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The Great Challenge ()

Les fils du vent (original title)
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Six parkour adepts open a gym in Bangkok. When the new gym starts to attract the area's kids, a local gang feels challenged. Their Eurasian leader Kien attacks the foreigners while they are training on a scaffold.

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Cast

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Williams
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Kien (as Chau Belle)
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Kenjee
Yann Hnautra ...
Yann
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Yaguy (as Guylain)
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Logan
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Léo
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Tsu
Santi Sudaros ...
Kitano
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Wong
Ian Kay ...
Terry (as Ian Kay)
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Johnny
Gary Stoner ...
Ned
Jason Hunjan ...
Un sportif anglais
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Un sportif anglais
Dave Fisher ...
Un sportif anglais
Michael Byrch ...
Un sportif anglais
Heather Phillips ...
Un sportif anglais
Gerald Zarcilla ...
Un sportif anglais
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Un sportif anglais
Joss Gower ...
Un sportif anglais
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Un sportif anglais
Timothy Van ...
Bras droit Wong
Hiro Sano ...
Lieutenant yakusa (as Hirokazu Sano)
Kumsang Srichana ...
Professeur boxe thaï
Su Ting Liu ...
Jeune moine
Hung-Shoong Sae-Auy ...
Vieux moine
Koji Oseto ...
Misawa
Saeksun Anantrakarnkit ...
Fils de Wong
Paiboon Anansuwan ...
Grand-père de Williams
Kowit Wattanakul ...
Pêcheur
Waraporn Sinisin ...
Mae

Directed by

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Julien Seri

Written by

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Bruno Guiblet ... (dialogue)
 
Philippe Lyon ... (scenario & dialogue)
 
Charles Perrière ... ()
 
Julien Seri ... ()

Produced by

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Julie Baines ... co-producer
Don Balfour ... line producer
Mate Cantero ... co-producer
Alexandra Ferguson-Derbyshire ... line producer: UK (as Alexandra Ferguson)
Yves Marmion ... producer
Jason Newmark ... associate producer
Stéphane Sorlat ... co-producer
Olivier Thaon ... executive producer

Music by

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Christian Henson

Cinematography by

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Michel Taburiaux

Film Editing by

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Maryline Monthieux

Editorial Department

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Virginie Bruant ... assistant editor
Karen Cerutti ... editor trainee
Nicolas Criqui ... digital conformation
Emmanuel Le Ridant ... telecine dailies colorist
Jean-René Nébot ... digital color timer
Philippe Reinaudo ... digital intermediate technical director

Casting By

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Natalie Luquiens

Production Design by

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Nigel Pollock
Pawas Sawatchaiyamet ... (as Saksiri Chantarangsri)

Art Direction by

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Fred Remuzat

Costume Design by

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Jooyun Gonnet
Sandrine Langen

Makeup Department

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Pascale Bouquière ... hair stylist / makeup artist
Tiptalee Chanaputtakun ... hair stylist

Production Management

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Don Balfour ... unit production manager
Abraham Goldblat ... post-production manager
Marie-Noëlle Hauville ... production manager
Stéphane Riou ... unit manager
Olivier Thaon ... production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Luc Etienne ... first assistant director
Michel Rodas ... second unit director
Daren Thomas ... second assistant director: UK
Christophe Vallée ... first assistant director

Art Department

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Nigel Pollock ... art director: London / production designer: UK

Sound Department

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Philippe Amouroux ... adr recordist
Fabrice Conesa ... foley recordist
Franck Desmoulins ... sound editor
Michel Filippi ... adr supervisor
Joe Henson ... sound designer
Jean-Paul Hurier ... re-recording mixer
Nikolas Javelle ... sound editor
Grégory Lacroix ... sound assistant
Vincent Montrobert ... dialogue editor
Jérôme Wiciak ... re-recording mixer / supervising sound editor

Special Effects by

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Kevin Chisnall ... special effects supervisor

