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Chocolate -- An autistic woman 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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Director:
Writers:
Chookiat Sakveerakul (screenplay)
Napalee (screenplay)
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Release Date:
6 February 2008 (Thailand) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Taste the fury. See more »
Plot:
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
1 win & 5 nominations See more »
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User Reviews:
A Mediocre Script, But the Action Is Everything You Want It To Be! See more (76 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)
JeeJa Yanin ... Zen (as Yanin Vismitananda)

Hiroshi Abe ... Masashi
Pongpat Wachirabunjong ... No.8
Taphon Phopwandee ... Mangmoon
Ammara Siripong ... Zin (as Ammara Siriphong)
Dechawut Chuntakaro ... Priscilla
Hiro Sano ... Ryo (as Hirokazu Sano)
Aroon Wanatsabadeewong ... Ice Factory Owner-Ice Man (as Aroon Wanasbodeewong)
Anusuk Jangajit ... Candy Shop Owner
Nattakit Teachachevapong ... Pork Man
Sirimongkhon Iamthuam ... Boxer No.8 Henchman
Kittitat Kowahagul ... Epileptic Boxer
Thanyathon Seekhiaw ... Fur
Pirom Ruangkitjakan ... Petch
Abalhaja Soumia ... Boxer's Henchman
Silpakorn Mongkolnimite ... Masashi - Age 3 Year (as Silpakorn Mongkolnimitr)
Sasisorn Fanyapathomwong ... Zen - Age 1 Year (as Sasisorn Panyapathomwong)
Thunchalaporn Chewcharm ... Zen - Age 3 years (as Thunchalanporn Chiewcharn)
Patsorn Koncameesuk ... Zen - Age 8 Years (as Patsorn Kongmeesuk)
Amornpol Jeamwongsarijul ... Teenage Gang Member Boy #1 (as Amornpol Jeamwongsirijul)
Thanakorn Sajlutikriangkri ... Teenage Gang Member Boy #2 (as Thanakorn Sarutikriangkri)
Jirawat Silakis ... Teenage Gang Member Boy #3
Wirat Kemklad ... Teenage Gang Member Boy #4
Wanda Sangboonkro ... Teenage Gang Member Girl #1
Apitchaya Supanchat ... Teenage Gang Member Girl #2
Thaweesilp Wisanuyotin ... Zen's Doctor
Phornapa Trirattanapipat ... Zen's Nurse
Sompoi Ritdumrongkul ... Zin's Doctor (as Sompol Ritdumrongkul)
Darunee Mekvimaanrat ... Zin's Nurse (as Darunee Mekvimanrat)
Sirifa Kongma ... Lady Boys Gang #1
Saksakul Kaewmak ... Lady Boys Gang #2
Challermchai Termputtana ... Lady Boys Gang #3 (as Chalermchai Termputtana)
Pramee Kalwratanapong ... Shop House Owner (as Pranee Kaewratanapong)
Pattaya Kuratchtchawal ... Ice Factory Owner's Wife (as Pattaya Kuratchatchawal)
Monthon Suravitthamma ... Ice Factory Owner's Son
Nongkol Karkit ... Ice Man's Henchman #1 (as Mongkol Kaiket)
Chayuth Blianart ... Ice Man's Henchman #2 (as Chayuth Buanart)
Kasim Prodontee ... Ice Man's Henchman #3 (as Kasem Promdontee)
Panot Sookit ... Ice Man's Henchman #4 (as Panot Sookjit)
Thanabotin Yongsupchart ... Evil Candy's Henchman #1 (as Thanabordin Yongsuebchart)
Santichai Kallayanimitr ... Evil Candy's Henchman #2
Kitiman Seang ... Evil Candy's Henchman #3 (as Kitinan Seang)
Narat Pattanapongchai ... Evil Candy's Henchman #4
Nattapol Boontan ... Evil Candy's Henchman #5
Takashi Phaenit ... Masashi's Henchman #1 (as Thakashi Phaenet)
Einosuke Okamura ... Masashi's Henchman #2
Daisuke Yamamoto ... Masashi's Henchman #3
Shinsuke Muraoka ... Masashi's Henchman #4
Daisuke Sekimoto ... Masashi's Henchman #5 (as Daisuke Seki)
Kazuya Suzuki ... Masashi's Henchman #6 (as Kazuya Suzaki)
Naowarat Seusat ... Thai Bar's Owner in Japan
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Yoshiyuki Sakai ... Foreman in Japan (uncredited)

Directed by
Prachya Pinkaew 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Napalee  screenplay
Chookiat Sakveerakul  screenplay

