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ONG BAK: THE BEGINNING (UK)
aka ONG BAK 2 (USA)
USA: Magnet Releasing
UK: Revolver Entertainment
Cast: Tony Jaa, Primrata Dej-Udom, Sorapong Chatree, Saranyu Wongkrajang, Santisuk Promsiri, Pattama Pantong, Nirut Sirijanya, Petchtai Wongkhamlao, Supakorn Kijsuwan
Directors: Tony Jaa, Panna Rittikra
Language: Thai (English subtitles)
USA & UK: 98 mins
USA Rated: R for sequences of violence
UK Certificate: 15 contains frequent strong violence
USA Release Date: 23 October 2009(Limited Release)
UK Release Date: 16 October 2009 (Limited Release)
Set in medieval Thailand, Tien longs to become a faithful warrior like his father Lord Sihadecho. But at birth it was foretold that Tien would bring death and destruction on his land. His father sends him away for his own safety to study meditation and Khon, a classical dance form, with Master Bua.
Despite his disgust at learning to dance rather than fight, Tien grows fond of Bua's adopted daughter Pim and becomes friends with the kooky Men (Petchtai Wongkamlao) who is obsessed with Khon.
Unexpectedly Tien's world is turned upside down when his entire family is murdered and his home is devastated by the cruel treachery of Lord Rajasena as part of his plot to overthrow the country. Tien is the only surviving member of his family, whose deaths he will eventually be in a position to avenge.