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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 »
User Reviews:
way better than I expected See more (76 total) »

Cast

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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
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Yoshiyuki Sakai ... Foreman in Japan (uncredited)
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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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Trivia:
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 »
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Features Ong-bak (2003)See more »

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35 out of 44 people found the following review useful.
way better than I expected, 24 May 2008
Author: mostlysane from seattle

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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