One Man In Bangkok

Total Film sends its News Editor to Southeast Asia's biggest film festival! Here's his first report...

Hours in Bangkok

24

Mangy dogs

2

Social faux pas

1

Chick-boys

3

Obliging Asian women

22

STDs

0

Morale

Strong

 


 

 

Films

Invisible Waves (dir Pen-ek Ratanaruang, Last Life in the Universe)
Hitman-turned-chef kills girlfriend, legs it to Phuket to wrestle with guilt and karma for 118 mins. Thai homeboy Ratanaruang yanks festival curtain with wispy pan-Asian noir that pulls mood and funk from mad 2046 DoP Chris Doyle. Doyle verdict on Memoirs Of A Geisha: "Three of my best friends fucked themselves on that movie."

Stolen Life (dir. Li Shaohong, prod. Springtime In A Small Town)
Beijing student knocked up by handsome serial-seducer. Chinese wrist-slitter. See /L'Enfant/ instead.

 


 

Quote Of The Day

"I know more about James Bond than anyone else alive."
Christopher Lee, presenting a screening of The Man With The Golden Gun.

 


 

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