From the makers of Ong-Bak and Warrior King comes the new no stunt-doubles action sensation. Zin was once a prominent member of the most feared mafia gang in Thailand and mistress to its notorious leader, the ruthless Number-8. Now suffering from leukemia, the only way to raise money for treatment is for her daughter, Zen, to seek out her old underworld contacts and collect aged debts. Blessed with an incredible ability to mimic the fighting moves of her favorite action heroes, Zen proves an awesome match for those who stand in her way. However, when Number-8 decides that the money belongs to him, Zen is faced with a full-on battle for survival. Starring Asia’s new female action superstar JeeJa Yanin (who spent 2 full years in training), Chocolate contains some of the most breathtaking set piece action scenes you will see this year! —Cine Asia
Prachya Pinkaew (Thai: ปรัชญา ปิ่นแก้ว, born September 2, 1962) is a Thai film director, film producer and screenwriter. His films include Ong-Bak: Muay Thai Warrior and Tom-Yum-Goong, both martial arts films starring Tony Jaa.
Prachya graduated from Nakhon Ratchasima Technology College in Nakhon Ratchasima Province in 1985, majoring in architecture. He began his career in 1990, working as an art director and later as creative director at Packshot Entertainment, an advertising firm. He directed music videos and won several Best Music Video Awards at Thailand’s Golden Television Awards.
His first feature film was made in 1992 and called The Magic Shoes. It was followed in 1995 by Romantic Blues, a karmic thriller-romance.
By 1998, Prachya was concentrating on producing films, including the vampire movie Body Jumper, the action-comedy Heaven’s Seven, the horror movie 999-9999, the musical Hoedown Showdown, the frankly sexual comedy Sayew and the arthouse drama Fake… read more