26 / 365 Film Challenge: Raging Phoenix(2009) Action/Romance
Directed by: Rashane Limtrakul
★★★… I became a fan of JeeJa Yanin after watching her first movie Chocolate. She played an autistic and had few lines. So when I watched Raging Phoenix, I got annoyed by her voice. Just watch her fight, that’s where she truly shines. They use a martial art called Meyraiyuth, a combination of drunken boxing, Muay Thai, capoeira and breakdancing.
A violent Thai gang is abducting and killing women around Thailand. Having lost loved ones, Sanim (Patrick Tang) and his friends join together to break up the gang of kidnappers. In a botched kidnap attempt, Deu (Jeeja Yanin) is saved by Sanim’s crew. After learning their unique martial arts style, Deu helps lure the gang into an epic battle to save the women across Thailand.