Directed by Prachya Pinkaew
An autistic girl with powerful martial art skills seeks out the ruthless gangs that owe her family money. Zen learns to fight from watching TV and the fighters at the boxing school next door. When her mother takes ill, she sets upon a violent quest to collect payment for the medical expenses, which ultimately leads her to her father, a member of the Yakuza.
An autistic girl with powerful martial art skills seeks out the ruthless gangs that owe her family money.
Cast: Hiroshi Abe, Ammara Siripong, JeeJa Yanin
Badass cinema, and holy hell those credit outakes were insane.
Must see for fans of martial arts movies.
Entertaining film that had just enough of a compelling story to keep you interested between fight scenes designed to show off the lead actress' considerable skills.Was wondering why we don't have more fight choreography scenes like this in our modern billion dollar superhero movies but then you see the end credits where they show you all the injuries and I'm like...ok...maybe that's why...
had its faults but very entertaining
I grew up on on Jet Li, Jackie Chan, Samo Hung, Yuen Biao, and, yes, some Bruce Lee. As such, this was just okay. The choreographer borrowed too much from the US school of action scene directing--quick cuts and blurry kicks and punches, a sort of chaotic aesthetic--so the main draw of a film like this was ultimately neutered. They also didn't edit well enough, and some scenes included less than stellar acrobatics from the lead (kicking a block of ice that didn't even waver, for instance, or a backward flip where she looked like she barely landed on her feet). My advice? Pass.