Kerd ma lui



Kerd ma lui (English title: Born to Fight) is a 2004 Thai action film directed by Panna Rittikrai. It was the followup film to Ong-Bak: Muay Thai Warrior that Panna choreographed the action for, and featured more of his "no strings attached" stuntwork. Many of the actors in Born to Fight were Thailand national athletes. The film was a remake in name only of Panna's first film, a B-movie actioner that he made in 1979. While the remake contains a couple of similar stunts to the original, the two films are otherwise vastly unrelated.

Diew, an undercover cop, having just lost his mentor in a raid on an arch-criminal's hideout, decides to take a trip with his sister Nui – a national taekwondo champion – to a rural village with a group of other national athletes of various sports. The bucolic retreat turns ugly when the athletes and villagers are taken hostage by the brutal, heavily armed militia of a drug lord. After learning of the criminals' shocking plans, the cop, the athletes and villagers of all ages resolve to fight back using their unique skills.

Cast:

* Dan Chupong as Diew
* Nappon Gomarachun as General Yang
* Santisuk Promsiri as Lowfei
* Piyapong Piew-on as Tun
* Somluck Kamsing as Tug
* Amornthep Waewsang as Moo
* Suebsak Pansueb as Jo
* Nantaway Wongwanichislip as Nye
* Kessarin Ektawatkul as Nui
* Rattaporn Khemtong as Tunta
* Chattapong Pantana-Angkul as Foong
* Sasisa Jindamanee as Baetoey
* Payong Mounda as Village Head
* Swat Hoopsom as Disabled

Casting notes:

* BBTV Channel 7 anchors Nilawan Thonglai and Apisamai Srirangson appear as themselves.
* Dan Chupong is a member of Panna's stunt team, Muay Thai Stunt. He previously played "Bodyguard 4" in Ong-Bak: Muay Thai Warrior, which starred Tony Jaa and featured stunt choreography by Panna.
* Kessarin Ektawatkul (Nui) was a national taekwondo champ.
* Somluck Kamsing was a Muay Thai fighter and gold-medal winning boxer at the 1996 Summer Olympics.
* Piyapong Piew-on was a striker for the Thailand national football team and played professionally for FC Seoul in the K-League in the 1980s.
* Other sports represented include rugby, sepak takraw, soccer, gymnastics and muay Thai (by a young female National Muay Thai Junior Champion and an elderly man).Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.2 or any later version published by the Free Software Foundation; with no Invariant Sections, with no Front-Cover Texts, and with no Back-Cover Texts.
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