Beautiful Boxer

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Beautiful Boxer
Beautifulboxermovieposter.jpg
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
CountryThailand
LanguageThai
English
Japanese

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.

Cast[edit]

  • 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

Reception[edit]

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]

Won
Nominated

References[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

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