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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:
The Best Action Movie of 2009 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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Aspect Ratio:
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Trivia:
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 »
Movie Connections:
Features The Protector (2005)See more »

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19 out of 23 people found the following review useful.
The Best Action Movie of 2009, 16 January 2010
Author: Claudio Carvalho from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

In Thailand, during a tense meeting between the Yakuza Masashi (Hiroshi Abe) and the powerful boss of Thai mafia No. 8 (Pongpat Wachirabunjong), his mistress Zin (Ammara Siripong) falls in love for Masashi and becomes his lover. When No. 8 discovers their affair, he orders Masashi that does not know that Zin is pregnant to return to Fukuoka, Japan, alone. She delivers a baby girl named Zen and sooner the doctors diagnose that she is autistic. Zen is raised watching the students of a martial arts school nearby her home and Kung Fu movies on television and she learns how to fight by herself. When Zen (Yanin Vismitananda) is a teenager, her friend Moon (Taphon Phopwandee) uses her accurate reflexes to raise money to help Zin in her treatment of cancer. The snoopy Moon finds a black book with people that owe money to Zin, and he decides to collect the loans with Zen to pay the treatment of Zin. The girl is forced to fight with the henchmen of the businessmen to receive the money, attracting the attention of No.8 that captures Moon to force a meeting with Zin that tells Masashi that he has a daughter and is returning to Thailand.

I have just watched "Chocolate" and it definitely is the best action movie of 2009. The martial arts skill of Yanin Vismitananda is very impressive and the choreography of the fights is perfect, giving the sensation that they are for real. Along the credits, it is possible to see some accidents during the filming inclusive with the lead actress; in the end, the crew with a lady wearing a shirt written Brazil says good-bye to one injured actor or stunt in the hospital. Quentin Tarantino has recently provided his list of the eight best films of 2009 to the magazine Hollywood Reporter and "Chocolate" is ranked #5 in his opinion. My vote is nine.

Title (Brazil): "Chocolate"

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