:
Chernang:[Repeated line] Your life depends on you.See more »
Movie Connections:
Edited into Ong-bak 3 (2010)See more »

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25 out of 37 people found the following review useful.
Extremely Authentic and Superbly Entertaining, 15 May 2009
Author: ebossert from United States

As much as I enjoyed the original "Ong Bak" (2003), there were moments that felt like it was attempting to mimic big-budget action movies from other parts of the world (e.g., the motorbike chase, which was kinda lame). The script was also a bit bland in places. Still a great action flick, but it left some room for improvement.

Enter "Ong Bak 2", which improves upon its predecessor in every conceivable way. The most obvious enhancements are the cinematography and set designs, which are phenomenal. The highlight sequence in this regard must be the night time dance, which emphasizes golden architecture and beautiful clothing that reminds one of the striking visuals that are showcased in Zhang Yimou's films. All is not so clean, however, because the environments add a significant amount of authenticity with an unending assault of gritty, dirty, primal village imagery amidst the forests of Thailand. One simply cannot overstate the spectacular images presented herein, and many reviewers seem to have undervalued the amazing cultural contributions that "Ong Bak 2" has to offer, because non-Thai viewers will be transported to an unfamiliar world that not only exhibits rough geographical locations, but an equally rough (and incredibly diverse) band of bizarre, threatening characters that are attention-grabbing for virtually every second they're on screen (e.g., the white-haired mystic, the pirates, the dark-skinned wrestler, the crow man, etc.). When all is said and done, this film genuinely captures Thai culture from start to finish, with no pandering to foreign influence outside of some martial arts styles.

And that, my dear friends, is the crux of why "Ong Bak 2" so very easily surpasses its predecessor. Many of the non-action scenes are riveting and interesting to watch, which is something one cannot say about "Ong Bak" or even the brilliant "Tom Yum Goong" for that matter (which successfully used an absurd quantity of superbly executed action sequences to overpower any and all deficiencies that nest in-between the beatings). This is not to say that the script of "Ong Bak 2" is far better than Jaa's previous movies, because the conclusion is in desperate need for a direct sequel that wraps up the fates of the surviving antagonists as well as the lead protagonist. Nevertheless, the visuals, character interactions, and primary conflicts provide constant entertainment on a minute by minute basis. This movie doesn't even need action to sustain interest, and if that's not a glaring sign that Tony Jaa has already surpassed Bruce Lee as a cinematic entertainer, then nothing is.

It is somewhat surprising to read some of the negative reviews that bash the storyline to bits without resorting to any specific observations whatsoever. It might be useful to provide some details as to why you think the story is so atrociously bad, because I can't see all that much to complain about other than the imperfect ending. While true that "Ong Bak 2" is more concerned with portraying character interaction than a traditional storyline, the events depicted are coherent. Either way, there are a ton of memorable scenes. Take the opening segments in the alligator pit, where the pirate throws the young protagonist a knife to see if he can survive on his own (instead of the pirate simply saving him). It's a great scene that adequately establishes a mutual respect between the characters as well as the raw potential of the lead protagonist.

I can't believe I've written this much without delving into the martial arts choreography, which is excellent. Is it as good as "Tom Yum Goong" in terms of quantity and precise movements? Probably not - but then again, "Tom Yum Goong" is virtually impossible to top in that regard. However, "Ong Bak 2" does provide an impressive assortment of styles that are seamlessly integrated into the action. Jaa's character doesn't randomly switch between attack styles like some other reviewers have erroneously asserted. On the contrary, his transition from one fighting technique to the next is triggered by the availability of particular weapons as well as the attack strategies of his opponents. For example, if you ever find yourself near a three-sectioned staff while fighting a number of enemies, it might make sense to use it to your advantage.

It's really nice to see that Jaa so capably expands into new realms and implements modifications to his strengths as a physical performer to yield refreshing, non-repetitive movies that are easily distinguishable from one another. I'll take this guy's movies over a lot of the big budget garbage currently coming out of China (those historical epics are just awful), and I hope that he continues to make Thai films exclusively in the near future. Although I do admit that a project with a capable Hong Kong co-star like Wu Jing or Donnie Yen would definitely get my blood pumping.

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