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ONG BAK 2: THE BEGINNING

Thailand, 2008 (MIFF 2009, Neighbourhood Watch)

Director: Tony Jaa

“Tony Jaa and his team have once again raised the bar for fight choreography… Outstanding.” - Martial Development

As the audience at MIFF's Closing Night screening of Ong Bak: Muay Thai Warrior in 2004 can attest, Tony Jaa's no-CGI, wire-free stylings left jaws hanging slack. For Ong Bak 2, Jaa takes up directorial duties, introducing copious weapon-play to the martial arts mix, and cementing his status as an action superstar.

Ong Bak 2 jumps back half a millennium to 15th century Thailand where Tien, the son of a military commander, seeks to avenge his parents' murder. Adopted by a team of jungle bandits, he's taught martial arts skills and groomed as their champion, all the while biding his time for his chance at revenge.

D Tony Jaa P/S Panna Rittikrai Dist Madman Entertainment L Thai w/English subtitles TD 35mm/2008

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