Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Beautiful Boxer

2004 Thai Feature
Alternate Title: Biutiful Boksoe

Cast: Asanee Suwan, Sorapong Chatree, Orn-Anong Panyawong, Nukkid Boonthong, Sitiporn Niyom and Sarawuth Tangchit
Director: Ekachai Uekrongtham
Writers: Desmond Sim and Ekachai Uekrongtham

In order to pay for her sex reassignment surgery, Nong Toom enters the brutal world of Thai boxing. Her talents in the ring, and makeup application ritual before each fight, lead to a sensational career.



  • DVD: Available
  • Soundtrack: Available


  • GLAAD Media Award nomination for Outstanding Film - Limited Release.
  • L.A. Outfest Award for Outstanding Emerging Talent (Uekrongtham).
  • Milan International Lesbian and Gay Film Festival Award for Best Film.
  • Torino International Gay & Lesbian Film Festival Award for Best Feature Film.

  • Based on the life of Muaythai boxer Nong Toom, a male-to-female transsexual. In the film, she is portrayed by male kickboxer Asanee Suwan.
  • Controversy over the full-frontal male nudity in the film led to those scenes being removed from prints screened in its home country, Thailand.

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