Produced by
Tech Akarapol .... producer (as Akarapol Techaratanaprasert)
Prachya Pinkaew .... producer
Panna Rittikrai .... producer
Somsak Techaratanaprasert .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Nimit Jitranon 
Rochan Madicar 
Korrakot Sittivash 
 
Cinematography by
Decha Srimantra 
 
Film Editing by
Rashane Limtrakul 
Pop Surasakuwat 
 
Production Design by
Rachata Panpayak 
 
Sound Department
Suttisak Sittjit .... sound
 
Stunts
Weerapon Poomatfon .... action choreographer
Panna Rittikrai .... action supervisor
Taworn Tonapan .... action choreographer (as Thonapan Thaworn)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Khanathip Chaiyawan .... focus puller (as suwimol chaiyawan)
Phasin Saranate .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Fury" - Malaysia (English title)
"Chocolate Fighter" - Japan (English title)
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MPAA:
Rated R for violence throughout, and brief sexuality/nudity
Runtime:
110 min | Canada:90 min (Toronto International Film Festival) | Argentina:90 min (Mar del Plata Film Festival) | UK:92 min
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1.85 : 1 See more »
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The film originally included Zen watching scenes from Bruce Lee and Jackie Chan movies (in addition to Tony Jaa), but these scenes were eventually cut due to licensing problems. These licensing problems also caused other scenes to be removed from the original movie. The ice factory scene was originally shot as a split screen of Zen imitating the exact same moves she had seen Bruce Lee do in a fight scene from the movie The Big Boss (1971). It showed a clip of Bruce Lee doing his fight moves at the same time as Zen was mimicking Bruce Lee's moves. The warehouse scene was shot in a similar fashion, but this time it showed a split screen of Zen imitating Jackie Chan, wherein she would do her interpretation of a Jackie Chan fight routine. Eventually not only were the split screen scenes removed, but any scenes that involved Zen performing moves that too closely resembled fight sequences from Bruce Lee or Jackie Chan movies were all cut as well. The original full version that included these scenes has not been released anywhere in Thailand.See more »
Movie Connections:
Features Ong-bak (2003)See more »

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103 out of 118 people found the following review useful.
A Mediocre Script, But the Action Is Everything You Want It To Be!, 14 May 2008
Author: ebossert from United States

Chocolate is the perfect "acid test" to determine who are fans of action movies and who are not. How so? Let me explain. A true fan of action movies has the ability to overlook some flaws in film-making (e.g., script, acting, character development, etc.) if the action sequences are exceptional enough to make up for them. This is no different from fans of art-house dramas who can overlook minimal content if the film can portray everyday life in interesting ways. With that said, Chocolate is one of the best examples of an action movie that has such extraordinary fight sequences that they easily overpower any deficiencies in the script.

An autistic girl with martial arts skill attempts to collect on the debts of her sick mother. This movie has a mediocre script, and requires some patience from the viewer to slug through the early moments. Once the 30 minute mark arrives, however, the viewer is treated to one of the most amazing displays of asskicking by a female protagonist in the history of action cinema. Virtually all of the remaining 50 minutes is devoted to high quality choreography and bone-crunching maneuvers. The settings and scenarios change frequently, thereby avoiding any feel of repetition or monotony. This is brainless action at its very finest. JeeJa Yanin – an amazing specimen with her fluid moves and hard strikes – catapults herself into the upper echelon of female action stars with this single movie. Her punches and kicks start off rather basic, but get increasingly more complex until they peak during the jaw-dropping finale that lasts a whopping 20 minutes. Lots of fun to be had here.

Now, a snobby moviegoer will cry about the negatives without even considering the positives. Anyone who does not enjoy the action in this movie seriously needs to get their pulse checked, or at least schedule for a re-alignment of their action movie tastes. There's nothing more scintillating than watching a cute girl kick the living hell out of hundreds (quite literally) of stuntmen in a variety of environments. Basically, if you're not entertained by this, you're not a fan of action movies. (You probably didn't like So Close or Azumi either, right?) Stop fooling yourself and go watch another Tsai Ming-liang film.

Some critics have claimed that this movie "ripped off" other movies. It didn't. There are a few homages that last a few minutes at most (a few Bruce Lee references, a locker scene reminiscent of Jackie Chan, and some footage from Tony Jaa's movies). These few scenes are only a drop in the bucket, because 95% of the action is independent of any references to other movies. The sign-post battle on the apartment complex balconies is one glaring example of a completely novel (and breathtaking) sequence that pays homage to no one but itself.

This is definitely worth a blind buy. True fans of martial arts mayhem will end up re-watching the action scenes about a thousand times.

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