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Falang: Behind Bangkok's Smile (2005)

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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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 May 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bangkok Girl See more »

Filming Locations:

Bangkok, Thailand

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Budget:

CAD 65,000 (estimated)
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

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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International Deception
3 January 2010 | by rqroseSee all my reviews

It's always interesting to meet people just passing through Thailand doing a documentary. Their conclusions are almost always wrong and their evidence is almost always suspect at best.

As one who has lived and worked in Thailand I can tell you that any documentary that does not include a LONG HARDlook at the role of the Police, the Politicians, and the King is leaving out the primary motivation for Thai prostitution in the first place.

Without the Top-Down Hierarchy in Thailand essentially Stealing the money via the Banking systems (the same way it is now being done in the US)Thai people would be some of the richest in the world.

So any slice of life documentary like this one, fails completely because Thailand is like an onion (or an Ogre), it has many layers, and some of those layers can't be exposed without brining tears to your eyes...


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