THE THAIBOXER

By Daniel FRIDELL

HACIENDA PRODUCTIONS AB - as PROD

Drama - Development 2013

George, the European thaiboxing champion goes to Thailand to fulfill his biggest dream in life, to win the Thaiboxing title. While there he discovers something more important than the title to win.

    • Year of production
    • 2013
    • Genres
    • Drama, Thriller
    • Countries
    • SWEDEN
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH
    • Budget
    • 5 - 10 M$
    • Duration
    • 90 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Daniel FRIDELL
    • Writer(s)
    • Alexander AHNDORIL, Björn OLOFSSON
    • Producer(s)
    • Steve AALAM, Jim STEELE
    • Synopsis
    • The American Thai boxing champion George Johnson travels to Thailand to try to get a titelfight against the Thai world champion Rao. But in Bangkok he is told the Champion is gone to his hometown Chiang Mai and don't want to meet him. Frustrated George travels up to Chiang Mai to confront and provoke the champion into a fight. But when George finds Rao to his dismay the champion and legend is an Opium addict. George at first does not know what to do, his dream of challenging the champion and legend seems shattered. Then he decides to force Rao to accept his help. He locks Rao into a room next to the gym that Rao’s trainer is running. Rao is forced to detox and then George and Rao start training together. After a few weeks Rao is back in great shape and a wonderful friendship has developed. Such good friendship that Rao don't want to fight George. But everything changes when Rao finds out that George has slept with his sister. Now Rao wants to kill George in the ring. The fight is arranged in the small town and a stage is built right in the jungle. We’re ready for a “Rumble in the Jungle”.
    • Partners & financing
    • Wanted Pictures Sweden
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