hocolate (2008), a Thai action packed movie. It has a simple story line but one can never miss the beautifully executed action sequences with some really nice and clean moves.
The story line is simple. Its about an autistic girl, Zen who has a unique capability of learning things by just watching. She learned martial arts while watching movies and her opponent. Zen's mother gets sick and they needed money to buy medicines. She is accompanied by a friend who discovers Zen's mothers diary. According to the diary Zen's mom owe a lot of money from a lot of people. So they go to them to collect the money only to find that the parties are not interested to pay. Left to no other option Zen choose to fight to get it back.
In general, Autism
is characterized by delays or abnormal functioning before the age of
three years in one or more of the following domains:
3) restricted, repetitive, and
stereotyped patterns of behavior, interests, and activities.
Zen also shows a fear from flies.
Yanin "Jeeja" Vismistananda played the character of Zen and she had demonstrated some great skills of Martial Arts. She has good flexibility and rhythm. She acted well too however I am more impressed with her action skills over her acting.
Of course like any other movie there are other characters in this movie too but the action sequences executed by Yanin did took the cake.
Director, Prachya Pinkaew had discovered Yamin in his earlier work Born to Fight in 2003. Chocolate also known as Zen, Warrior Within, was created keeping Yanin in mind.
The martial arts sequences were choreograph by Panna Rittikrai. He has also choreographed in movies like Ong-Bak and Ong-Bak-2. His hard hitting action sequences are also visible in this movie. Towards the end of the movie clips of accidents happening at the set were shown. This will remind you of Jackie Chan movies. Some actors were seriously injured during this project.
All in all, one of the must watch for all Action lovers.