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Dynamite Warrior
Dynamite Warrior

Kon fai bin
Sponsored by: Superclub Vidéotron
Canadian Premiere

Thailand
2006 | 103 min | 35mm
Thai language, English subtitles

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Screening Times

July 19th, 2007
5:00 pm
Hall Theatre

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Description

The Dynamite Warrior, real name Siang, is a mysterious, masked figure who battles cattle barons and rustlers alike with a blend of muay thai and rocketry. He’s a Robin Hood figure to the poor but there’s a dark edge to his philanthropy -- Siang is searching for the cattle thieves who killed his parents before his young eyes many years before, thieves he will recognize by the distinctive tattoo on their leader’s chest. And when he finds that man, Siang will kill him. But things are never that simple. The tattooed man is Sing, a powerful cattle merchant, the tattoo a magical talisman that renders Sing invulnerable while also giving his followers magical powers. Sing has also been marked for elimination by a powerful local lord intent on depleting cattle stocks. Believing the lord to be an ally, Siang follows his lead in hiring the Black Wizard to break Sing’s magic –- a task that can only be accomplished with a virgin’s menstrual blood –- only to discover he’s been devilishly deceived!

Follow all that? A remake of a classic Thai action film from the ’70s, Dynamite Warrior is pure pulp serial, unadulterated adolescent fantasy lifted straight from the comics and adventure novels that surely fueled the director’s childhood -- martial arts, magic, romance, cartoonish villains and a hero that rides into battle standing on a flying rocket handmade from a hollowed-out log.

While he may not be quite as talented a pure martial artist as his compatriot Tony Jaa, Born to Fight star Dan Chupong offers one thing that Jaa so far has lacked: a sense of humour. While Jaa positions himself as an ambassador for Thai culture, Chupong simply wants to kick some ass in the name of entertainment, and in Dynamite Warrior, that he does. The goofy, chaotic fun builds to a battle between Chupong and hugely influential Thai action choreographer -- and mentor to both Chupong and Jaa -- Panna Rittikrai.

—Todd Brown

"No-nonsense action and an all-nonsense plot are the delightful ingredients of “Dynamite Warrior,” a delirious warlock’s brew of Thai mys-ticism, rural parable and tasty old-school chopsocky" Justin Chang, VARIETY

Website

http://www.konfaibin.com/

Credits

Director: Chalerm Wongpim
Screenplay: Chalerm Wongpim
Cast: Dan Chupong Leo Putt Panna Ritthikrai Samart Payakarun Jaran Ngamdee
Producers: Prachya Pinkaew
Distributor: Magnolia Pictures

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