A city trader Max (Charlie Garrett) leaves his high flying London job to train for a Muay Thai match.
With a guerrilla style of filming Charlie as first time writer, director and star brings a documentary style feel to this film, it draws heavily on his own experiences, maybe even loosely semi biographical to some extent, but that's not a bad thing as its actually what make this film a unique viewing experience. It wears its heart on its sleeve, and that rawness really gives it an edge on the competition because you feel your on a journey with character Max as he trains for a Muay Thai match.
The film really shifts into gear with Max training in Thailand and the scenery is lush you really feel the country bursting to life on screen and get a sense of Thailand as Max sets out to fight.
The climax of the film, the fight, works well in a ring in Thailand kicking his way through 3 rounds of Muay Thai and yet the strange thing is usually this would be the climax, the pinnacle, but the film feels so well rounded that its not just about where or how Max gets to the end but in the journey itself.
Do yourself, Baan Muay Thai and Charlie Garrett a favour go see it, support it and promote it. This film deserves all the plaudits and I can't praise the ambition and the drive to make this motion picture enough.
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