Beautiful Boxer

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Beautiful Boxer
The movie poster.
Directed byEkachai Uekrongtham
Produced byEkachai Uekrongtham
Written byDesmond Sim
Ekachai Uekrongtham
StarringAsanee Suwan
Sorapong Chatree
Music byAmornbhong Methakunavudh
CinematographyChoochart Nantitanyatada
Distributed byGMM Pictures[1]
Regent Releasing (US)
TLA Releasing
Release date
November 28, 2003 (2003-11-28) (Thailand)
February 7, 2004 (2004-02-07) (Berlin)
April 29, 2004 (2004-04-29)
Running time
118 minutes

Beautiful Boxer (Thai: บิวตี้ฟูล บ๊อกเซอร์) is a Thai biographical sports film by Singapore-based director Ekachai Uekrongtham. It tells the life story of Parinya Charoenphol,[2] a famous kathoey (trans woman), Muay Thai fighter, actress and model. She was portrayed by male kickboxer Asanee Suwan.


  • Asanee Suwan as Parinya Charoenphol
  • Sorapong Chatree as Pi Chart
  • Orn-Anong Panyawong as Parinya Charoenphol's mother
  • Nukkid Boonthong as Parinya Charoenphol's father
  • Sitiporn Niyom as Nat
  • Kyoko Inoue as herself (female Japanese wrestler)
  • Sarawuth Tangchit as Parinya Charoenphol (as a child)
  • Keagan Kang as Jack the reporter


The film has received very positive reviews, with review aggregation website Rotten Tomatoes, the film received an 81% "Certified Fresh" approval rating from 36 critics and an 'audience score' of 88% based on 4,330 reviews.[3]

There was controversy in Thailand about the full-frontal nudity in this film. For Thailand, the nudity was cut.

Awards and nominations[edit]



  1. ^ a b Wong, Silvia (29 January 2007). "Thai director turns on Chinese-language Pleasure Factory". Screen. Retrieved 8 December 2018.
  2. ^ 变性拳王欲参加中泰拳赛夺一分 中方恐拒绝 (in Chinese)
  3. ^ "Beautiful Boxer (2005)". Retrieved 8 December 2018.
  4. ^ Heinz Duthel Kathoey Ladyboy: Thailand's Got Talent, p. 293, at Google Books

External links[edit]