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Jean-Marc Minéo (written by)
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Release Date:
14 September 2012 (USA) See more »
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After witnessing the brutal murder of his parents, a young boy is raised by a martial arts master who grooms him to be a lethal killer. Some 20 years later, it's time to take revenge on the assassins who destroyed his childhood. | Add synopsis »
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Paris-based WTFilms Expands Scope Beyond Pure Genre
 (From Variety - Film News. 30 January 2014, 4:24 AM, PST)

"Bangkok Revenge" Doesn't Pull Its Punches
 (From JustPressPlay. 7 April 2013, 6:27 PM, PDT)

America gets some Bangkok Revenge
 (From 24FramesPerSecond. 15 February 2013, 10:43 AM, PST)

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The storyline got lost amidst the 82 minutes of constant fighting... See more (7 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Jon Foo ... Manit

Caroline Ducey ... Clara

Michaël Cohen ... Simon
Aphiradi Phawaphutanon ... Chanticha
Winai Kraibutr ... Samat
Kowitch Wathana ... Adjan
Lioutsia Goubaidoullina ... Jessy

Julaluck Ismalone ... Ying
Thiraphong Riawrukwong ... Superintendent
Dom Hetrakul ... Pichai
Pream Busala-Khamvong ... Ananda
Sura Theerakon ... Chaiya (as Nicky Pimp)
Oliver Bever ... Narai
Jaturong Kolimart ... Wanit
Howard Wang ... Gang Leader
Ratthawish Saksirikoon ... Manit (child)
Joey Chernyim ... Clown
Somrak Khamsing ... Police
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Nicky Billybullong ... Foreign Boxer

Christian Gerber
Christophe Gerber ... Pianist
Judd Haphaway ... Hans (Big Boxer)
Somsak Tuangmkuda ... Doctor
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Directed by
Jean-Marc Minéo 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Jean-Marc Minéo  written by

Produced by
Christian Gerber .... executive producer
Patrice Gilles .... line producer
Cédric Jimenez .... producer
 
Original Music by
Christophe Gerber 
 
Cinematography by
Teerawat Rujintham 
 
Film Editing by
Hugo Picazo 
Nicolas Sarkissian 
 
Casting by
Julaluck Ismalone 
 
Production Management
Thomas Hoff .... post-production supervisor
Julaluck Ismalone .... production manager
Claude Picard .... post-production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
David Ismalone .... first assistant director
 
Sound Department
Benjamin Alves .... sound effects editor
Julien Alves .... sound re-recording mixer
Daniel Gries .... foley artist
Vincent Hazard .... supervising sound editor
Etienne Lesueur .... dialogue editor
 
Visual Effects by
Sébastien Drouin .... visual effects supervisor
 
Stunts
Chiyaphol Akatchai .... stunts
Warapong Boonyapong .... stunts
David Ismalone .... stunt coordinator
David Ismalone .... stunts
Pichaiyuth Jaengjai .... stunts
Banphot Kimuanwai .... stunts
Songklod Meechaiyo .... stunts
Tichai Misara .... stunts
Wichet Nilklang .... stunts
Ronnasit Nilsu .... stunts
Songsak Phomsawad .... stunts
Shoompo Praseart .... stunts
Suebpong Puttapol .... stunts
Manop Ratcha-Asa .... assistant stunt coordinator
Manop Ratcha-Asa .... stunts
Thaweesak Samruai .... stunts
Weraphol Songseang .... stunts
Surawuth Srirathana .... stunts
Surasak Srirattana .... stunts
Anu Thongnak .... stunts
 
Music Department
Amélie de Chassey .... music supervisor
 
Other crew
Aude Corai-Lopez .... script supervisor
Christophe Delord .... communications manager
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Rebirth" - France (original title)
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Runtime:
82 min
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1 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
The storyline got lost amidst the 82 minutes of constant fighting..., 10 August 2013
Author: Paul Magne Haakonsen from Denmark

"Rebirth" (aka "Bangkok Revenge") is a rather mindless and pointless action movie - with heavy emphasis on action.

The story in the movie is about a boy whose father is killed and the boy himself is shot in the head. But miraculously he survives, and loses the ability to feel anything. Growing up, he learns martial arts (of course, what else should he do?) and he ends up having to fight for the truth of what happened on that fateful day.

Right, the story here is as hollow and simplistic as it gets, to the point where it is just embarrassing, and I suppose director Jean-Marc Minéo had to put in something that resembled a storyline to justify making this prolonged fighting sequence into an actual movie.

The action sequences and fighting sequences, however, are plenty and abundant, and the movie is basically just one long fight, as no matter where Manit goes he has to fight someone. It is just a bit too idiotic, but from an action-viewpoint, then the movie does deliver. However, there is nothing new or breathtaking here, that haven't already been seen in other martial arts movies, such as "Ong Bak" or "The Raid: Redemption". But still, if you enjoy fighting and martial arts, there is lots of it here in this movie.

As for taking place in Thailand, I just don't understand why a young Thai boy would grow up to speak that kind of British English, and used only very little Thai. It was just stupid and made absolutely no sense. If anything, it just took away the illusion that the audience were to believe that Jon Foo had to pass for a Thai.

In conclusion, then "Rebirth" is a story fully devoid of plot and coherency, and is basically just one fight after another from start to end. The movie lets you turn off your brain and just go into autopilot. "Rebirth" offers nothing challenging from the audience, and as hard as it tried, then even the constant fighting couldn't keep up the entertainment or enjoyment of the movie, and essentially ended up becoming too much to bear witness to.

If you enjoy Asian martial arts movies, your money is better spent elsewhere. The 3 out of 10 rating I am giving the movie is solely because of the action and fighting - the rest of the movie was just pointless and irrelevant.

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