Beautiful Boxer (2005) Touching, funny and packed with breathtaking Thai kickboxing sequences. Beautiful Boxer traces Nong Toom's childhood, teenage life as a traveling monk and grueling days in boxing camps. Based on the true story of Thailand's famed transgender 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.
"A moving fight for fulfillment. A singular movie if ever there was one, Ekachai Uekrongtham's Beautiful Boxer is a deeply affecting odyssey"
- Kevin Thomas, Los Angeles Times
"The artfully assembled film is a genuine crowd pleaser and given the right handling by the right distributor, could emerge as something of a Thai 'Billy Elliot.'"
- Michael Rechshaffen, The Hollywood Reporter