Must Watch: Official Trailer for Prachya Pinkaew's Chocolate

January 19, 2009
Source: IGN

Chocolate Trailer

As a small deviation from all of our Sundance coverage and because today is a holiday, I thought I'd feature the new trailer for Prachya Pinkaew's Chocolate. Pinkaew is a Thai filmmaker who previously brought us Ong Bak with Tony Jaa. This is his latest film, about an autistic girl who turns out to be a badass martial artist. It's been playing at film festivals for a while and we've written about it numerous times, so it's great to finally see an official trailer for it from IGN. It's finally hitting theaters in February so this is the last straw. Check it out and if you think it looks good, be sure to catch it in theaters in a few weeks.

Watch the official trailer for Chocolate:

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Chocolate is directed by Thai filmmaker Prachya Pinkaew, of Tony Jaa's Ong Bak and The Protector previously. The screenplay was written by Chukiat Sakveerakul (13 Beloved, Body #19) and Nepalee Sakweerakul. The film stars martial arts newcomer Nicharee "Jeeja" Vismistananda. Chocolate first opened in theaters in Thailand this February and played at the Toronto Film Festival and Fantastic Fest this year as well. Magnet Releasing will debut Chocolate in limited theaters starting on February 6th, 2009.

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Reader Feedback - 27 Comments


This looks like an interesting film to see. Even though it probably wont be the best film ever. Its seems like something cool to look at especially since the girl in the movie looks like such a badass. Hopefully i get to see it in my area. If not, somehow get it on DVD. i hope people would recognize this film and the actress for its martial arts scene.

LC on Jan 19, 2009


dude...siiiick! i've watched this movie on DVD, but i don't mind watching it on the big screen here in the US.

finch on Jan 19, 2009


"A Special needs girl, with a special need... to kick some ass!" Like Rainman with kungfu, will look it out.

Crapola on Jan 19, 2009



REAL6 on Jan 19, 2009


This one's already out on Blu-ray in the UK.

Wottock Hunt on Jan 19, 2009


Looks pretty entertaining.

Atomic Popcorn on Jan 19, 2009


An autistic girl who turns out can kick some serious ass? Sorry, River, looks like you've got some competition.

Anon E. Mouse on Jan 19, 2009


Real injuries Damn straight Mmm. . .m&ms

Jaf on Jan 19, 2009


Love this film. Saw it at a film fest and then purchased it from overseas. Fantastic.

Heckle on Jan 19, 2009


It seems i have a special need to see this movie

Florian on Jan 19, 2009


AWESOME! I loved ong bak and i loved the protector so this will be great. I'm also looking forward to the new tony jaa movie. I love that she was watching ong bak on tv in this trailer

Dan W on Jan 19, 2009



Conrad on Jan 19, 2009


That girls hott

Scott McHenry on Jan 19, 2009


i agree with everyone, hot chick and some kick ass scenes. i'm in

darrin on Jan 19, 2009


i wonder if there is gonna be an "elephant throwing" scene.. i can only hope.

sorr on Jan 19, 2009


ok, as a father of an autistic child I really feel I should be offended by that tag line...but it was funny. "A Special needs girl, with a special need… to kick some ass!" It so movie cliche!! but the movie looks like it could be fun..I will check it out.

RivasEN on Jan 19, 2009


pretty awesome trailer. that girl is hot.

Mario Tenorio on Jan 19, 2009



J.White on Jan 19, 2009


Seen it as well. Had some of the most amazing fight sequences I've seen in a long time, so I'll definitely be watching this again in theaters.

Veggies on Jan 19, 2009


Legend of Sugar-high Master

Nick Sears on Jan 20, 2009


i loved ong bak,warrior king this looks fucking good i think i buy this on blu ray,sorry usa.

zetsu on Jan 20, 2009


I was gonna catch this during Asian Film Festival in San Diego, but I missed it. I would definitely check it out if it gets released in U.S.

AsceticMonk on Jan 20, 2009


Looks Fantastic! However I don't get the horrible overbearing music in this trailer (thankfully it is absent in the Thai trailer) I would much rather hear skulls cracking!

Thor on Jan 20, 2009


that looks amazing! and hahaa @20

dave13 on Jan 21, 2009


Definitely a promising trailer. I especially like that the girl is quoting a Bruce Lee movement at 01:11. If the movie is as good as Ong-Bak, I am more than satisfied. "No wires, no stunt doubles." Wow! This movie is actually out on DVD here in Germany already. It has been in the video stores since October 2008, and I just ordered it from Hope it'll be here tomorrow, can't wait to watch it!

Marco Luthe on Jan 21, 2009


I have this movie on dvd (im in the UK)..its been out here a few months and i bought it from Its a bit slow to start...but when it kicks off it doesnt let up! awesome fight scenes and stunt work.

vegasdanny on Jan 26, 2009


i see everyone at the movies đŸ™‚

neonblue on Jan 28, 2009

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