And how does a girl with such a disorder learn the craft of martial arts? She instructs herself by watching Tony Jaa movies (both by Prachya Pinkaew, also the director here) and the Muay Thai school next door, which teaches her (in one of many corny montages) how to catch fast-flying objects without looking…
The plot, as is usual with such a movie, is essentially irrelevant and standard, all just a loose track to guide the hero, Zen (Yanin Vismitananda), from location to location so she can kick every last debtor’s ass, until the final encounter with her father who, of course, is involved with the Yakuza.
So how are the fight scenes in Chocolate? One-sided and loaded with post-production lettuce-chopping, as you might have figured. But Prachya Pinkaew (Ong-Bak, The Protector) is smart enough now to remember everything Tony Jaa has taught him and let his newcomer fly with it.