Ong Bak director has crime thriller Chocolate on tap

Yanin Jeeja Vismistananda kicks ass in Chocolate
Yanin Jeeja Vismistananda kicks ass in Chocolate

On February 10th, Magnolia Pictures, in another innovative distribution experiment, will release the martial arts crime thriller Chocolate on Blu-ray, four days after its theatrical premiere on February 6th. The story follows a girl named Zen, who was born out of an affair between two members of rival crime syndicates, that now lives in seclusion with her mother. She learns how to fight by absorbing martial arts skills from what she sees on TV and from the Muay Thai boxing school next to her home.

Yanin Jeeja Vismistananda in Chocolate
Yanin Jeeja Vismistananda in Chocolate
When Zen’s mother falls ill, she sets out on an ambitious journey to settle the debts still owed from her mother’s gangster days, which leads her to confrontations with dangerous criminals, as well as an unexpected encounter with her father.

Chocolate was directed by Prachya Pinkaew known for breakout hits Ong Bak and Tom Yum Goong (The Protector) starring Tony Jaa.

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You can also CLICK HERE to see the Blu-ray box art for the impending disc release.

Below is a partial list of theaters that will be screening the film. Hopefully, Magnolia will add more in the coming days.

  • Boulder, CO: International Film Series
  • Denver, CO: Esquire Theatre
  • New York, NY: Sunshine Cinema
  • Austin, TX: Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar
  • Dallas, TX: Inwood Theatre
  • Seattle, WA: Egyptian Theatre

Check out the trailer below.

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