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Beautiful Boxer

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Director  Ekachai Uekrongtham
Country  Thailand
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Language  Thai English Japanese
Release date  November 28, 2003 (2003-11-28) (Thailand) February 7, 2004 (2004-02-07) (Berlin) April 29, 2004 (2004-04-29)
Writer  Desmond Sim, Ekachai Uekrongtham

Beautiful Boxer (Thai: ) is a Thai biographical sports film by Singapore-based director Ekachai Uekrongtham. It tells the life story of Parinya Charoenphol, a famous kathoey (trans woman), Muay Thai fighter, actress and model. She was portrayed by male kickboxer Asanee Suwan.

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Based on the true life story of a Thai who wishes to have a sex change operation to become a woman. to pay for this he enters the brutal world of Thai boxing, un-nerving his opponents by performing a makeup application ritual before each fight.

Cast

  • Asanee Suwan as Parinya Charoenphol
  • Sorapong Chatree as Pi Chart
  • Orn-Anong Panyawong as Parinya Charoenphols mother
  • Nukkid Boonthong as Parinya Charoenphols 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
  • Reception

    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.

    Awards and nominations

    Won
  • Torino International Gay & Lesbian Film Festival – Best Feature Film
  • Thailand National Film Association Awards – Best Actor (Asanee Suwan), Best Makeup (Kraisorn Sampethchareon)
  • San Sebastian International Film Festival – Sebastian Award
  • Milan International Lesbian and Gay Film Festival – Best Film
  • Outfest – Achievement Award – Outstanding Emerging Talent (Ekachai Uekrongtham)
  • Nominated
  • GLAAD Media Awards – Outstanding Film
  • References

    Beautiful Boxer Wikipedia
    Beautiful Boxer IMDb Beautiful Boxer themoviedb.org


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