History Film / Chocolate

23rd Nov '15 3:43:21 PM thatother1dude
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A Thai woman falls in love with a Japanese gangster, but they part ways after her employers disapprove... with violence. A few months after the split, she gives birth to Zen, a girl with autism. Said autism allows Zen to master martial arts moves by watching them. She also enjoys chocolate, [[NonIndicativeTitle thus the title.]]
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A Thai woman falls in love with a Japanese gangster, but they part ways after her employers disapprove... with violence. A few months after the split, she gives birth to Zen, a girl with autism. Said autism allows Zen to master martial arts moves by watching them. She also enjoys chocolate, [[NonIndicativeTitle [[TrivialTitle thus the title.]]
11th Sep '15 1:09:14 AM Noaqiyeum
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** Earlier in the same fight, the blade ''didn't'' land pointy end in on a chain link barricade, but did when it [[ThrowingYourSwordAlwaysWorks bounced off and hit the mook who threw it...]]
24th Jan '15 9:25:34 AM Cieloazul
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* ConfusionFu: Zen's most dangerous enemy is Thomas, a boy with Tourette's. His style looks like some bizarre mix of {{capoeira}} and monkey kung fu, and his tics make it almost impossible for her to read his moves.
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* ConfusionFu: Zen's most dangerous enemy is Thomas, a boy with Tourette's. His style looks like some bizarre mix of {{capoeira}} and monkey kung fu, and Not only he is skilled, his tics make it almost impossible for her to read his moves.

* KungFuProofMook: A literal example in Thomas, who proves to be a match for Zen. Even after she somehow finds the way to land some hard strikes on her twisty antagonist, he manages to pull a draw and take her out of action. To be fair, she was worn due to having to fight a bunch of mooks before their battle.
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* KungFuProofMook: A literal example in Thomas, who proves to be a match for Zen. Even after she somehow finds the way to land some hard strikes on her twisty antagonist, he manages to [[DoubleKnockout pull a draw draw]] and take takes her out of action. To action (to be fair, she was already worn due to having to an earlier fight a against bunch of mooks before their battle.mooks).

* KungFuProofMook: A literal example in Thomas, who proves to be a match for Zen. Even after she somehow finds the way to land some hard strikes on PowerCopying: Zen shows it during her twisty antagonist, he manages to pull a draw and take her out of action. To be fair, she was worn due to having to fight a bunch of mooks before their battle. battle against Thomas

* RealityIsUnrealistic: Zen's WaifFu moves look like they shouldn't pack that much weight... until you see the HilariousOuttakes and you see that when her blows hit the stuntmen, they do some serious damage.
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* RealityIsUnrealistic: Zen's WaifFu moves look like they shouldn't pack that much weight... until you see the HilariousOuttakes and you see that when her blows hit the stuntmen, they do some serious damage.
31st Dec '14 9:36:36 PM Dingbot
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I have no idea what trope that Big Bad's actions would fall under. Any help would be helpful.
* AgonyOfTheFeet: During Zin's acrimonious departure at the start of the film, her boss is shot in the foot and loses his big toe. [[spoiler:He later cuts one of Zin's toes off as revenge.]]
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* AgonyOfTheFeet: During Zin's acrimonious departure at the start of the film, her boss is shot in the foot and loses shoots his own big toe. toe off to show Zin just what she's done to him. [[spoiler:He later cuts one of Zin's toes off as revenge.when he finds out she's still contacting her yakuza boyfriend.]]

