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Bangkok Girl (2005)

Falang: Behind Bangkok's Smile (original title)
Not Rated | | Documentary, Drama | 8 May 2007 (USA)
"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 »

Director:

Jordan Clark

Writers:

Jordan Clark, Sawarot Huangkonchak (translation) | 1 more credit »
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Credited cast:
Jordan Clark Jordan Clark ... Narrator (voice)
Sirirat Rapsithorn Sirirat Rapsithorn ... Pla
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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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Documentary | Drama

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Not Rated
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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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Tens of Thousands of " Pla's "
6 February 2011 | by gemcrystalsSee all my reviews

I have spent upwards of 15 years in and around Bangkok, while doing business there. I have come to know the Thai people at every level of their society, as I speak the language. The sad story of Pla..( which is a nick name meaning " fish") is one which is repeated daily to tens of thousands of vulnerable women and young men who are the unfortunate denizens of the sex trade. It is unfair to blame the film maker for her death, as the sheer number of psychopaths who roam the streets of Patpong and Soi Cowboy grows by the minute... Its simple for these unfortunates to run into " Mr. Goodbar" and their short and misery laden lives are snuffed out. And yes, as Pla says, no one cares for her....The problem is one which has little chance of ever being solved....at least not in this lifetime...The price of poverty is huge.....


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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 May 2007 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Bangkok, Thailand

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Budget:

CAD65,000 (estimated)
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Color

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1.66 : 1
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