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Bangkok Girl (2005)
"Falang: Behind Bangkok's Smile" (original title)

 |  Drama  |  8 May 2007 (USA)
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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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1.66 : 1
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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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Engaging doc from promising director
17 November 2005 | by See all my reviews

This was a very powerful and engaging documentary which had me hooked from beginning to end. Thailand holds much beauty but also plenty of mystery and sadness and Clark delves into the latter and the role foreigners have played in heightening this sadness.

Pla, a young Thai girl, serves as his guide and as the film progresses Clark gradually peels away the various layers of her life and learn how she ended up with the life she has and why thousands more will likely end up in the same position.

I would definitely recommend checking out this great doc. Although it's tragic and heartbreaking it is also an amazing eye opener into a topic which has seldom been explored.

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