Visual Effects by

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Thierry Ardiller ... digital compositor
Phil Attfield ... visual effects supervisor
Luc Augereau ... visual effects producer
Richard Baker ... digital compositor
Robin Beard ... digital effects artist
Kevin Berger ... digital compositor / set supervisor
Yann Blondel ... visual effects supervisor
Alexandre Bon ... digital compositor
Simon Carr ... digital artist
Giuliano Cavalli ... wire/rig removal
Neil Cunningham ... visual effects supervisor
Berengere Dominguez ... visual effects coordinator
Simon Frame ... visual effects supervisor
David François ... digital compositor
Eric Fréchou ... digital compositor
Mathilde Germi ... digital compositor
Thibaut Granier ... digital compositor
Tom Hocking ... digital compositor
Isaac Layish ... digital compositor
Basile Maffone ... digital compositor
Alasdair McNeill ... production assistant: Men From Mars
Frederic Moreau ... visual effects
Stephane Naze ... CG supervisor
Gruff Owen ... digital compositor
Howard Protheroe ... digital artist
Julien Rousseau ... digital compositor / opening titles
John Rowe ... digital artist
Jean-Francois Theault ... digital compositor
François Vagnon ... visual effects supervisor
Gert Van Dermeersch ... digital compositor
Olivier Veau ... digital compositor
Veronique Zylberfain ... matte painting artist
Pete Oldroyd ... digital compositor: men-from-mars (uncredited)

Stunts

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Marc Cass ... stunt coordinator: UK
Tony Christian ... stunt performer
Marcus Fox ... stunts
Pascal Garnier ... stunts
Joss Gower ... stunts
David Ismalone ... stunts
Seng Kawee ... stunt choreographer (as Kawee Sirikhaneerut)
Supoj Khaowwong ... assistant stunt coordinator: Thailand
Andy Wareham ... stunt performer
Xin Xin Xiong ... stunt choreographer
Joss Gower ... assistant stunt coordinator (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Ian Barwick ... electrician
Lewis Buchan ... first assistant camera: "c" camera, London
Julian Bucknall ... first assistant camera: "b" camera, London
Bob Cooke ... second assistant camera: "c" camera, London
Jason Coop ... second assistant camera: "a" camera, London
Martin Cox ... electrician
Simon De Glanville ... camera trainee: London
James Foster ... second assistant camera: "b" camera, London
Vince Goddard ... gaffer
Nicolas Massart ... cinematographer: re-shoots
Ed Miller ... still photographer
Mikael Monod ... gaffer
Ferencz Radnai ... rigging gaffer
Chesda 'Pop' Smithsuth ... gaffer
Rodolphe Soucaret ... first assistant camera
Dean Thompson ... first assistant camera: "a" camera, London
David Toft ... video operator: London

Location Management

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Philippe du Prel ... location manager
Joy Thongprachan ... location assistant

Music Department

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James Bellamy ... music editor
Mark Berrow ... musician: violin
Trevor Best ... music supervisor
Rachel Bolt ... viola
Adam Evans ... musician: electric guitar
Joe Henson ... music programmer / musician: bass guitar
Benjamin Wallfisch ... conductor / orchestrator
Bruce White ... musician: viola
Nick Wollage ... score recordist
Alison Wright ... music supervisor

Script and Continuity Department

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Estelle Bault ... script supervisor
Penny Eyles ... script supervisor

Transportation Department

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Chidchanok Plodripu ... transportation manager

Other crew

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Cristina Bolós ... production accountant
Laetitia Dom ... production assistant / production coordinator
Hollie Foster ... production assistant: London
Piyaporn Indageha ... production assistant
Daniel Longuein ... pre-production accountant
Sylvie Ong ... administrator
Walailak Phanchatree ... production coordinator
Phattana Sansumran ... set production assistant
Harmel Sbraire ... coach: actors
Jonathan Taylor ... assistant: Julie Baines
Apiradee 'Joy' Thongprachan ... assistant to location manager
Natthawan Uapahurat ... assistant accountant

Thanks

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William Prouty ... thanks

Production Companies

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Distributors

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Special Effects

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Other Companies

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  • Kodak (motion picture film supplied by)
  • VS Service (grip and lighting equipment)

Storyline

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Plot Keywords
Taglines A Mortal Fighter. An Eternal Combat. See more »
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Additional Details

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Also Known As
  • Sons of the Wind: Bangkok Ninjas (United Kingdom)
  • El retorno de los Yamakasi: los hijos del viento (Spain)
  • El retorno de los Yamakashi (Spain)
  • Yamakasi vs. Ong Bak (Philippines, English title)
  • The Great Challenge (United States)
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Runtime
  • 90 min
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Movie Connections Follows Yamakasi (2001). See more »

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