* CombatParkour: Zen, a small Thai autistic girl whose DisabilitySuperpower is to absorb martial arts from movies and TV shows. The entire movie is her beating up hundreds of people larger than her with Muay Thai. The actress supposedly spent 2 years learning enough Muay Thai to make it look realistic. The film handled her smaller size well - she uses it to her advantage by taking the fight into narrow spaces where her opponents have trouble moving. She and her opponents also and Combat Parkour in places when evading kicks and bouncing around the scenes.
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* CombatParkour: Zen, a small Thai autistic girl whose DisabilitySuperpower is to absorb martial arts from movies and TV shows. The entire movie is her beating up hundreds of people larger than her with Muay Thai. The actress supposedly spent 2 years learning enough Muay Thai to make it look realistic. The film handled her smaller size well - she uses it to her advantage by taking the fight into narrow spaces where her opponents have trouble moving. She and her opponents also and employ Combat Parkour in places when evading kicks and bouncing around the scenes.
19th Dec '14 8:26:55 AM Cieloazul
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* UsefulNotes/{{Capoeira}}: Thomas's fighting style.
4th Oct '14 8:10:29 AM Cieloazul
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* OlderThanTheyLook: Yanin, the actress who played Zen, was ''23'' while filming the movie. Surprised?
25th Sep '14 12:31:23 PM Cieloazul
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* AmbiguousDisorder: Zen's disorder is never named, but it's pretty clearly a form of autism. The real example is Thomas, whose disorder looks like full-body Tourette's, but that doesn't explain all his symptoms.
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* AmbiguousDisorder: Zen's disorder is never named, but it's pretty clearly a form of autism. The real example is Thomas, whose Thomas's disorder looks like full-body full body Tourette's, but that doesn't explain all his symptoms.

* AmbiguousDisorder: Zen's disorder is never named, but it's pretty clearly a form of autism. DisneyAcidSequence: The real example is Thomas, whose disorder looks like full-body Tourette's, but that doesn't explain all his symptoms.film features an [[DreamBallet animated dream sequence]] which moves Zen to act.

* ImportantHaircut: Zen cuts off her beautiful long hair after she finds out her mother is going bald from chemotherapy. [[spoiler:She had pulled off her mother's wig and, in a series of flashbacks to times she'd played with her mother's hair, thought she'd torn off her mom's real hair. She was apparently acting out because of the trauma.]]
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* ImportantHaircut: Zen cuts off her beautiful long hair after she finds out her mother is going bald from chemotherapy. [[spoiler:She had pulled off her mother's wig and, in a series of flashbacks to times she'd played with her mother's hair, thought she'd torn off her mom's real hair. She was apparently acting out because of the trauma.]] ]]

