Beautiful Boxer

Beautiful Boxer

Beautiful Boxer

  After being again boxing films are difficult announced, comes with Beautiful Boxer one of the most unusual films on the topic in German cinema – and not only because it comes in the film, at Thai boxing. For Beautiful Boxer tells the rise in the boxing ring next to the story of another battle – namely, those of a man who dreams of being a woman. And will reach the goal be calculated through the boxes, the absolute epitome of masculinity.

The Little Nong Toom (Asanee Suwan) grew up in a remote province of Thailand. Soon the boy realizes that he is different from his playmates. What not to know this: Nong has a dream, and that he dreams of one day being a real girl. By chance, he gets into a kickboxing fight, which he promptly won. The boy realizes that he can escape with the sport not only the poverty of his family, but also fulfill his dream – a life as a woman -. He will kickboxer and goes so in a society that could not be more unlike his nature, because to win in the kickboxing, is preceded by a submission by the uncompromising masculinity rituals and the “male” will to win. At first he has to penetrate into dirty little provincial arenas, but soon he wins by his hard and uncompromising style of fighting, the admiration of the audience. The greater the outrage, as the star boxer finally revealed his desire for a sex change.

Many of his former supporters accuse him of having taken the image of Thai-boxing in the dirt. Perhaps it is simply the paradox that a boxer as a man struggling to become a woman, too much for the fans. When he finally leaves the hospital in December 1999, he has become a woman, and his heaviest battle is behind him. Today Nong Toom works as a model, actress and teacher of Muay Thai (Thai kickboxing) in Bangkok. She herself can no longer stand in the ring, because women in Thailand are not admitted to kickboxing.

Lange, the director Ekachai Uekrongtham reluctant to realize the film about one of the most popular Thai boxer in the country and his unusual life story. But finally outweighed the fascination of a man as he can scarcely be paradoxical. A fascinating film about the struggle of life.

Title: Beautiful Boxer Country of production: Thailand Year of production: 2003 Length: 118 (Min) of material: ( #) MFA + Distribution

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