Synopsis: Booting lives in a small and peaceful village. One day a sacred Buddha statuette called Ong Bak is stolen from the village by an immoral businessman. It soon becomes the task of a voluntary young man, Boonting (Phanom Yeeram), to track down the thief in Bangkok and reclaim the religious treasure. Along the way, Boonting uses his astonishing athleticism and traditional Muay Thai skills to combat his adversaries.
Director(s): Prachya Pinkaew
Production: Magnolia Pictures
  2 wins & 5 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
105 min

Quiet, please!

The winner this year is young Ting!

Welcome people of Nong Pradu.

Welcome all who come!

For the presentation of robes

to our revered Ong- Bak.

This ceremony is a prelude...

to the great festival of Ong- Bak...

that will commence here

in seven days...

and which is heldjust once...

every 24 years.

It marks the auspicious

completion of two cycles.

- May peace and prosperity

reign in our community.

Where's the Buddha amulet?

The bust shows sign of wear,

the head's slightly chipped.

Hardly perfect condition!

200,000 baht is a good price!

Why won't you sell it?

Name your price!

Don, it's not for sale!

I've come all the way

from Bangkok!

I took time off work!

I never told you I'd sell it!

I'm keeping it for my son, Humlae!

For when he is

ordained as a monk!

When you decide to sell, call me!

Forget it! I don't have a telephone!

I'll give you my address!

When you decide to sell, write me!

Grounded feet!

Crocodile tail!

Elephant face!

Hanuman's ring!

Bolting horse!

The ogre's sword!

The fall of Hera!

Soldiers marching!

Mad elephant!

Cutting through the enemy!

Avoiding danger!

Dropping your head!

Knight throwing an ax!

Wave smashing the shore!

Meeting a friend!

Knight catching monkeys!

Breaking the joints!

Snake chasing lizard!

Cliff shaking!

Sticky water!

Throwing the spear!

Breaking the sword!

Raising the body!

Horse replacing bird!

I have taught you

the art of Muay Thai!

Now I ask you never to use it!

- Is that clear?

- Yes, master!


You're wondering why!

Aren't you?

In his youth, your master learned

the ancient art of Muay Thai!

Under the great master Kru Dam!

He was impatient

to try out his skills!

In a rope fistfight,

he killed his opponent!

Overcome with guilt,

he decided to become a monk!

Muay Thai is dangerous!

He doesn't want you fooling around

with it! Is it clear now?

If you're still not convinced!

Go a few rounds with me, Ting!



Hey, you vandals!

What are you doing?

Move it!

That scumbag Don!

Severed the head of Ong-Bak!

He also stole

the poor box, master.

Don is a bastard!

If we can't recover Ong- Bak's head...

our village is doomed!

Calm down.

We'll find a way!

To bring the Buddha's head back

before the great ceremony.

But who will bring it back?

I'll bring it back!

I know where Don lives!

The fate of the whole village!

Lies in your hands!

This sacred amulet

contains Ninpat herbs!

My grandfather told me

it belonged to Kru Dam!

Keep it close to your heart!

Here's Don's address!

And please give this letter to Humlae!


be sure to bring Ong-Bak

safely home to our village!

Here's some money for food!

All our hopes go with you!

Mother gave me this

before she died!

Take care of Grandmother!


give what you can!

For the journey!


Sh*t, I lost!

Come here!

Who'd you pick to race?

We lost by miles!

It was a fair race!

Win some, lose some!

You're being a bad loser!

You put up a girl against me?


- So I'm a girl! So what?

Do you know

who you're talking to?

Shame you don't race

as fast as you talk!

Screw you!


- Here's 10,000! The rest's security on your debts!

I pay you interest every month

and it's not due yet!

Give me some so I can bet!

- Take it or leave it!

- I guess it's better than nothing!

Hey, give me those!

You got cash!

You can leave the tabs for my boys!

You guys can score

what you need anytime, anywhere!

Why you wanna take mine?

It's too strong

for these pussies, anyway!

Hand it over, okay?


There you are at last, George.

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