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Chocolate (2008)

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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
JeeJa Yanin ...
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
Abalhaja Soumia ...
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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6 February 2008 (Thailand)  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$13,925 (USA) (13 February 2009)
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The film that young Zen and Mangmoom watch is Ong-bak (2003). Zen also watches The Protector (2005). Both films star Tony Jaa and were also directed by Prachya Pinkaew. See more »

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Amazed at the skills
30 May 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Film was really surprising! The story was good, the acting was good, and the martial art/stunts were amazing! Its a must see if you ask me. This little girl and the rest of the crew put life and limb on the line (for real) as you'll see in the Jackie Chanish end blooper reel (well more like a injury video log).. Anyway you'll enjoy this well done film and you'll tell other about it. The story was interesting... We begin with the parents of our main lead .... The mother a gangsters girl and the dad the same gangsters rival.... Until they get together and have a child , that turns out to be autistic ... later her and her closest friend encounter trouble as they try to collect money to pay the mothers medical bills .... who has turned out to have cancer// Her great skills appear when her savant ability to see and copy TV/video games/etc makes her a martial arts goddess


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