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Chocolate: the movie

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Vaughan | 11:21 UK time, Friday, 24 October 2008

No, not a film about the sweet, sugary stuff. Even better than that. Chocolate (warning: Flash-intensive site with pop-ups) is a new Thai martial arts movie, out in cinemas now, So why are we on Ouch! interested in it? Well, because the central female character has autism - and her disability is very much part of the reason why she's a particularly genius fighter.

Oh, and as if that wasn't enough, this review mentions: "a simply extraordinary sequence in which she has to fight a boy-warrior who appears to have some sort of neurological convulsive disorder akin to cerebral palsy, and she must intuit and imitate his tics in order to pre-empt his moves". Genius.

I'm getting tempted to take up martial arts now, too ...



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