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An autistic girl with powerful martial art skills looks to settle her ailing mother's debts by seeking out the ruthless gangs that owe her family money.

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When she was a little girl everything was taken from her. Now she will take it all back.

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Zen (as Yanin Vismitananda)
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Pongpat Wachirabunjong ...
Taphon Phopwandee ...
Ammara Siripong ...
Zin (as Ammara Siriphong)
Dechawut Chuntakaro ...
Hiro Sano ...
Ryo (as Hirokazu Sano)
Aroon Wanatsabadeewong ...
Ice Factory Owner-Ice Man (as Aroon Wanasbodeewong)
Anusuk Jangajit ...
Nattakit Teachachevapong ...
Sirimongkhon Iamthuam ...
Boxer No.8 Henchman
Kittitat Kowahagul ...
Thanyathon Seekhiaw ...
Fur
Pirom Ruangkitjakan ...
Petch
Soumia Abalhaya ...
Boxer's Henchman
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When Zin, former girlfriend of a Thai mob boss, falls for Masashi, a Japanese gangster in Thailand, the boss banishes them: Masashi to Japan, and Zin, with her small daughter Zen, to live next to a martial arts school. Zen is autistic, with uncanny swift reflexes. She watches the students next door and Muay Thai movies, absorbing every technique. She's now a teen, and her mother needs chemotherapy. Zin has taken in a chubby kid, Moom, who watches over Zen. Moom finds a ledger listing business men who owe Zin money; he goes to them one at a time to collect in order to pay for Zin's treatment. Zen, with her martial skills, becomes his enforcer. A showdown with the boss is inevitable. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Rated R for violence throughout, and brief sexuality/nudity | See all certifications »

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$11,180 (USA) (6 February 2009)

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$13,925 (USA) (13 February 2009)
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The way Zen sometimes eats candy by bouncing it off of her arm is reminiscent of a similar trick performed by Jackie Chan in several of his own movies. See more »

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way better than I expected
24 May 2008 | by (seattle) – See all my reviews

I watched a version that was not sub-titled so I had no clue what anyone was saying. There were a few details that weren't clear till I read the notes here in IMDb after watching it, but it didn't make a real difference. This young actress does a fantastic job of portraying the autistic side of her character, certainly didn't expect to see competition for Dustin Hoffman's Rain Man here - it will be interesting to see her in other roles. As for what most everyone will expect to see, wow. Remember Zhang Ziyi's work in Crouching Tiger - this is like those scenes but for practically the entire length of the movie. I can't think of any martial arts film I've seen that had moves any better than what is here. Roll together all the Jackie Chan, Bruce Lee, Jet Li, Jason Stratham you've seen, blend in both Kill Bill's, and top it with some really brutal work for the stunt guys - and yes it's all being done by a little girl, but you won't have much trouble at all believing she could really do it. It's a shame that most people will probably never see this actress, just because she didn't happen to be born in an English-speaking country.


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