Beautiful Boxer

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Beautiful Boxer
The movie poster.
Directed by Ekachai Uekrongtham
Produced by Ekachai Uekrongtham
Written by Desmond Sim
Ekachai Uekrongtham
Starring Asanee Suwan
Sorapong Chatree
Music by Amornbhong Methakunavudh
Cinematography Choochart Nantitanyatada
Distributed by GMM Pictures
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
Country Thailand
Language Thai

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,[1] 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 Rotten Tomatoes the film received an 80% "Certified Fresh" approval rating from critics.

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

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