ONCE UPON A TIME IN CHINA: WARRIORS OF THE NATION 黄飞鸿之怒海雄风
Marco Mak | China, 2019
Director: Prachya Pinkaew
Cast: Jeeja Yanin (Yanin Vismitananda), Hiroshi Abe, Pongpat Wachirabunjong
Language: Tai with and Spanish subtitles / Runtime: 110 min.
Zen is a girl with autism who lives next to a martial arts school. She observes the students and watches Muay Thai and Bruce Lee films. She learns all the techniques and develops quick reflexes and has to put her skills to the test against a mafia group.
After Ong-Bak, Prachya Pinkaew managed to go further and created a feminist story with social elements and spectacular action choreographies. Chocolate was the breakout role for Jeeja Yanin as an action star.
Retrospective Thai Action!