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Falang: Behind Bangkok's Smile (2005)

"Bangkok Girl" is a 'remarkably accomplished, beautifully photographed and intimate debut documentary that puts a human face on the devastating social issue that, sadly, is the fate of too ... See full summary »

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Sirirat Rapsithorn ...
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"Bangkok Girl" is a 'remarkably accomplished, beautifully photographed and intimate debut documentary that puts a human face on the devastating social issue that, sadly, is the fate of too many impoverished girls.' The documentary provides a glimpse of Thailand's sex tourism told through the experiences of a 19-year-old bar girl named Pla. Written by Production Review

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8 May 2007 (USA)  »

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CAD 65,000 (estimated)
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Jordan Clark says he never appears in the film to keep a voyeuristic feel. There is one scene when he first meets Pla where he is seen in the mirror of the bar. See more »

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Spot on Comments and some FACTS
14 May 2007 | by (Thailand) – See all my reviews

Comments of transient, mexim3, iptraders, chris-3462, neverlookback are spot on, so I don't need to repeat the outcome of their respective astute observations.

I do have this factual input:

1. Khun Pla is alive and well, living a very successful married life outside of Thailand, with the ability to come and go as she pleases. The content of Jordan Clark's trash may turn out to be very damaging to her and her loved ones. 2. No underage Thai ladies ever worked at the bar in question. 3. Most all of the former staff have gone to rich, full lives. In most cases including happy and fruitful marriages. 4. Many statements by the narrator are clearly false and the community of Sukhumvit and Bangkok are fully aware of the deceit and disrespect shown by the creation and distribution of this onslaught. The distributors, producers and broadcasters participating are in remiss of their duties and responsibilities.


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