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Ekachai Uekrongtham is a director and writer, known for Beautiful Boxer (2004), Pleasure Factory (2007) and Skin Trade (2014). He has worked in both theatre and film and was one of the founding members of the Singapore ACTION Theatre.

Ekachai Uekrongtham's most famous work was performed in the theatre industry. In 1997, he directed Chang & Eng, a musical based on the lives of one of the most famous pairs of conjoined twins in the world.

He debuted in the world of film with the biographical sports feature Beautiful Boxer (2004), which told the story of a kathoey Muay Thai professional. Ekachai Uekrongtham directed and wrote the production alongside Desmond Sim. It stars Asanee Suwan and Sorapong Chatree.

Uekrongtham is also known for his work on horror film The Coffin (2008), as well as docudrama Pleasure Factory (2007), which was an official selection for the 2007 Cannes Film Festival.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Filip K

Personal Quotes (2)

Kickboxing evolved as our ancestors invented ways of turning our bodies into weapons to fight the Burmese, and it is more than just a sport. It's a sacred tradition that is at the heart of our national identity.
The gay community embraced the film [Beautiful Boxer]. Mainstream audiences weren't so sure. But slowly they came round to the idea that transsexuals are not necessarily comic characters.

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