Wasp & Orchid

Sunday, February 22 at 7pm

The Wasp and Orchid Martial Arts Choreography Film Seminar continues!

This month we will be screening the Thai film: Chocolate (2008). Best known for their Muay Thai action movies Ong Bak and Tom Yum Goong starring Tony Jaa, director Prachya Pinkaew and martial arts choreographer Panna Rittikrai cast a female lead this time around, 24 year old Taekwondo expert Yanin “Jeeja” Vismitananda.

Jeeja plays Zen, a young autistic girl who acquires astounding combat skills by observing the students training at a neighboring Muay Thai academy in addition to various action films and video games. When her mother–the former wife of a Yakuza boss and moneylender to the criminal underworld–falls ill and cannot afford treatment, Zen decides to take it upon herself to collect from old debtors, who aren’t going to pay up without a fight.

Chocolate trailer (YouTube)