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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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"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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Irresponsible Clark plays with fire and burns the girl
1 September 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is the worst and most irresponsible documentary I have ever seen. The narrator, driven by his ambition to do an expose on the Thai sex trade industry, picks a random handicapped prostitute and totally sets her up for the kill. This guy is so naive/selfish that he does not even mask her identity or those of her patrons/employers (who can bring violence on her), and at the end, while Mr Clark is on his merry way back to Canada with his roll of film, Pla (the prostitute) gets killed in Bangkok. Mr Clark, while pretending to actually care about Pla through his narrative, is at the end responsible of depraved indifference in her murder. He might as well have pulled the trigger himself. This "director" belongs in a prison where he can bring harm only on to himself.

I was sickened by this documentary, more so by the total lack of good judgment on the part of Mr. Clark on the main subject of his documentary. Shame on you for getting a girl killed, who had a very hard life to begin with.


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