THAILAND | 2003 | 105 minutes | R
When the head of a statue sacred to a village is stolen, a young martial artist goes to the big city and finds himself taking on the underworld to retrieve it.
Director: Prachya Pinkaew
Cast: Tony Jaa, Phetthai Vongkumlao, Pumwaree Yodkamol
20th Anniversary Screening!
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In the rural village of Ban Nong Pradu in north eastern Thailand lies Ong Bak: a sacred Buddha statue revered by its locals. Despair and drought falls upon the village when the ancient statue’s head is stolen by thieves. To retrieve it, a country bumpkin named Ting, who happens to be extremely good at Muay Thai, will have to kick, punch, elbow and flying-knee his way through Bangkok’s criminal underworld.
Directed by Prachya Pinkaew and choreographed by B-movie director, writer, and martial artist Panna Rittikrai, Ong Bak not only put Muay Thai on the map of International action-cinema but also introduced the world to the incredible TONY JAA who would go on to star in hit franchises like the Fast & Furious, xXx, and The Expendables. (BRANDON LIM)
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