16:40 - 6th March 2013, by David West

Terracotta Presents Chocolate At The Prince Charles Cinema

The Terracotta Film Club continues with its monthly screening events at the Prince Charles Cinema, London, with a chance to see Prachya Pinkaew's Chocolate on the big screen.

Pinkaew helped launch Tony Jaa to stardom in Ong Bak and introduced the world to another new martial arts film star in Chocolate in the diminutive form of Jeeja Yanin (aka Yanin Vismitananda).

Zen (Yanin) is an autistic girl with an uncanny ability to mimic physical movements just by watching them.

Growing up next door to a Muay Thai gym and raised on a steady diet of Bruce Lee and Tony Jaa movies, Zen can transform from a quiet girl to a tornado of fists and feet in the blink of an eye.

Zen's mother used to work for a Thai crimelord as a debt collector and she still has her old ledger of debts to be repaid gathering dust.

When her mother falls in and needs money for an operation, Zen becomes determined to raise the cash and sets out with the old ledger to collect every last debt, no matter how many heads she has to bust along the way.

The movie features spectacular, wire-free stunt work choreographed by Panna Ritikrai and Yanin performs all her own fights.

The screening takes place on Wednesday 27 March 2013 at 9.00PM.

You can purchase tickets in advance from the Prince Charles Cinema website.

Coincidentally, April is Austim Awareness Month and you can learn more about autism and the support that is available for being living with the condition over on The National Autistic Society website.

Pinkaew's latest action movie The Kick, which co-stars Jeeja Yanin, has been picked up for a UK release by MVM, although a release date has yet to be confirmed.

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