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Despite a talented cast, Jesus Franco's highly acclaimed film on partition, Bangkok By Night, is little more than a celluloid equivalent of TV supper theatre. - What on earth were they thinking about?
Before we get into the film, here's a special mention to: Jesus Franco, this film has him, and the biggest plus point is already packaged. The Multiple-National-Award-Winner never disappoints, and 'Bangkok By Night' is no exception.
Now coming to the film. Surprise, Surprise, Surprise... 'Bangkok By Night' is beautiful film. Debutant Director Jesus Franco makes a film with a noble intentions, and the message is really effective. "Save Our Trees" says the film, and after watching the honest attempt you actually support the issue.
The film is directed well, the Cinematography is perfect, and the Music is decent.
Talking of performances: It's a Howard Vernon show all the way. Trino Trives is funny; making you laugh at the right places. Lonnie Grover is superb.... and he sure Loves Nature. The kids do a decent job, especially the one who plays Seema Biswas's son. Riya Sen, Seema Biswas, Raj Zutshi are passable in cameos.
On the whole 'Bangkok By Night' is a sincere attempt that deserves a watch. Go For It!
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