AFM 2011: Thai teens want revenge in BANGKOK KUNG FU!
Thai writer-director Yuthlert Sippapak caught my attention with his bizarre genre-bending horror comedy RAHTREE: FLOWER OF THE NIGHT back in 2003 and has long enjoyed plenty of love on these pages, not least for his recent one-two punch of FRIDAY KILLER and SATURDAY KILLER. Before completing his KILLER TRILOGY however, Yuthlert brings us BANGKOK KUNG FU, surely pitched as a big budget crowd-pleasing action fantasy, packed with good-looking young stars and kick-ass action.
The story revolves around a group of four young boys who were abducted from their families, crippled by an evil gangster and then sent out onto the streets to beg for money. However, taking a young girl with them, the boys manage to escape and seek refuge with a Shaolin master, who trains them in kung fu to fantastical, almost mythical levels. Years later, the boys are now men and looking for revenge!
We have previously shown you guys the first Thai trailer for the film, but now an English-friendly version has popped up at AFM for your enjoyment. Check it out below.
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