* KungFuProofMook: A literal example in Thomas, who proves to be a match for Zen. Even after she somehow finds the way to land some hard strikes in the twisty boy, he manages to pull a draw in their fight and takes her out of action. To be fair, she was worn due to having to fight a bunch of mooks before their battle.
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* KungFuProofMook: A literal example in Thomas, who proves to be a match for Zen. Even after she somehow finds the way to land some hard strikes in the on her twisty boy, antagonist, he manages to pull a draw in their fight and takes take her out of action. To be fair, she was worn due to having to fight a bunch of mooks before their battle.
25th Sep '14 6:47:34 AM Cieloazul
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* NonIndicativeTitle: Zen does enjoy chocolate, and it shows up in several scenes, however it's never a plot point and a very random choice for a title.
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* NonIndicativeTitle: Zen does enjoy chocolate, and it shows up in several scenes, however it's never a plot point and a very random choice for a title. title. * OlderThanTheyLook: Yanin, the actress who played Zen, was ''23'' while filming the movie. Surprised?
25th Sep '14 6:30:53 AM Cieloazul
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* ActionGirl - Zen. Zin was a DarkActionGirl in the backstory, or possibly a DragonLady. * AgonyOfTheFeet - During Zin's acrimonious departure at the start of the film, her boss is shot in the foot and loses his big toe. [[spoiler:He later cuts one of Zin's toes off as revenge.]] * AmbiguousDisorder - Zen's disorder is never named, but it's pretty clearly a form of autism. The real example is [[spoiler:the boy who serves as the final boss. It's generally considered to include full-body Tourette's, but that doesn't explain all his symptoms]] * AntiHero - Zen and Moom have a good cause... but they're basically collecting money owed to the mob for their own personal use. * BadassFamily - Dad's a (very good) gangster. Mom... had moves before the cancer. Their kid is unstoppable. * BigDamnHeroes - A few examples. The most hilarious (and overt) being Moom saving the day by... scaring away the flies using an electric flyswatter, thus allowing Zen to mop the floor with the people she's extorting money from. * BittersweetEnding - [[spoiler:Zen's mother is killed by the BigBad. However, by this point, Zen has defeated everyone who stood against them... so her father doesn't have to leave again, and she is reunited with him.]] * TheBladeAlwaysLandsPointyEndIn- Played straight many times in the butcher shop fight, but notably subverted at one point. Zen deflects a thrown knife at a mook who was already victim to this trope. You see his face and reaction when he's hit... then the camera pans downward and it turns out it merely slapped him with the side of the blade. * ChekhovsGun - "Flies!"
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* ActionGirl - ActionGirl: Zen. Zin was a DarkActionGirl in the backstory, or possibly a DragonLady. * AgonyOfTheFeet - AgonyOfTheFeet: During Zin's acrimonious departure at the start of the film, her boss is shot in the foot and loses his big toe. [[spoiler:He later cuts one of Zin's toes off as revenge.]] * AmbiguousDisorder - AmbiguousDisorder: Zen's disorder is never named, but it's pretty clearly a form of autism. The real example is [[spoiler:the boy who serves as the final boss. It's generally considered to include Thomas, whose disorder looks like full-body Tourette's, but that doesn't explain all his symptoms]] symptoms. * AntiHero - AntiHero: Zen and Moom have a good cause... but they're basically collecting money owed to the mob for their own personal use. * BadassFamily - BadassFamily: Dad's a (very good) gangster. Mom... had moves before the cancer. Their kid is unstoppable. * BigDamnHeroes - BigDamnHeroes: A few examples. The most hilarious (and overt) being Moom saving the day by... scaring away the flies using an electric flyswatter, thus allowing Zen to mop the floor with the people she's extorting money from. * BittersweetEnding - BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler:Zen's mother is killed by the BigBad. However, by this point, Zen has defeated everyone who stood against them... so her father doesn't have to leave again, and she is reunited with him.]] * TheBladeAlwaysLandsPointyEndIn- TheBladeAlwaysLandsPointyEndIn: Played straight many times in the butcher shop fight, but notably subverted at one point. Zen deflects a thrown knife at a mook who was already victim to this trope. You see his face and reaction when he's hit... then the camera pans downward and it turns out it merely slapped him with the side of the blade. * ChekhovsGun - ChekhovsGun: "Flies!"

* ConfusionFu - Zen's most dangerous enemy [[spoiler:has Tourette's. His tics make it almost impossible for her to read his moves.]] * CursedWithAwesome - Autism, as well as Tourette's apparently. * CuteBruiser - Zen of course. * DisabilitySuperpower - Zen is autistic... which gives her almost superhuman senses. * HilariousOuttakes - A weird breed, as they're actually footage of on-set injuries.
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* ConfusionFu - ConfusionFu: Zen's most dangerous enemy [[spoiler:has is Thomas, a boy with Tourette's. His style looks like some bizarre mix of {{capoeira}} and monkey kung fu, and his tics make it almost impossible for her to read his moves.]] moves. * CursedWithAwesome - CursedWithAwesome: Autism, as well as Tourette's apparently. * CuteBruiser - CuteBruiser: Zen of course. * DisabilitySuperpower - DisabilitySuperpower: Zen is autistic... which gives her almost superhuman senses. \n Same for Thomas. * HilariousOuttakes - EvilCounterpart: Thomas counts as one to Zen. * HilariousOuttakes: A weird breed, as they're actually footage of on-set injuries.

* KickTheDog - Number Eight [[spoiler:on Zen, ''in her face'', as she tries to revive her mortally-wounded mother.]]
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* KickTheDog - KickTheDog: Number Eight [[spoiler:on Zen, ''in her face'', as she tries to revive her mortally-wounded mother.]]]] * KungFuProofMook: A literal example in Thomas, who proves to be a match for Zen. Even after she somehow finds the way to land some hard strikes in the twisty boy, he manages to pull a draw in their fight and takes her out of action. To be fair, she was worn due to having to fight a bunch of mooks before their battle.

