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Beyond Borders: Beautiful Boxer

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Beyond Borders: Beautiful Boxer
Year: 2003
CC: Subtitled
Language: Thai
Director(s): ekachai uekrongtham
Actors: asanee suwan, sorapong chatree, orn-anong panyawong, nukkid boonthong, sitiporn niyom

Based on the true story of Thailand's famed transgendered kickboxer, Beautiful Boxer is a poignant action drama that punches straight into the heart and mind of a boy who fights like a man so he can become a woman. Believing he's a girl trapped in a boy's body since childhood, Parinya Charoenphol (affectionately known as Nong Toom in Thailand) sets out to master the most masculine and lethal sport of Muay Thai (Thai kickboxing) to earn a living and to achieve his ultimate goal of total femininity. Touching, funny and packed with breathtaking Thai kickboxing scenes, Beautiful Boxer traces Nong Toom's childhood, teenage life as a traveling monk, grueling days in boxing camps and explosive matches where he knocks out most of his opponents across Thailand and Japan.