HIFF’s Extreme Asia series continues to please. First up is Chocolate.
Zen, the autistic daughter of Thai and Japanese gangsters, acquires preternatural combat skills by imitating Muay Thai fighters training and watching martial arts flicks (including Prachya Pinkaew’s earlier Ong Bak, I believe). She is called upon to use these skills to collect her mother’s old debts to pay for medical treatments when she falls seriously ill. As HIFF’s staff introduced the show, “Imagine Rain Man had grown up watching Black Belt Theater instead of the People’s Court“.
Once again, the folks at Twitch have a trailer. Over at Deknang they have stills, posters, and more. If only I understood Thai.