* LoanShark - Zen and Moom, are, effectively, acting as enforcers for the mob's loans and keeping the money.
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* LoanShark - LoanShark: Zen and Moom, are, effectively, acting as enforcers for the mob's loans and keeping the money.

* MixedAncestry - See above. * NiceJobBreakingItHero - Zen and Moom collecting debts is essentially stealing from the mob, which puts them back on Number Eight's radar. * NonActionGuy - Moom qualifies, while he occasionally contributes in fight scenes, for the most part he simply keeps out of Zen's way. * NonIndicativeTitle - Zen does enjoy chocolate, and it shows up in several scenes, however it's never a plot point and a very random choice for a title. * PacManFever - Zen's playing a PS2 with a Super Famicom controller at one point. * QuirkyMinibossSquad - The Thai mob seems to employ a QMS of transvestites. * RealityEnsues - Played straight, then subverted. Mooks swarm into the room with katanas drawn, and it looks like it's going to be an epic sword fight between them and Zen's father, until [[spoiler:[[CombatPragmatist he pulls a gun and empties into their ranks]].]] For the subversion, he grabs a blade of his own and fights the rest traditionally. * RealityIsUnrealistic - Zen's WaifFu moves look like they shouldn't pack that much weight... until you see the HilariousOuttakes and you see that when her blows hit the stuntmen, they do some serious damage. * SweetTooth - Zen, it's why the movie is named what it's named.
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* MixedAncestry - MixedAncestry: See above. * NiceJobBreakingItHero - NiceJobBreakingItHero: Zen and Moom collecting debts is essentially stealing from the mob, which puts them back on Number Eight's radar. * NonActionGuy - NonActionGuy: Moom qualifies, while he occasionally contributes in fight scenes, for the most part he simply keeps out of Zen's way. * NonIndicativeTitle - NonIndicativeTitle: Zen does enjoy chocolate, and it shows up in several scenes, however it's never a plot point and a very random choice for a title. * PacManFever - PacManFever: Zen's playing a PS2 with a Super Famicom controller at one point. * QuirkyMinibossSquad - QuirkyMinibossSquad: The Thai mob seems to employ a QMS of transvestites. * RealityEnsues - RealityEnsues: Played straight, then subverted. Mooks swarm into the room with katanas drawn, and it looks like it's going to be an epic sword fight between them and Zen's father, until [[spoiler:[[CombatPragmatist he pulls a gun and empties into their ranks]].]] For the subversion, he grabs a blade of his own and fights the rest traditionally. * RealityIsUnrealistic - RealityIsUnrealistic: Zen's WaifFu moves look like they shouldn't pack that much weight... until you see the HilariousOuttakes and you see that when her blows hit the stuntmen, they do some serious damage. * SweetTooth - SweetTooth: Zen, it's why the movie is named what it's named.

* WaifFu - Done well for the most part. Zen has to build up momentum be able to knock back her opponents more than a few inches. See RealityIsUnrealistic. * WhatHappenedToTheMouse - Moom in the very final scene, especially since he was [[spoiler:pretty badly wounded]]. * WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes - Zen ''hates'' flies. * {{Yakuza}} - Zen's dad Masashi.
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* WaifFu - WaifFu: Done well for the most part. Zen has to build up momentum be able to knock back her opponents more than a few inches. See RealityIsUnrealistic. * WhatHappenedToTheMouse - WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Moom in the very final scene, especially since he was [[spoiler:pretty badly wounded]]. * WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes - WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes: Zen ''hates'' flies. * {{Yakuza}} - {{Yakuza}}: Zen's dad Masashi.
2nd Aug '14 5:22:06 PM ThePope
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* TrademarkFavouriteFood: Zen loves chocolate. At one point the gangsters [[{{Squick}} use it against her]].
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* TrademarkFavouriteFood: TrademarkFavoriteFood: Zen loves chocolate. At one point the gangsters [[{{Squick}} use it against her]].
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